Welcome to Physical Education at Richmond Hill Primary Academy
Led by Clare Scanlon
As a school we have maintained gold award for 4 years. Unfortunately due to Covid this award is on hold at present but we hope in 2021/2022 we will achieve this level again.
PE is a vital part of school life and ultimately children’s future well-being. It is our intent to provide an inclusive, broad and balanced PE curriculum that ensures ALL children will benefit, whether through enhancing existing skills, learning new skills or being introduced to a range of sports, teams and local organisations.
It is our intent to ensure children understand the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle and to equip them with the tools to do so through health and well-being education. We do this through weekly PE sessions and PSHE sessions, but we also celebrate this by completing an annual 'Healthy Week'.
We believe that participation in physical activity is key to developing children who are proud of themselves, their peers/ team mates and also the community in which they belong. As a school we place great emphasis on providing opportunities beyond the weekly lessons with after-school clubs, inter-school competitions and regular competitions within the community. We believe this links directly with our school’s CARE values of collaboration, aspiration, resilience and endevour and is another way in which we can positively engage with our local community.
Our PE curriculum is supported by Real PE. Staff have been trained in the implementation of the sessions and also the use of the platform Jasmine where the curriculum can be accessed.
Our PE instructor teaches PE sessions in each year group during the class teacher's PPA time. During these sessions in KS2 she focuses on Football, dance, indoor athletics, golf, hockey, tennis, kwik cricket, track and field athletic events and outdoor and adventurous activity. You can see the full long term plan here.
With both our PE instructor and committed staff, the children receive weekly PE lessons which are mapped out following a broad and balanced curriculum using Real PE and Real Gym alongside skills our PE instructor has intensive training in. Staff are trained in the programme and lesson plans are followed via the Jasmine platform. Real PE gives every child the physical literacy, emotional and thinking skills to achieve in PE, Sport and life. It is fully aligned to the National Curriculum and Ofsted requirements and focuses on the development of agility, balance and coordination, healthy competition and cooperative learning through a unique and market leading approach to teaching and learning in PE.
Please see the Real PE plan for each year group.
As a school we are supported by Active Fusion. They support us with in school competitions, along with training the children in playground leaders and help keep competitive sport at the heart of our school by providing opportunities to compete. Each year we enter the School Games. This comprises of both Intra and Inter-school competitions leading to County Finals as well as a biennial National Final's event.
Each year group receives a minimum of 2 hours of PE each week with additional sporting clubs run after school and some lunch times. Children in Year 5 are trained as playground Leaders annually, supporting other children in KS2 during lunchtimes.
Swimming is taught in Year 5, spending a term at the pool in order to achieve the required distance of 25m.
Children have the opportunities to participate in a wealth of competitions through inter-school competitions, intra-school competitions in our school's MAT and many other competitions throughout the local authority.
For 1 week a year, Richmond Hill focuses the whole week on being healthy. During this week the children compete in track and field events against other houses in school. There is also many opportunities for them to have a go at sports they may not usually try including street dance, tag rugby, basketball, taekwando, yoga, cricket and freestyle football. The children also have lessons about healthy eating and kepping themselves clean.
The aim is that our extensive PE curriculum will impact greatly on our children’s ability to acquire the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to make appropriate choices about their physical and mental health. The curriculum will develop positive self-awareness in children as they become physically competent. They will also demonstrate a healthy attitude to competition, showing respect for individuals, teams, officials and coaches.
All children will be assessed against the Key Performance Indicators for PE and will be monitored through the assessment tool on Real PE, assessing against the FUNdamental movement skills and the multi-ability cogs - which include creative, social, cognitive, personal skills alongside the physical element of PE. These observations will take place termly by the children's class teacher.
We hope to see our CARE ethos reflected in all our children.