At Rokesly Junior School, we aim to provide a PE curriculum that allows pupils to experience a range of activities that help them to develop their: physical and mental health; fitness for a sustained period of time; ability to lead a healthy and active life; well-being and enjoyment of physical exercise in a safe environment. Physical education at Rokesly considers the development of the whole child, physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively. All physical education intends to focus on physical fitness, skills and ability, teamwork and collaboration, turn taking, coordination, and celebration of all with the intention of pupils transferring these skills beyond school.
We provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness through offering a high-quality physical education curriculum that inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive and non-competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. These activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect, preparing pupils for the wider world.
Our Physical Education curriculum has been created in line with the National Curriculum and covers the six key areas outlined in this section.
Rokesly is a part of the Haringey Schools Sports Partnership; pupils are invited to participate in competitive sporting events within the borough encouraging physical development, resilience, growth mindset and positive well-being.
An annual Sports Day is held for pupils to enjoy healthy inter school competition between and across year groups. A celebration of others’ achievements is encouraged and praise of participation.
The curriculum has been built on a spiral curriculum and develops key physical, social and cognitive skills over the course of pupils’ time at Rokesly.
We intend to provide a broad range of both indoor and outdoor sports, such as tag rugby, gymnastics, hockey and basketball, through which pupils are taught to develop their physical skills, turn taking, teamwork, leadership, listening, fitness and mental well-being.
PE lessons are taught twice a week, once with the class teacher and Sports TA and once with our Sports Coach. Physical activity is encouraged during break and lunchtimes with the assistance of our trained Year 6 Sports Leaders. In addition to this, physical movement breaks are encouraged between lessons. Additionally, sports clubs are offered to all pupils every half term and changed on a half termly basis to encourage participation in a broad range of sports.
Key areas. Including gymnastics, dance, invasion games, net and wall games, striking and fielding games and outdoor adventurous activities (OAA) are taught annually through a variety of sports. OAA is taught on school trips and residentials.
Year 4 – 6 attend swimming lessons once a week to develop the essential life skill.
Pupils are provided with the opportunity to complete the Bikeability cycling course to equip them with the skills and knowledge to cycle safely on the road.
Pupils are 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
- 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
- perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
(National Curriculum 2014)
By the end of KS2, pupils are equipped with the physical skills required to complete an array of sports and daily life activities. They have the ability to work as part of a team and demonstrate leadership skills, take turns, display mutual respect and a celebration of others. Pupils should be able to confidently swim at least 25 metres and use a range of swimming strokes.
An awareness and autonomy of physical health and fitness is embedded and pupils develop motivation to participate in and try new sports through engaging lessons, after school clubs and specialist visitors.
We measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:
- Children’s use of accurate technical vocabulary.
- Children’s progression of skills throughout their time at Rokesly.
- Children celebrating others.
- Children demonstrating an understanding of teamwork and turn taking
- Positive well-being and an understanding of the link between physical and mental health.
- Active play at break and lunch times.
- Participation in borough competitions.
- Children’s attendance and enjoyment of extra-curricular clubs.
- Assessments involving observations of the children.
- Assessments grids completed on the curriculum areas: gymnastics, dance, invasion games, net and wall games, striking and fielding games and outdoor adventurous activities.
- A passion for the subject.
Feel to free contact our friendly office team with any enquiries you may have.
Phone: 020 8348 0290
Address: Rokesly Avenue, London, N8 8NH
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