PE Statement of Intent
It is our intent at Cherry Dale Primary School to teach children life skills that will positively impact on their future. We aim to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that inspire all children to succeed in physical activities. We want to teach children how to cooperate and collaborate with others, as part of a team, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life-long values.
We constantly strive to ensure that our children:
- develop the 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
We believe that physical education plays an integral part in our creative curriculum and that PE serves a lifelong purpose for our children. We advocate that PE promotes the exploration of new skills and experiences nurturing resilience, curiosity and creativity, ultimately promoting new forms of cultural capital that will serve them well in the future. We have high aspirations for our children and work hard to ensure that they are inspired to succeed and excel in all aspects of PE and dance. Our PE and dance are both taught weekly in practical lessons both indoors and outdoors. These lessons are supported through an extensive programme of sports and PE in after school provision which runs all year round, across both key stages. To add to this, we provide many opportunities for our children to apply their learning in competitions across all sports and physical activities.