PE, Sport & Physical Activity

Our PE curriculum provides children with opportunities to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and wellbeing, and fitness. Through high-quality PE lessons, extra-curricular activities and clubs, children will take part in many different sporting activities, co-operative sports and competitive sports, whether this be against themselves (personal best) or others embedding values such as fairness, respect, responsibility and determination and also developing a love for sports. The explicit teaching of subject specific vocabulary and definitions that a sportsperson would use ensures that children can critically analyse and evaluate their own performance and that of others. Teachers at Girnhill have high expectations of all children and promote a willingness to have a go in all sporting activities and to keep trying when faced with a challenge.

In EYFS children will:

  • Revise and refine the fundamental movement skills they have already acquired: rolling, crawling, walking, jumping, running, hopping, skipping, climbing.
  • Develop the overall body strength, co-ordination, balance and agility needed to engage successfully with future physical education sessions and other physical disciplines including dance, gymnastics and sport.
  • Be introduced to subject specific vocabulary and definitions that a sportsperson would use in order to critically analyse and evaluate their own performance and that of others.

In KS1 children will:

  • Be introduced to subject specific vocabulary and definitions that an athlete would use in order to critically analyse and evaluate their own performance and that of others.
  • Learn, work and talk like an athlete in order to engage in competitive sports and activities and develop the competence to excel in a broad range of sports.
  • Learn to remain physically active for sustained periods of time and not only understand how this is important for leading healthy, active lives but learn to enjoy this too
  • Feel empowered to lead positive lives that are physically and mentally healthy.
  • Develop a knowledge and understanding of fitness and health: how important it is to be active; to recognise and describe how their bodies feel during different activities.