PE & School Sport
PE Curriculum A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and exceed in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect. (National Curriculum 2014).
Here at Oughtrington we aim to promote positive attitudes toward healthy and active lifestyles. Pupils learn how to think in different ways to suit a wide variety of creative, competitive, cooperative and challenging activities. They learn how to plan, perform and evaluate actions, ideas and performances to improve their aptitudes and to inform their choices to form positive habits concerning lifelong physical activity. Pupils at Oughtrington will learn to develop their fundamental movement, personal and social skills, through a broad and rich PE curriculum which will be provided through a wide range of experiences through our PE and School Sport curriculum.
Implementation of School Sport and PE at Oughtrington
The children at Oughtrington enjoy 2 hours of timetabled PE lessons each week. We follow a long term plan which provides a rich and quality curriculum.
The PE curriculum at Oughtrington has been based around the fundamental values of the National Curriculum 2014 and provides opportunities for all children to thrive in school sport. The curriculum areas of physical activity: games, gymnastics, dance and athletics, are planned for throughout Key Stage 1, with the addition of swimming and outdoor adventurous activities in Key Stage 2. Additionally, the Foundation Stage Curriculum is followed by our foundation team. Oughtrington has adopted the REAL PE scheme of work for the teaching of key fundamental skills mainly for EYFS/KS1. Each session provides detailed guidance, where all children have the opportunity to develop their fundamental core skills in physical activities, as well as fostering our values-based education through pupils learning within PE.
We are very fortunate in our school to have an experienced Sports TA, who provides high-quality teaching within the curriculum for certain year groups, whilst providing our teaching staff with continous CPD of PE. She also provides a range of after school provision and a holiday sports club. We have a wide range of before and after school sporting clubs run by our dedicated school staff and other specialist coaches, which children can attend to further develop their physical skills.
Years 3/4 attend swimming lessons at our local high school. Here they are taught by a specialist swimming coach, who follows the swimming and water safety requirements of the National Curriculum 2014.
Thanks to the Sports Premimum funding, it has allowed us to utilise a wider range of specialist coaches to enhance our PE and Schools Sports provision. Here is a list of our club links;
• Warrington Wolves Rugby Foundation
• Culcheth Cobra's Basketball
• JJ's Karate
• Active Sport
• Liz Le Louet's Pilates
• Happy Kids Yoga
• Ed Start
• Ball Hall Basketball
• Cheshire Cricket Board
• Hayley's Street Dance
• Sarah Muddimer's Gymnastics
• Lymm Lawn Tennis
• Lymm Hockey
• Brookland's Lacrosse Club
School Games Mark Award/Competitions
PE and school sport is highly valued here at Oughtrington Primary School. For 4 years we achieved the School Games ‘Gold’ award (formerly known as the Kitemark award) consecutively. For the academic year of 2017-2018 we achieved the ‘Platinum’ award which we retain for 2 years (now 3 years due to COVID-19).
As a platinum school, we regularly participate in a wide range of competitive inter and intra school competitions and have been very successful in recent years and have attended level 2 (Warrington) and level 3 (Cheshire) finals due to our sporting achievements. We provide opportunities for those who do not have access to outside school sports too. We believe that all children should have the opportunity to compete.
We are very priveledged and proud to be one of 104 primary schools out of 20,925 in the UK to be awarded the Platinum School Games Award.
We hold an annual School Sports Week which provides the children across the whole school with a wider range of experiences withing Sport and activity. This special week also includes their year group Sports days.
We attend the Lymm High School Cluster Competitions each week on a Monday night where pupils are able to access further competitive and non competitive opportunities within sport.
Here at Oughtrington we have 30 Sports Leaders who have been trained by WASSP staff and our specialist PE staff to help deliver a calendar of intra school competitions/sports days/take on leadership roles in the organisation of these events and EYFS/KS1 Infant Agility Festivals. The Sports Leaders also help during play and lunch times by providing opportunities for pupils to develop their fundamental skills and provide fun, structured active play. The Sports Leaders also get to go on a special 3 day leadership camp as part of our membership with WASSP during the summer, where they get to build on their skills and experiences and meet other leaders from schools all over Warrington.
Midday Assistants have been trained in ‘Positive Play’ and Years 5 and 6 children have been trained as ‘Play Leaders’ to help coach and support pupils across the school, with playing active games at lunch times.
Year 4 have been trained as Change4Life champions where they promote keeping active and healthy across school.
Physical Education will continue to be used to promote excellence and enjoyment. It will have a strong presence in the ethos of the school through displays, performances, music, dance and assemblies. Pupils will learn how to think in different ways to suit a wide variety of creative, competitive, cooperative and challenging activities. They will learn how to plan, perform and evaluate actions, and develop lifelong positive habits involving regular physical activity. They will learn to develop their fundamental movement, personal and social skills and develop a wide range of experiences through our rich PE and School Sport curriculum.
Active 30 minutes
The childhood obesity plan is the government’s response to the challenge of growing inactivity and physical wellbeing in young people. The guidelines of the plan detail the responsibility of schools to not only ensure 30 active minutes each day for every child in school, but their responsibility to proactively encourage parental engagement to achieve 30 active minutes outside of the timetabled school day. (YST, 2020).
At Oughtrington we promote a further 30 minutes a day of activity. Whether that is during lesson time, during line ups, or even breaks we have lots of ideas and ways to incoporate further activity. Given the current situation of COVID-19, there are still ways you can continue to keep active with your families. These can range from;
• Active breaks- taking time out for a quick run/kickabout/walk/cycle
• BBC Supermovers
• Go Noodle/Just Dance
• 5 a day TV (log in access has been sent home, please contact your class teacher/check dojo if unsure)
• Real PE for families
• Chance to Shine Cricket
• LTA- Tennis at home
• Cosmic Kids
• The Body Coach- Joe Wicks
• Get Set 4 PE
• Youth Sport Trust website
For statutory information regarding our funding breakdown and reports see our Sport Premium Page