Rugby Free Primary School – our vision statement
At RFPS, our curriculum for Physical Education is tailored to the needs of our children and incorporates particularly our desire for all children to understand how to keep themselves healthy through eating healthily but also through regular exercise and understanding how to look after their bodies and stay fit. We believe a high quality PE curriculum should be an essential part of the curriculum therefore, our school aims to inspire all children to gain a love of physical activity and sport and to have a desire to learn and make progress within PE. Our PE curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils develop the fundamental skills and competence to excel in a wide range of physical activities by providing a broad & balanced curriculum with opportunities that progress as they come through the school. Through good physical education and whole school values we aim to nurture confident, resilient children who will strive for their personal best as well as gaining the skills to celebrate others’ achievements and success of their peers. Our PE curriculum will be inclusive and ensure that pupils of all abilities access the range of activities we offer. We are improving our programme of inter school competitions which will provide opportunities for pupils to participate in competitive sports and activities both in and beyond the curriculum.
The overall ultimate aims however, are those identified in the National Curriculum.
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
Therefore, we aim to ensure that our delivery of physical education allows all children to have the skills and mind set to leave primary school with the capabilities to be successful in their sporting challenges and active lifestyles at secondary school and beyond.
Physical education at Rugby Free Primary school
In PE, children take part in a wide range of activities. They learn how it is fun to stay active and the importance of leading an active lifestyle. In Reception, children will learn basic fundamental movements which they develop through dance, gymnastics and games.
In Key Stage 1, children build upon the skills learnt in Reception and show these through a range of team games, dance, gymnastics, ball skills and athletics. Skills such as jumping, balancing, throwing, catching, running and racket skills are embedded throughout ready for them to be used in a wide variety of game situations in Key Stage 2.
In Key Stage 2, they use all of the skills from Key Stage 1 and put them into a range of games. The skills are also built upon and specialised to specific sports such as rounders, netball, cricket, athletics, tag rugby and football. As well as this, Key Stage 2 children engage in swimming lessons for one term in a year.