The aim of the Physical Education (PE) Department at Repton School Abu Dhabi is for every pupil to have positive experiences in their PE and Swimming lessons.
PE specialists use our on-site sporting facilities to challenge every pupil. The skills and understanding acquired by the pupils will hopefully encourage them to engage independently in physical activities and lead a healthy lifestyle outside school.
At Repton, we aim to offer competitive sporting opportunities for all our pupils from Year 3 onwards. This may be in the form of Inter-House matches or Inter-school fixtures. Competition is an important component in the development of our children as they are exposed to emotions involved with winning and losing.
The department has high expectations that Repton pupils will be gracious in victory and honourable in defeat, and at all times be excellent guests or hosts. Courtesy, good manners and a high level of sportsmanship are demanded at all times from Repton pupils.
Our aim is to provide pupils from Foundation Stage upwards with a broad, balanced and enriching learning experience.
This curriculum focuses on a number of activities and sports designed to promote physical development and progress. They include:
All pupils are encouraged to approach PE with a positive attitude and work hard in their lessons.
Lessons are differentiated by task and outcome, ensuring each pupil reaches their true potential.
Swimming is a valued part of our curriculum at Repton and we swim throughout the year as much as possible. We benefit from a purpose built on-site swimming pool, which the pupils can access as part of their weekly timetable. Living in Abu Dhabi, being surrounded by water, we appreciate how important it is for all our pupils to be confident swimmers.
In curriculum lessons, pupils are initially taught to be safe in the water and to develop a love of swimming. Pupils work in small ability groups to practise and develop the four main strokes. The lessons are designed to be enjoyable whilst allowing the needs of each individual swimmer to be met. This ensures that children are being challenged as appropriate to their needs.