- At Chesterfield, we want our children to love physical education and sport. We want them to have no limits to what their ambitions are and grow up wanting to be personal trainers, nutritionists, sports journalist or gold medal winners.
- We teach our children to be physically confident to set the foundations for future health and fitness. We firmly believe that physical education plays a vital role in developing children’s learning and success both academically, physically, socially and emotionally.
- We have a carefully sequenced curriculum that inspires all our children to succeed in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. It also aims to embed values such as fairness and respect.
- As with other curriculum areas, our P.E. curriculum is designed to instil our children with a love of sport and physical activity, whilst also encouraging them to be respectful, independent and resilient.
- We want our children to use the vibrancy of our great city to learn from other cultures, respect diversity and co-operate with one another during sport. We achieve this by providing a strong SMSC curriculum with British Values and our core values placed at the heart of everything we do.
- Our curriculum drivers of oracy, emotional intelligence and aspirations for all shape every aspect of PE, are embedded in teaching and learning and develop the child as a whole.
We use the Enfield Borough plans to support teachers with their planning and delivery of the PE curriculum.
Lessons have a clear focus where children learn the language of movement alongside the action; they also gain a knowledge that physical activity contributes to a healthy lifestyle. Children will develop and understand their responsibility of safe practice in their PE sessions.
We focus our teaching on six main strands of physical education; invasion games, striking and fielding games, net and wall games, athletics, gymnastics and dance. These are revisited year on year to enable pupils to progressively build their skills and knowledge.
Children apply and develop a broad range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways. They communicate, collaborate and compete with each other, develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities, achieve their personal best and recognise their own success.
Swimming is taught in addition to this in Years 4 and 5, with each year group spending a term each at the pool in order to meet and wherever possible to exceed the requirements for swimming as set out in national curriculum.
Extra curricular activities:
- Throughout the school year, children from Chesterfield take part in many additional sporting opportunities across the borough such as dance festivals and sporting competitions.
- We also facilitate inter-house and inter-school competitions as well as directly trying to support the local clubs within the school’s geographical area.
- We also offer a wide range of after-school sports and physical activity clubs. We think it is important that children are as active as possible and we encourage all children to participate in extra-curricular sports.
- We firmly believe that the way to ensure that sport inspires and has a lasting effect on our children is to give them unforgettable memories of live sport. It is our intention to give every child access to the world-class arenas that London has to offer. For example, in November, a group of KS2 children were given the opportunity to see some of Tennis’ greatest players, at the ATP Finals, at the O2.
By the end of their primary education our children will:
- Acquire new knowledge and skills exceptionally well and develop an in-depth understanding of PE.
- Willingness to practise skills in a wide range of different activities and situations, alone, in small groups and in teams and to apply these skills in chosen activities to achieve exceptionally high levels of performance.
- Demonstrate an understanding of a healthy lifestyle, achieved by eating sensibly and exercising regularly.
- The ability to remain physically active for sustained periods of time and an understanding of the importance of this in promoting long-term health and well-being.
- The ability to take the initiative and become excellent young leaders, organising and officiating, and evaluating what needs to be done to improve, and motivating and instilling excellent sporting attitudes in others.
- Observe and produce the conventions of fair play, honest competition and good sporting behaviour as individual participants, team members and spectators.
- Exceptional levels of originality, imagination and creativity in their techniques, tactics and choreography, knowledge of how to improve their own and others’ performance and the ability to work independently for extended periods of time without the need of guidance or support.
- A keen interest in PE. A willingness to participate eagerly in every lesson, highly positive attitudes and the ability to make informed choices about engaging fully in extra-curricular sport.
- The ability to swim at least 25 metres before the end of Year 6 and knowledge of how to remain safe in and around water.
- Have a positive mind-set and believe that anything can be achieved with determination and resilience.