We believe that physical education curriculum should engage all pupils and inspire them to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. Through a varied curriculum, taught and enriched by specialist teachers and passionate sportsmen and women, we provide a wide range of sporting experiences. We hope that full engagement and motivation at a young age will build a lifetime habit of participation, and contribute towards physical and emotional flourishing for all pupils. Through opportunities to enjoy, take part and compete in sport and outdoor educational activities we seek to build determination and character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect. Representing the school in competition is a privilege which is gained through sport and enjoyed by many during their time at school.
Our curriculum is based upon the National Curriculum 2014. It 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.
The PE and Sports Premium is used to enrich and extend the PE curriculum in a number of ways. The document published on our website outlines current plans, previous spend and its impact.
The curriculum is enriched by a large range of extra-curricular sporting activities which include football, netball, cricket, gymnastics, cross-country, golf, tag rugby, athletics and short tennis. These activities facilitate further practice, develop skills and raise levels of ability in individuals.
Children represent the school in a range of competitions and tournaments throughout the year. Their participation, success and sportsmanship are celebrated in assemblies and in newsletters such as GX Voice, on notice boards and on the school website. Termly sports newsletters, always available on our website ensure that parents remain informed of activities and competition results. The latter are also celebrated on our Twitter feed.
Residential visits in both Years 5 and 6 extend the PE curriculum through a range of adventurous physical activities. Before children attend the Year 6 residential visit they undertake a programme of fitness sessions before school.