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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. 

Race for Life

A fantastic day and a fantastic total of £3097 which when Gift Aid is added on top of this rises to £3581.75!!!!

Bell Boating Regatta

Evesham Bell Boating Regatta

A group of Year 4 pupils represented the school at the Evesham Bell Boating Regatta on Wednesday 20th June. The children were brilliant and came third in their heats! They beat teams of children in Year 6 and Year 7!

Sports Captains get ready for The Race For Life

Jump Rope UK

June 2018- the whole school have taken part in ‘Jump Rope’ Workshops with trainers from Direct Sports Provision. The children had a fantastic time learning how to skip correctly and develop their techniques. We thank Mark and Gareth from Direct Sports Pro and Rachael from Jump Rope UK for their fabulous instruction. Rachael is a Guinness world record holder from 2014! We are looking into Rachael running an after school skipping next year. If you would like to find out more about the holiday and summer activity camps they provide please see their website


Jump Rope UK workshops

A group of Year 3 girls recently took part in a football festival organised by Worcestershire F.A. The girls were able to participate in a number of skills activities before playing five games of football against other County schools.

Year 3 Girls Football Festival

Bell boating - May 2018

On Thursday 17th May a group of 4– Year 4 pupils went Bell Boating on the river in Evesham. Mrs Evans, Mrs Stanley and parent governor Mr Jones took the children. The children were a credit to the school and collaborated well as a group.