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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.




Diwali Dance November 2021


Reception children were learning about the celebration 'Diwali'. To support this learning they took part in a Indian dance workshop. 

The children learnt a range of Indian hand gestures 'Mudras' to use whilst dancing to represent the story of 'Rama and Sita'

The children had great fun listening to Indian music, dancing and learning more about the celebration of Diwali. 


Children comments: 

"I liked dancing to the music, it was fun and fast'

"I liked making the different animals with my hands' 

"That was fun learning that dance, I have not done a Diwali dance before"


Enrichment sessions - November 2021


In the Autumn term Key Stage One children took part in Enrichment sessions. 

During these sessions they learnt new sports, and explored new skills. 

The children learnt and took part in the sports; Boccia, Golf, Archery and Cricket. 


Children comments: 

"We learnt how to aim a ball at the target."

"I learnt when I want to aim I just keep looking where I want it to go and then hit it." 

"I love the archery it was so much fun!"

"I liked doing the gold, my daddy does golf too and I can play with him now."

I loved playing boccia, we had to roll balls into the hoop, I was really good at it!." 


After School Clubs - Autumn 2021


In the Autumn term clubs were paid for using the Sports Premium, therefore children could attend the clubs for free. 

Clubs were very well attended, and a total of 70 children attended the clubs each half term.

Well-being Festival - November 2021


Key stage One took part in a Well-Being Fesitval. 

They took part in a range of activities to develop, mindfulness, resilience, and team work. 

Children enjoyed taking part in the different activities and were encouraged to be active and kind throughout. 


Children's comments: 

"we learn't to not give up, even when something is tricky."

"we were giving our friends compliments and saying well done to each other." 

"we learnt that if we work in a team we will get more done." 

"I liked doing the jumping because I am good at jumping and I just did not give up." 

"I liked trying to build the cup tower with my friends, we got ours to balance and be really tall." 




Soccer Tots -Reception- January-February 2022


Reception children took part in a 6 week soccer tots programme. 

During these sessions children developed their balance, co-ordination and core strength. They explored and developed a range of football skills such as dribbling, striking, passing and control. 

Children really enjoyed these sessions! 


Children's views:


"I loved it! I liked dribbling the ball around the cones, and then trying to kick it into the goal!"

"We learnt how to use our feet in different ways to kick the ball." 

"I could kick the ball really hard and hit the target"

"I was good at kicking the ball to my friend, I aimed it at her foot.....when she kicked it back to me I squished it with my foot so it did not move."

"It got better and better each time."

Competition training - Year 1 - January-February 2022

Year One children took part in some competitive games. 

They practised running, throwing, bouncing and tried to reach their personal best. 

These results were then taken and compared with other schools in the area. We are awaiting to see how well we did! 



Children's comments: 


"We did lots of different activities like running, aiming, throwing." 

"I liked seeing how fast I could run, sometimes I ran really fast sometimes I was a bit slower."

"I got so many points because I could aim into the target."

"The jumping was so hard because we had to see how many jumps we could do in 1 minute, I was so tired!"

Reception Chinese New Year Dragon Dance -February 2022


To enhance Receptions learning about Chinese New Year, the children took part in a Chinese dragon dancing workshop. Children used props to dance to music. Their favourite part was dressing up as a dragon and dancing around the room. 

KS1 Wellbeing Festival - February 2022


Children took part in workshops which helped develop their wellbeing. The sessions focused on healthy eating, mindfulness and resilience. 

KS1 Irish dancing - St Patricks day 17th March 2022

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.