At Gallions, we understand the importance of teaching our children to be healthy and we provide a curriculum, beyond what is expected in the national Curriculum. All children have two one hour PE lessons a week. They have one outdoor session and one indoor session, covering a wide range of sports such as: tennis, cricket, dodge ball, hockey, football, orienteering, gymnastics, fitness. In addition to this, every week in Reception and KS1 and every fortnight in KS2, our pupils are taught dance and drama by a specialist dance teacher. We have a large playground and two halls where these lessons are taught.
In Year 3 children have an intensive two weeks of swimming lessons at the Aquatics Centre in Stratford. In Years 3, 4 and 5, children go on residential trip and have the opportunity to experience outdoor activities such as: caving, high ropes, orienteering and canoeing.
Cycling is a life skill and our pupils are offered the opportunity in Year 3 and Year 5 to undertake cycle training. Pool Bikes are used so that pupils that do not own bikes are not disadvantaged.
Gallions has a partnership with West Ham United Foundation. During PPA, PE is delivered by an award winning coach who has received national recognition for his expertise in PE delivery.
Pupils at Gallions also have access to a wide range of PE activities through an extensive timetable of clubs, which include: Ballet, Cheer, Wallball, Yoga, Non-Contact Boxing and Karate.
Pupils also take part in competitions to develop team-work and resilience. Over the last academic year, Gallions have won trophies in Football, Cheer, Wallball and Cycling.
Our Extended Schools Manager sources a wide array of Educational Visits and a few highlights have been:-
- Tour of London Stadium
- Invitation to the launch of West Ham United Players Project
- BBL Basketball Finals at The O2
- Rugby Mascots for England Rugby League Four Nations.
- Nitro ATP Tennis
- International Hockey at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre
- Wheelchair Tennis at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre
- UEL Sports Scholar Events
In 2019 pupils will be attending the Women’s FA Cup Final at Wembley and England v Australia World Cup Cricket at Lords
Gallions is proud to have been awarded the Silver STARS accreditation and we are working towards Gold.