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We love PE at Gawber!


At Gawber, we recognise the fundamental role that regular physical activity plays in our lives. As part of our commitment to ensure that all children lead a healthy lifestyle, active learning is at the centre of our pedagogy.


We believe every child should have the opportunity to take part in physical activity daily and become more physically confident and competent. We hope that, through all the sporting opportunities and physical activity we offer, the children will potentially develop a love and passion for sport and continue out of school and into their later lives.


Our curriculum

The staff at Gawber have considered pupil voice from our children and collaborated together to create a curriculum that progressively develops the three pillars. We have ensured that all sports and activities are revisited across year groups in order to teach in more depth, with an emphasis on revisiting, refining and building on fundamental motor skills with increased complexity at the appropriate stage.


At Gawber, we are passionate about PE and value its role in developing children’s physical, social and emotional skills. We deliver a high quality, progressive PE curriculum that is tailored towards our children through the three pillars of progression:

    1. Motor Competence at Gawber

We teach children a variety of motor actions such as fine and gross motor skills and co-ordination. These are first and foremost taught in engaging PE lessons and then developed further through activities at breaks and lunchtimes. 

At Gawber, we pride ourselves on the importance of children developing their fundamental movement skills in EYFS and continue to develop and refine these throughout year groups in order to help engage children in future participation in physical activity beyond primary school.

    2. Rules, strategies and tactics at Gawber

During PE lessons at Gawber, children are taught the interconnection of motor competence and rules, strategies and tactics. We explicitly teach the knowledge that children will need to help them make clear decisions and movements.

3. Healthy participation at Gawber

At Gawber, we ensure that children are taught the importance of leading healthy, active lives both now and into the future. We love to hear of our children participating in physical activity beyond school at clubs and events.


We deliver engaging PE lessons that focus on declarative knowledge and procedural knowledge to ensure that children know what and how to apply their knowledge within a range of activities. 


“A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide 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.”

National Curriculum






Gawber athletes have knowledge of:

• The importance of leading a healthy, active lifestyle


• The relevant rules, tactics, techniques and equipment


• How to improve their own and others’ performance


• Successful experts in their field





Gawber's Whole School 'Hit The Ground Running Event'

Our key curriculum aims

Intent, Implementation and Impact


PE lessons