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St Richard's

Church of England First School

Physical Education


It is our intent that the PE curriculum at St Richard’s allows and inspires all pupils to enjoy, succeed and participate with competitive and non-competitive sport and other physical activities. We shall provide a variety of opportunities for pupils to be physically active daily to support their fitness and understanding of a healthy lifestyle.

We shall provide opportunities for the children to compete in sporting activities in order to build their character and resilience as well as their physical skills. This shall be in line with our core Christian values.

In Key Stage 1, children will develop fundamental skills, becoming increasingly competent and confident in a broad range of activities in order to develop their agility, balance and co-ordination both whilst working individually and with others. The children shall participate within a range of competitive and co-operative physical activities within activities such as games, gymnastics and dance.

In Key Stage 2, the children shall develop these skills as well as learning and applying a broader range. They will learn how to use them in different ways as well as linking them to achieve actions and sequences of movement.  Throughout the year, the children shall have the opportunity to take part in a variety of games, gymnastic and dance activities. Throughout Key Stage 2 children have the opportunity to develop water safety skills, swimming stroke technique and confidence.  Pupils shall also be given the opportunity to represent the school in a wide range of sporting activities and fixtures.

Purpose of study

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.



The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:

  •  develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  •  are physically active for sustained periods of time
  •  engage in competitive sports and activities
  •  lead healthy, active lives.


PE lessons at St Richard's

The range of sports available at St Richard's, both within curriculum time as well as within after school clubs, enriches our broad, engaging and inclusive curriculum. 


We offer the following after school clubs throughout the year;

- football

- dance

- volleyball

- table tennis 


Children across the school are given the opportunity to take part in inter school competitions and within our local area cluster of Primary schools. 

Progression of Skills and Knowledge

Representing St Richard’s CE First School

Sports Day

Cluster Events

Sponsored Event with paralympian Rachael Latham

Sports Week