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. Explorers: Physical Development

Physical Development

Physical Development incorporates all forms of movement including fine and gross motor development and self help skills. PE sessions, targeted fine motor skills such as ‘Dough disco’ and regular challenge in the outdoor areas are all features of the Physical Curriculum.

During PE lessons, 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 and athletics sessions. In addition, children are supported to increase their skills and physical stamina through community walks and visits include visits to local parks and to the ‘Simply Cycling’ club, where children have opportunities to ride a variety of specialist bikes. 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.



Developing ball skills


  Rebound Therapy at Jump Space        Using gymnastic equipment
Swimming lessons    Developing fine motor skills