Our aim of establishing and applying safe-practice standards in P.E. are to:
- Enable pupils to participate in P.E. that provides appropriate challenge with acceptable risk
- Promote pupils learning about risk management, and their responsibility in this, in order for them to participate independently in physical activity in later life
- Ensure clear management responsibilities and organisation provide for safe systems of work
- Identify and provide for any professional learning needs the staff are likely to encounter in their work
- Fulfill the provision of a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum for physical education through:
- An environment that is safe for activity
- Adequately supervised activities
- The use of regular and approved practice
- Progressive stages of learning and challenge
- Building a system of advice and the practice of warning
- The use of equipment for the purpose for which it was intended
- Providing basic care in the event of an accident
- The use of forethought and sound preparation
- Involving pupils in the process of risk management
National Curriculum aims for Physical Education underpin the planning of all P.E. lessons at Cherry Orchard. Within each key stage group our P.E. curriculum is varied in its aims and outcomes we have our core values
COPA Core Curricular Aims
- To develop physical competence to excel in a wide range or physical activities, including competitive sports.
- To develop an increasing ability to select, link and apply skills, tactics and compositional ideas.
- To improve observation skills and the ability to describe and make simple judgements on their own and others’ work, and to use their observations and judgements to improve performance.
- For pupils to be active for sustained periods of time and to develop an understanding of the positive effects of exercise on the body.
- To develop the ability to work independently and respond appropriately and sympathetically to others.
- To promote an understanding of safe practice and develop a sense of responsibility towards their own and others’ safety and well-being.
IB Primary Years Programme(PYP) Personal, Social and Physical Education (PSP)
The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognising their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world. As IB learners we strive to be Inquirers, Knowledgeable, Thinkers, Communicators, Principled, Open-Minded, Caring, Risk-Takers, Balanced and Reflective. We encourage these traits within our curriculum through:
- Individual pursuits: The development of basic motor skills and the body’s capacity for movement through locomotor and manipulative skills and/or experiences; the techniques, rules and purpose of a range of athletic activities (for example, track and field, swimming, skating, skiing); recognising a high level of achievement and how to improve a performance.
- Movement composition: Recognising that movements can be linked together and refined to create a sequence of aesthetic movements. Movements can be in response to stimuli or performance elements and/or criteria and can communicate feelings, emotions and ideas (for example, gymnastics, dance*, martial arts).
- Games: Recognising the challenges presented by games; the importance of manipulating space; the categorising of games; identifying and developing appropriate skills and strategies; recognising the importance of rules and how they define the nature of a game; modifying existing games and creating new games; teamwork.
- Adventure challenges: A variety of tasks requiring the use of physical and critical-thinking skills by individuals and/or groups; challenges that require groups to work together collaboratively in order to solve problems and accomplish a common goal; recognizing the role of the individual in group problem solving.
- Health-related fitness: Recognising and appreciating the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle; the body’s response to exercise including the interaction of body systems and the development of physical activity.
During a PE lesson, pupils will have fun, be enthusiastic and enjoy the tasks in order to develop fundamental skills which can then be applied when playing specific sports or transfer them to other lessons. We use immediate verbal feedback to allow pupils the opportunities to amend and develop their skills immediately within the lesson, in order to reach their full potential and become competent in a wide range of activities. The assessment milestones for each phase have been carefully mapped out and further broken down for each year group. This means
that skills in PE are progressive and build year on year. Through the curriculum, the breadth and depth of knowledge of the sports and fundamental skills required is embedded for all pupils to develop later in life to help them have balanced healthy and active lives.
From our lessons, our children learn to take responsibility for their own health and fitness, many of whom also enjoy the success of competitive sports. We equip our children with the necessary skills and a love for sport. They will hopefully grow up to live happy and healthy lives utilising the skills and knowledge acquired through PE.