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Physical Education


Physical Education is essentially providing our children with high quality opportunities to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Children are inspired to succeed and excel in both competitive sport and other physical activities. The PE curriculum at Rood End enables pupils to compete in sport and develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities. 

At Rood End, our intent is to instil a love of sport. We are passionate about raising sporting achievement and improving the health and wellbeing of all our children. Our aim is to deliver a high-quality PE curriculum, as well as offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities. We believe that a rich and varied PE curriculum can improve attainment, attendance and behaviour. Through our PE provision, our children will develop confidence, skills and knowledge, be proud of their achievements, understand and demonstrate the need for fair play and respect and develop the skills and attitudes needed for every child to have a lifelong participation in physical activity and healthy living. 



At Rood End, PE is taught across 38 weeks of the school year. We have developed a progression of skills which enables pupils to build on and develop their skills each year.

In EYFS, children are encouraged to begin developing their co-ordination and control in large and small movements, manage their own basic hygiene and personal needs successfully and start to become imaginative and expressive through dance.

In KS1, children begin to master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending. They should also perform dances using simple movement patterns.

In KS2, children 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. They will develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance [for example, through athletics and gymnastics] They will perform dances using a range of movement patterns and take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team. They’ll compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.



By the time children leave Rood End school they will: 

  • Have the knowledge and ability to respond imaginatively and confidently through a range of dance and gymnastic movements and reflect upon their own and other performance.  
  • Be competent in a range of sport specific physical skills.  
  • Be able to use and apply a range of tactics in a variety of sporting situations both competitive and cooperative.  
  • Be able to evaluate their performance and recognise success.  
  • Be able to demonstrate a range of techniques with control, accuracy and coordination.   
  • Be water confident and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations 
  • Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance ofat least25 metres. 
  • Use a range of strokes effectively.  
  • Be able to communicate, collaborate and compete with fairness and respect.  
  • Be able to use specific vocabulary when discussing their own and others performance.  
  • Be able to work effectively to solve outdoor and adventurous challenges both as an individual or as a team. 
  • Be able to recognise the importance of a healthy lifestyle and the role PE plays in this