All children have 2 physical education lessons each week in which they are taught the aspects of the National Curriculum for Physical Education. At key stage two the National Curriculum states that: “Pupils should 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 movements. They should enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They should develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their success”.
One of the lessons is class based learning, focusing on gymnastics, dance and individual physical skills such as tennis and athletics. The second session is our House Games sessions where the focus is on team games. The children are assessed and grouped within their houses and are taught in mixed year group classes (year3/4 and year 5/6). Within these sessions there is a focus on competitive sport too. Throughout all these sessions, children are encouraged to challenge themselves and compete to achieve their personal best.
Swimming is taught in year 3 and year 5. All children are assessed in year 3 and receive top up swimming tuition at this stage in order that they can achieve 25m and beyond by the time they leave Ranvilles Junior School. All children swim in year 5 regardless of ability. Basic self-rescue skills are taught as part of these lessons in the water, supported by theory sessions in PSHE.