At Aston Rowant, we aim for all pupils to leave school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.
We are aware that opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect. We promote a passion for P.E and celebrate the success as well as participation both within and out of school.
Children take part in PE lessons every week following the full National Curriculum. PE is taught by a qualified PE instructor. During the first part of each of these lessons, children are taught a specific skill (e.g. football dribbling). During the second part of this lesson a competitive game is played where this skill might be practised (e.g. football). We have a competitive Sports Days for both KS1 and KS2 annually, which are held on our sports field. We also have boys and girls teams who compete in borough inter-school competitive sports events. We also have specific PE lessons for those children who are not confident in PE sessions in order to help them to increase in confidence. In addition, we want all our children to be able to swim at least 25 metres comfortably by the time they leave our school. In order to achieve this, LKS2 has weekly swimming lessons at St Andrew's swimming pool in the summer term. The children are taught by a qualified swimming instructor. We also run different sports based clubs termly which are open to all children.
The curriculum focuses on skill based learning and teaches the children how they can apply those skills to different activities. At Aston Rowant School, we believe competition is important and children will have the opportunity to compete against their peers. Children are given plenty of opportunities to exercise throughout the school day with the use of the MUGA (multi use games area), playground and adventure playground. We are also fortunate to have a large field.
We ensure that children leave Aston Rowant School having been introduced to a range of sports and are ready to live a healthy and sporting life. Children will become physically confident in a way, which supports their health fitness and well-being for the future.