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Physical Education

Physical Education and Sport are central to the ethos at Gledhow. A fit and healthy child playing sport learns to compete and challenge themselves against others and against their personal best. Team sport encourages children to play together and strive to be the best. If we do our job well, then they also learn to accept defeat as an inevitable outcome of trying to win. These are core life skills in our view. We also challenge those with talent to seek out clubs and teams in which they can further their skills. Many of our children enter local and national competitions and go on to play at a high level.

We have separated our study into three strands covering Team Games, Individual Pursuits and the Performing Arts. These are all studied each year with the children being challenged at an ever increasing level as they are introduced to age appropriately higher level Physical Education units. Click to see our Physical Education Framework of Teaching Units.

Team Games

Team games teaching provides children with sports skills such as aiming, shooting and passing, but also enables them to develop their understanding of strategy and team work. Our carefully planned programme ensures that games skills are revisited throughout the year and across school.

Through this study, our children are able to develop general team game skills but also to specialise and join our lunchtime football leagues, ASAC sports clubs and represent the school in one of our many competitive teams.

Individual Pursuits

Children are also taught sports skills for games and activities that are not always played as a team. There is of course overlap; although running and swimming involve the development of precise techniques and are solo events, the school enters competitions so that swimmers and athletes can also represent the school as part of our teams.

We are consistently one of the top ten schools in Leeds across all sports and excel in many. For example, our swimming teams are undefeated in nine years and have produced many swimmers who have competed for Leeds, and in Regional and National competition.

Performing Arts

The final strand of our teaching develops the children's gymnastic and dance skills. Benefitting from specialist dance teaching provided using national PE funding, our children are taught to a high standard and develop their skills very well in this overlap subject between sport and the arts. Again we enter dance and gymnastic competitions and help children access additional outside provision.

The units studied in dance provide a platform for children to challenge themselves and perform individually, and as a team, to a high level.

Physical Education Teaching Framework - Units of Work

Team Games

Individual Pursuits

Performing Arts

Year 1

Games Skills and Team Games

Athletics

Gymnasics and Dance

Year 2

Games Skills and Team Games

Athletics

Gymnastics and Dance

Year 3

Team Games

Athletics and Swimming

Gymnastics and Dance

Year 4

 

Athletics and Swimming

 

Year 5

Team Games

Athletics and Swimming

Gymnastics and Dance

Year 6

Team Games

Fitness and Well Being and Athletics

Gymnastics and Dance