PE is taught twice a week, once by the class teacher and once by a sports coach or PPA teacher. Children should come to school in their PE kits on PE days and will wear them all day.

The Physical Education (PE) Curriculum focuses on: 

  • Developing competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities  
  • Being physically active for sustained periods of time
  • Engaging in competitive sports and activities
  • Leading healthy and active lives

The aim is to provide all pupils with at least two weekly sessions of high-quality teaching a week, access to extra-curricular activities, encouragement to participate in competitions and enable pupils to make good choices for a healthy lifestyle.

  • Pupils will develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities

At Gossops Green, pupils will experience a wide range of physical activities.  In the Early Years, we focus on fundamental movement skills and physical literacy, alongside learning in the outdoor classroom.  In KS1, we focus on dance, gymnastics, attack/defend/compete, send/return, hit/run/catch and run/jump/throw skills, as well as learning in the outdoor classroom.  This progresses into KS2, where the focus is, invasion games (modified games of netball, football, hockey and tag rugby), net/wall games (modified games of tennis, badminton and volleyball), gymnastics, dance, striking and fielding games (modified games of cricket, rounders and stoolball), Outdoor Adventurous Activities (PE lessons and residentials/trips), athletic and swimming and water safety skills.

Pupils will be taught to:

  • EYFS – develop control and co-ordination in large and small movements. Move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space. Handle equipment effectively and know the importance of physical exercise, a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe.
  • KS1– master basic movements and participate in team games, developing simple tactics, attacking and developing and perform dances using simple movement patterns.
  • KS2 – use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination, play competitive games, apply basic principles for attacking and defending, develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance, perform dances using a range of movement patterns, take part in outdoor adventurous activity challenges both individually and in a team and compare their performances and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.

Pupils will be physically active for sustained periods of time

  • At Gossops Green, pupils have two PE lessons a week (class teacher and PPA PE teacher). PE lessons are safe, fun, engaging and progressive, where pupils are active for the majority of the lesson.  Through Powerfully Positive Playtimes, pupils are encouraged to complete physical challenges against the clock and to participate in ‘Craze of the Week’. 
  • We encourage ‘Active 60’ ensuring all pupils try to be active for 30 minutes a day through PE lessons, physical activities before school, at lunch and after school, as well as being in active in other curriculum subjects and classes participating in ‘brain break’ activities.

Pupils will engage in competitive sports and activities

  • At Gossops Green, we offer a wide variety of extra-curricular activities for all ages. We participate in ‘Crawley School Games’ competitions, involving tournaments and festivals against other schools for KS2 and KS1 pupils. We hold intra-school competitions throughout the year.

Pupils will make good choices to lead healthy and active lives

  • At Gossops Green, we encourage healthy and active lives through our PE, Science and PSHE curriculum. Pupils and parents are encouraged to walk or scoot or bike to school.  The school has bike and scooter shelters.  As a school, we take part in events throughout the year that encourage healthy and active lives (Bike it Week, Big Pedal, Well-Being week).   School meals are provided at school with a hot and cold option for pupils.  Healthy pack lunches are encouraged (no fizzy drinks, chocolate bars or sweets).