Physical Education (PE):
PE is an important subject for us at Roundhill; regular physical exercise contributes to good physical and mental health, which builds team spirit and helps children to be in a positive state of mind for learning across the curriculum. Participation in sport inspires pupils to succeed in competitive events and other physically-demanding activities. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.
Our intent is to ensure that all pupils:
- develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
- are physically active for sustained periods of time
- engage in competitive sports and activities
- lead healthy, active lives.
We provide a wide range of sporting activities to enrich our PE curriculum, and to help it go beyond the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum. As well as regular PE lessons and opportunities to be taught weekly by fully qualified PE specialists, we make good use of external coaches and visitors to inspire physical exercise. Additional opportunities are built in across the week to promote physical activity (eg Active Mile, skipping, Go Noodle…).
A range of extra-curricular provision supplements the opportunities for children to engage in sports
At Roundhill we have invested in a powerful PE scheme of work called 'Get Set 4 PE'.
This offers all children the opportunities to develop their physical fundamental movement skills, as well as achieving whole child objectives through gaining a knowledge of rules, strategies and tactics and building an understanding of healthy participation.
Each lesson plan has progressive activities that are designed to inspire and engage our pupils; they have clear learning objectives with key success criteria, which provides information to help pupils develop their skill level and to consider how successful they have been within a lesson.
Teaching points appear throughout to help teachers with their subject knowledge and modelling and to ensure misconceptions are addressed at the earliest point. Differentiation tasks provide activities with simple changes to appropriately challenge/support to ensure all pupils are successful and feel included.
We recognise that learning takes time; all lessons are sequential and build on prior knowledge and skills. Our pupils benefit from high quality instruction, time to practise and receiving meaningful feedback. They are also given enough time to revisit and develop their knowledge to gain a competence within PE.
We want to aid our children in obtaining the values and skills to celebrate and respect the success of others as well as modestly celebrating their own successes.
We aim to ensure that our delivery of physical education allows all children to have the skills and mindset to leave primary school with the capabilities to be successful in their sporting challenges and active lifestyles at secondary school and beyond.
We strive to educate both our children and families to develop a greater understanding on how to live healthy lifestyles and make healthy choices. We are dedicated to ensuring healthy minds as well as bodies and will continue to support our children's well-being.