Churnet View Middle School PE Department aims:

  • To challenge pupils through Key Stage 2 – 3 to reach their full potential on a number of levels:- physically- socially- cognitively- emotionally-morally.
  • To encourage the enjoyment of physical activity through safe practice.
  • To develop skills and techniques in a range of physical activities through quality teaching, high levels of learning and continuous assessment.
  • To provide competitive opportunities for both teams and individuals and promote desirable attitudes to success and failure.
  • To offer both sporting excellence and opportunities for participation in extra curricular activities.
  • To develop and promote the links between school PE and the wider community to enable lifelong involvement in physical activity.
  • To develop and enhance links in PE from all other curriculum subjects, especially ICT, Literacy and Numeracy
  • To promote the schools mission statement, sportsmanship, caring and respecting for others through sport.
  • To provide the opportunity for all pupils to be healthy, stay safe, enjoy, achieve and contribute to the community.

Key stage 2

Pupils will continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They should enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They should develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.

Pupils will be taught to:

  • use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination – athletics, rounders and cricket.
  • play competitive games, modified where appropriate through basketball, cricket, football, tag rugby, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis, and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending.
  • develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance through athletics, dance and gymnastics.
  • perform dances using a range of movement patterns.
  • take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team through orienteering.
  • compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.

Swimming and water safety

Pupils who have not achieved minimum standards of swimming will be taught in year 5 to:

  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • use a range of strokes effectively eg. front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]
  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

Key stage 3

Pupils will build on and embed the physical development and skills learned in key stages 1 and 2, become more competent, confident and expert in their techniques, and apply them across different sports and physical activities. They should understand what makes a performance effective and how to apply these principles to their own and others’ work. They should develop the confidence and interest to get involved in exercise, sports and activities out of school and in later life, and understand and apply the long-term health benefits of physical activity.

Pupils will be taught to:

  • use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in direct competition through team and individual games through basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders, rugby and tennis
  • develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports such as athletics and gymnastics.
  • perform dances using a variety of dance techniques within a range of dance styles and forms
  • take part in outdoor and adventurous activities which present intellectual and physical challenges and be encouraged to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group though orienteering. Pupils will be offered the opportunity to participate in outdoor pursuit activities at a residential centre. (year group camp)
  • analyse their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.
  • Pupils will have the opportunity to take part in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs. Eg. Leek hockey club, North Staffordshire rowing club, Leek cricket club and Leek rugby club.



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