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At Gorse Hall Primary and Nursery School we aim to develop a fun, high-quality physical education curriculum that inspires all pupils to succeed and excel individual’s abilities in competitive sports and other physically demanding activities. We will provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health both physically and mentally. Our children will have opportunities to compete in sport and other activities that build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect. PE at Gorse Hall is an imperative element of the curriculum, which develops a need for healthy lifestyle, a balanced diet and positive mind-set. We are passionate about the need to teach children how to cooperate and collaborate with others, as part of a team, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life-long values.

Curriculum Implementation

How PE is taught at Gorse Hall:

Children at Gorse Hall participate in weekly high-quality PE and sporting activities.  Our PE programme incorporates a variety of sports to ensure all children develop the confidence, tolerance and the appreciation of their own and others’ strengths and weaknesses. We provide opportunities for all children to engage in extra-curricular activities during and after school, in addition to competitive sporting events. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also well-being for all pupils.

It has been agreed that the teaching of PE will be delivered by Active Tameside who provide a high quality physical education curriculum. All teaching is delivered by Level 3 (afPE) qualified PE Educators who also hold National Governing Bpdy (NGB) Level 2 coaching qualifications. The Active Tameside staff are supported and assisted by Class Teachers. Our overarching aim is for teachers to have the knowledge and skills they need to feel confident in teaching all areas of PE, regardless of their main areas of expertise.

The programme fully integrates the national curriculum for Physical Education and will ensure that 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 both internally and externally.
  • Lead healthy and active lives.
  • Understand the purpose of good nutritional practises.

Curriculum Impact

How we know our Children are learning:

  • Child Chats.
  • Taking part in inter-school competitions.
  • Assessment of every pupil half termly against the outcomes of the PE National Curriculum to show child progression and attainment.
  • Celebration of learning and achievements.
  • Children have an improved wellbeing and fitness not only through the sporting skills taught, but through the underpinning values and disciplines PE promotes.
  • Children find taking part in Physical Activity fun.

P.E Knowledge, Skills and Attitude
Curriculum Map P.E

I CAN Statements
I CAN Statements P.E