We want our children to be fit, healthy and sporty!

At Roche School we recognise that children need to be fit and healthy and understand fitness and health in order to flourish. Every child in school receives a minimum of two hours of PE within curriculum time each week and many attend our after school clubs. 

Physical activity in all forms is promoted from cross curricular outdoor learning to representing the school as a member of one of our successful competitive teams.

We take every opportunity to involve children in sporting opportunities in our locality through collaboration with our cluster schools and involvement with the Mid Cornwall Sports Partnership.

Children have many opportunities to collaborate in activities such as creating dances, gymnastic routines and team sports. This is an important feature of developing life skills that are often best understood by children through participation together in physical activity.

Parents are very positive about children learning through activity and participating in a varied range of movement based learning.

As a school we are striving to diversify the range of activity that we can provide for children in order to include a wide range of interests, individual skills and abilities.

We want children to have the opportunity to take part in activities that our locality provides. These include beach safety and surfing, kayaking and sailing, mountain bike riding, cross country running and orienteering

Success and participation in sports both in and out of school are regularly celebrated in assemblies and in the newsletter. We want children to be proud of their achievements and inspire their peers to participate.

The school has invested in a pair of Cardio Walls from Rugged Interactive. A case study from Rugged Interactive can be accessed here:

PE at Roche

The school has a priority on high quality PE across all year groups. 2 hours of PE is a mandatory requirement for all our classes and as a result of this we have strong participation levels in clubs and sports. Children are able to develop high levels of PE, have the opportunity to input into their own PE lessons and access a wide range of sports throughout the curriculum.

For 2019-20 school is introducing a new PE curriculum. The curriculum from REAL PE will be used for all children throughout school. It focuses on the development of core strength and all-round fitness as well as well being and personal qualities such as resilience, stamina, confidence and determination. These personal qualities are identified by school as being fundamental to success in learning across the entire curriculum.