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Curriculum Intent

At Gateway Academy we recognise the value of Physical Education (P.E). We fully adhere to the aims of the national curriculum for physical education to ensure that all 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
  • Lead healthy, active lives

 

We aim to give the children the fundamental skills that they will need and the ability to apply these skills to both individual and team games. We believe that not only should children have the physical skills but also the ability to be resilient, recognise their areas of development and take pride in their achievements. We want our children to have the opportunities to discover new interest and talents that enhance pupil cultural development.

 

We want children to:

  • Become skilful and intelligent performers
  • Acquire and develop skills, performing with increasing physical competence and confidence, in a range of physical activities and contexts
  • Learn how to select and apply skills, tactics and compositional ideas to suit activities that need different approaches and ways of thinking
  • Develop their ideas in a creative way
  • Set targets for themselves and compete against others, individually and as team members
  • Understand what it takes to persevere, succeed and acknowledge others’ success
  • Respond to a variety of challenges in a range of physical contexts and environment
  • Take the initiative, lead activity and focus on improving aspects of their own performance
  • Discover their own aptitudes and preferences for different activities
  • Make informed decisions about the importance of exercise in their lives
  • Develop positive attitudes to participation in physical activity
  • Encourage enjoyment through physical activities
  • Provide through experience, knowledge and understanding about the relationship between health and physical education
  • Work with others, listening to their ideas and treating them with respect
  • Co-operate and collaborate with others, in teams and groups, to achieve a goal together
  • Develop an understanding of fair play and fairness though knowing and applying rules and conventions.

 

The Curriculum

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

We recognise the importance of physical development in the Early Years Foundation Stage as a key area of learning. There are two strands under Physical Development: Moving and Handling and Health and Self-care. We encourage the children to develop confidence and control of the way they move, and the way they handle tools and equipment. We give all children the opportunity to undertake activities that offer appropriate physical challenge, both indoors and outdoors, using a wide range of resources to support specific skills.

 

Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2)

Children are supported to develop fundamental movement skills. They are taught to:

  • Master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities
  • Participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending
  • Perform dances using simple movement patterns.

 

Key Stage 2 (Years 3 to 6)

Children continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.

 

Children are taught to:

  • Use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
  • Play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis], and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
  • Develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance [for example, through athletics and gymnastics]
  • Perform dances using a range of movement patterns
  • Take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team
  • Compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.

 

Swimming and water safety

At Key Stage 2 children are taught to:

  • Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • Use a range of strokes effectively
  • Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

 

The curriculum overview for the school is as follows:

PE  

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Reception

Physical literacy 

Balance and movement

 

Physical literacy 

Rolling, sliding and slithering

Jumps – take offs and landings

Gymnastics

Jumping, sliding, rolling and moving over under and on apparatus

Dance

Simple movement patterns to music

Gymnastics 

Lean and refine shapes, jumps, balances and rolls

Dance

Refine movement patterns to music

Year 1

Gymnastics

Flight- Bouncing Jumping landing

Dance

March, March, March & Handa’s Surprise

Copy and perform: explore basic body actions

Gymnastics

Performing sequences

 

Dance

The Rainbow fish & Washing day

Remember and repeat a short dance phrase

Dance

Jack and the beanstalk

Perform a short dance

Gymnastics

Rocking and Rolling

Balances and shapes

Use of apparatus

Year 2

Gymnastics

Rotation and movement patterns across the floor.

 

Dance

Balance improvement

Movement in counts of 8

Gymnastics

Simple gymnastics sequences

Use of apparatus

Body shapes and balances

Gymnastics

Travelling in a space

Travelling and still shapes

Partner work on apparatus

Dance

Country dancing sequence

Learn a country style dance

Year 3

Gymnastics

Making shapes with your body

Circuits for cardiovascular fitness    

 

Gymnastics

Using the floor and apparatus

Nile Dance

Egyptian style dancing

Athletic Activities

 

Dance

The Blitz

Choreograph a dance to music

Year 4

Dance

Diwali

Create and link dance phrases

Gymnastics

Using apparatus

 

Throwing/catching skills

Range of balls

Gymnastics

Bridges and Balances

Athletic Activities

 

Dance

Tudors

Create and learn a Tudor style dance

Year 5

Invasion Games

Netball skills (passing, catching and movement)

Gymnastics 

Balances and partner balances

 

 

Gymnastics

Create sequences using balances and partner balances

Football skills

Dribbling, trapping, passing and shooting

 

Athletic Activities

 

Cricket skills

Batting, bowling, throwing and fielding

Year 6

Gymnastics

Shapes

Creating sequences

Jumps

Rolls

Balances

Dance

Canon/unison – choreography linked to World War 2 theme

Emotion through dance    

 

Cricket game play

Indoor cricket skills and game plays

Circuits for cardiovascular fitness    

 

Athletic Activities

 

Dance

Choreography and perform a group dance

Linked to Year 6 show

 

Games

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Reception

Playground Games and Movement

Moving around the playground/into spaces (walking, running, jumping hopping, skipping).

