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Gilmorton Chandler Church of England Primary School

We Strive for excellence in everything we do, working under god’s guidance and endeavouring to enable all to flourish, Bear fruit and live well together.


Physical Education

Our PE curriculum supports the aims and objectives of National Curriculum 2014.


● Everyone can participate in and enjoy PE. We encourage a growth mindset. ● Children can develop a multitude of skills including: physical, creative, cognitive, personal and social skills as well as deepening our knowledge of health and fitness (multi-abilities).

● Children can participate in a wide range of activities. These include dance, games, gymnastics, swimming and water safety, athletics and outdoor adventure.

● Children are encouraged to consider, select and apply skills, promoting positive attitudes towards a healthy, active lifestyle.

● Lessons encourage the pupils to develop a respect for other children’s levels of ability, encouraging them to cooperate across a range of activities and experiences. Children learn to respect and work with each other, and develop a better understanding of themselves and of each other.

● Pupils are encouraged to be active at break and lunch times – older pupils act as play leaders for younger pupils; the ‘Daily 10’ has helped children develop their fitness levels.

● Children are encouraged to participate in a comprehensive range of PE-related activities at the end of the school day to achieve the five-hour offer including non-competitive clubs such as yoga, dance and archery to engage non-competitive and non-engaged children.

● A wide range of sporting events is organised and participated in. This introduces a competitive element to team games, and allows the children to put into practice the skills that they have developed in their lessons. These opportunities foster a sense of team spirit and cooperation amongst our children.

● Cross-curricular links are made when relevant, particularly to give a connected curriculum.

● CPDL is offered and whole-school training has ensured that staff are confident in the delivery of the PE curriculum.


We use the ‘Real PE’ scheme of work for the basis of our planning. Other schemes of work including Val Sabin and the Leicestershire and Rutland scheme are used to augment planning.

What PE lessons looks like in our school:

● Teachers give children the opportunity to review previous learning and key skills acquired.

● ICT is used to highlight examples of good practice and skill development. ● Children in Foundation Stage and KS1 focus on fundamental movement skills and physical literacy. Games, tactics and competitive elements are then developed within KS2.

● Lessons begin with a warm-up, which become progressively more difficult as the weeks progress.

● Children then focus on skill acquisition or game scenarios in which the children are encouraged to set targets, consider tactics or ways to develop their skill levels.

● Children move on to focusing on one specific skill, which can be implemented within the game scenario. Once children have mastered this skill, they progress to a more complex one.

● Learning points are constantly referred to by the teacher and children are given the opportunity to evaluate their performance. Good examples are highlighted and modelled.

● Children then return to the original skill or game scenario to implement these improvements.

● During each block, children tend to focus on the same skills in order to fully develop them (mastery approach).

● We provide suitable learning opportunities for all children by matching the challenge of the task to the ability of the child. We achieve this through a range of strategies including: different equipment, limiting space, introducing timed elements etc.

● Each block focuses on one of the multi-abilities, which is regularly referred to and reinforced. Skillful questioning is used promote a reflective approach in the pupils.