“Intelligence and skill can only function at the peak of their capacity when the body is healthy and strong.”
John F Kennedy
Vision and INtent
All young people should have the opportunity to live healthy and active lives. A positive experience of sport and physical activity at a young age can build a lifetime habit of participation.
My name is Mrs Sarah Pirie and I am the PE Subject Coordinator at Cheadle Primary School. PE is the subject I feel passionate about as I have been engaged in sport and physical activity since I myself was in Primary School.
I have now been at the school for 20 years, and feel honoured to see the enthusiasm, progress, fun and engagement of children in PE over the decades. I recognise the importance of Physical Education to a child’s physical, cognitive, social and emotional development as well as the role it can play in a child’s spiritual, moral and cultural development.
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. It promotes attitudes towards a healthy lifestyle to gain a lifelong love of sport and physical activity.
I am proud that we offer children new experiences within sports and activities they may not have tried before so they can pursue these in the wider community.
Curriculum and implementation
Here are the principles and strategies for the teaching and learning of physical education at Cheadle Primary School to achieve the main aims.
Core Knowledge and skills
Please click on the links below to see our subject progression documents for PE.
Children’s progress is continually monitored throughout their time at Cheadle Primary School and is used to inform future teaching and learning. By the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know and apply skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study as set out in the National Curriculum. These are set out as statutory requirements. We also draw on the non-statutory requirements to extend our children and provide an appropriate level of challenge.
cultural capital and enrichment
Cultural capital is the accumulation of knowledge, behaviours, and skills that a child can draw upon and which demonstrates their cultural awareness, knowledge and competence; it is one of the key ingredients a pupil will draw upon to be successful in society, their career and the world of work.
Playground Leaders is all about encouraging other children to get active, be fit and have FUN! Twenty-six Year 5 pupils have been specially trained to organise games and activities on our playground. Playground Leaders are easily identified on the playground as they wear special green caps. Playground Leaders enjoy leading games to our younger Y1 to Y4 children.
Cheadle and District Schools Sports Association
For over 20 years now Cheadle Primary School has been involved with CADSSA. This is a community of 12 schools from within our school locality and further afield (Uttoxeter and Wetley Rocks) who participate in an annual programme of competition. The events range from competitive ‘A’ Team and ‘B’ Team events, High School Transition Events to inclusion and development events for children who have never previously represented their school. Some of the events include, tag-rugby, football, gymnastics, archery, cross-country, tennis, hi-5 netball, rounders and a swimming gala.
Silver School Games Mark Award
Cheadle Primary School, have achieved the School Games SILVER Mark Award. The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success. Our sporting achievements include: Football, Cricket, Cross Country, Netball, Tennis, Swimming, Archery, Multi-Skills, Tag Rugby, Dance, Athletics, Rounders and all CADSSA sports events! Pre-covid, many of our pupils competed in local inter-school competitions, we are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of school sport. As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas of participation, competition, workforce and clubs, and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school was rewarded. A special thanks to all the team at CPS. Extra special thanks also to all families and friends who have helped out with transport to and from fixtures and for washing kits and strips! You are amazing!
Daily Mile / Well-being Walk
Over the course of each week all classes will be completing the Mile Challenge!
Active Lives Survey
As part of a national survey, in December 2021 we were invited to participate in a wellbeing survey to analyse children’s’ activity and participation in sport both in and out of school. In Year 1, parents of the pupils were also invited to answer the survey questions to support the children’s’ responses. Having completed the survey, we were given feedback on the findings and awarded funding to purchase some new playground equipment for the Y1/2 playground.
What our pupils say