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Physical Education At Rakegate

At Rakegate Primary, Physical Education is a vital contribution to a child’s physical, cognitive, social and emotional development, as well as the role it can play in relation to a child’s spiritual, moral and cultural development. During their time with us, we intend for all children to develop knowledge, skills and understanding so that they can perform with increasing competence and confidence in a range of physical activities. PE is in an integral part of the curriculum to be enjoyed by all children. It is a real opportunity for both teachers, coaches and children to consolidate and work on the four values that underpin every aspect of our school life: Respect, Ambition, Inquisition and Health.

This will be implemented through the PE Hub scheme of work to provide learning opportunities that ensure all pupils make good progress. These include lessons of dance, games, gymnastics, athletics, outdoor adventure activities and swimming and water safety. Physical Education promotes an understanding in children of their bodies in action. It involves thinking, selecting and applying skills, and it promotes positive attitudes towards a healthy lifestyle.  


Our Rakegate Vision for Physical Education
  • To develop the children’s understanding of how to lead a healthy and active lifestyle.

  • To develop the children’s enjoyment of physical activity through creativity and imagination – developing their self esteem, evaluating and celebrating their successes.

  • To enable children to develop and explore physical skills with increasing control and coordination.

  • To encourage children to work and play with others and develop the way to perform skills, and apply rules and conventions for different activities.


The impact of our PE curriculum will result in children making good progress and reaching at least age-related expectations. Our skills progression enables us to ensure that children develop the knowledge and understanding, skills and attributes necessary for a mentally and physically healthy lifestyle during their time at Rakegate Primary which instills confidence and a passion for exercise in the future.

National Curriculum

The national curriculum states that ‘A high quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport or other activities build character and help embed values such as fairness and respect.’

It states that the curriculum 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.

Please take a look at the documents provided below for further information.

'PE is important because it gives everybody more energy and you can go wherever you want. You can get faster and you can walk longer if you don't have a car. You can run around the whole world!' Year 1 Pupil. 

'I love PE and it gives me more energy. It is fun and I like playing games with my friends. I like PE because I learn new things.' Year 2 Pupil.

'I felt proud when I was playing football because I was trying my best and trying as hard as I could.' Year 3 Pupil. 

'I love PE! It is really good and it makes me feel happy when I get to do things that I haven't done before. I am proud of my throwing and catching skills. We can always make it more challenging too because I upgraded and moved further away from my partner and used a smaller ball.' Year 4 Pupil.

'I felt proud in gymnastics with my teacher. I like it and got lots of planet points - I'm not the best at it still - but I was used to show examples for the class. I enjoy the Bhangra dances in PE and it is my culture so I got to show off my nice moves!' Year 5 Pupil. 

'Physical Education is very good, it gets your blood pumping and keeps you fit and healthy. It is good to exercise and learn new sports. It makes me feel happier and gives you more energy and helps you do more work.' Year 6 Pupil.

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