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P.E. at Gilbert Colvin Primary School

At Gilbert Colvin all Children are challenged to achieve personals bests, this helps them to work as individuals, and to help each other during team tasks or competitions.

Being competitive is important as this helps children to be more resilient when they are beaten, and more humble when they win.





  • To support the development of positive attitudes by children towards physical activity.
  • To nurture that attitude towards physical activity for life.
  • Competing against oneself, with the sole aim to improve.
  • To improve pupils core skills and confidence in P.E and sport.
  • To get the five multi – abilities working together
  • Physical.
  • Creative.
  • Social.
  • Personal.
  • Cognitive.
  • To raise the bar so every child can improve personally.
  • To learn to compete, compete to learn.
  • To allow children to set personalised goals.
  • To understand success and failure.
  • Celebrate and reward progress.

Children are given the chance to represent the school in a variety of events and tournament’s, this helps children with self-esteem, confidence and well-being. This also gives the children to experience.

  • Fundamental key skills.
  • Physical competence.
  • Creativity, evaluation skills.
  • Leadership.

Gymnastics- at Gilbert Colvin we learn rolls, handstands, cartwheels and many more skills as well as building confidence to explore different ways of challenging ourselves on and off the equipment.

We run lunchtime gymnastics clubs with all children being given the opportunity to take part in an annual competition.

Dance – The children learn a dance related to a topic in class all children contribute to make up the choreography. There are different sections to a dance from partner work to group work, the children enjoy being a character and using different facial expressions.

Each year a dance team is selected to represent Gilbert Colvin in the Redbridge dance competition.

Outdoor Adventure                                                                                                                                                 

  The activities within the subject are an ideal medium to develop:                                                   

 • Learning across the curriculum ­ PSE, citizenship.                                                                      

 • Skills across the curriculum ­ thinking, communication, ICT and number.                                 

 • Cross curricular themes – e.g. geography, science, languages etc.

Children get the chance to learn about map reading, orienteering, and teamwork.                                                       

Net and wall games

Players/teams score by hitting an object into a court space in such a way that the opposing player/team cannot hit it back within the allowed amount of bounces. Children learn about hand eye coordination and spatial awareness.  Creating space on offence, reducing space on defence, etc. Examples of net and wall games played at Gilbert Colvin include tennis, and badminton.

Striking and fielding

These are activities in which players score points by striking an object and running to designated playing areas or prevent opponents from scoring by retrieving the object and returning it to stop the play. Examples of these games played at Gilbert Colvin are Cricket and Rounder’s.

Invasion games                                                                                                                    

Tactical problems related to invasion games include maintaining possession, attacking and/or defending a goal, winning the ball. A big part of invasion games is being able to work as a team, knowing what your role is within the team is very important. Examples of invasion games that we play at Gilbert Colvin include, basketball, football, rugby, handball and hockey.

Additional lessons

In Year 2 children are given the chance to ride scooters, this gives them the chance learn the importance of balance and observation. They learn the importance of safety e.g. wearing helmets, and checking their scooters regularly.

In Year 4 children are given the chance to ride cycles, this is a follow on from year 2 scooting. Children are encouraged to do a thorough check of their cycles before riding, they learn about what they might see when riding on the streets or roads e.g. cars, animals, other cyclists. They have to ride around different courses using a variety of hand signals to in inform other riders.

What our children think about P.E. at Gilbert Colvin Primary School

“We enjoy playing team games, competing against each other.”

Year 6

“We get the chance to learn how to ride a bike safely on the roads, when Bike ability visit us.” Year 4




“I learn how balance and make exciting shapes.” Year 3

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