Our Vision

PE is vital at Cherry Orchard because in fostering a healthy life for now and forever, we provide a basis for a prosperous future that will allow our pupils to learn life skills and cope with competition, successes and failures in life. In PE we develop pupils' fundamental movement skills in preparation for their next stage in education.  PE is essential because we learn about healthy eating and healthy bodies, which helps to improve mental health. We will ensure pupils have a wide access to lessons, Intra and Inter-School Games, competition week, swimming lessons and clubs that are equitable for all. We will provide these experiences inclusively and equitably for those who are the least active. We will provide at least 1.5 hours of PE each week in a range of sports and games, provide clubs, Sports Crew, assemblies and sporting visitors as inspiration.  The 5 Big Ideas for PE have been created in consultation with our staff: cooperation, active bodies, fair play, technique and self-reflection.

About P.E. in the National Curriculum

The National Curriculum for P.E. aims to ensure that all pupils should be taught to:

  • Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • Be physically active for sustained periods of time
  • Engage in competitive sports and activities
  • Lead healthy, active lives
  • Swim 25m using a range of strokes and be able to self-save. Year 5 will go swimming for one hour each week.

How do we participate in School Games?

Level 1 - Inter-house Games take place at the end of most half terms and will reflect the prior teaching in both indoor and outdoor P.E. for that half term. Pupils will compete against other pupils in each house.

Level 2 Games take place as arranged by the School Games Coordinator - Jo Nightingale throughout the year where pupils compete against other pupils in their cluster.

Our School Games Outcomes 21-22

Outcome 1: To maintain and grow school engagement in the School Games and their delivery of 60 active minutes

Supporting schools to prioritise the delivery of 60 active minutes as an entitlement for every child to support improvements in their physical, emotional and social wellbeing.

  • Competitions attended

Netball Year 6 – 24 children

Tri-Golf Year 4 – 30 children

Tri-Golf Year 6 – 30 children

  • Commonwealth games for the least active Year 6 (including RB) – 15 children
  • Sports Crew/Changemakers

Now run their own lunchtime clubs for KS1 children

Have delivered at the Year 6 netball competition.

  • Lunch time clubs (LTS)

Our SGO has delivered training to Lunchtime Supervisors to learn how to play games and encourage activity during the 30 minute outdoor lunch break

  • Intra-school games
  • Tennis club on Twitter (Check the newsletters), Barford Tigers
  • After school activities
  • West Bromwich Albion for RB

Barford Tigers hockey club to run a workshop in school to promote their club.

Outcome 2: To create positive experiences by ensuring physical activity and competition provision is designed to reflect the motivation, competence and confidence of young people and has clear intent

Targeting young people who need the intervention most (particularly but not exclusively those from low socio-economic backgrounds, minority ethnic groups, SEND, girls) to improve their physical literacy, social, emotional and physical wellbeing.

  • What is the “intent” for intra-house games? The intent this year is to get children more active again and becoming more socially active across year groups now that “bubbles” no longer exist.
  • Ask Sports Crew about their feedback on events or even children who compete. Get a video recording of what they liked most about the CWG event, or use Google quiz, post-it feedback
  • Commonwealth games for the least active Year 6 (including RB) – 15 children – removing the barrier of competition to engage children

Children are prepared for School Games activities through preparation in the curriculum e.g. Netball is taught in the curriculum which then leads to intra games and then inter games

Outcome 3: To have a clear focus on secondary schools and transition points (Yr.3 and Yr.7/8)

Continuing to prioritise the engagement and delivery in Secondary Schools but in addition recognising the impact in early Key Stage 2.

  • Making links with additional secondary schools – Handsworth Wood Girls School
  • Barford Tigers hockey club to run a workshop in school to promote their club.

Outcome 4: To create positive experiences that support the character development of young people, capitalising on Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games by empowering young people to design, deliver and promote Physical Activity and/or Competition

This includes opportunities across the full breadth of the School Games which incorporates the delivery of high quality, inclusive leadership and volunteering

  • Commonwealth games for the least active Year 6 (including RB) – 15 children – removing the barrier of competition to engage children
  • Use of the BIG Ideas in PE which prepares children for successes and failures but enjoying being active and healthy

Outcome 5: To advocate to key stakeholders how the School Games makes a meaningful difference to the lives of children and young people, including supporting schools to engage and educate parents

Participation in physical activity and competition will impact on young people’s physical, emotional and social wellbeing and influence the likelihood of continued engagement both at school and in the community, creating habits for life.

  • Twitter
  • Newsletters
  • Certificates and badges from games
  • Sports Day with parents
  • Meat-free Monday