Primary School


Primary School

Sport and Wellbeing

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At Gamesley Primary School, we are taking a whole school approach to Sport, Health and Wellbeing Education through the newly purchased Rising Stars Champions Programme.


Champions is a Sports, Fitness and Health programme for Years 1 to 6. It is an holistic approach to the teaching of PE, which improves fitness, develops skills and deepens knowledge of health and wellbeing.



We aim to provide a Sports, Health and Wellbeing Curriculum that can identify the health and skill needs of pupils, taking account of their age and stage. This can be achieved through the combination of the Champions' Sports, Fitness and Health lessons, alongside the provision of extra curricular clubs, before and after school. 


Staff will:

• Help pupils to acquire the relevant knowledge and understanding of the human body and how it works and of the social and emotional factors that influence health.

• Encourage pupils to make informed choices and take appropriate decisions that help to ensure a healthy lifestyle.

• Foster links between school, home and community so that all are involved in a collective responsibility for promoting good health.


We have recently conducted a whole school 'PE and Health Questionnaire' to identify where our children are in their own health and wellbeing journey. The results are published below with full analysis and our intentions for our pupils throughout this academic year.


‘Health is the extent to which an individual or group is able, on one hand, to realise aspirations and satisfy needs and, on the other hand, to change or cope with the environment. Health is, therefore seen as a resource for everyday life, not an object of living; it is a positive concept emphasising social and personal resources, as well as physical capabilities.’

World Health Organisation (WHO), 2000

What is Sports Premium Funding?

In April 2013, the Department of Health, Culture, Media and Sport, announces £150 million of funding to support the delivery of PE and School Sport. This funding was given to primary schools with children across two years (September 2013 to August 2015).This will help all schools improve the quality of PE and sport provision for all their children.

This allows schools to spend their sports fund on improving their provision of PE and sport as well of having the freedom to choose how they do this.

Exciting times ahead!

Here at Gamesley School, we are committed to using this resource to develop high quality PE lessons alongside greater opportunities to access sporting competitions and clubs for all of our pupils.


We plan to use the Sports Funding in these areas:

1. A wide range of sports equipment to support PE and playtimes to motivate all pupils.

2. Supporting regular attendance of sports competitions, festivals and tournaments organised by the school and Derbyshire Sports Association.

3. Training and  professional development opportunities for all staff, including qualified sports coaches working alongside primary teachers.

4. High quality PE curriculum and schemes of work for each Key Stage.


At Gamesley Community Primary School, the teaching and learning of PE focuses on the development and exploration of physical skills. Children are entitled to learn about the benefits of exercise and healthy eating and how to make informed choices about these as they grow. We strive to create an engaging, purposeful, relevant and challenging PE curriculum for all children at Gamesley Primary School.



We aim to develop children’s knowledge, skills and understanding of PE, so that they can perform with increasing competence and confidence in a range of physical activities. In addition, we aim to promote an understanding in children of their bodies in action. It involves thinking, selecting and applying skills and promotes positive attitudes towards a healthy lifestyle. We aim to enable children to make informed choices about physical activity throughout their lives.


We provide a wide range of exciting activities including:


Hockey                     Tennis                       Athletics                        Football                   Gymnastics                       Netball                     Rounders                   Dance                            Tag-Rugby                Dodgeball       

Swimming                 Multi-skills                 Badminton