Other Curriculum Areas

Physical Education

At Rosetta we teach a variety of sports that give the children a range of exciting experiences and challenges. Most of these sports are taught within the Physical Education (PE) curriculum. In PE we teach dance, gymnastics, invasion games, swimming and Outdoor and Adventurous Activities (OAA). During PE lessons we focus on the children’s ABCS (Agility, Co-ordination, Balance and Speed) to give children the best platform to pursue their aspirations in any area of sport.

  • As a school we use the Rosetta Core Values to enable the children to value themselves and each other. The Core Values are:

1 - We take responsibility for our actions and always make sure we do the right thing.

2 - We show honesty and always make sure we are truthful and fair.

3 - We show aspiration and always have a positive attitude about what we can all achieve.

4 - We show respect and always have regard for ourselves and other people’s feelings, wishes and rights.

5 - We show compassion towards others and always make sure we try to understand and support others.

  • In addition to the Rosetta Core Values, we incorporate passion, teamwork and self-belief into our PE curriculum in order to ensure that the pupils are inspired, engaged and motivated in all their PE lessons.
  • Our PE Subject Leader, Mr Poole, and other subject leaders, teachers, coaches and teaching assistants have worked with the whole school with different teams this year to give as many children as possible the opportunity to experience competitive sport against other schools.
  • 31% of KS2 children at Rosetta have represented school teams in the 2013/14 academic year. There were thirteen different teams across ten different sports. In total 34 boys and 32 girls represented the school from Year 3 to Year 6. To support the children with the skills required to participate in a competitive environment 56% (239 pupils) of children at Rosetta have participated in an after-school sports clubs.
  • “All the children have worked extremely hard and have learnt lots of different skills in a safe and fun environment.” Mr Poole                                             


This year, Year 5 have experienced a 2 week block of daily 1 hour swimming lessons at the Aquatic Centre in the Olympic Park. The children were able to use the best facilities and had the benefit of continuity of swimming teachers and lessons to have the best opportunity to gain water confidence and to learn to swim 25 metres. School staff does not teach swimming to the children, but do contribute to the teaching of water safety.

Sport Leaders

  • Rosetta has appointed two Sport Leaders that extend the PE curriculum into the playground. With our new bright and stimulating playground, the children enjoy an exciting and safe environment at break times, lunchtimes and during after school clubs.
  • The Sport Leaders organise football competitions between year groups each term. They also organise a range of different sporting competitions throughout the year. The competitions we offer range from Olympic sports to traditional sports e.g. football, rounders, netball etc.
  • Rosetta believes by giving our pupils the best playground experience they will gain:

1 - A greater confidence to take part in activities at playtime;

2 - Increased participation in physical activity at playtime;

3 - Improved motor skills in structured playground games in the North Hall, football league, tennis, table tennis and 4-Square;

4 - Social skills including sharing, communication, sportsmanship and co-operative play;

5 - Experience of creative play;

6 - Leadership skills by becoming playground mediators for the KS1/2 playgrounds.

School Teams

  • We represent our school through many teams at games and tournaments at various levels, which have been very successful.
  • Our teams that compete against other schools:

1 - Cricket

2 - Netball

3 - Football

4 - Swimming

5 - Tag-Rugby

6 - Cheerleading

7 - Gymnastics

8 - Girls Football

9 - Hockey

10 - Athletics

  • Each team is supported by our after-school clubs that are run by trained coaches and ensure the children experience competitive sport as well as have fun. We also encourage the children to use their sporting talent to join clubs in the local area. Some of the clubs the children have joined from Rosetta are:

1 - Youngbloods Basketball

2 - WHU Kickz Project (Football)

3 - Tigers Football Club

4 - Royal Falcons Football Club

5 - Genesis Futsal Club

6 - NASSA (Basketball)

7 - East London Gymnastics Club

8 - Newham and Essex Beagles (Athletics)

9 - Ascension Eagles Cheerleading Club

10 - Rippleway Football Club

  • At Rosetta we believe that all children are capable of achieving their potential, and we are working hard to ensure that children succeed and excel in PE and other sporting activities.