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PE and Sports

Aims of our PE and Sports Programme

Through the Gillingstool curriculum for PE, it is our intention that children will develop their intrapersonal skills. They will take learn to take responsibility for their own learning, begin to create their own learning plans and revise that plan when necessary. They will develop the school value of resilience through their response to new challenge. Children will learn to embrace challenge and see this as opportunity to learn and grow. Children will be taught to recognise their own strengths and weaknesses and set themselves appropriate targets.

Our PE curriculum, through the Power of PE programme, will enable children to develop their interpersonal skills and relationships. Children will be exposed to activities in which they can work collaboratively with their peers. They will learn to involve other and motivate their classmates to perform better. The curriculum is constructed with the intent of teaching children to give sensitive feedback for improvement to others. Children will have opportunities to develop their ability to negotiate and collaborate.

The curriculum also intends to ensure that children have the opportunity to develop physically and apply those physical skills across a range of activities and sports. Children will learn to perform their physical skills consistently in more challenging and competitive situations, developing their fluency and accuracy as they progress through the school.

What PE and Sports look like at Gillingstool

PE is implemented through the Power of PE scheme of work.

This is supplemented by Swift Sports Coaching and regular opportunities to swim at both the school pool and local leisure centre.

Children from Year 2 upwards will have swimming lessons in one term over the academic year. 

PE and Sports Outcomes at Gillingstool

The impact of our PE curriculum will be that children will cope well and react positively when things become difficult. They will cooperate well with others and give helpful feedback. They will have the physical dexterity and strength to perform a variety of movements and skills with good body tension.

By Year 6, children will have the resilience to persevere with a task and improve their performance through regular practice. They will have the organisational skills to help co-ordinate roles and responsibilities within an activity and the confidence to guide a small group through a task. They will have the physical ability to link actions together so that they flow in running, jumping and throwing activities and be able to swim 25 metres unaided.

The impact of our PE curriculum will be measured through observations during lessons, interviews with the students and participation in internal and hub sporting events.