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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:

 

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

Feet

 

Body Parts

 

Hands

 

Wide, Narrow, Curled

 

Hands

 

Jumping

 

 

Skipping

 

Rainbow Fish

 

Athletics

 

Jack and the Bean Stalk

 

Games For Understanding

 

Team Building

 

Year 2

Feet

 

Team Building

 

 

Dodgeing

 

Hands

 

Explorers

 

Hands

 

Linking

 

Skipping

Jumping

 

Athletics

 

Mr Candy's Sweet Factory

 

Games For Understanding

 

Year 3

Tag Rugby

 

Symmetry & Asymmetry

Tennis 

 

Wild Animals 

 

 

Dodgeball

 

Tag Rugby

Skipping

 

The Nile Dance

Athletics

 

Weather

 

Rounders

 

Witches and Wizards

 

Year 4

Netball

 

Dodgeball

 

Cats

 

Hockey

 

 

Space

 

Tag Rugby

 

Football

 

Bridges

 

Athletics

 

Skipping

 

Cats

Cricket

 

Rounders

 

Year 5

Swimming

 

Table Tennis

 

Netball

Swimming

 

Table Tennis

 

Dodgeball

Swimming

 

Table Tennis

 

Tudor Dance

 

Greeks

 

The Circus

Swimming

 

Table Tennis

 

Netball

 

Swimming

 

Table Tennis

 

Skipping

 

Athletics

 

Throwing & Jumping

Swimming

 

Table Tennis

 

Rounders

 

Cricket

 

Netball

 

Year 6

Matching & Mirroring

 

Carnival

 

Cricket

 

Titanic

 

Netball

 

Football

 

Basketball

 

Cricket

 

Netball

 

Football

 

Basketball

Netball

 

Football

 

Basketball

 

Football Skills 

 

Athletics

 

Throwing & Jumping

 

Competitions

 

Skipping

 

 

Cricket

 

Rounders

 

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/