Ripley Infant School

Growing and Learning Together

P.E. & School Sports

Our vision is that all children will improve their health and well-being through participation in and enjoyment of P.E. and Sports. They will have opportunities to increase self confidence, demonstrate team work and resilience an go on to develop healthy lifestyles.

Our ambition is for children at our school to be more active more often, by offering more opportunities for children to achieve quality 30 minutes of physical activity everyday through PE and Sports, clubs, and active lunchtimes.

The P.E. curriculum is broad and balanced, incorporating visitors, clubs, extra-curricular activities and workshops in school, with many opportunities for children to participate in P.E. and Sport outside school e.g. inter-schools competitions, local clubs and events, and the'Mini-Leaders Conference'.

The four objectives of the primary PE and Sport Premium funding are:

  • To improve the quality of existing PE teaching through continuing professional learning in PE for generalists, so that all pupils improve their health, skills and physical literacy and have broader exposure to a range of sports.
  • To increase participation levels in competitive sport and healthy activity of pupils, and maintain these into adolescence.
  • To increase the quality of initial teacher training in PE and sport, and to promote PE specialisation in primary level workforce.
  • School understand and value the benefits of high quality PE and sport, including its use as a tool for whole school improvement.

Purpose of funding – What is it for?

All schools have received additional funding into their school budget for PE provision. This is received twice per year and schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but have the freedom to choose how they do this.

Possible uses for the funding might include:

  • Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with teachers when teaching PE.
  • Supporting and engaging the least active children through new or additional Change4Life clubs
  • Paying for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport
  • Providing cover to release teachers for professional development in PE and sport
  • Running sports competitions or increasing pupils participation in the School Games
  • Buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE and sport
  • Providing places for pupils on after school sports clubs and holiday clubs

To view our school Sports Premium Plan click here. 

Key Stage 1 PE requirements

At KS1, children have the following opportunities according to the national curriculum:

  • 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.

Amber Valley School Sports Partnership currently come in to school twice a week to deliver P.E and school sports. To find out more about them click here.

PE Skills Progression: To see how we teach each aspect of PE click here to view our skills progression.


Half Term

In PE lessons

After School Club/Competition

Half Term One



Half Term Two

Handball/Invasion Games


Half Term Three



Half Term Four



Half Term Five



Half Term Six

Striking and Fielding



PE Knowledge organisers


Year 1

Year 2