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Chestnut Park Primary School

Chestnut ParkPrimary School

Physical Education 

The purpose of the Futura Learning Partnership cross-phase Physical Education (PE) curriculum is to foster a life-long love for a variety of physical activities and sporting opportunities. Through this engaging curriculum they will develop a range of transferrable skills, language, knowledge and understanding which can be used in multiple settings. A student will be provided with many opportunities to develop wider personal, social and moral skills which could include resilience, communication, teamwork, independence, leadership, analysis and evaluation. Our students will develop their understanding of what engenders a healthy lifestyle both physically and the contribution this has on good mental health and well-being. Opportunities will be provided to experience a broad range of different sports safely, through participation and observations, in both the curricular and extra-curricular provision. Community links are established and advertised to encourage our students to have further opportunities for continuing participation through school extra-curricular activities and local clubs and sports.

Our relevant, engaging and challenging curriculum means that students who have studied PE at a Futura school will continue to enjoy learning about Physical Education, physical activity and a variety of sports throughout their lives. The curriculum overview has been created to develop a range of activities for students, whilst also providing specific support/opportunities for activities that are likely to be used in GCSE/A level assessment, along with links to extra-curricular opportunities. Through creating a structured programme, specific SOL can be created for each activity which enables clear progression through years 1-11. This allows all Futura schools to meet Ofsted requirements and those of the National Curriculum. Leaders, teachers and students need to be able to articulate the learning journey and this structure allows this to happen.

Where activities have been suggested, an alternative can be taught in schools where this better suits the local context. An example of this could be, when gymnastics has been suggested, trampolining could be used instead if the school has the provision for this.

For more information, please see the Futura Physical Education Curriculum 

Physical Education at Chestnut Park

Our vision is for all children at Chestnut Park to experience excellent physical education, school sport and physical activity that will lead to life-long participation.

It is important that all children feel included, valued, challenged and supported in PE lessons. We know that active, healthy children achieve more. For us, it is essential that physical education supports the philosophy of our school, reinforces positive behaviours and develops the whole child

Our PE curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils develop the fundamental skills and competence to excel in a wide range of physical activities by providing a broad and balanced curriculum with opportunities for all to be enjoyed.

A high quality PE curriculum will develop physical literacy and will allow pupils to learn about themselves, the importance of a healthy lifestyle, self-expression and concepts such as fair play and respect. It also contributes to the development of a range of important cognitive skills for example decision-making and analysis, and social skills including teamwork and communication.

Our PE curriculum will be inclusive and ensure that pupils of all abilities access the range of learning opportunities we offer and that they are physically active for sustained periods of time in order to encourage them to lead healthy, active lives.

There will also be opportunities for pupils to take on leadership roles in which they can build character and embed values such as fairness and respect. 

Regular participation in sport and physical activity can help to reduce the risk of heart failure; improve physical fitness; help with weight management; promote good health; instil self- discipline; develop skill; improve self- confidence; reduce stress and develop lifelong learning skills.

A high quality physical education curriculum can inspire all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. We will offer a programme of intra and inter school competitions, which will provide opportunities for pupils to participate in competitive sports and activities both in and beyond the curriculum.

This approach, through the use of REAL PE and outside specialist sports coaches, residentials, forest school and after school sports clubs helps ALL children develop the physical literacy, emotional and thinking skills to achieve in PE, sport and life.