At Chiltern Primary School we believe that physical education, experienced in a safe and supportive environment is a unique and vital contributor to a child’s physical development and well-being. A broad and balanced physical education curriculum is intended for all children to increase self-confidence in their ability to manage themselves and their bodies within a variety of movement situations.
We believe physical education should be an area of learning where self-esteem, physical progression and positive attitudes are fostered and nurtured. Physical Education provides all children with the opportunity to succeed, whether through personal or team success. Physical Education also promotes a healthy lifestyle that children can develop and value into adulthood.
Aims of our P.E Curriculum
- Foster a love for and enjoyment of being active.
- Develop ‘fitness for life’ through promoting the health benefits of regular exercise.
- Identify talents
- Develop self-esteem, confidence and social skills.
- Contribute to the physical development of every child.
- Give children a way of expressing themselves and an opportunity to be creative.
- Develop a range of skills that can be applied in other contexts.
- Give children the opportunity to try out activities that they would not otherwise have access to.
- Use and apply our school values (six strands) to physical education learning.
At Chiltern Primary School, we use a variety of teaching and learning styles which involve a mixture of whole-class, group and individual physical activities. Our teachers model good skills and technique and also draw attention to good examples of individual performance to use as models for the other children.
At our school, we follow a scheme of learning for PE that provides a clear scaffold for our class teachers. The scheme that we follow in our setting is 'The Power of PE'.
The key concepts in P.E we plan a progression for are as follows:
- Physical skills
- Thinking skills
- Personal skills
- Health skills
At our school, children are encouraged to evaluate their own work as well as the work of other children. Within lessons children have the opportunity both to collaborate and compete with each other, and they have the opportunity to use a wide range of resources and equipment.