At Garvestone Primary School, we believe that PE and Sport have a vital role to play in the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of children. PE and Sport is important in giving children the knowledge, understanding and the tools to make informed choices about healthy and active living and has a positive impact on their own health and well-being.

The PE curriculum at Garvestone Primary School, aims to build pupils’ self- confidence, helping them to manage themselves successfully in a variety of situations. Children will have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of sports and physical activities, carried out in a safe and supportive environment, where effort and hard-work, as well as success, is celebrated and enjoyment and working together is promoted.

Our PE curriculum plan has been designed to ensure a progressive sequence of physical activity and sport supports children’s personal development. The curriculum design takes into account a variety of personal development skills promoted through PE, as well as linking in with building opportunities for the children to take part in sport competitively in the local area. The personal development skills that we promote at Garvestone Primary through PE are: team work, concentration, determination, mentoring/support, having a go, leadership, engagement, helping others, competition, resilience. These feed directly into our whole school curriculum intent driver of self-awareness, understanding themselves, their body, their actions and how these impact others.

In order to deliver the aims of our curriculum, we ensure all pupils in EYFS,Key Stage One and Key Stage Two participate in two hours of PE per week. PE at Garvestone Primary School is taught discretely.

As well as planned curriculum PE lessons, we also provide children at Garvestone Primary School other physical and sporting opportunities in extra-curricular clubs to widen their horizons of physical activity in their community. These clubs are organised to ensure maximum engagement and support diverse aspects of life and promote an inclusive environment.

We are a member of the local WNDSSP Sports partnership, giving us access to a range of termly sporting competitions and festivals. As a result of our participation in local competition and following external evaluation of our PE and Sport provision, we have been awarded the School Games ‘Gold Mark’.

We follow the Real 4 PE teaching scheme.

PE Curriculum map