Playground group games

Team games

Bean Bag Skills

 

Throwing and Catching skills Balls/big balls

Throwing, rolling, bouncing and catching a range of balls

Kicking balls and controlling balls

Kicking and stopping balls with feet

Rolling balls accurately and stopping them

Athletics preparation

Relay races:

Hopping

Skipping

Running

Egg and Spoon

Javelin

Parachute

Playground Games

Independently running games

Duck Duck Goose

What's the time Mr Wolf

Races

 

Year 1

Playground Games

Staying Safe

Bean Bags

Quoits 

Large Ball Games

Team games

 

2021 – Provision provided by Middlesex County Cricket – Cricket and Hand Eye Coordination

Playground Games 

Catching and Throwing using a variety of balls/bean bags etc.

 

Playground Games 

Racket skills and fielding

Tennis and cricket game play

Skipping

Skills and progression

 

Sport Day Skills

Athletics and Relays

 

Agility and Coordination

Changing direction and hand-eye coordination – focus on tennis.

Year 2

Playground Games

Staying Safe

Circle Games

Team games

Playground Games 

2021 – Provision provided by Middlesex County Cricket –  Hand Eye Coordination

Throwing and Catching skills

Feeding and Fielding for rounders and cricket

Skipping

 

Sport Day Skills

Athletics and Relays

 

Throwing, Catching and Striking Games

Rounder’s

Cricket

Year 3

Throwing and Catching skills

Feeding and Fielding for rounder’s and cricket.

 

Net/wall games

Netball skills

Football skills

Outdoor adventures

Orienteering around the playground

Invasion Games

Netball game play

Football game play.

Sport Day Skills

Athletics and Relays

 

Striking Games/

Agility and Coordination  

Badminton

Hockey

Year 4

Striking Games/

Agility and Coordination

Badminton

Hockey

Outdoor Adventures 2

Orienteering around the school

Invasion games 2

Football skills and game play

Netball skills and game play

Cricket

2021 – Provision provided by Middlesex County Cricket

 

Sport Day Skills

Athletics and Relays

 

Striking Games/

Agility and Coordination

Cricket game play

rounders

Year 5

Swimming

 

Table Tennis

Swimming

 

Table Tennis

Swimming

 

Table Tennis

Swimming

 

Table Tennis

Swimming

 

Table Tennis

Swimming

 

Table Tennis

Year 6

Striking and fielding games

Cricket

Rounders

Carousel of activities

Football

Tennis

Hockey

Carousel of activities

Football

Tennis

Hockey

Invasion Games

Football

Tennis

Hockey

Sport Day Skills

Athletics and Relays

 

Cricket

2021 – Provision provided by Middlesex County Cricket 

 

Recent Projects

Gateway Students meet cricket legends!

Recently 18 lucky children were chosen to be filmed at Lords Cricket Ground as part of the All-Stars Cricket Program.

The footage taken will be shown across cricket grounds in England, on their website and possibly even television!

Children also had an opportunity to have a Q&A session with England and Middlesex cricketers. The children were able to collect the autographs of a number of cricketers.

A big thank you must go to Middlesex Cricket for choosing Gateway Academy. Well done everyone involved!

Awards

We have received a number of awards which recognise our Academy’s achievements in Physical Education. Some of those are listed below.

  • Achieved the Health Schools Gold award June 2021
  • Achieved the Healthy Schools Bronze and Silver awards 2020
  • Shortlisted for the Most Active School Award - Active Westminster Awards 2019-20
  • Achieved Healthy Schools Gold Award 2017.
  • Nominated for the Most Active School Award by Active Westminster Awards 2017-18
  • Won the Most Active School Award - Active Westminster Awards 2016-2017
  • Won the Most Active School Award - Active Westminster Awards 2014-15

How Parents Can Help

To get the most out of indoor PE lessons it is important that the children wear appropriate clothing to allow a full range of movement.  All children are expected to wear the correct PE kit to school on the day they have their PE and Games lesson.  The correct kit is a white T-shirt and black shorts or track-suit pants. Parents can also help by trying to ensure that children have a healthy and balanced diet.

