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PE & Sports

Welcome to the PE & Sports department

Please click on the expandable section below for lots of useful information about PE & Sports at Ranikhet Academy.

Meet the Team

Harry StiffMr Harry Stiff


Any queries regarding P.E. email PE@ranikhetacademy.co.uk 

Key Information about PE & Sports at Ranikhet

PE Curriculum

The national curriculum in England Key stages 1 and 2

Purpose of study

A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should 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.


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.

Attainment targets

By the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study.

Key stage 1

Pupils should develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. They should be able to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.

Pupils should be taught to:

  • 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.

Key stage 2

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 movement. 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 own success.

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination.
  • Play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis], and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending.
  • develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance [for example, through 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.

Swimming and water safety

All schools must provide swimming instruction either in key stage 1 or key stage 2. In particular, pupils should be taught to:

  • Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • Use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]
  • Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

How to order our House PE T-Shirts

PE KitPlease click on this link for our main uniform provider, Brigade and enter the school name on their welcome page. This will then enable you to pick from a number of uniform items, including PE t-shirts (it will show an image of a white shirt initially but does provide the option of 4 colours depending on which house your child is in).

Community Sports Clubs

Useful Links

It is recommended from the UK Chief Medical Officer that chidlren are active for 60 minutes a day. This should include 30 minutes in school, and 30 minutes outside of school. Here are some activities that can help you achieve this at your school. Some are activity breaks, some are learning activities.

Activity Description Link
#thisispe Government endorsed PE lessons for home learning. https://www.afpe.org.uk/thisispe-supporting-parents-to-teach-pe-at-home
Joe Wicks workout Schools based HIIT classes online https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhFmi_OaBG4
Cosmic Yoga Online story based Yoga, different themes to chose from to engage children. https://www.youtube.com/results?sp=mAEB&search_query=cosmic+kids+yoga
Cosmic Yoga Disco Yoga and dancing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSgZl8f5leU
Premier League Primary Stars Curriculum linked resources to educate and entertain children. Includes PSHE, Maths and English https://plprimarystars.com/for-schools
The Daily Mile The Daily Mile is simple and free and gets children out of the classroom for fifteen minutes every day to run or jog, at their own pace, with their classmates, making them fitter, healthier, and more able to concentrate in the classroom. https://thedailymile.co.uk/
Change 4 Life Numerous activities, including for target groups and least active groups. https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/activities
Go Noodle Great for brain breaks, or short bursts of activity. Can be used in classroom or at home. Numerous videos to choose from.  https://www.gonoodle.com/blog/gonoodle-games-movement-app-for-kids/
BBC Super movers Fun curriculum linked resources to get the children moving whilst they learn.  https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers
Active Travel Innvoative ways to encourage chidlren to get to school in active way http://www.crocodile.org.uk/

Medidation and head space for a
calm break

Your School Games Sports based games including in
house competitions.
Just dance  Dance activities  just dance - YouTube

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