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Richardson Endowed Primary School

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The intent of teaching PE is to create and inspire an active generation to embrace physical activity, making a life-long positive impact on their own physical health and well-being.


All children will develop the fundamental skills, understanding and passion to enable them to progress physically through an inspirational, unique and fully inclusive PE curriculum. We encourage all children to develop their understanding of the way in which they can use their body, equipment and apparatus safely yet imaginatively to achieve their personal goals.


Our curriculum will challenge and promote self-esteem through the development of physical confidence and problem solving. It will teach children to cope with both success and failure in competitive, individual and team based physical activities. All children will develop the conventions of fair play, honest competition and good sporting behaviour as individual participants, team members and spectators.


We aspire for children to be physically active and adopt a positive mind-set, believing that anything can be achieved with determination and resilience in a safe and supportive environment. Children will flourish through a dynamic, varied and stimulating program of activities which is essential in supporting their physical, emotional, spiritual, social and moral development.

Key Learning


Developing the key physical skills needed to participate and compete in a given sport or activity.

Through being an analytical and thoughtful learner, children will understand the rules, tactics and disciplines within an activity and identify the importance and benefits of an active and healthy lifestyle.

Development of personal, emotional and social values promoting positive attitudes and respect towards themselves and others. Reflect on the outcomes of themselves and others to identify improvements on their own learning journey, setting personal goals and next steps.


In Early Years, P.E is taught through the prime area of Physical Development which encompasses gross motor skills. We want the children to negotiate space and obstacles safely, demonstrate strength, balance and co-ordination when playing and move energetically such as running, jumping, dancing, hopping, skipping and climbing. Children also develop prerequisite skills for P.E through the prime area of Personal, Social and Emotional Development by Managing Self and Building Relationships.  Children will work and play cooperatively and take turns with others as well as manage their own basic hygiene and personal needs, including dressing; explain the reasons for rules, know right from wrong and behave accordingly and be confident to try new activities and show independence, resilience and perseverance in the face of a challenge.


In EYFS, this is implemented:


  • Taught directly in PE, outdoor learning,
  • continuous provision (bikes, climbing frames, balance bars, skipping ropes, wheelbarrows, pushchairs, loose parts, tools, construction)
  • Sports Coach
  • Welly Wednesday
  • Balance bike
  • Squiggle
  • Routines (playtimes)