Physical Education (PE) at Roecliffe
We offer a comprehensive and high-quality PE curriculum for all children at Roecliffe Primary School. Each week, every class has the benefit of a professional sports coach to teach at least one of the PE sessions each week. We use Sporting Start Physical Education, community coaches from local organisations e.g. the FA, York City Football Club, cricket clubs and tennis clubs.
The National Curriculum for PE The National Curriculum for PE can be found by clicking here
Physical education programmes of study: key stages 1 and 2, state that:
Purpose of study
A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.
The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:
By the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study.
Key stage 1
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:
Key stage 2
Pupils should continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They should enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They should develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.
Pupils should be taught to:
Swimming and water safety
All schools must provide swimming instruction either in key stage 1 or key stage 2.
In particular, pupils should be taught to:
Gifted and Talented Sports Academy
We are delighted to be able to enhance our PE curriculum, to any qualifying pupil, a platform to access the Sporting Start Gifted and Talented Academy.
Children will be eligible to be profiled and assessed, by Sporting Start Gifted & Talented Sports Academy if:
- A pupil qualifies for Level 3 competition in an individual sports discipline; or,
- A pupil is part of a team that qualifies for a Level 3 competition AND demonstrates continuous excellence in an individual sports discipline; or,
- A pupil demonstrates individual performance which is recognised by the school, as being potential for further development.
In addition to these criteria, pupils need to demonstrate positive attitudes towards sports, displaying sportsmanship and the Olympic values of excellence, equality, inspiration, determination, respect, courage and friendship.
Children are continually assessed by their class teachers, throughout our high-quality PE sessions, and inspirational PE curriculum, which is available to all pupils. There are 16 sports disciplines taught throughout Key Stages 1-2, through a broad and varied PE curriculum. This is further enhanced by a good range of intra-school, and Level 1 (inter-school) competitions, with many events progressing to Level 2 (cluster-level) and Level 3 (county-level).
The school itself upholds the Olympic values of excellence, equality, inspiration, determination, respect, courage and friendship in all we do. All children are encouraged to do their best at all times.
If children are invited within the school year, to be profiled and assessed for the Sports Academy, this will take place in the summer term of that school year, with successful enrolment being the following academic year, e.g. a successful assessment for a pupil in Year 4 would result in that pupil starting in the academy at the beginning of Year 5. Pupils are also assessed each year, as enrolment is not an automatic entitlement. Important: The G&T selection process is not easy. Hence, this is why there is a specific selection process and policy.
Please note: Sporting Start are fully responsible for management of Sporting Start Gifted and Talented Sports Academy. Roecliffe CE Primary School is pleased to provide a platform for the necessary skills be demonstrated, however, the academy is run entirely by Sporting Start.
If you wish to discuss any element of the school's physical education curriculum, please speak with your child's class teacher in the first instance.
Mrs Kerry Dalton, PE Coordinator