P.E. and Sport
At Gilbert Colvin, we aim to provide a PE curriculum that pupils from Nursery to Year 6 not only enjoy, but also allows them to experience a range of activities that help them to develop their health, fitness and wellbeing. Children develop a variety of skills through activities both indoor and outdoor, such as:
- Developing positive attitudes towards physical activity and fitness.
- Competing against oneself, with the sole aim to improve.
- Allow children to set personal goals and how they can work towards them.
- Understand success and failure.
- Celebrate and reward progress.
At Gilbert Colvin we learn rolls, handstands, cartwheels and many more skills, as well as building confidence to explore different ways of challenging ourselves on and off the equipment.
We run a gymnastics club with all children being given the opportunity to take part in an annual competition.
Children learn a dance related to a topic they are learning about in class. All children have the opportunity contribute to the choreography. Children take part in dance in a variety of ways: group work, partner work and individually.
Each year a dance team is selected to represent Gilbert Colvin in the Redbridge Dance Competition
- Outdoor Adventure
Children learn about map reading, orienteering, and teamwork. The activities within the subject develop skills in other areas of the curriculum, such as, geography, science and communication.
- Net and wall games
Children learn about hand-eye coordination and spatial awareness. Examples of net and wall games played at Gilbert Colvin include tennis and table tennis.
- Striking and fielding
These are activities in which players score points by striking an object and running to designated playing areas or prevent opponents from scoring by retrieving the object and returning it to stop the play. Examples of these games played at Gilbert Colvin are cricket and rounders.
- Invasion games
Tactical problems related to invasion games include maintaining possession, attacking and/or defending a goal, winning the ball. A big part of invasion games is being able to work as a team. Examples of invasion games that we play at Gilbert Colvin include, basketball, football, rugby, handball and hockey.
- Scooters and Cycles
In Year 2, children are given the chance to ride scooters. This gives them the chance learn the importance of balance and observation. They learn the importance of safety e.g. wearing helmets and checking their scooters regularly.
During Year 4, children are given the chance to ride cycles, following on from the skills they developed when riding scooters in Year 2. Children are encouraged to do a thorough check of their cycles before riding so that they are safe. They learn about cycle awareness, such as what they might see when riding on public streets e.g. cars, pedestrians or other cyclists. Children develop skills by riding around different courses using a variety of hand signals to inform other riders of their intended direction of travel.
Children are given the chance to represent the school in a variety of events and tournaments, helping to develop their self-esteem, confidence and well-being.
P.E. at Gilbert Colvin
Here are some videos of the dances the children have practised ...