In 2021 we won the Participation Award from the Suffolk Schools Partnership for participation. This is an amazing achievement despite COVID-19 restrictions
Curriculum Intent At Rattlesden Primary, we aim to provide a PE curriculum that pupils from Reception to Year 6 not only enjoy but 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 enjoy and participate in sport and exercise. 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. The national curriculum for PE aims 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
Curriculum Implementation Children are taught regularly by both teaching staff and a sports instructor from Reception to Year 6. The curriculum is further enhanced by participation in numerous sporting events with other schools in the area and after-school clubs. A Coach and play leaders supervises sports activities at lunchtime, including: football, hockey, basketball and netball. We follow the guidelines set by the national curriculum to ensure we offer a range of PE activities that allow each child to feel challenged and offer opportunities to progress further.
EYFS As part of the EYFS statutory framework pupils are taught: Physical development - involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food. Moving and handling: children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements. They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space. They handle equipment and tools effectively. Health and self-care: children know the importance for good health of physical exercise, and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe.
Key stage 1 Pupils develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. They are able to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations. Pupils are taught to:
master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities
participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending
perform dances using simple movement patterns.
Key stage 2 Pupils continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success. Pupils are taught to:
use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis], and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance [for example, through athletics and gymnastics]
perform dances using a range of movement patterns
take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team
compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.
Swimming Each year group in Key Stage 2 will attend swimming lessons for one term, usually in Year 4.
Curriculum Impact By the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study. Children will have taken part in a wide variety of sporting activities, both in and out of school and will have formed healthy habits to take on to the next chapter of their lives.
Our amazing Year 3 and 4 tennis team came 3rd overall in the Tennis Festival on the 11th May at Thurston Community College.
We won a set of goals from Ipswich Town Football Club for our participation and performance in our virtual football skills competition.
Our sporting calendar 2021/2022!
Our swim team came a solid fourth, showing great enthusiasm and team spirit!
We took part in an orienteering competition. We won gold and silver in the pairs event and gold in the the team event.
This year, we had a sporting them with the help of Mrs Porch, our wonderful sports coach. The children took part in archery, frisbee golf and egg and red spoon races!
Our School Football club team played a friendly match against Woodley in Stowmarket.
They played two games. They lost 0-1 to their A team and won 4-1 to their B team.
We've invited them back for a re-match!
In February, we took part in a virtual indoor athletics competition. Our Year 1 and 2 team won gold overall and individually, J and B in Maple class won Gold and O and C in Cedar Class won bronze. Amazing effort everyone!!
Our YELLOW EAGLES won our Year 3 and 4 house dodgeball competition.
Under 11 Hockey Tournament- February 2022- 4 games played- 3 wins and 1 draw
Inter-house dodgeball competition (year 5 and 6) December 2021
WINNERS: BLUE SHARKS!!!!
In November, we took part in a virtual skills football competition. For Year 1 and 2, Harrison won gold and Luca and Wilfred won bronze.
In October, we took part in a virtual Rugby Skills competition against all the other schools in the PE partnership.
In Years 3 and 4, Max got gold, Flo silver and Isobel bronze. For Year 5 and 6, Will and Ella both got gold. Amazing results for Rattlesden.
On Wednesday 22nd September 2021, Year 5 and 6 took part in a Mid-Suffolk school cross country competition. We secured 3rd place in both the boys and girls race and won the team competition. Well done to everyone who took part- 2km is a long way to run and takes great determination and strength. A went through to the next round and ran at Royal Hospital School (see picture below).
Years 1-4 had a chance to take part in a virtual cross country event. Years 1 and 2 ran 800m and Years 3 and 4, 1200m. Ours winners for KS1 were J and E and C and M took the winning positions for Year 3 and 4.
Overall, across all the schools, Jack achieved silver and Emelia bronze for Year 1 and 2. Well done to these two.
U9 Football Competition at Stanton Primary School on 4th November. C won an award for her polite manners and team spirit.
Our awesome U11 football team took part in a football festival on 9th November. We saw some great teamwork and determination.
Last year's sporting highlights!
We use the Pavilion to extend our PE provision for events such as cross-country, rounders tournaments and sports day!
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