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.

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