Physical Education

‘Challenge, Thrive, Go Further’.

At William Gilbert Endowed Primary School physical education inspires learners to realise their full potential and develop a lifelong interest in participating in physical activity and sport, whatever their innate ability in PE.

Children will develop their fundamental movement skills (agility, balance and co-ordination) through a series of stimulating and sequential lessons. Our PE curriculum will be inclusive, ensuring pupils of all abilities access physical activity and sustain healthy, active lives.

Our aim is to offer excellent opportunities to develop a healthy life-long love of physical activity and to develop a first class teaching and learning environment where both staff and students enjoy working hard together to achieve personal successes, the appropriate skills and confidence. Whilst retaining its unique contribution to our pupil’s physical development, health and well-being, PE also has considerable potential to contribute to wider areas of learning developing the whole child, including the development of physical, cognitive, social, creative and personal development.

 At William Gilbert we want all pupils to feel they belong as part of a team, believe in their healthy potential and become as physically, socially and emotionally well as they can be.  We do this by developing the attitudes, skills and knowledge required to be a leader and provide memorable experiences throughout a pupil’s journey within Physical Education.

At William Gilbert, we promote pupils’ SMSC development through physical education in the following ways:

  • 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
  • lead healthy, active lives.

It is our hope that all William Gilbert pupils will use these skills to instill self-discipline, determination and resilience within school, the community and the wider world.

Knowledge Mats

Progression Grids