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We have a well-equipped hall for gymnastics and dance in addition to a large field and playground area for a wide range of outdoor games. The children are taken for weekly lessons by a specialist coaching company CM Sports, who present the children with a wide spectrum of competitive games. As well as this, class teachers provide the children with gymnastic and dance skills. All children benefit from two PE lessons each week.

We aim to provide varied opportunities and a positive environment to develop physical awareness and skills. Learning how to keep ourselves and each other safe is embedded into all lessons. The children learn about the food needed to fuel the body, and the benefits of perseverance and hard work in the sporting world. Children are encouraged to consider the characteristics, attitudes and qualities that make a person successful in physical education.

A close partnership with Bohunt Secondary School encourages children to try a variety of sports and skills. These opportunities spur the children to discover, practice and extend their hobbies and passions in the sporting world. The children are also exposed to the more rigorous rules and methods in competition by having the chance to compete in tournaments against other primary schools within the area. Their achievements through co-operation, courage and perseverance are recognised in assemblies, allowing their hard work to be rewarded and become an inspiration for others.

Grayshott pupils take part in active and exciting residential trips in Years 5 and 6. These include outdoor and adventurous activities that require the physical fitness, team work, initiative and perseverance.

Through our PE curriculum we aim to:

  • Encourage the children to achieve their personal goals and to feel satisfaction and enjoyment in their physical development.
  • Provide physical challenges which enable the children to value the importance of determination and effort.
  • Allow each child to learn through planning, performance and evaluation.
  • Contribute to each child’s personal and social development, especially their self-confidence and co-operation skills.
  • Enable pupils to pursue their interests and talents by providing a broad range of after-school clubs and participation in local festivals and tournaments.


Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development

SPIRITUAL – Pupils develop their knowledge and understanding of the body’s performance when exercising; this leaves pupils amazed at the body’s ability. This is also linked to the Christian value ‘Endurance’, as pupils have to show endurance when exploring the body’s capabilities. Through dance and sports such as Gymnastics pupils are being creative, expressing feelings and emotions in their performances. Allowing pupils’ reflection time to evaluate their experiences allows them to build a positive mindset and promotes progression.


MORAL – Living a healthy lifestyle and promoting healthy living is apparent in P.E lessons at Grayshott Primary. Pupils develop the ability to tell between right and wrong through fair play in sporting events and participating in competitive situations, giving pupils a sense of justice, and how to respond appropriately when they feel there is an injustice. There are frequent opportunities given to pupils to umpire and referee which supports the importance of abiding by rules and following them.


SOCIAL – The nature of PE allows all pupils to develop the necessary skills to work in teams or pairs, as the majority of activities are based around team games or creating sequences in groups, co-operation with others is paramount to success. Giving the pupils roles such as leaders, coaches, or umpires, and offers pupils the opportunity to develop their communication skills, leadership skills and the ability to settle any discrepancies which may occur.  We have links with a local secondary school, Bohunt, where children volunteer or are chosen to compete in different sports as part of our school partnership. Children are chosen on a rotation to give everyone an equal opportunity. Our annual Sports Week and Sports Day gives pupils the chance to work together as a team, support one another and work on communication and leadership skills. 


CULTURAL – Pupils are given the opportunity to explore dances and learn games from different traditions and cultures including their own. Pupils also recognise and discuss the differences between male and female roles within sport, at both elite and amateur levels. Compassion and respect for other culture and traditions is also displayed by all when exploring unfamiliar games or dances. Pupils will discuss how culture affects what sports different nations excel at traditionally or historically, and how this can affect which sports men and women participate in.