Physical education is education through physical activity: its goal is the development of the individual as a whole not just their physical development or their proficiency in specific sports.
Through a focus on ensuring high quality physical education at Charlbury Primary we provide our pupils with access to physical activity for life as well as build the foundation for future participation and performance in sport.
A high quality PE curriculum will develop physical literacy and allow pupils to learn about themselves, the importance of a healthy lifestyle, self- expression and concepts such as fair play and respect. PE also contributes to the development of a range of important cognitive skills such as decision making and analysis, and social skills such as teamwork, communication and leadership.
Healthy behaviour in childhood set patterns for later life and, if acquired early, can have a dramatic impact on well-being.
PE as part of the curriculum
All pupils participate in 2 hours of PE a week. This includes indoor and outdoor activities such as gymnastics, dance, swimming, football, tag rugby, hockey, tennis, athletics, rounders and netball. In the summer terms our pupils in Years 2, 3, 4 & 5 travel to Chipping Norton Leisure Centre for swimming lessons.
Competitive school sport
All pupils enjoy being appropriately challenged and most are keen to explore what they are capable of. At Charlbury School we focus on achieving one’s ‘personal best’ rather than being ‘the best.’
The Chipping Norton Partnership of Schoools organise several annual inter-school events held at the secondary school, such as the Schoolympics, Ball Skills, Sports Hall Athletics, Football, Nethall, Tag Rugby, Hockey, Swimming, Athletics and Cricket. Every year we have pupils competing against other schools; the teams are selected from pupils in Years 5 & 6 who show enthusiasm, sportsmanship and ability to work in a team situation. We have had a fantastic record of success and achievements in these competitions and our results and information about our activities are published in the school newsletter.
Extra Curricular PE Provision
Our weekly sports’ clubs on Mondays (3-4pm for Years 3 & 4 and 4-5pm for Years 5 & 6) and Thursdays (3-4pm for Years 1 & 2) are run by staff members. In these sessions pupils learn more about specific sports, receive age-appropriate coaching and practise their skills.
Gym Club sessions run on Tuesdays 3-4pm and 4-5pm by Jane Brookes and Sam Patten and Dance clubs with Tina Piotrowsky on Wednesdays (3-4pm for Years 1 & 2, 4-5pm for Years 3 & 4 and 5-6pm for Years 5 & 6) are also very popular.
We regularly review our sports provision in School in conjunction with reviewing the impact of Sport Premium Funding.