P.E. Curriculum Statement

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Our aim of establishing and applying safe-practice standards in P.E. are to:

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

  1. To develop physical competence to excel in a wide range or physical activities, including competitive sports.
  2. To develop an increasing ability to select, link and apply skills, tactics and compositional ideas.
  3. 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.
  4. For pupils to be active for sustained periods of time and to develop an understanding of the positive effects of  exercise on the body.
  5. To develop the ability to work independently and respond appropriately and sympathetically to others.
  6. 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:

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.