PE

Physical Education (PE) contributes to the overall education of all children by helping them to lead full and valuable lives through engaging in purposeful and high-quality activity. It promotes active and healthy lifestyles, physical skills, physical development and knowledge of the body in action. PE enables children to learn confidence, perseverance, team spirit, positive competitiveness and organisation. Children must engage in a programme of PE that encourages fitness, improves their strength and teaches them the rules of games. PE is an integral part of school practices allowing all children in the school to gain a sense of achievement and develop positive attitudes towards themselves and others.

At Riverside Primary we recognise the importance PE plays in the curriculum and are committed to providing all children with opportunities to engage fully in Physical Education. The aim of our PE programme is to develop children’s basic physical competencies, build confidence in their ability and build the foundations for a lifelong love of sport, physical activity and a healthy lifestyle. PE lessons encourage children to compete against themselves and others whilst being challenged to improve their physical, social, emotional and thinking skills.

The areas of physical activity are set out in the EYFS Framework (2021) and National Curriculum (2014.) The PE curriculum at Riverside Primary School is based on these requirements. Each year group will learn PE in accordance with the medium term planning. This will ensure continuity and progression through school in order to continue to improve standards in PE.

Our objectives in the teaching of PE align with the National Curriculum in that we aim to ensure 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

For more information about Riverside’s approach to P.E, please refer to the documents below:

PE in EYFS
Progression Map
SET Skills
Progression Ladders
Vocabulary Pyramids

Knowledge Organisers
Awards
Football League
Netball League

It is GOLD for Riverside Primary School for a second year!

We are delighted to announce that we, RIVERSIDE PRIMARY, have achieved the School Games GOLD Mark Award for the 2022/23 academic year.

The School Games Mark is a Government-led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward and recognise school’s engagement (provision and uptake) in the School Games against a national benchmark and to celebrate keeping young people active, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.

Our physical activity and school sport achievements this year include:
– Being placing second in the Year 5/6 Boy football league.
– By participating in 3 football leagues and a netball league.
– Participating in festivals and competitions throughout the year.
– By providing a range of extra curricular clubs, we have had our biggest intake yet.
– Took part in the dance festival at The Palace Theatre.
– Competing in the Districts competition, coming back with medals from a range of events and placing 3rd place overall!

We are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of physical activity and school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our events possible.

We are committed to using the School Games to try and engage those young people who haven’t previously been active or represented our school and to try and ensure that all our students have a positive experience and want to try out new activities beyond school too in our community.  We believe in the power of physical activity and school sport as a school and give opportunities to those young people that need it most either as a participant, leader, official or volunteer.

As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas linked to the five School Games outcomes and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been awarded this year.

A special thanks to:
– Miss Livermore (PE Lead)
– Miss Black (Sports Coach)
– Mrs Smith (Headteacher)
– Mrs Rice and Ms O’Driscoll for supporting.
– Our School Sports Partnership (SSP).

We look forward to applying once again in 2024!

Key Stage 1 Physical Education, Sport and Activity Mark

Riverside Primary are happy to announce that we have recently received the Key Stage 1 Physical Education, Sport and Activity Mark as part of Active Essex.

“Positive experiences of PE, school sport and physical activity from an early age is so important for many reasons and we really appreciate the work you are doing to ensure children are actively engaging in regular and meaningful activity from the very beginning of their school life.”

Well done to the Key Stage 1 staff who help deliver high-level PE and for Miss Livermore and Mr Kirsh for applying for the award on their behalf.

It is GOLD for Riverside Primary

We are delighted to announce that we, RIVERSIDE PRIMARY, have achieved the School Games GOLD Mark Award for the 2021/22 academic year.

The School Games Mark is a Government-led award scheme launched in

2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward and recognise school’s engagement (provision and uptake) in the School Games against a national benchmark and to celebrate keeping young people active, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.

Our physical activity and school sport achievements this year include:

– Being crowned champions in the Year 3 and 4, and Year 5 and 6 boy football league!

– Participating in festivals and competitions throughout the year. (All year groups)

– By providing a range of extra curricular clubs, we have had our biggest intake yet.

– Competing in the Districts competition and coming back with medals from a range of events.

We are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of physical activity and school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our events possible.  We are committed to using the School Games to try and engage those young people who haven’t previously been active or represented our school and to try and ensure that all our students have a positive experience and want to try out new activities beyond school too in our community.  We believe in the power of physical activity and school sport as a school and give opportunities to those young people that need it most either as a participant, leader, official or volunteer.

As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas linked to the five School Games outcomes and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been awarded this year.

A special thanks to:

– Miss Livermore (PE Lead)

– Mr Kirsh (Sports Coach)

– Mrs Smith (Headteacher)

– Mrs Rice, Miss Black, Mrs Robson & Mrs Rafiq for supporting.

We look forward to applying once again in 2023!

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Contact

Miss J Livermore
PE Lead

If you have any questions regarding the curriculum, please email our Curriculum lead and Deputy Head, Mrs Watts.

admin@riversideprimary.co.uk