Physical Education

Physical Education

Competitions and Events

At Repton Manor, we encourage all our students to take part in competitions and join in with planned events.
Click here to view Results and pictures from competitions.

Why do we teach Physical Education?

At Repton Manor, we ensure Physical Education is enjoyable, exciting and meets the needs of all our children. The school believes that Physical Education, experienced in a safe and supportive environment, is vital and unique in its contribution to children’s physical and emotional development and health. We ensure our children are educated to think and act effectively, applying fundamental skills into their activities.

How and what do we plan and teach?

The children use assessment for learning level descriptor vocabulary to help them to reach various planned goals in Physical Education. The key vocabulary includes words such as such as: copy, choose, describe the differences, remember, analyse, compare etc. The scheme of work, which is designed using the assessment for learning levels and National Curriculum objectives, is based on progressive learning objectives. These, combined with varied and flexible teaching styles, endeavour to provide appropriate, stimulating, challenging and enjoyable learning situations for all pupils.
Our teaching of P.E. aims to promote an understanding of the many benefits of exercise, through a balanced range of relevant activities; such as fundamental skills, net and wall, invasion, athletics, striking and fielding, orienteering, OAA (Outdoor adventurous activity) and in some years groups, swimming and even archery!
Children have the opportunity to extend their learning within the wide Extra Curricular Sporting activities offered by the school which has included football, volleyball, hockey, cricket, netball, athletics, speed stacking, dodgeball and dance.

Who goes swimming?

The children at Repton Manor Primary School have swimming sessions led by the teachers at the Stour Centre, in Ashford. Children in Years Five and Six will get either eleven or twelve sessions of swimming. This will, where possible, be eleven or twelve weeks in a row, with one session a week, as we know that a block of swimming will be more beneficial for children’s progression. We also provide additional swimming lessons for Year 6 pupils when needed, to ensure that as many pupils as possible are confident swimmers when they leave Repton Manor Primary School.

How much Physical Education time do children receive?

The children receive two sessions of Physical Education a week, which last for an hour each. Each class has an allocated hall slot and playground/field slot.

What other opportunities are there?

We encourage our children to play with the active play equipment and to engage in games led by our staff during playtime and lunchtime, to count towards their amount of physically active time. In addition, Repton Manor complete daily ‘Move and Groove’ routines after assembly. Our children take part in a dance routine, led by a Teacher or Teaching Assistant and children from across the school. Move and Groove is a routine of fun moves to a variety of music, which are designed around core movement skills to encourage good physical development, coordination, stamina, rhythm, timing and self-esteem. It also enables children to be in a state of readiness to learn.

We rotate fortnightly the children and adults that lead Move and Groove.

  • Week A is led by Miss Lia and one child from each class.
  • Week B is led by a whole class.

The children (and adults) who learn the routines and lead them to the rest of the school also learn leadership skills, responsibility and use these remembering and copying skills whilst learning the routines.
Children in Year Five and Six are offered the chance to complete ‘Bikeability’ during the school year. ‘Bikeability’ is a cycling proficiency course, designed to give children the skills and confidence to ride their bikes on today’s roads.
Our children in Year Six are also given the opportunity to go on a residential trip which involves participating in outdoor adventurous activities. For more information, please speak to Mr Kilduff or Mr Hathaway-Batt.

What can the children do after school in relation to PE?

At Repton Manor, we provide many after school club provisions run by our staff; such as gymnastics, football, table tennis, speed stacking and hockey. These sessions run from 3.00pm to 4.15pm, which ensures the children receive a whole hour learning time and time to change into the appropriate dress. These teams may also take part in inter-school competitions, competing against other schools in the local area.

Do you have a Sports Day?

At Repton Manor we have an annual Sports Day, where the children take part in a variety of fundamental skill activities and earn points for their House. Please see our School Calendar for dates of our Sports Days.  The children have all been allocated one of the following houses: Ennis (red), Farah (blue), Ainsely (green) or Wiggins (yellow). We chose these House names as a legacy to the Olympics and a reminder that London 2012 was the same year that our school opened.

In conclusion…

“Discovering what they like to do, what their aptitudes are at school, and how and where to get involved in physical activity, helps them make informed choices about lifelong physical activity.” QCA, 2007, PE Programme of Study, pg. 189.

Our love and passion of Physical Education is evident at Repton Manor Primary school and we strive to help equip children with the skills that they may need.
If you want to find out more about Physical Education at Repton Manor Primary School, please contact either Mr Kilduff or Mr Hathaway-Batt.
To view our PE policy please see our Policies page.