Cheriton Primary School

Cheriton Primary School
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The school is vibrant, cultural heritages are valued and celebrated. Outstanding engagement with parents. Pupils lives are enriched because you make the most of the diverse cultral and social mix. All staff are proud to work here and enjoy being part of the school. Ofsted

Physical Education

The  curriculum aims 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

Physical education is important to the children and staff at Cheriton Primary School. Physical Education develops pupils’ physical competence and confidence and their ability to use these to perform in a range of activities. It promotes skilfulness, physical development and knowledge of the body in action. Physical Education provides opportunities for pupils to be creative, competitive, co-operative and face up to different challenges as individuals and in groups and teams.

Physical Education aims to promote positive attitudes toward healthy and active lifestyles. Through a range of sports and physical activities pupils will learn how to think in different ways to suit a wide variety of creative, competitive, cooperative and challenging activities. They learn how to plan, perform and evaluate actions, ideas and performances to improve their aptitudes, abilities, preferences and make choices about how to get involved in lifelong physical activity.


The government recommends that all Primary School children should have access to 2 hours timetabled P.E. curriculum provision per week. In addition, extra P.E. activities are be provided through the school’s after school offer.

The school hall is allocated for one session per week for each class from Reception Class to Year 6. An alternative session is used for outdoor games. If for any reason there are reasons PE cannot take place, alternative class based activities reinforce key messages linked to their current discipline or health/fitness related matters.

Swimming is provided by the school, and is compulsory for our Year 5 pupils who have swimming lessons for the first term in order to achieve their National Curriculum badge. These lessons replace a weekly P.E. lesson for this year group. Any child unable to swim 25 metres by the end of the block lessons will return the following year in Year 6 for catch up sessions until such time their curriculum level has been achieve.

What is the impact on learning/standards?
Physical Education plays an important role in the promotion of physical health and wellbeing. Where possible links with other National Curriculum subjects are sought to deepen and extend learning for the children. Examples of where this has been possible are below:


Learning Overview:
Teachers utilise the Rising Stars Champions scheme as a framework for planning of lessons and schemes of work. The context in which these are taught is left to the discretion of teachers as where possible teachers try to match the content of their unit to their year group termly topic.