PE and Sport


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In PE we follow the National Curriculum enhancing and tailoring it to meet the needs of our community and pupils.


Curriculum Intent

At Rivington Primary School, we believe that Physical Education and School Sport have a vital role to play in the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of all children. Physical Education and sport are important in giving the children the knowledge, understanding and the tools to make a positive impact on their own health and well-being alongside developing their social and physical skills.


Physical Education is embedded throughout our school and it is seen as an important vehicle in developing a confident, competent whole child. Our PE Curriculum aims to guide and strive to challenge, motivate and enable children to progress and reach their full potential creating a foundation for lifelong participation in physical activity. Children will have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of sports and physical activities, carried out in a safe and supportive environment, where effort and hard work, as well as success, is celebrated. 



At Rivington all pupils participate in a minimum of two hours of weekly high quality PE and sporting activities. Our PE programme incorporates a variety of sports to ensure all children develop the confidence, tolerance and the appreciation of their own and others' strengths and weaknesses. We provide opportunities for all children to engage in extra-curricular activities, during and after school, in addition to competitive sporting events. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development, but also well-being.


  • PE at Rivington Primary School provides challenging and enjoyable learning through a range of sporting activities including , invasion games, net and wall games, strike and field games, gymnastics, dance, swimming and outdoor and adventure.
  • The long term plan sets out the PE units which are to be taught throughout the year and ensures that the requirements of the National Curriculum are fully met.
  • Pupils participate in two high quality PE lessons each week, covering two sporting disciplines every half term. In addition children are encouraged to participate in the varied range of extra curricular activities offered at both lunchtimes and after school.
  • Children are invited to attend a range of both non-competitive and competitive sporting events within the local area. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also mental well-being. These events also develop teamwork and leadership skills and are a very much enjoyed part of school life by the children.
  • All children have the opportunity to participate in a range of both non-competitive and competitive sporting events within school at various points throughout the school year. For example, our annual sports day, multi sports day, talent show, park run and football tournaments and so forth.
  • Each year our Year 5 and 6 children have the opportunity to become Sports Leaders for the school. They develop into sporting role models for the younger children, assisting with lunch-time clubs, our annual Sports day and any other Sporting activities.
  • Children participate in annual workshops covering a variety of sports throughout the year where we have specific sports coaches come into school. For example, saints rugby coaches, bike riding, judo and cricket coaches and again providing the children with an opportunity to develop, improve their fitness and to try something new.



Our PE Curriculum is high quality, well thought and is planned to demonstrate progression. If children are keeping up with the curriculum, they are deemed to be making good or better progress. In addition, we measure the impact of our curriculum though the following methods:

  • Pupil discussions about their learning.
  • Informally assessing children's learning though questioning, observations and pre and post learning tasks.
  • Children are assessed half termly against age related expectations (see assessment policy).


Equality and SEN Statement

At Rivington Primary School we aim to provide equality of opportunity for all children whatever their age, ability, gender, race, religion or background. We aim to create an environment that values each pupil and enables them to achieve their full potential. We provide a broad and balanced curriculum appropriately differentiated to respond to pupils' diverse learning needs. The opportunities and experiences we provide enable our pupils to participate fully and give their best across all aspects of school life. We place great value on the quality of relationships within our school community and celebrate the achievements of all pupils. 

We appreciate that children may have special educational needs throughout, or at any time during their school career. At Rivington Primary School we aim to facilitate the full inclusion of pupils with special educational needs. 


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