PE & School Sport
- By the time children leave Churchfield C E Academy, we want them to be able to cover the aims of the National Curriculum and be physically literate children.
- Our curriculum reflects the needs of our children and its context by including a range of sports, skills and games to allow children’s growth mindset to flourish. It allows children to be able to succeed and take ownership and pride in their work therefore it is a working document.
- The National Curriculum sequences out the expectation and structure for each key stage in the primary phase.
- We provide a safe and supportive environment for children to flourish in a range of different physical activities which is essential in supporting their physical, emotional, spiritual, social and moral development.
- We aspire for children to adopt a positive Growth Mindset and believe that anything can be achieved with determination and resilience
- Our current curriculum matches our intention by giving children the opportunity to take part in a range of different activities.
- Year 6 Play Leaders develop into sporting role models for the younger children, assisting with and organising games at break times.
- Our teaching is designed to build on pupils previous learning and pupils revisit strands and remember content long term.
- CPD opportunities are offered to teaching staff across the year based on their needs, weaknesses, skills, cohort etc.
- Children are encouraged to take part in physical activities outside of school and these are celebrated within school.
- Pupils participate in at least 2 hours of high-quality PE lessons each week, covering one or two different sports/ skills focuses each half term.
- Physical activity is embedded throughout the school day through initiatives such as GoNoodle and BBC Supermovers,. This is also encouraged as a movement break during morning lessons which helps to focus the learning.
- Children are encouraged to stay active at break times and can access a variety of equipment to use.
- Children are invited to attend competitive sporting events and festivals within the local area and beyond. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also mental well-being. These events also develop teamwork and leadership skills and are very much enjoyed by children.
- All children take part in the daily mile at least three times a week.
- All children have the opportunity to join one of the after-school sports club which includes archery, ninja warriors, lacrosse etc.
At Churchfield CE Academy School, we ensure that our PE curriculum is progressive and allows children to develop fundamental skills and apply them to a variety of sports and activities. All children are provided with the necessary skills and given opportunities to demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best. Our pupils are physically active, and this has a positive impact on their learning in the classroom. Children understand how to lead a healthy lifestyle and understand the importance of regular exercise. We aspire for children to enjoy PE and develop a love of sport and physical activity which becomes part of their future life outside of primary school. Children can represent the school at sporting events from local to county level. Alongside this, we share sporting achievements both in and out of school in Collective Worship and on our weekly newsletter, so that we are promoting sports and activities, as well as celebrating all levels of success.
PE and SEND
For those children at Churchfield who have SEND, PE is a valuable subject. Through the use of visual aids and demonstrations, children are able to be active and develop their physical skills. Teachers ensure that there are scaffolds for children needing them, for example visual prompts, videos or resources and learning is differentiated to meet the needs of individual children. Children are able to develop resilience and independence through carefully planned tasks which take in to account their needs. With a hands on approach, children are able to develop their understanding by taking risks in a controlled way. Children with physical needs have personalised plans which enable them still to take part, following advice from external professionals such as physiotherapists.