At Ryders Green, we strive to give every child, every opportunity, at their one chance in primary school.

‘At Ryders Green Primary School, we have designed the National Curriculum around our key ambition for our children. We want to provide aspiration to all of our children despite the barriers they face. To do this we provide opportunities so our children can stand equal with their peers now and in their adult life.’

The importance of a fulfilling PE curriculum is prioritised to support both the physical and mental development of each and every child as an individual. We believe it supports the wellbeing of a child and as an inspiration to their future aspirations. This will provide enjoyable, memorable learning experiences and develop the spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding of the world in which they live.

The aims of PE at Ryders Green Primary are 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.

Pupils will be taught to develop a wide range of skills and knowledge which will include:


  • Master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities
  • Participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending
  • Perform dances using simple movement patterns.


  • Use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
  • Play competitive games, modified where appropriate and apply basic principles suitable for attack and defending
  • Develop flexibility, strength, techniques, control and balance
  • Perform dances using a range of movement patterns
  • Take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individual and within a team
  • Compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.

Swimming and Water Safety:

  • Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • Use a range of strokes effectively
  • Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations

What are our intentions of the P.E curriculum at Ryders Green Primary School?

We follow the Rising Stars Champions Scheme of Learning for our PE curriculum so that our learners:

  • Are provided with high quality PE teaching, sporting learning opportunities and sports provision which is inclusive for all and engages all pupils in a supportive and challenging environment
  • Are immersed in a culture which aims to inspire an active generation who enjoy PE, encourage each other and achieve at their own level
  • Are educated in the benefits of sport and exercise, leading to long term healthy and active lifestyles
  • Are supported in becoming resilient and reflective, whilst striving for personal excellence and portraying good sportsmanship
  • Adopt a positive growth mindset and believe that anything can be achieved with determination and resilience
  • Are taught the value and benefits of collaboration, cooperation and teamwork, with an understanding of fairness and equality of play to embed lifelong values.
  • Compete appropriately against others; celebrating their own and others sporting achievements and successes with maturity.

How do we implement our intentions for the P.E curriculum at Ryders Green Primary School?

Our PE curriculum is taught:

  • By providing challenging and enjoyable learning through a range of sporting activities including; invasion games, net & wall activities, striking and fielding events, gymnastics, dance, and swimming
  • Ensuring the requirements of the National Curriculum and EYFS Framework are met following our long-term PE curriculum overview which sets out the units to be taught throughout the year, ensuring lessons are progressive
  • By delivering high quality PE lessons each week, covering sporting disciplines every half term. In addition, children are encouraged to participate in the varied range of extra-curricular activities available before and after school.

What is our intended impact of P.E at Ryders Green Primary School?

The impact of the PE curriculum at Ryders Green Primary can be seen through:

  • Our children learning to take responsibility for their own health and fitness and many also enjoying the success of competitive sports
  • Our children being inspired to have a love of sport and to grow up to have happy and healthy lives; utilising the skills and knowledge they have acquired through PE
  • Our children becoming stewards of their own learning (both in and out of the classroom) and supporting their peers to develop and excel in sport and across the curriculum
  • Our children showing a willingness and ability to try new sports and activities, push themselves and persevere in light of new challenges

At Ryders Green, every child from Reception to Year 6 attends swimming lessons. This has a continuing, growing impact on the children’s water confidence and skills. We believe it is important for every child to attend swimming lessons as this is an important life skill which will truly benefit them.

At lunchtimes, the children have access to a wide range of physical equipment. This gives the children the healthy start they need in life to implement regular physical activity. We feel it is important to give children these opportunities at lunchtimes as this works towards children doing 60 minutes of physical activity a day. This is also within the government guidelines and supports children who may lack the resources outside of school too.


We believe swimming is a life skill. As a result children from Year 1 to Year 6 now attend the local swimming pool for leisure sessions. All pupils receive a one hour swimming lesson every fortnight for the whole academic year.


Within PE lessons, pupils take part in curriculum activities that are differentiated, assessed and have high activity levels. At the end of each term pupil assessments are completed which allows teachers to monitor pupil progress in PE.


We prepare pupils positively for life in modern Britain and promote fundamental British values by having a sports coach that focuses on the holistic side of Sport. Team work and self esteem.

Results from pupil voice questionnaire.

  1. Miss Sunner helps pupils to be more respectful, democratic, demonstrates and encourages an equal chance for all, working collaboratively and as a team (this is also promoted in the Schools use of KAGAN).
  2. Emphasise and encourage a tolerance of School Conduct.
  3. Encourage and improve high expectations for social behaviour both in and out of school.
  4. Miss Sunner is an inspiration to many pupils at Ryders Green and is seen as the perfect role model.
  5. The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – therefore, kick-starting healthy active lifestyles
  6. Pupils play well together, sharing, taking turns and being an effective member of a team.
  7. Pupils are able to initiate their own games following set rules. The children respect each other.
  8. Pupils are ready to learn during their afternoon sessions.

After School Clubs

Ryders Green provide an extremely wide variety of After Schools clubs in order to raise levels of engagement an

d enjoyment and provide opportunity children to take part in a range of different sporting activities. The numbers of pupils attending after school clubs have increased and continue to grow.  Pupils clearly stated that they enjoyed the after school sports clubs and there is always a high demand to take part in particular sports clubs. Our after school clubs have a wellbeing focus for our pupils.

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  • Increased participation in competitive sport
  • Increased the opportunities for our pupils to experience competitive events and ‘sporting behaviours’ when winning or losing.
  • Encouraging competitive sport not only with other pupils and peers within the school but also with other primary schools and children in the area.
  • The children at Ryders Green are enthusiastic to participate in sport and P.E.

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Updated February 2023