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P.E at Galley Common Infant School


At Galley Common we believe that P.E not only contributes to the physical development of pupils but also develops crucial skills and attributes required for the modern world. We place a high importance on delivering the P.E curriculum, whilst also offering a range of physical and sport opportunities. Our aim is for all children to leave Galley Common being physically literate, whilst also being a confident thinker who is involved and engaged in their learning. 


On this page you will find information about our P.E curriculum at Galley Common. You will also find impact reports on how we have budgeted for the P.E premium. 



P.E and sports premium

What is the Sports Premium?


The government is providing funding of £320 million per annum for the academic year 2020/2021 to provide new and substantial primary school sport funding.

The funding is to:  

  • develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers
  • build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years.

Each school will receive £16.000, and an additional £10 per pupil.  The money can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.




We are very proud to have been awarded the 2019 School Games Mark Award. This is to recognise our ongoing commitment and achievement in the School Games Programme during the Autumn and Spring term. 











Play leaders

20 year 2 children volunteered to be play leaders. They had special training with Mr Leggett in which they learnt games to play, and how to help other children play games. At lunch times the play leaders set up games, and help support children to play the games.

"The play leaders help me play games." 

"They tell me when it is my turn to throw the ball." 

"I like the play leaders." 

"they play with me when I am lonely." 



 The play leaders have been involving children in active lunchtime play. They have been encouraging children to play games, and helping those children who struggle to play. With the help of our sports mid day supervisor, the play leaders have led games that have had some competitive elements. 

Year 1 and 2 Enrichment sessions


During the Autumn term,  year 1 and 2 children had a series of enrichment sessions where they learnt new skills.Throughout the course they were introduced to the skills of archery, boccia, cricket and curling. 

They children used new resources which made they lessons very exciting for them! All lessons had a competitive element in them too. 


"I loved the cricket, we had to bat the balls to hit the wicket." 

"I loved all of them because we got to score lots of points." 

"In the archery I couldn't do it because the bow was too big, but I kept trying and then I did it! And then I got it in the middle! 


Staff also enjoyed the sessions: 

"The sessions were very active and valuable as the children were using quality resources which made this a great physical experience for them." 



The children were given the opportunity to engage in a brand new sport with new skills to learn. All children were physically active and enjoyed the sessions. Teachers were pleased with the progress and engagement of children in these sessions. The children have had their physical experiences broadened. 




Lunchtime Clubs

This year 'Premier Sports' have been running a lunch time club for the children. 

Year 1 children were learning fencing, and Year 2 children learnt archery. 

Each week the children would learn new skills and practise them. This then lead up to a competition. 

Some of the year 1 and year 2 children even got to compete against other schools who had been learning fencing and archery too. 




Children have been active throughout lunchtimes. Throughout the year they have all learn new skills, and either competed against each other or another school. 

Fencing and Archery competition - January 2019

20 year 1 children took part in a fencing competition against Chilvers Coton Infant School.

20 year 2 children took part in a archery competition against Whitestone school.

As the children had been learning these skills during the Autumn term at a lunch time club, they were very excited to compete against other children, especially from another school.

The children were great sports, and demonstrated the new skills they had learnt very well.


"Our school won the competition, we got the most points."

"we had to hit the target with the bow and arrow to get the most points. "

"I won the kind and polite award for the competition."

"I am good at aiming, I look at the number first, and point my arrow directly at the number."

"I think we got over 50 points."

"I had so much fun, I would give it a 4/5 stars, it would have been even better if we could have done it for longer."

"We had to go to Chilvers Coton school, we had to fight the other children with foil swords

"We had to salute the other children first, and then lunge."

"We did not win, but we had lots of fun, we got about 53points."

Years 1 and 2- St Andrews Day 'Highland games'


To celebrate St Andrews day, the Key Stage One children had a highland games experience. They took part in a range of different physical activities to celebrate, such as Welly Wanging... 




Key Stage One Children engaged in new physical opportunities to broaden their physical experiences. 


Foundation Stage Diwali dance- November 2018

To help with Receptions Diwali learning, all children took part in a Diwali dance workshop. They worked in groups where they learnt new dance techniques. At the end of the morning they performed their dance to the rest of the Reception children.



"It was lots of fun, I liked the music." 

"I liked doing the different dances with the scarves."

Children in the Foundation Stage  learnt new dance skills, combined with deepening their knowledge about Diwali. 

Footie Bugs

The Reception children had a 6 week 'footie bugs' experience. During these sessions the children developed their balance, core and co ordination skills, as they practised football skills such as - dribbling, striking, passing and control.

The children thoroughly enjoyed the sessions, and developed their physical skills.



Children really enjoyed these sessions. All children made progress in controlling the ball. 

Children's views:

"I loved it because we learnt to change direction when our ball was going to go into somebody. I am good squishing the ball to make it stop."

"I enjoyed it because we had to play lots of games, and I learnt how to dribble the ball, and I learnt how to balance and pass the ball."

"I am good controlling the ball, I learnt how to kick the ball and get it into the goal. "

"I liked I because it was so much fun, I learnt how to dribble the ball and pass it to people, Mr Smith said I had good control of the ball, and I scored 2 goals."



Pre Pedal

Reception children had a 5 week course on the balance bikes. During this they developed their core strength, balance and co ordination skills. Children learnt how to control their bike to weave in and out of obstacles. They also learnt how to build up speed so that they could glide on their bike. 



All reception children engaged with Pre Pedal. All children showed progress in controlling the bike, and developing the confidence to manourve their bike around and over objects. 


Childrens views: 

"I loved it, I am so good at gliding now!" 

"It was a bit hard, but I can do it quite good now"

"I loved doing the monster steps to get really good and fast speed!" 


Play trition


In reception, children had a 12 week programme which focused on teaching children about how to live a healthy lifestyle. The sessions focused on exploring foods, finding out where they come from and learning how to have a balanced diet. They also discovered the food groups, and learnt about how each food group affects their body.




Childrens comments: 


"I have learnt about what healthy foods are and which foods are like, like candy floss because that has so much sugar!"

"We learnt about healthy food." 

"We learnt about dairy, its milk and cheese, dairy is good for bones." 

"I always look at the traffic light colours in the food, they tell you if they are healthy, if it is all green it is all good, red is all bad."

"Brown bread is so much better than white bread." 

"Miss Wellings taught me to find my pulse, the more we exercise the harder our pulse beats, and that's good."


Teacher comments: 

"These sessions were so valuable for the children's education. The children loved learning about the different food groups, and it was lovely to hear they were looking out for healthy foods as they went shopping with their parents. Children were given lots of opportunities to try new fruits and vegetables, which they may not have tried before. The final session, children had to make a healthy party plate, and it was wonderful to see how much knowledge they had about the different foods, commenting on why certain foods were good for their body."