Sport in our school
Richmond School has its very own Sports Coach, Mr Fincham who works alongside our PE Coordinators to develop our curriculum and provide a range of extra-curricular activities.
Sport is fundamental to all we do at Richmond. We have a wide variety of sports activities for children to take part in.
Read on to find out some of the activities on offer.
During the school week every child will take part in at least 2 hours of curriculum timetabled PE.
|Term 1||Term 2||Term 3|
|Year 1||Playground Games/Dance||Games/Gym||Games/Athletics|
|Year 3||Invasion/Gym||Net/wall/Outdoor/Adventurous||Striking and Fielding/Athletics|
|Year 4||Invasion/Gym||Net/wall/Dance/Outdoor/Adventurous||Striking and Fielding/Athletics|
|Year 5||Invasion/dance||Net/wall/Outdoor/Adventurous||Striking and Fielding/Athletics|
|Year 6||Invasion/dance||Net/wall/Gym/Outdoor/Adventurous||Striking and Fielding/Athletics|
Activate / Kimbles (EYFS)
Every morning all of our pupils take part in ten minutes 'Activate in the Classroom'. The activities are designed to help children become more agile, better balanced, better co-ordinated, better controlled and more precise in their movements. Children improve their listening attention and concentration capabilities as their neurological systems also become better, fitter and faster. Children say that Activate sessions are helping them to improve most aspects of their physical fluency and many other benefits are being reported. The activities are fun to do and many of the extensions are curriculum linked.
Big Moves Fundamental Movement programme
This is being developed in our Early Years setting, alongside Bike Ability. Children are initially assessed to see if they are able to hop, jump, crawl, roll and have good balance and coordination. Focus activities are then completed with individuals to support them to improve their physical development and core strength. We have a number of balance bikes in Early Years and staff encourage different ways of maneuvering the bikes to improve core strength, balance and coordination.
At Richmond Primary School we are a pioneering school for Active Lunchtimes. During lunchtime, children are trained as young sports leaders, these children then run a variety of activities for the rest of the school to take part in. These may include skipping, juggling, cheerleading, tennis and many more.
After School Clubs
Richmond have a range of sports clubs to offer children after the normal school day. Please see the Extra Curriculum tab for details.
What is the Sainsbury’s School Games?
The Sainsbury’s School Games is a unique opportunity to motivate and inspire millions of young people across the country to take part in more competitive school sport.
The Games are made up of three levels of activity: competitions held in schools between schools at county/area level and a national event for the most talented young people in the UK:
(Level 1) — sporting competition for all students in school through intra-school competition.
- Inter-school (Level 2) — individuals and teams are selected to represent their schools in local inter-school competitions.
- Sainsbury’s School Games Festivals (Level 3) – the county/area will stage multi-sport Sainsbury’s School Games Festivals as a culmination of year-round school sport competition.
The Sainsbury’s School Games is a national multi-sport event where the most talented young people in the UK will be selected to compete in our sporting venues.
Taking part in these helps towards the Sainsbury’s School Games Kitemark
The Sainsbury’s School Games Kitemark is a Government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Schools in England are able to assess themselves across bronze, silver and gold levels of the Kitemark.
2021 - 2022 - We achieved Gold for a sixth time.
2018-2019- We achieved Gold for a fifth time.
2016-2017- We achieved Gold for a fourth time.
2015-2016- We achieved Gold for a third time.
2014-2015- We achieved Gold for a second time.
Keeping Fit at Home
It's vital to keep fit and healthy for our mental health and physical health.
Click on the links below to try out some physical activities at home.
Leicester Cricket Club -https://www.leicestershireccc.co.uk/news/2020/march/junior-foxes-den.html
Joe Wicks (The Body Coach) - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ
Cosmic Kids Yoga- https://www.youtube.com/user/Cosmicyoga