 

Parents should try to encourage children to engage in physical exercise out of school hours in order to maintain a basic level of fitness.  

 

Further Support And Useful Weblinks

Club/Provider

Sport

Website

Contact Details/Sign Up/Find Out More

Serpentine Running Club

Athletics

https://www.serpentine.org.uk/

www.serpentine.org.uk/serpiebase/SignUp1.php

London Basketball Association

Basketball

https://thelba.co.uk/

https://thelba.co.uk/

London Knights Basketball Club

Basketball

https://www.londonknights.org/

https://www.londonknights.org/contact

Safe Haven Basketball

Basketball (inclusive) 14 years and over

https://safehavenbasketball.co.uk/

https://safehavenbasketball.co.uk/contact-us/

Stars Boxing Club

Boxing

https://www.allstars-gym.co.uk/

allstarsboxinggym@gmail.com

Rathbone Boxing Club

Boxing

https://rathboneboxingclub.com/

https://rathboneboxingclub.com/pages/kids

The Angels Academies

Cheerleading

https://www.theangelsacademies.com/

https://www.theangelsacademies.com/

Step Change studios

Dance (inclusive)

https://www.stepchangestudios.com/

contact@stepchangestudios.com

Disability Sports Coach

Disability Multi-Sports

https://disabilitysportscoach.co.uk/community-clubs/club-westminster/

disabilitysportscoach.co.uk

Hilal Rangers FC

Football

https://do-it.westminster.gov.uk/organisations/hilal-rangers-youth-football-club

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100057394991900&fref=photo

Little Kickers

Football

https://www.littlekickers.co.uk/

Football for 18months to 7 years old.

Type your postcode
into website to find closest class

Pro Touch Soccer Academy

Football

http://www.protouchsa.co.uk/the-academy

info@protouchsa.co.uk    020 3417 4480

QPR in the Community

Football

https://www.qpr.co.uk/community/join-in/

https://www.qpr.co.uk/community/join-in/

Queen's Park Gardens Community Hub

Football

https://www.qpghub.com/aboutqpg

https://www.qpghub.com/child-registration

Sport London e Benfica FC

Football

https://www.pitchero.com/clubs/sportlondonebenfica/

https://www.pitchero.com

London Tigers

Football / Multi sports

http://www.londontigers.org/

http://www.londontigers.org/pages/contact

City of London Gymnastics

Gymnastics

https://www.cityoflondongymnastics.com/

https://www.cityoflondongymnastics.com/contact

Hampstead & Westminster Hockey Club

Hockey

https://www.hwhc.co.uk/

https://www.hwhc.co.uk/contact/contact-official-258721

Central London Lacrosse

Lacrosse

https://www.centrallondonlacrosse.co.uk/

junior@centrallondonlacrosse.co.uk

Britannia Shotokan

Martial Arts

https://www.mykarateclub.co.uk/

https://www.mykarateclub.co.uk/Training-Terms-Fees

Koryo Taekwondo Academy

Martial Arts

https://koryo.co.uk/

079 100 614 81

Greenhouse Sports

Multi-Sport

https://www.greenhousesports.org/

info@greenhousesports.org   020 8576 6118

London Sports Trust

Multi-sport

https://www.londonsportstrust.org/

02087351589 or email  info@londonsportstrust.org 

Step up 2 Fitness

Multi-sports

https://www.connectsport.co.uk/step-2-fitness

https://www.connectsport.co.uk/step-2-fitness

Parkour Generations

Parkour/Freerunning

https://parkourgenerations.com/?timetable=youth-parkour-2

https://parkourgenerations.com/?timetable=youth-parkour-2

Chelsea & Westminster Swim Club

Swimming

https://uk.teamunify.com/team/reczzcawsc/page/home

Email  membership@cwswimming.com 

Seymour Synchro Swim School

Swimming

https://parkourgenerations.com/?timetable=youth-parkour-2

020 7798 2040 Run  at Queen Mother Sports Centre

Polonia Ladies Volleyball Club

Volleyball

https://polonialadiesvolleyball.co.uk/polonia-sideout-juniors/

https://polonialadiesvolleyball.co.uk/contact-us/

Westminster Volleyball Club Ltd

Volleyball

https://www.westminstervc.co.uk/

https://polonialadiesvolleyball.co.uk/contact-us/