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PE At Rockbeare Church of England Primary School, aims to promote physical fitness, teamwork and a love of active lifestyles through engaging sport and activities. 

'To keep the body in good health is a duty-otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear'


Our PE Principles underpinned by our core values:

Coordination- developing motor skills and body control.

Activity- encouraging participation in various sports and exercises.

Resilience- building physical endurance and mental toughness.

Enjoyment- fostering a love for movement and active lifestyles.



At Rockbeare CE Primary School, we recognise the importance of physical activity, and we aim to provide a PE curriculum that pupils from EYFS to Year 6 not only enjoy but one that also allows them to experience a range of activities that help them to develop their health, fitness and wellbeing. We intend to offer a high-quality physical education curriculum that inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It provides opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect. We are fully committed to achieving to the aims of the national curriculum for physical education to ensure that all children:


  • 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
  • develop competency and knowledge of water safety
  • Engage and have an understanding of diversity on a local, national and global level


Children are taught twice a week by either teaching staff or sports coaches. The curriculum is further enhanced by participation in numerous sporting tournaments with other local schools (in the local area and Federation) as well as after school clubs.

All children participate in at least 2 formal PE sessions each week and our approach to teaching and learning in PE ensures that:

• pupils have fun and experience success

• pupils have the opportunity to participate in P.E at their own level of development

• lessons build upon the learning and skill development of the previous years, helping pupils to secure and build on a wide range of skills

• pupils can understand and apply rules

• pupils experience positive competition and develop good sporting attitudes

• pupils experience activities which build character and help to embed values such as perseverance, fairness and respect

• pupils learn in a safe environment and are confident in using a range of equipment

• pupils have a foundation for lifelong physical activity • pupils understand the importance of daily physical activity for their physical and mental wellbeing

• pupils are encouraged to use and reflect upon their Christian values (Aspire, Flourish & Achieve) skills during PE lessons, ensuring that they learn crucial learning skills alongside sporting skills and knowledge



The approach to curriculum at Rockbeare CE Primary School results in a fun, engaging, high-quality Physical Education, that provides children with the foundations needed for living healthy, active lives. P.E is taught as a basis for lifelong learning, where the children have access to a wide range of activities in the belief that if taught well and the children are allowed to succeed, then they will continue to have a physically active life. Our high-quality physical education curriculum inspires our children to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. Pupil voice is used to further develop the PE curriculum, through questioning of pupil’s views and attitudes to PE and physical activity to support the children’s enjoyment and to motivate learners. Children love participating in PE lessons at Rockbeare CE Primary School and relish the opportunity to take part in competitive activities. Assessments are undertaken at the beginning and end of each teaching unit (which use the skills in the document below) and these demonstrate that children are improving in their PE skills, knowledge and understanding.  Children will build their understanding of different sports, rules, teamwork and skills.  The PE curriculum extends beyond physical fitness.  It contributes to children's overall well-being by fostering teamwork, resilience and a lifelong love for active lifestyles.