>> PHYSICAL EDUCATION
“Play a sport. It will teach you how to win honourably, lose gracefully, respect authority, work with others, manage your time and stay out of trouble.”
At Chivenor School – we are athletes. In PE, our children improve their physical competence both individually – by setting their own goals and establishing personal bests – and collectively, through collaboration and competition with peers. After-school provision, house competitions and Griffin school events offer children another opportunity to showcase their physical prowess and meet the required physical activity levels set out by the Chief Medical Officer.
At Chivenor, it is our intent to provide a high-quality curriculum that enables all pupils to become physically literate, be inspired to succeed in a range of physical activities and foster a life-long passion for total health and well-being. Sportsmanship is a key element of Physical Education and in the world of competitive sports. We emphasise the importance of this and embed this within our culture and curriculum to promote lifelong values of cooperation, collaboration and equity of play. We also intend to teach our children to deal with success and failure in competitive sports which is an important skill in many aspects of life
Our PE curriculum intends to inspire our children to be active and enjoy PE, encourage each other and achieve. 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.
Additionally, it is important for our children to learn how to stay safe when swimming and develop their technical skills when in the water to meet and exceed the National Curriculum requirements of swimming 25m by the end of Year 6.
Our broad and balanced P.E curriculum is monitored by the subject lead and overseen by a teacher-led hub to promote continuous improvement by reviewing, evaluating and sharing best practice. Teachers are supported by the P.E. lead to plan and deliver an engaging curriculum and medium-term plans are used to ensure that there is breadth and depth of progression in learning across all year groups. All children receive 2 hours of PE each week covering a range of skills with a specific sporting focus each term.
At Chivenor, we provide extra opportunities for targeted groups of children to achieve highly in Physical Education. Our priority is to ensure all children of all abilities reach their full potential through a range of extra-curricular activities and competitive opportunities. All children have access to sporting clubs where they can develop their skills.
We broaden the children’s horizons with competitive games throughout the year, in school through inter-house competition and externally with local hub schools. Through these, children gain a sense of belonging and pride. Within school, focus weeks are planned to celebrate sporting events such as The Football World Cup and these are used as cross-curricular learning opportunities.
Our Proud Tradition, the Griffin Sports Festival, gives our children the opportunity to meet like-minded Griffins to play an array of sporting activities. Great occasions such as the Olympics and Commonwealth Games are replicated across our Griffin community to create a sense of unity and passion for all things sport. Our children represent their school with pride and ambition as their extended family gather to explore the world of sport.
At Chivenor, we believe that all of our children are leaders and so, our sports leaders organise sporting activities on the playground, ensuring all children have access to fun and active games during their break times.
Locally, we have built links with Aston Villa Football Club who have supported our children’s learning through team teaching opportunities with our teachers over the years. This has led to cross-curricular opportunities as well as specialist PE training. We also have strong links with our community swimming pool to ensure children can meet the expected standard in swimming.
Our children leave Chivenor with a confident and positive attitude towards sports, taking that powerful knowledge into the outside world as they continue to grow. The children demonstrate honourable sportsmanship, resilience and confidence, not only in school but also around the community and forever more.
They understand how a healthy and active lifestyle is linked to good mental health. Their levels of activity have an impact on their learning within the classroom and beyond.
They lead an active lifestyle, never shying away from physical activities, but showing resilience as they continue to strengthen their abilities, promote health and well-being and showcase their talents and passion for sport.