Physical Education

Competitions and Events

At Repton Manor, we encourage all our students to take part in competitions and join in with planned events.

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Kent Community Cricket Visit - Event

In the Summer, we were lucky to have Kent Community Cricket visit our school and hold a Cricket Blast! The children had a fantastic time learning about, playing and supporting a game of cricket. The following video shows the highlights of the day!

Year 2 Mini Tennis

We took a team of 4 boys to a mini tennis festival at Tenterden Leisure Centre. The competition was open to the primary schools in Ashford, and there 8 schools taking part at the event.

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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.

The scheme 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, OAA (Outdoor adventurous activity) and in some years groups, swimming.

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 Two to Six will get either four, five or six sessions of swimming. There will be at least two sessions in a week, as we feel that a block of swimming will be more beneficial for children’s progression.

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. We are able to use our small hall if the weather is bad and therefore children’s opportunities to be physically active will not be missed.

What other opportunities are there?

We encourage our children to play with the active play equipment and to enagage 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 two routines, led by a Teacher or Teaching Assistant and chosen children from each class. 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.

The children 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 Six are offered the chance to complete ‘Bikeability’ during the summer term of school.  ‘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 Mrs Fisher.

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, cricket, speed stacking, netball 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.

Children can also earn House Points during the school day, as the children earn a House Point if they receive four ticks. (See our school behaviour policy.)

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 Mr Hathaway-Batt. 

As always we would like to hear what you think about PE at Repton! Have your say on the survey below.

To view our PE policy please see our Policies page.