Rochester Riverside Primary School


I have come in order that you might have life - life in all its fullness. (John 10:10)

This is the precept upon which Rochester Riverside is founded. We are committed to enabling each member of our community to flourish. With the role model of Christ as our cornerstone, we are building together a new community - a bridge from our past to the future.

Our vision defines all that we do, both within our
school community and beyond.


Our Intent

Our Physical Education curriculum at Rochester Riverside aims to equip children with the tools and skills they need to develop their physical health and well-being. We develop children’s interests and curiosity through a broad and balanced curriculum which covers a variety of sports to engage all, taking in account individual differences. We implement the National Curriculum through both knowledge and skill-based activities and promote a healthy and active lifestyle. Children are given the opportunity to engage in competitive sports and activities in teams, pairs and against themselves; promoting self-esteem, character building and the resilience that comes with both success and failure.  

Our Rochester Riverside vision supports us in exploring the questions, ‘Who are we?’ and ‘How do we live?’. The Rochester Riverside PE curriculum enables us to develop a sense of identity and place, reflecting on our school community and our place within it. We provide children with opportunities to compete in sport which builds character and helps embed our Christian values along with fundamental British values such as tolerance and respect.   


Our Physical Education curriculum builds on the fundamental movement skills of: 

  • Running 
  • Jumping 
  • Coordination 
  • Balance 
  • Agility 
  • Throwing 
  • Catching  

Children are given opportunities to apply their skills and knowledge to different sports within the categories of: 

  • Net and wall games
  • Striking and fielding games
  • Invasion games
  • Dance
  • Gymnastics
  • Athletics
  • Swimming (UKS2)

By exposing children to primary rules, fundamental skills and tactical problems associated with each category of sport they become literate in a variety of games and activities and develop an understanding and competency of different skills and tactics. 


The Pilgrim Progress for Physical Education forms the backbone of our assessment, ensuring appropriate coverage and expectation whilst providing personalised learning for individuals. Our Pilgrim Progress spreadsheets are used throughout our lessons by teachers, teaching assistants and sports coaches as a form of recorded assessment, where we review, teach and practice skills and knowledge against our intent statements. 

Other ways we measure the impact of our Physical Education curriculum: 

  • Monitoring of teaching through lesson observations. 
  • PE subject lead attends meetings with other local schools to share practice. 
  • PE Scrapbook monitoring 
  • Pupil voice interviews.      

Pilgrim Progress & Physical Education Policy