Physical Education

At Cheam Common Infants’ Academy every child is taught PE twice a week. Our class teachers and Mr Ewing, our specialist Sports Coach, teach indoor and outdoor PE lessons. Our PE Leader is Mrs Champness, who co-ordinates our PE provision across the school. In addition to this we have after school clubs led by a qualified gymnastics coach, football coach and Playball coach who also leads our Racket skills club. Playball is a multi-skill programme of sports activities, fundamental movement skills and games.

Through our high quality PE curriculum, children learn that being active is fun and an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. At the beginning of their school life, children learn and develop basic skills such as agility, balance and coordination. They leave Cheam Common Infants’ Academy confident in these fundamental movement skills which will support them when playing different sports. To enable us to do this, we use a scheme of work called 'Real PE'.

The ‘Real PE’ programme has been developed to give all children the physical literacy, emotional and thinking skills to achieve in PE, Sport and life. It places the learner at the heart of what we do with the ultimate goal of children feeling valued, included, challenged and supported in their learning. Real PE is completed every term, each time focusing on a different skill. The six areas that are worked on are below, each one having a focus for a half term:

1) Creative
2) Cognitive
3) Health and Fitness
4) Physical
5) Social
6) Personal

The more 'traditional’ sports are also taught through the lessons (dance, gym, basketball, athletics.)