We aim to offer a high-quality physical education curriculum that inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. We provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their overall health and fitness, leading to active lives. These include sustained periods of dance, games, gymnastics, swimming and water safety, athletics and outdoor adventurous activities. We believe in providing activities that build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.
Inclusion in Physical Education means that all children are able to access all areas of the curriculum, regardless of race, gender or ability. We encourage an environment in which children respect and value each other, and each other’s backgrounds or interests. Consideration of this must be taken when sessions are planned. It may be necessary to adapt lessons or activities to suit the needs of the individual.
A care plan is available for specific children and lessons are adapted accordingly. It is the responsibility of the teacher to ensure this takes place. Extra support for this may be required when planning or delivering the curriculum, if necessary, the subject leader or a member of the inclusion team offer advice.
P.E Kit -
In the interest of safety and hygiene, pupils must change into appropriate P.E kit for lessons.
Pupils are advised to bring their PE kit on a Monday and return it home Friday to be washed. All Year Group termly newsletters inform parents of PE days in each year group. Appropriate clothing and footwear must be worn, including that suitable for outdoor activity.
Appropriate P.E kit for individual lessons is:
Indoor - White t-shirt and black shorts.
Outdoor – White t-shirt, black shorts or tracksuit bottoms and jumper/sweatshirt. Suitable trainers.
Swimming – Swimming costume, trunks or shorts. (Shorts should have a short inseam, cut well above the knee)
Pupils without appropriate kit will be at first reminded by the teacher. If there is an ongoing issue an informal conversation with parents or reminder letters are sent.
Gunter Primary School's P.E. syllabus is based on the National Curriculum 2014. We also use a published scheme: The PE Hub. When opportunities arise, we may base a series of lessons on particular events, e.g. the Olympics, Commonwealth Games, European cup and World Cup. In the Summer term we hold our annual Sports Day.
Each class has approximately 1 hour of P.E. curriculum time each week. Additional coaching and lunchtime activities are available to the children every day, led by the Sports Council and our Sports Apprentice.
In addition we organise various extra-curricular activities and inter-school competitions. When funding is available we buy in the services of specialised sports coaches and trainers, which includes a Karate club. We are members of the Kingsbury School Sports Partnership.
It is advisable that all pupils bring their PE kit (fully labelled with the child’s name) on a Monday and return it home Friday to be washed. All Year Group termly newsletters inform parents of PE days in each year group. Appropriate clothing and footwear must be worn (see prospectus for uniform list), including that which is suitable for outdoor activity.
Pupils should develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. They should be able to engage in competitive(both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.
Pupils should be taught to:
Pupils should continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to usethem 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 should be taught to:
All schools must provide swimming instruction either in key stage 1 or key stage 2.
In particular, pupils should be taught to:
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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