National Curriculum Physical Education at Chiseldon Primary and Nursery School
At Chiseldon Primary and Nursery School our focus for PE is to provide our pupils with a diverse range of sports and physical activities to experience, enjoy and develop in. We have designed our physical education programme around the key principles of the National Curriculum for PE which looks to provide a high-quality education that inspires all learns to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. It provides opportunities for pupils to grow in physical confidence whilst increasing their knowledge about the importance of maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle, as well as learning how to collaborate and communicate with others. We encourage children to transfer our school values to sporting and physical activity, ensuring that they aspire to be the very best that they can be. We aim for all our pupils to be physically active and enjoy being physically active for sustained periods and aim for all pupils to benefit from their physical activity regardless of their sporting ability.
At Chiseldon Primary and Nursery school, our PE curriculum provides challenging and enjoyable learning through a range of different sporting activities including invasion games, bat and ball, striking and fielding, gymnastics, dance, fitness, outdoor and adventurous activities and swimming. Pupils participate in weekly PE lessons, covering the skills outlined on our school curriculum map which are taught in an enjoyable and engaging way.
Pupils also have further opportunities to stay physically active throughout the school day. Children take part in a daily HITT which are used to increase pupils heart rate and have a break from their learning. Pupils also take part in the daily mile which takes place on our purpose-built running track. Pupils are also encouraged to stay active at breaktimes and have access to a playground or field when appropriate. We also have a range of extracurricular clubs throughout the year in a number of different sports and physical activities.
Swimming is a huge part of the Chiseldon Primary and Nursery PE Programme. As a part of the PE Curriculum, pupils are required to partake in swimming lessons. At Chiseldon we take pupils from Year 1 to Year 6 for a term of swimming each year.
We also offer our children to participate in Ice Skating lessons we build this into our PE curriculum using our sports funding so that every pupil from Year 1 to 6 attends Ice-skating lessons at the Link Centre, where they receive coaching from members of the Swindon Wildcats. The pupils receive a six week block of lessons.
As a school, we are a member of the Fortius PE schools programme which allows us to enter a number of competitive sporting events each year. This is an inclusive and varied approach so that we can allow a broad range of pupils to participate in competitive sport. We enter yearly competitions in Football, Netball, X-Country, Dance, Dodgeball, Tag Rugby, Athletics, and a range of disability sports. The pupils at our school relish the opportunity to represent the school and thrive in these situations.
Year 4 and Year 5 attend residential's each year where they take part in several outdoor and adventurous activities which including climbing, abseiling, gorge walking, hiking, sailing, rowing, kayaking, caving, and hiking.
At Chiseldon Primary and Nursery School, we ensure that our PE curriculum is progressive and allows children to develop the fundamental skills and can apply them to a variety of sports and activities. All children are provided with the necessary skills and opportunities to show improvement, challenge themselves and make progress within this subject. They understand the importance of being physically active and know that regular exercise is important and how to lead a healthy active lifestyle. We aspire for all our pupils to enjoy participating in PE and will continue to take part in physically activity and sport when they leave us. We love to celebrate our pupils’ sporting successes and we regularly celebrate their internal sporting success and their external club level success during whole school assemblies.