Checkendon CE (A) Primary School

Checkendon CE (A) Primary School

Respect, integrity, courage, compassion and hope

Physical Education

Physical education - our intent

Checkendon Primary School recognises and values the importance of Physical Education (P.E). PE at Checkendon Primary School aims to develop a fun, high-quality physical education curriculum that inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sports and other physically demanding activities. We do this by fully adhering to the aims of the national curriculum for physical education to ensure that all children:

  • develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • engage in competitive sports and activities
  • lead healthy, active lives

We intend to build a curriculum that enables children to develop knowledge, skills and vocabulary in a broad range of sporting activities, as well as developing values and transferrable life skills such as tolerance, fairness and respect.

Through enrichment activities, inter and intra-school competitions, we aim to raise the profile of PE and expose our children to sports they may never have had the opportunity to engage with. Our PE syllabus is based on an enhanced model of the Early Years Framework and the National Curriculum with a clear progression structure from Reception to Year 6. This progression of skills has been planned to build on the skills needed to meet the end of Key Stage objectives in the National Curriculum. Additionally, an imperative element of the curriculum at Checkendon Primary School shows a need for healthy life styles, a balanced diet, positive growth mind-set and the resilience to persevere. We are passionate about the need to teach children how to co-operate and collaborate with others, as part of a team, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life-long values. We also participate in sports for all, Boccia.

Physical education - our implementation

The PE curriculum is taught in line with the National Curriculum, each class has access to two hours of high-quality physical activity every week, in addition to the Golden Mile. These are either taught by specialists, the class teacher or our Sports Specialist TA, who has received training and support. 

 In each lesson, children are allowed to practise skills in a variety of ways and each lesson builds upon the previous skills, allowing them time to embed it. Different skills are recapped throughout, and across, the years, each time they are being built upon; allowing children to know more and remember more.

Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 receive weekly swimming lessons in term 1 with the aim that by the end of Year 5 all children can swim a minimum of 25m unassisted.

We offer a range of sporting before and after-school clubs run by teaching staff and specialist teachers. Our weekly Running Club is very well attended. A range of inter and intra-events run throughout the school year, giving children opportunities to take part in competitive sports within our Langtree Schools partnership as well as Independent School friends.

Physical- our intent

Our curriculum aims to improve the well-being and fitness of all children at Checkendon Primary School; not only through the sporting skills taught but through the underpinning values and disciplines that PE promotes. Through strong links with PHSE we promote the overall well-being and health of each child through teaching about self-discipline and that to be successful you need to take ownership and responsibility of their health and fitness. In all classes, children possess a wide range of physical abilities, while recognising this fact, we provide suitable learning opportunities for all children by matching the challenge of the task to the ability of the child. We love our sport here at Checkendon Primary School and like to give the children a chance to try all sorts of different activities. Whether its completing the daily mile run around our grounds, participating in weekly Judo classes or trying something totally new like Boccia. We were proud to come first in the Oxfordshire School Games championships, there is always something for everyone to get involved with. We have just been awarded the School Games Gold Award which recognises our school’s engagement, provision and uptake in the School Games against a national benchmark and celebrates keeping young people active.  The leaders at Checkendon also make good use of the School Sports Premium and use it to raise the profile and provision of PE.

PE files

 Assessment and Progression Grid for Physical Education.pdfDownload
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