At Chopwell Primary School, we recognise the role that P.E has to play in promoting a long-term healthy lifestyle which is both enjoyable and fulfilling. We aim to provide a high quality physical education curriculum that inspires all of our pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport at other physically demanding activities. Through our physical education culture we will enhance academic achievement, as well as the health and well-being of our pupils and by doing so, directly impact improved progress in reading, writing and Maths. As Vince Lombardi says "Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing!" we promote and encourage our children to have a healthy and competitive sportsmanship in daily lessons as well as sports.
PE in the EYFS
Physical development educational programme (taken from the EYFS Framework 2020)
Physical activity is vital in children’s all-round development, enabling them to pursue happy, healthy and active lives. Gross and fine motor experiences develop incrementally throughout early childhood, starting with sensory explorations and the development of a child’s strength, co-ordination and positional awareness through tummy time, crawling and play movement with both objects and adults. By creating games and providing opportunities for play both indoors and outdoors, adults can support children to develop their core strength, stability, balance, spatial awareness, co-ordination and agility. Gross motor skills provide the foundation for developing healthy bodies and social and emotional well-being. Fine motor control and precision helps with hand-eye co-ordination which is later linked to early literacy. Repeated and varied opportunities to explore and play with small world activities, puzzles, arts and crafts and the practise of using small tools, with feedback and support from adults, allow children to develop proficiency, control and confidence.
In Chopwell Primary School Foundation Stage the children…….
At school, we regularly check in with the children to find out their thoughts and opinions on what they have been learning in PE. Here are some quotes from children in KS2:
‘Last year I learnt how to change my speed and direction when running. It really helped me in tag rugby this year and I was able to score a try in my match!’
Year 4 child.
‘My favourite thing about PE is all the different sports we get to do across the years. We learn so many useful skills!’
Year 5 child.
‘The teachers use their expertise in PE to help us learn. Mrs Cuthbertson is really good at football and knows loads of useful skills. Now we know loads of useful skills!’
Year 6 child.
Sports for Schools - Lucy Turner
Lucy Turner, a GB Heptathlete, joined us today for a challenging fitness circuit. The children thoroughly enjoyed working with Lucy and Chris. They did so well and learnt some new athletic moves!
Journey Around the World
Chopwell Primary needs your help! We are going on a journey around the world! We want to see how many miles of exercise you can complete weekly. Below you will find all of the information you need to complete this challenge. We will be in competition with other schools and you may find some challenges along the way.
Year 5 Cycling
We make sure our P.E curriculum is tailored to the needs of the children here. Living in Chopwell, it's vital the children can use the amazing cycling facilities around us - our year 5 children spend 7 days across the year out cycling both in the local area and exploring the surrounding countryside. Using their increased stamina and new found skills, this culminates in a longer cycle, the children get a huge sense of achievement from this and learn skills and qualities, like resilience, that are transferable back in school (they also have an absolutely fantastic time).
CHOPWELL PRIMARY RUGBY 2ND IN GATESHEAD!
Chopwell Primary U11 mixed girls' and boys' rugby team showed determination and resilience to battle through a very tough competition to the Gateshead Tag Rugby Final. They narrowly lost in the final and continued to make us proud in how they accepted defeat nobly. The remained undefeated in every match they played all the way through to the final.
Chopwell Primary and the local community recognise the significance of this achievement and could not be more proud of the children!
Chopwell Primary School are extremely pleased to announce that our Y5/6 mixed boys' and girls' rugby team WON the Cluster Title with a whitewash of clear victories. Over the last month our children have volunteered their lunch times as well as giving 100% to their PE lessons to develop their tag rugby skills. Not only were they technically fantastic on the day of the cluster championship, their sportsmanship and humility shone through. All staff and members of the local community were extremely proud of their achievement.
Football coaching at Thorpe Academy
Both the boys and girls football teams had the opportunity to meet a Sunderland football player for some coaching. They thoroughly enjoyed working on their skills and showing off their fantastic techniques!
Football- Chopwell vs Crookhill
Our boys football team put a lot of effort into their training and try really hard in football matches! Unfortunately, Crookhill school beat us this time, but we are more motivated and resilient than ever to win all of our next games. Well done boys- amazing effort!
Dance Festival @ Sage Gateshead- 21.03.18
The children amazed the crowds at Sage Gateshead with their amazing dance performance from 'Annie' the musical. Well done to all of the children who have taken part and represented our school. Yet again, the children's behaviour was outstanding and there was a great turn out of parents who supported the event which is greatly appreciated from both the staff and the children. A huge thank-you to Miss Tingate for choreographing the dance performance and organising the event- wonder what next year's performance will be?
Olympic Athlete Day
The children thoroughly enjoyed having the opportunity to work alongside the British Olympic athlete 'Peter Bakare' taking part in a range of fitness circuits. Not only was this a fabulous opportunity for the children, showing them the outstanding qualities of sportsmanship, it was also amazing to find out how far we can push ourselves towards achieving a goal. We would like to thank you all for sponsoring the event. The sponsorship money raised by your kind donations will be put towards sporting equipment for our school, as well as contributing towards the sports for schools charity.