Being an Athlete

PE Curriculum Statement of Intent


At Chudleigh Primary School, it is our aim to inspire an active generation that enjoys physical education, physical activity and competitive and non-competitive sport. Through our fully inclusive PE curriculum, physical activities and sport opportunities, we will promote the lifelong health and well-being of all the children in our school. As a school, we know that physical education, physical activity and sport plays a vital role in a child’s development; physically, academically, socially and particularly in light of current heightened awareness of child mental health, emotionally.


As athletes at Chudleigh Primary School, we learn and practise key skills so that they can engage and participate fully in physical education, physical activities and sport to the best of their abilities. We want to provide them with a safe and supportive environment in which they can develop these key skills and feel valued for their efforts and achievements. We actively encourage children to respectfully reflect on their own performance and that of others and observe the conventions of fair play and good sportsmanship as participants, team members and spectators.


Through our PE curriculum, EYFS and Key Stage 1 children will master fundamental movement skills including running, jumping, throwing and catching. They will develop core strength, balance, agility and co-ordination and begin to be able to apply these in a range of gymnastic, games or dance activities. They will have opportunities to participate in team games and develop simple tactics for attacking and defending. Through attending local festivals, at our feeder secondary school, children have the opportunity to apply these skills in a range of games situations. Using simple movement patterns and techniques, they will perform dances. We will offer swimming lessons so that children can develop water confidence and learn water safety.


Children in Key Stage 2 will further develop the skills of running, jumping, throwing and catching by playing competitive and non-competitive games and applying basic principles for attacking and defending and for striking and fielding. Opportunities to participate in local competitions through Dartmoor Schools Sports Partnerships (DSSP), gives children the opportunities to put their newly acquired knowledge and skills into practise. They will develop skills and techniques for net and wall games. Strength, flexibility, technique, control and balance will be further developed through gymnastics and dance and children will perform dances and routines using a range of movement patterns. Swimming lessons will offer children the opportunity to develop their ability to swim confidently, competently and proficiently, using the strokes accurately and effectively so that they can meet the National Curriculum requirements of swimming 25m by the end of Year 6. 

Our goal is to offer opportunities for children to participate in a range of physical activities and competitive and non-competitive sports in addition to what we offer through our curriculum. We hope that these opportunities will encourage participation, promote the benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle and inspire our children to become physically active citizens to the benefit of their long-term health and well-being. 

 

PE Curriculum Map

PE Progression Overview

Touch Rugby Intra-House Tournament

Children in Key Stage 2 enjoyed a day of touch rugby on Tuesday 8th November. The event was run by Tammi Lethbridge from the Dartmoor School Sports Partnership and was one of our IMPACT days that the partnership runs each term.

The idea of the tournament was to develop some healthy competition between the children so that they could earn points for their Tree Teams, as well as having fun developing their touch rugby skills.

A special thanks must go to the Year 5 sports leaders who helped to run each activity station and kept score of all the points during the day. What an amazing team you were!

“This was the best day ever!” said one Year 5 child on her way out of the hall.