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Oxton St Saviour’s CE Primary School
Intent, Implementation and Impact – PE
At Oxton St Saviour’s CE Primary School, we want all children to become physically literate through the delivery of high quality Physical Education, School Sport & Physical Activity, whilst raising awareness of Health and Wellbeing.
The National Curriculum for Physical Education aims to ensure that all pupils:
- Pupils will develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities.
- They are physically active for sustained periods of time.
- Children engage in competitive sports and activities. They lead healthy, active lives.
At Oxton St Saviour’s, our school believes that physical education, experienced in a safe and supportive environment, is important to a pupil’s physical development and well-being. A broad and balanced physical education curriculum is intended to provide for pupil’s increasing self-confidence in their ability to take part in a variety of physical education skills to develop their skills of movement as well to develop and apply their interpersonal skills, including the School Games Values (self respect, determination, teamwork, passion and honesty).
We want all children to be provided with opportunities at a variety of levels whether that be festivals or sporting competitions so that they can apply themselves correctly in both individual and team based situations. This will enable them to use self evaluation to analyse their own learning and provide ‘Personal Best’ opportunities as they look for ways of improving themselves and most importantly appreciate the benefits (physical and mental) of a healthy and active lifestyle for now and in the future.
We believe that a positive experience of sport and physical activity at a young age can build a lifetime habit of participation and enjoyment of sport and physical activity.
The PE curriculum is carefully planned from the National Curriculum 2014 and lessons always build on from previous learning and skills and through staff and pupil voice. Each year children from key stage two are encouraged to apply to become a ‘Sports Ambassador’ for the school which forms our ‘School Games Crew’ and with the support and guidance of the PE Leader and Local School Games Organiser (SGO) they develop into sporting role models for the younger children, assisting with after school clubs, Sports Day and other sporting events throughout the year. Children in Years 3 – 5 access swimming lessons attending for 1 hour each day during a week block, regardless of their swimming ability.
Our PE provision enables pupils to participate in two high quality PE lessons each week, one lesson a week in F2 to enjoy enjoyable yet challenging lessons though a range of sporting activities including; invasion games, net and wall games, strike and field, gymnastics, dance and swimming. During these lessons, pupils are given the opportunity to perform to and compete against their peers, other children across school and to our wider school and local community in order to show-case talent, hard work and commitment. Some lessons are taught by coaches and we welcome opportunities for experiences which link to other areas of the curriculum, although with the opportunity for CPD that such experiences bring.
The long term plan sets out the PE units which are to be taught throughout the school year and ensures that the requirements of the National Curriculum are fully met and in every year group, children play competitive games and learn to apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending. In addition, through local community club links and the passion of the teaching staff, the children are encouraged to participate in the varied range of extra-curricular activities before and after school. Children are encouraged to participate in our broad range of competitions and extra-curricular activities, which help to extend learning and character development beyond the classroom. Learning outside the school environment opportunities are regularly provided, such as residential visits to Conway in Year 6, Barnstondale in Year 4 and a variety of sports festivals that we take part in across the year.
Throughout the academic year, the PE leader liaises alongside the School Games Organisers and Birkenhead South Cluster PE leaders to ensure pupils are provided with regular opportunities to compete in intra and inter-school activities. It allows every pupil the opportunity to represent the school. In recent years, teams have enjoyed success and often represent their school in county level (Level 3) competitions.
We hold an annual Sports Day where every child competes in an event for their team. During this event, the sports ambassadors take responsibility in organising these events alongside the PE leader and throughout the day look out for children representing the School Games Values. These are awarded to the children in a ‘Sports Round Up’ celebration assembly at the end of the Summer term.
We help motivate children to participate in a variety of sports through quality teaching that is engaging and fun. From our lessons, our children learn to take responsibility for their own health and fitness, many of whom also enjoy the success of competitive sports. We equip our children with the necessary skills and a love for sport. They will hopefully grow up to live happy and healthy lives, utilising the skills and knowledge acquired through PE.
Pupils leave our school with the best opportunity of being able to swim confidently and competently through two weeks of swimming lessons in years 3, 4 and 5. Children’s levels of activity are monitored and clubs are tailored to try and address the needs of less active children. All classes throughout the year are given opportunities to join an after school sporting club; some of these are free and some are paid (led by external agencies).
We celebrate all sporting participation and achievement in our celebration assemblies, monthly newsletters and on our social media (X)
We are proud to of our efforts in attaining The School Games Mark. We have achieved both the bronze, silver, gold and platinum awards. This rewards schools for a commitment to the development of competition across the school and into the community. It puts physical activity and competitive sport at the heart of our school and provides children at Oxton St Saviour’s with the opportunity to compete and achieve their personal best.