Rodney House Specialist Support School

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Rodney House School, Albert Grove, Longsight, Manchester, M12 4WF

0161 230 6854

Rodney House Specialist Support School

Specialist Support School and Outreach Service

  1. Statutory Information
  2. The Curriculum
  3. Investigator Curriculum
  4. Physical Education

Physical Education

PE is taught both discretely, and through a wide range of cross-curricular activities. Pupils are given regular opportunities throughout the school day to develop their fundamental movement skills. PE plays an important role in supporting pupils physical and mental health. Our aim is to improve physical movement, self-confidence, problem solving and creativity. Pupils are taught how to master basic movements including running, jumping, climbing, throwing and catching, as well as developing their balance, agility and co-ordination. Pupils are taught these skills through discrete dance, gymnastics, games, athletics and swimming sessions. In addition, children are supported to increase their skills and physical stamina through community walks and a variety of educational visits. Examples include visits to local parks and to the ‘Simply Cycling’ club, where children have opportunities to ride a variety of specialist bikes. Children have the opportunity to participate in competitive sports with other schools for example by playing football in the Primary League or playing Table Cricket at Lancashire Cricket Club. The enjoyment of physical activity is modelled, as is the importance of physical activity as part of a healthy lifestyle. Pupils are encouraged to access equipment during outdoor play times which supports and enhances their physical development as they play. We take a holistic approach when it comes to delivering sports so that each child has the best opportunity to flourish and maximise their potential.