Gravel Hill School


Sporting Glory


This year a wide range of coaches support teachers in delivering high quality PE lessons, across the school.


Children who have been trained as Young Leaders in Y5 and Y6 teach our younger children how to play a variety of team games alongside MDS who have also been trained to deliver small games and activities to increase physical activity at lunchtime. We have an all weathers table tennis table, basketball nets, mini gym, KS1 football pen and large field with goals and nets, these resources all help to contribute to the promotion of a healthy lifestyle across the school.


Family Golden Time activities have included: Archery, Circus Skills, Skateboarding and 1st aid.


Y5 attend swimming lessons for a term and a half each, at Crook Log Sports Centre.


Our Nursery children have Socatots every Thursday as part of their curriculum and Reception currently have several new physical activity scheme running to train our younger children to move purposefully.


All children are encouraged to walk on Wednesdays (WOW) and events are run to support this, which include Road Safety, Bikeability and Scooter School.


Y6 have an annual Class trip to an Outdoor Activity Centre, to experience different physical activities. Last year’s class experienced tobogganing and tubing.


Every two years, Y5 and Y6 have the opportunity to go on a School Journey to the PGL camp on the Isle of Wight where they experience a long weekend of alternative physical activity e.g. Zip lining, Night trekking, Climbing, abseiling, Canoeing and many more.


As part of our "Change for Life" initiative, children are being taught about making healthy lifestyle choices and understanding the dangers of obesity, smoking and drug use/misuse.


We currently have a coach who regularly leads active lunchtimes on a Friday, taking children into the mini gym, allowing them to compete against each other in speed stacking competitions and helping with lunchtime club. This is all designed to encourage children to participate in a healthy lifestyle.


So far this year we have attended several football matches and represented our school at several tournaments across the borough. We have also hosted several matches and several members of our staff have been involved in organising and officiating these competitions.


This year we have introduced a new award to help celebrate great sportsmanship across the school.

KS1 and KS2 now have ‘Sports person of the term’ where children are nominated by their teachers for displaying the school games values of: determination, honesty, passion, respect, self-belief and team work. See December/January’s winners below: 



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