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Physical Education

Physical Education (PE) at Chilton aims to provide pupils with a gateway into the world of sport and physical activity. PE should make valuable contributions to pupils’ personal development, including developing an understanding of how to keep physically healthy and maintain an active lifestyle.

We have an ambitious PE curriculum that ensures all pupils have the chance to benefit from physical activity and sport, whatever their background. The curriculum content has careful progression and sequencing that develops pupils’ competence and knowledge, increases confidence and reduces inequalities. In PE lessons, pupils will learn skills and knowledge that can reduce barriers to participation in physical activity and inform their own healthy, active lifestyle choices.

We intend that pupils will be inspired through the lessons to develop the strength and skills needed to enjoy an active and healthy lifestyle and have developed some of the skills they need to work in a team.

Children take part in weekly PE lessons using Get Set 4 PE; this progressive PE scheme meets the National Curriculum requirements and supports the teaching of a declaration (knowing what) and procedural (knowing how) knowledge rich PE curriculum. The lessons inspire children through a range of activities and skills, as well as using film clips to demonstrate particular techniques. These lessons are supplemented with a range of sports clubs.

Aims of the PE Curriculum

The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • 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.