Physical Education (PE) helps pupils stay physically active, develop interests in different types of physical activity, build teamwork and other social skills, and improve focus and academic performance.
The delivery of physical education at Rockmount Primary School aims to inspire pupils to recognise their ability to succeed and excel in a wide range of competitive sports and other forms of physical activity within an inclusive, stimulating environment. Our broad and balanced PE curriculum, intends to support pupils to achieve and recognise their personal best, whilst also developing an understanding of healthy and active lifestyles. PE is a vital contributor to a child’s physical development and wellbeing. Therefore we ensure all children develop the fundamental skills and competence to become physically confident in competitions, team games and in the wider school environment.
At Rockmount Primary School, we ensure that our children are provided equal, inclusive opportunities to participate in a variety of sports through our PE curriculum that is progressive, engaging and fun. We help to motivate children through quality first teaching that enables them to develop fundamental skills and apply them to different activities. All children learn how to lead a healthy lifestyle and understand the importance of exercise and the positive impact it has on their wellbeing. Year 6 pupils leave school with the skills to self-rescue in the water and swim 25 metres competently. Our children are physically active which has a positive impact on their learning in the classroom. Through our exciting and diverse PE curriculum, we encourage and equip children with the skills to develop a love of sport and physical activity. They will hopefully grow up to live happy and healthy lives utilising the skills and knowledge acquired through PE.
"I like that in PE we get to exercise, play fun games and dance. I also enjoy working with a partner." - Year 4 pupil
"I enjoy the activities we do in our PE lessons." - Year 3 pupil
"I really like being a sports leader! I enjoy getting more children involved in sports and introducing them to new ones. It puts a smile on my face." - Year 6 pupil
"I like having the opportunity to help out with sports events and training other pupils. Being a sports leader makes me feel like I am a big part of the school." - Year 6 pupil
School Games Mark
The School Games Mark is a Government led awards scheme that was launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Schools in England are able to assess themselves across BRONZE, SILVER and GOLD levels of the mark. At Rockmount, we are proud to have received all these levels in the past years. We are pleased that we were awarded the Gold Mark for the academic year 2022/2023!
To be awarded the GOLD level, schools have to meet strict prerequisites that demonstrate an inclusive and supportive sporting ethos. These include: