Through the teaching of Physical Education at Orchard, the opportunity for competition and the range of extracurricular clubs offered, we strive to provide every child with the chance to explore and engage in a variety of sports to positively impact their physical and social development and support their emotional well-being.
We seek to provide a chance for all children to participate and learn in physical education, school sport and physical activity by providing a widespread and engaging curriculum, opportunity of inside and outside school competition, role modelling and extra-curricular clubs.
Our goal is for children to build a positive and healthy relationship with physical activity and continue to make confident choices in fitness and health throughout their lives.
All children, regardless of ability, should leave Orchard with a feeling of accomplishment within PE and School Sport and an understanding of the importance that Physical Activity will play in their future.
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.
We support children to achieve these aims through our 6 key areas, known as cogs in the "real PE" scheme we use as a basis for our PE.
Physical Education in Primary School should be the start of a positive connection towards PE lessons, school sport and physical activity. Children should want to move onto secondary school feeling excited about the opportunities to come and maintain a desire to continue to participate inside and outside of school, whether that be in competitive sport, non-competitive sport or recreational activities. Offering the chance for the children at Orchard to participate in high-quality Physical Education will result in them aspiring to make excellent choices around sport, health, fitness and well-being in their future.