Physical Education

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. 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, Hearts and Minds 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 was a valuable asset to promote wellbeing and physcial activity especially as it encouraged people to be outside. It also promotes the governments 'Active 30' initiative. Staff are encouraged to take part. The  School Sports Premium is well implemented across P.E and  includes CPD for staff.

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.

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.



The impact and measure of this is to ensure that pupils at Rode Heath are equipped with physical wellbeing, skills and competitiveness that will enable them to be ready for the curriculum at Key Stage 3 and for life as an adult in the wider world.  We want the children to have thoroughly enjoyed learning the key elements to gymnastics, games, dance, athletics and swimming, therefore encouraging them to undertake new life experiences now and in their future. 


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Rode Heath Primary School

Heath Avenue, Cheshire, ST7 3RY

Main Contact - Mr John Frankland

Tel: 01270 314414


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