Physical education at Chorlton Park aims to ensure all children are physically literate when they leave Year 6. We want to provide them with a love for physical activity that gives them a lasting and lifelong enjoyment of sport. As a school we aim to deliver a high-quality physical education curriculum that builds essential skills and teaches children the importance of a healthy lifestyle (Art. 24 UNICEF Charter). It promotes skilfulness, physical development and knowledge of the body in action.
At Chorlton Park we believe that all children have a right to a good quality education (Art. 28 UNICEF Charter) and to fulfil their talents (Art. 29 UNICEF Charter). Chorlton Park therefore nurtures and encourages all children to realise their personal best and to fulfil their potential in sporting activities in and out of school. Adaptations are made for SEND pupils with physical or sensory needs to help them access the PE curriculum.
Our carefully planned climate of celebration of pupil achievements promotes excellence in sports as well as the simple enjoyment of participating in physical activity.We follow the Statutory framework for the early years foundation stage and the National Curriculum Programme of Study for Physical Education which we complement with the use of a range of resources (eg. Imoves Dance, PE Passport). Physical Education is taught every week by class teachers as well as specialist sport staff.
Children in the Early Years begin by developing fundamental movement and skills in order to participate and enjoy a range of activities and sports. Within Key Stage 1 and 2 children learn how to plan, perform and evaluate actions, ideas and performances.
Swimming is provided by the local authority and is compulsory for our Year 4 pupils who have swimming lessons for the whole year. Any child unable to swim 25 metres by the end of the block lessons will return in Year 6 until such time their curriculum level has been achieve.
We aim to deliver a high-quality physical education curriculum that builds essential skills and teaches children the importance of a healthy lifestyle. Through this curriculum all pupils have the opportunity to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. We provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Children also learn to value fairness and respect through their physical education.
Our curriculum is adapted to suit the needs of individual children making allowances for those with disabilities and medical conditions, taking into account children with special needs, through modified and mini versions of games and practices. Our carefully planned climate of celebration of pupil achievements promotes excellence in sports as well as the simple enjoyment of participating in physical activity.
Key stage 1
Pupils should develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. They should be able to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.
Pupils are taught to:
- master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities
- participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending
- perform dances using simple movement patterns
Key stage 2
Pupils continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.
Pupils are taught to:
- use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
- play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis], and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
- develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance [for example, through athletics and gymnastics]
- perform dances using a range of movement patterns
- take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team
- compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.
- Swimming and water safety
- All schools must provide swimming instruction either in key stage 1 or key stage 2. In particular, pupils should be taught to:
- swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
- use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]
- perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
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