At Ropley Church of England Primary School we love PE and it is our intention that all our pupils will develop a life-long love of physical activity and sport.
We aim to achieve this through the delivery of high-quality lessons that are fun and engaging from our Early Years right through to the end of Key Stage Two.
At Ropley, we provide two hours of PE each week, as part of a broad and balanced curriculum, including gymnastics, dance, athletics, swimming, games and outdoor education.
In Early Years, we thread physical education throughout the curriculum giving our youngest pupils plenty of opportunities to be active. We focus on developing gross motor skills through five key fundamental movement skills: run, jump, hop, throw and catch. The children's fine motor skills are developed through daily hand gym activities.
In Key Stage one, we build on these fundamental skills, adding skip, gallop, roll, kick and overarm throw to their physical skills and we also develop the children's knowledge of simple tactics in games.
As children move into Key Stage 2 performances are refined and there is an emphasis on team games and personal progression.
We are fortunate to have our own swimming pool at Ropley CE Primary, with lessons taking place in the summer term. As well as weekly small group lessons, the children have the opportunity to swim outside normal school hours.
As well as PE lessons there are regular opportunities for pupils to attend sports events and festivals in the local area and join after school sports clubs including multi-skills and football. Through the year we welcome a range of specialist coaches into school including those from the 'Chance to Shine' initiative.