Aims and Intent
Statement of Intent
At Rosehill Junior School, physical education is an integral part of our curriculum that is inclusive and engages all pupils, in a supportive and challenging environment. We aspire for children to acquire, develop and refine their practical skills and techniques; to further their knowledge and understanding of PE concepts and principles and develop their overall competence, to enjoy, and excel in, a broad range of sports and physical activities.
We aim to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities which enable all children to succeed; to enjoy their learning; to be resilient and consistently strive to give their best efforts at all times and achieve their potential and personal best.
Children participate in competitive sport and through this we teach children how to cooperate and collaborate effectively as part of a team and compete appropriately against others, adhering to the principles of fairness, sportsmanship and respect, values we hope to embed for future life.
We understand the importance P.E., school sport and physical activity has on children’s’ general health, fitness and mental wellbeing. We provide opportunities for all children to be physically active for sustained periods of time and we teach children the importance of leading healthy, active lives and making informed and appropriate lifestyle choices.
Swimming is an important life skill and we aspire for all children to leave primary school being able to swim at least 25 metres.
Statement of Implementation
- P.E. at Rosehill Junior School provides challenging and enjoyable learning through a range of sporting activities including; invasion games, net and wall games, striking and fielding games, gymnastics, dance, outdoor and adventure activities and swimming.
- Children participate in two P.E. lessons each week, covering one sporting activity every six weeks.
- The long-term P.E. curriculum map sets out the P.E. units/activities which are to be taught each half-term throughout the year and ensures that the requirements of the National Curriculum are fully met. It also allows the children to revisit each unit of work and develop their skills.
-We use and adapt a scheme of work which we have written ourselves. This allows us to set challenging and progressive outcomes across the key stage.
- We continually assess the children each term with a bespoke assessment tracker we have developed ourselves to ensure that children have the best chance possible to develop a range of key skills in the different units of work we cover.
- The emphasis of our P.E. curriculum is inclusion for all children regardless of sporting ability. We provide suitable learning opportunities for all children, including those with SEND.
- Children in year four attend swimming lessons for one term each year.
- We promote both participation and competition through P.E. and sport. We ensure all children experience competition at some level, individually or in a team, within lessons.
- We have an annual inclusive House Sports Day, with the emphasis on participation and achievement for all
- Children also have opportunities to participate in the local school sports partnership inter-school sports competitions.
- Children have the opportunity to participate in extracurricular sports activities throughout the year with specific clubs set up to work towards competing in school games competitions.
- We offer a residential experience for children in years 3, 4, 5 and 6 each year.
- Children participate in county wide initiatives such as ‘Hit the Ground Running’ to promote health, fitness, mental wellbeing and personal challenge and resilience. Competing with others fosters a sense of team spirit and cooperation amongst our children.