Sports / Real PE
Competitive Sports at The Ridge Junior School
National Curriculum Purpose of Study
At The Ridge Junior School we believe a high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. We aim to provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect. Our pupils continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.
The national curriculum for physical education 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
At The Ridge Junior School, each child will participate in two lessons a week of Physical Education.
Real PE (1 lesson per week)
Real PE is, first and foremost, a philosophy and approach which aims to transform how we teach PE in order to include, challenge and support EVERY child.
It develops the 12 fundamental skills children need to be successful within PE and sport across the curriculum through the 6 key dimensions of: Creative, Cognitive, Physical, Health and Fitness, Social and Personal.
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Wider Sports (1 lesson per week)
Children use the fundamentals skills developed in Real PE within all the other areas of PE covered in the National Curriculum.
- - use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination.
- - play competitive games, modified where appropriate, and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending (hockey, tag-rugby, netball, cricket, rounders, tennis, volleyball)
- - develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance. (athletics and gymnastics)
- - perform dances using a range of movement patterns.
- - take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team.
- - compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.
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