PE & School Sport

Rationale

  • 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)

Intent

  • 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 Community Primary School 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.

Resources/Club links

  • 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 Soccer
  • Liz Le Louet's Pilates
  • Happy Kids Yoga 
  • Ed Start- Jag Tag
  • 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 last 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 hold an annual Schools Sports Week which provides the children with a wider range of experiences within Sport and activity and also includes their Sports days
  • 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 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

Leadership 

  • 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.
  • Year 4 have been trained as Change4Life champions where they promote keeping active and healthy across school
  • As part of our membership with WASSP we are able to send our pupils to the Warrington leadership camp which takes place during school holidays. Our pupils have been able to utilise this camp to build on their skills and experiences.

Impact

  • 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 government ambition
    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

2 Posters on ways to keep healthy and active were sent via your class dojo which had links and log in details 

Statutory Information

For statutory information regarding our funding breakdown and reports see our School Premium Page 

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