Physical Education is a vital component in the development of children’s physical and emotional health and well-being. This includes qualities such as enjoyment, tolerance, co-operation, teamwork and the development of specific expertise. Our aim at Goldfinch is to develop the confidence and competence of each child in the PE curriculum. Our Physical Education programmes enable all children to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. It ensures opportunities to develop fundamental movement skills for pupils to become physically literate which supports their health, fitness and athletic development.
Children gain a lot from extra-curricular activities from broadening their skill set to increasing their confidence within sport. At Goldfinch, we are proud of the many opportunities our children are given to participate in extra-curricular clubs such as Dance, Yoga and Football. In addition to self-selected clubs, children can choose to participate in lunchtime drop in sessions for Tennis and Cricket. Children also have the opportunity to develop their skills at playtime in a non-competitive manner such as volleyball, football and netball.
We have adopted Gymrun as part of our PE curriculum, to help encourage our children to become fitter. The Gymrun Challenges monitor and celebrate every child’s fitness progression, increasing understanding, engagement and motivation for physical learning. Through Gymrun, children build fitness, fitness understanding, physical literacy and resilience.