All children in KS1 and KS2 have a timetabled weekly PE lesson lasting 1 hour. A skills based curriculum is used, which is in line with the requirements for the new National Curriculum for 2014. Children are taught skills which are then applied in games or performed. PE is valued highly with the aim of encouraging pupils to become active and healthy through participation in a wide variety of activities.
Lessons take place either indoor, in the school halls, or outdoors, on the MUGA (Multi Use Games Area). Outdoor and adventurous activities in KS2 are supplemented through use of external providers and residential visits.
Teaching and learning in PE is enhanced by the use of specialist sports coaches who work alongside class teachers, so as to improve children’s fitness and uinderstanding of different skills, and also as part of continuous professional development for class teachers, allowing them to increase their understanding and own skills in teaching all areas of the PE curriculum.
All children in Year 4 have an additional hour of swimming lessons once per week, for the first 3 half terms of the academic year.
Year 5 children undertake Bikeablilty cycling training.
Years 5 and 6 take part in additional coached badminton sessions once a week.
In KS2 there is on-going programme of fitness tests and activities which is carried out during designated weeks throughout the year. A similar programme of fitness tests and activities is being introduced into KS1.
After School Clubs
Children across the school are offered the opportunity to participate in a range of sports clubs run by both Heybrook staff and specialist sports coaches.
Links have been made with a variety of local clubs and providers including: Rochdale Lacrosse Club; Rochdale Judo Club; Rochdale Company of Archers and Link4Life.
Currently children can take part in:
A calendar of inter and intra school events is in place. Inter school completion is run in conjunction with our IPLCN network of local schools or through Falinge Park High School. Recent events include:
- IPLCN inter schools football tournament
- IPLCN netball competition
- IPLCN G&T athletics competition
- IPLCN cycling event
- IPLCN KS1 dance festival
If you would like any further details about PE at Heybrook, or to discuss your child’s progress in the subject, please feel free to contact the school and ask to speak to Miss Moore.