We believe in having fun while developing, self-confidence, competence and teamwork through Physical Education...
Physical Education is a fundamental part of school life here at Rode Heath. As an ActiveMark accredited school, we commit that at least 100% of pupils undertake at least 2 hours of high quality PE and school sport each week. This includes both curriculum and out of hours clubs based at school.
Children in Reception and Key Stage 1 (years 1 and 2) develop the fundamental skills of: aiming and throwing, balance, co-ordination, control, and movement. In Key Stage 2 (years 3 to 6) children are able to use these fundamental skills to develop their knowledge of, and abilitites in, invasion games such as: football, basketball, netball and hockey. These skills are also transferrable to striking and fielding games such as cricket and rounders, together with net games such as tennis and volleyball.
All pupils have PE timetabled each week to cover the main areas of the National Curriculum which are: dance, gymnastics, games, swimming and athletics. Outdoor and adventurous activities are included in some of the residentials where appropriate. Swimming is also offered for children in KS2. To help with the planning of PE, 'AMAVEN PE' is available which gives medium and short term planning. This provides practical lessson plans with clear diagrams to show how activities can be taught. (There are also social distancing activities for Covid 19). Each term pupils are assessed through AMAVEN for agility, body control, strength, object control and flexibility. Sports coaches are used to teach PE in some sessions. Healthy lifestyle is also promoted through other subjects such as Science and Design & Technology and school lunches. In June 2020 the school's 'Daily Mile' track was built. Pupils are encouraged to run a mile everyday. During the Covid Pandemic, this has been a valuable asset to promote wellbeing and physcial activity especially as it encourages people to be outside. It also promotes the governments 'Active 30' initiative. Staff are encouraged to take part.
Alongside the PE Curriculum the children also have the opportunity to participate in after-school sports clubs including tag rugby, football, netball, dance, gym and cricket. A selection of these are offered at different times throughout the school year - hop over to our Extra Curricular Clubs and Activities page for more information. (Temporally stopped during Covid 19.)
Children are given the opportunity to participate in the local Schools Sports Partnership competitions. On a regular basis school fixtures are arranged in many sports which enables the children to be proud to represent their school. We also organise in-house team Sports Day where the children from each team colour compete against one another.
During the Covid pandemic, inter-school sport has temporally been stopped so new additional curriculum and playground has been bought such as goals and basketball nets. The aim is to promote team skills, behaviour and enjoyment during breaktimes and PE lessons.