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Gorsemoor Primary School

Gorsemoor Primary School

Growing together, hand in hand


Welcome to Physical Education

Physical Education at Gorsemoor aims to educate and inspire our young pupils to live healthy, active lifestyles and give them the opportunity to form a solid base from which they can grow and develop. Children are given opportunities to compete at a level, which best suits their needs, and through this, begin to develop Sportsmanship. The positive participation in physical education will enable children to build self-esteem, work effectively together and improve resilience, which is reflected throughout all areas the curriculum. As a school, one of our key aims is to develop the mind-set and mental state of our pupils giving them the tools to aid and protect their own well-being as well as supporting their peers. We aim to use Physical Education to build transferable skills that contribute to the success of our children throughout their time at Gorsemoor and their journey into the wider world. 


Actively Safe, Actively Reaching, Actively Achieving.

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Our Curriculum

Each child has the opportunity to partake in at least 2 hours of Physical Education lessons a week, which is divided between outside games and inside P.E. Within these sessions the children participate in gymnastics, games, dance, swimming and athletics. At Gorsemoor Primary School, we aim to provide a high-quality physical education curriculum that inspires all of our pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. We want to provide opportunities for our pupils to become physically literate and confident in a way, which supports their health and fitness as they move towards making their own choices as young adults. In addition, we aim to provide opportunities for children to compete in sport and other activities in order to build character and help to embed values such as teamwork, fairness and respect.

The purpose of education is to provide young people with the knowledge and skills to prepare children for their diverse working lives, build character, teach knowledge for its own intrinsic value and ignite a love of learning.
Staff aim to promote active and healthy lifestyles
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Children learn to understand the importance of exercising for a lifetime
Regular, physical activity is the best antidote to eliminate obesity and maintain an acceptable body weight.  It also provides a positive alternative to watching television or playing on tablets, computers or mobile phones. 

Competitive Sports at Gorsemoor

At Gorsemoor we are very lucky to have many talented children who represent the school in a variety of sports. We currently have children who represent local football teams, county and district teams and also professional academies. We also have a world championship kick boxer, many children who participate in different forms of martial arts, budding gymnasts and dancers and some really strong swimmers. Here are some pictures of our children enjoying their sport by representing the school, or competing outside of school.

Many activities taught in PE require children to work in groups to solve problems or as a team.  These opportunities are excellent for developing both leadership and cooperation skills.
Children are encouraged to improve their fitness levels during PE lessons, including muscular and cardiovascular endurance, strength and flexibility.
PE is especially important to children who have yet to develop their verbal communication skills.  Thus, their confidence in physical abilities can lead to positive feelings of self-esteem.