Aims and objectives in PE at Cherry Tree Hill Primary School
- Physical education develops the children’s knowledge, skills and understanding, so that they can perform with increasing competence and confidence in a range of physical activities. These include dance, games, gymnastics, swimming and water safety, athletics and outdoor adventure activities.
- Physical education promotes an understanding in children of their bodies in action. It involves thinking, selecting and applying skills and promotes positive attitudes towards a healthy lifestyle. Thus we enable them to make informed choices about physical activity throughout their lives.
The aims of PE are:
- to enable children to develop and explore physical skills with increasing control and co-ordination;
- to encourage children to work and play with others in a range of group situations;
- to develop the way children perform skills and apply rules and conventions for different activities;
- to increase children’s ability to use what they have learnt to improve the quality and control of their performance;
- to teach children to recognise and describe how their bodies feel during exercise;
- to develop the children’s enjoyment of physical activity through creativity and imagination;
- to develop an understanding in children of how to succeed in a range of physical activities and how to evaluate their own success.
- to promote the British Values of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs.
The aim of physical education is to promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles. Children are taught to observe the conventions of fair play, honest competition and good sporting behaviour as individual participants, team members and spectators. Children take part in games, gymnastic movement, dance and athletic activities using indoor and outdoor environments where appropriate. Children can take part in after school clubs and have the opportunity to compete against other schools. In Year2, Year 4 and Year 6 children have the opportunity to take part in a residential trip with a focus on outdoor activities and team-building skills. Children have swimming lessons at the local swimming pool.
Physical education is seen as key to developing healthy lifestyles in young people and at Cherry Tree Hill we provide a wide array of opportunities to develop this and sporting skills outside of the normal curriculum time.
Click on the links below to find out the content and skills taught in PE at our school.