Physical Education (PE) and Games at Clifton with Rawcliffe Primary School is taught and delivered as part of a team-teaching programme and this whole school (Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1/2) delivery provides consistency across year groups and progression throughout the school.
Cross-curricular links allow opportunities such as recording of activities through ICT platforms and media, Numeracy, use of MFL in games, PSHE and awareness of health issues and Science and the human body.
Ongoing assessment by specialist teaching staff and regular coaching sessions for staff allow effective assessment of children’s progress.
PE forms an important part of the school’s links with the local community – partnerships with outside agencies who support and extend our teaching in school include local and professional sporting establishments including: York City Football Club, York City Knights Rugby League, North Yorkshire FA, York Cricket and Rugby Club.
The following is an overview of the aims and objectives we aspire to achieve through our delivery of Physical Education:
- To encourage full participation in sporting activities throughout the school through both subject teaching and extra-curricular/enrichment activities, for all pupils.
- To promote enjoyment and appreciation of PE and sport/games – team based and individual activities and traditional/non-traditional school based sports.
- To increase the quality of teaching of technical aspects of PE, providing support and training as necessary/appropriate.
- To promote the idea that everyone can enjoy and take part in PE and sport.
- To promote healthy living and lifestyle choices to all children.
- To develop life skills such as self-esteem, discipline, team work, independence, confidence, task completion, competition and co-operation, balance, achievement.
In order for our children to meet these objectives, the school has a number of unique strengths and attributes which allow it to raise and maintain standards in PE. These include:
- Specialist staff in prominent roles to teach and deliver PE and sport to children in all year groups.
- Ultra modern facilities rarely found in a primary school: a rubber based surface Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) with bright, easy to understand court markings for several sports; Dance theatre with sprung floor, mirrored wall and blackout/lighting options; Sports hall with sprung floor, badminton court markings and retractable seating (up to 120 adults or up to 150 children) for viewing of activities; large provision for grass based-sports pitches.
- High expectations of pupils (behaviours/standards/performance).
- Information Evening Parental Workshops to share the ethos and teaching practices.
- Access to high quality software for pupils to record, observe and reflect on own and peer sporting activities and performance.
- All pupils receive at least 2 hours curriculum time of PE per week – CwR school has achieved Active Mark which is evidence of over 90% of pupils taking part in 2 hrs PE/Games weekly.
- A variety of after school clubs are offered to all year groups via School Sports Partnership and teacher led initiatives.
- Active lunchtime games are available to all children, led by experienced specialist sports coach and pupils trained as Sports Leaders.
- Percentage of pupils representing school in sports activities grows year on year,
- School and extra-curricular activities advertised via school website, newsletters and notice boards
- Whole school sports and active events (eg. School Sports Days, Annual Fun-Run), participation in city-wide initiatives (eg. Bike-It Project, Walk to School) and focus days and assemblies.
Please see the link below to view our sporting achievements and events attended by pupils at CwR.