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PE at Riddings!


We are very lucky at Riddings to be an affiliated school to the Amber Valley School Sports Partnership (AVSSP). AVSSP provide a range of services and opportunities to support the school's delivery of PE, School Sport and Physical Activity. 


Teachers work alongside the AVSSP sport coach to deliver high quality, fun and engaging lessons for all pupils to access. 


Being a part of AVSSP gives children lots of new experiences, throughout a year we have visitors come to school to talk to the children about keeping fit and healthy. We have sport professionals lead workshops such as dance and karate. We have balance bike and scooter sessions taught by a trained coach and many more opportunities for children to develop their physical education.



Within the EYFS curriculum Physical Development is broken down into two sections- Fine Motor and Gross Motor. Within PE sessions our focus is mainly on a child's gross motor development. Such as moving in a range of ways- jumping, skipping, hopping, crawling etc. We focus on the development of balance, co-ordination and core strength through dance, ball and team games. In the Autumn term Reception take part in 'Write Dance' sessions where we not only develop our Gross Motor skills but our Fine Motor skills too!



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