Church of England Primary School

PE and Sport

We offer a comprehensive and high-quality PE curriculum for all children at Roecliffe Primary School. Over the year, every class has the benefit of a professional sports coach to teach PE. We use Sporting Start Physical Education, community coaches from local organisations e.g. the FA, York City Football Club, cricket clubs and tennis clubs.

Our long-term plan for PE can be found by clicking here.

The National Curriculum for PE    The National Curriculum for PE can be found by clicking here

Sports Committee

Children in the Sports Committee have been working hard to decide what competitions we will attend, who will go and thinking about what new equipment we need to purchase.

Click here to see our sports blog written by our Sports Committee. This is where we will keep you up to date with how we got on at the latest competitions!

Sports Committee:

Oscar Bartle, Hector Hamill, Alice Hans, Max Pettitt, Poppy Ives, Teddy Sharp, Sydney Wild and Florence Jarvis.

Please find below the calendar of the sports events for this academic year.

Sports Calendar 2018-20

National Curriculum

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:

  • develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • engage in competitive sports and activities
  • lead healthy, active lives.

Attainment targets

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:

  • master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities
  • participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending
  • perform dances using simple movement patterns.

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:

  • use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
  • play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis], and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
  • develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance [for example, through athletics and gymnastics]
  • perform dances using a range of movement patterns
  • take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team
  • compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.

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:

  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]
  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situation

Miss Sarah Ratliffe, PE Coordinator