Gunness and Burringham CofE Primary School

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Our Value for this half term is Friendship "A friend loves all of the time" Proverbs Ch 17v 17

Physical Education



"Just keep going. Everybody gets better if you stick at it"

Ted Williams




At Gunness and Burringham Church of England Primary School we enthuse and inspire our children to participate fully and develop a life-long love of physical activity, sport and exercise. Our aim is to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that will benefit all children and equip them with the key knowledge and skills in 6 main areas of learning: net and wall games, dance, invasion games, gymnastics. athletics and striking and fielding.


Our curriculum enables children to understand the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle and equips them with the tools to do so through health and wellbeing education. Personal development will also be enhanced through our PE curriculum by promoting team work, resilience, leadership, motivation and creativity. 





Our high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. It provides opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.


The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that: ‘all pupils develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities; are physically active for sustained periods of time; engage in competitive sports and activities; lead healthy, active lives.


High quality Physical Education is provided for every child for two hours a week, children have the opportunity to work with skilled teachers and external sports experts. Children will engage in many strands of PE and will be taught Gym, Games and Dance following a sequential and progressive model. 


Children at Gunness and Burringham have additional opportunity to work with Get Ahead, a sporting company, that allows children to develop competitive opportunities and sporting experiences.






Children at school have a wide variety of skills in a range of sports; they have motivation to win and resilience. Children have a sound understanding of healthy lifestyle and are aware of healthy choices and how to make them


"I love all of PE, the gym, the dance and the game. I feel that I get better each time and if I find something really hard I keep trying"


Year 5 boy.


"I like breakfast Club because we have croissant but I have fruit with it so that it's balanced and healthy"


Year 3 boy


"Get Glowing was ace, I've never done it before but it was all the games and bits that we have done but all glow in the dark - amazing!"


Year 4 girl

National Curriculum

PE Policy