P.E. at Chacewater School

Physical Education
at Chacewater School
P.E Intent:

At Chacewater school, we offer a high-quality, inclusive physical education curriculum that inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in sport and other physically-demanding activities. We focus on developing learner's fundamental skills of agility, balance and coordination, and aim for children to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities are provided for children to compete which embeds values such as sportsmanship, fairness and respect.


At Chacewater school, we intend for all pupils:

  • to develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • to develop their fundamental movement skills of agility, balance and coordination
  • to be physically active for sustained periods of time
  • to engage in competitive sports and activities
  • to lead healthy, active lives 
P.E Implementation:

We are fortunate enough to have extensive outdoor space, a play trail, a hall and a the recreation field to keep all children physically active. There is also a wide variety of equipment for different sports that can be used during lessons, playtime, lunchtime and after school.

We work in conjunction with sport professionals and local clubs to supplement the expertise that our staff have. This includes our Sports coach, the Cornish Pirates, Better Leisure and Chacewater Bowls club.

1 hour a week 'REAL PE' lesson
To develop fundamental skills in agility, balance and coordination. Units: personal, social, cognitive, physical, health & fitness  and creative
 1 hour a week 'Sport' lesson
 To focus on skill application and games situations.
Units include : net games, invasion games, striking and fielding games, athletics, swimming, gymnastics, dance.
At Chacewater school, we build upon the statutory two hours PE time by providing opportunities to extend the time children are physically active. We take part in wake and shake, run a mile, active play times and after school sports clubs. In addition to this, opportunities are provided for children to take part in festivals and competitions with other schools in a variety of sports and participate in sports day in the summer term. 
P.E Impact:
Our curriculum prepares learners for a healthy active life.
Teachers carry out ongoing formative observational assessments in P.E lessons to assess pupils development of knowledge and skills.  Teachers also undertake summative assessments at two points in the academic year to assess pupils progress using the Creative Development assessment wheel tool. Assessments are made in the areas of:
  • Swimming and water safety
  • Applying physical skills
  • Creative movement
  • Health and fitness understanding
  • Fundamental skills: Agility, balance and coordination
  • Social skills (e.g turn taking, teamwork and leadership)
  • Personal skills (e.g following instructions, resilience, reflection).