The aim of our PE Curriculum is to:
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.
Alongside these stated aims, Reigate Priory believes that Physical Education should provide opportunities for pupils to be creative, competitive, challenged and adventurous.
Subject Leader - Miss P. Edmonds
Teaching and Learning in PE:
Our unique park setting allows us to bring learning to life both inside and out. With this in mind, our PE lessons largely take place outdoors, or inside our gymnasium. Swimming lessons take place just a short walk away at a local secondary school. Our broad and balanced curriculum has been carefully planned to ensure it is relevant and purposeful. Pupils received a minimum of 2 hours of teacher-led PE lessons per week, with Year 4 pupils receiving an additional swimming lessons.
Pupils are taught to:
- Use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
- Play competitive games (including, basketball, handball, lacrosse, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders, and tennis, and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
- Develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance through
- athletics and gymnastics
- Perform dances using a range of movement patterns
- Take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges; individually and within a team
- Compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.
Pupils evaluate their own performances, offer feedback to each other and receive feedback from their teacher based on the Success Checkers. Learning is benchmarked by the Focus Assessment Criteria to ensure standards and progress.
Our PE provision is supplemented by an extensive extra-curricular sport offer. As members of the RRPSSA and Active Surrey, pupils also access a range of local sporting competitions and events.
Contribution to SMSC and British Values:
- Promoting creativity and exploring emotion through dance and gymnastic.
- Developing an appreciation for the natural world during outdoor lessons.
- Promoting fair play, abiding by rules, trust, respect, team work and sportsmanship.
- Supporting initiatives such as Sports Relief and pupil voice via the Sports Council.
- Providing opportunities to engage in competition inside and outside of school.
- Sharing international examples of different athletes and their achievements.
- Providing opportunities for pupils to express opinions and make judgements about rules, activities, their performance and the performance others.
At the end of the Key Stage a Reigate Priory PE Learner:
- Play modified, competitive games, and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending.
- Demonstrate flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance and dance using a range of movement.
- Take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team.
- Compare their performances with previous ones and strive to achieve their personal best.
- Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres.