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)
- The PE curriculum at Oughtrington Community Primary School has been based around the fundamental beliefs of the National Curriculum 2014 and provides opportunities for all children to succeed and exceed 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 core skills in physical activities.
- Each year group will teach PE in accordance to the long term planning and we provide all pupils with two hours of curriculum time physical education each week. This will ensure continuity and progression throughout the school.
- We are very fortunate in our school to have an experienced Sports Coach-PE Apprentice 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 and 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.
- 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 last academic year of 2017-2018 we achieved the ‘Platinum’ award which we retain for 2 years. 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. Our active ‘School Sports Crew’ provides a calendar of intra school competition and take on leadership roles in the organisation of these events. Children at Oughtrington are also provided opportunities to develop their fundamental skills at lunch times. 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.
- 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.