Richmond Primary School

Together we will Learn, Enjoy, Achieve, Respect, Nurture

Welcome to

Richmond Primary School

  1. Curriculum
  2. Sport in our school

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.

Curriculum PE

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 2 Games/Dance Games/Gym   Outdoor/Adventurous
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.


Active Lunchtimes

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.

School Games

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:

  • Intra-school
    (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 -

Joe Wicks (The Body Coach) -


Cosmic Kids Yoga-