Welcome to Primary School

Physical Education

Physical Education is fundamental to a child’s learning and development. The team at the Garden International School will ensure that all children:

  1. have the confidence to excel in a broad range of sport and physical activity.
  2. are physically literate and competent individuals who enjoy being active.
  3. understand and demonstrate values such as fairness, respect, and co-operation.
  4. are motivated to embrace lifelong physical learning, health and well being.

Grades 1 – 3

The children will enjoy developing fundamental movement skills through a wide range of fun games and athletic activities. There are 4 main strands to fundamental movement skills summarised in the table below.

Functional Movement

Aesthetic Movement

Manipulative Skills

Movement Concepts

Developing balance, agility, and coordination.

Developing body awareness and gymnastics.  

Developing the ability to work with equipment and small apparatus.

Developing decision making and directional awareness.


As the children move into grade 4 they should be secure in the following seven movement skills:

Grades 4 – 6

The children will continue to develop fundamental movement skills whilst gaining an understanding of how to improve physically.  This will enable the children to enjoy, participate and excel in a wide range of more formal sport and physical activities.

They will learn how to evaluate and recognize their own success and improve performances by comparing current with previous achievements.  They will experience competition and enjoy a range of activities as follows:

  1. Multi-skills - e.g. dribbling, throwing, catching.
  2. Invasion Games - e.g. tag rugby, basketball, football.
  3. Striking and fielding games - e.g. softball, cricket.
  4. Net and wall games - e.g. table tennis, badminton.
  5. Athletics - e.g. running, jumping, throwing.
  6. Gymnastics - e.g. rolling, twisting, turning, traveling and balancing.
  7. Outdoor and adventurous activities - e.g. orienteering.
  8. Skipping - e.g. single, double-dutch.
  9. Hooping - e.g. waist hooping, spinning hoops.

Each activity unit is based on sequential learning outcomes that form the basis of the children’s learning.

House Competition

There is a Physical Education House Competition that all the children compete for within their House.  The House competition takes place on the completion of each activity unit.  The competition encapsulates the aims of Physical Education at GIS; to develop Happy, Active, Healthy, Physically Literate Lifelong Learners.