We have worked really hard over the last three years to promote more sports to more children across the school. We have had many specialists come into school to hold taster sessions in different sports such as hockey and judo, some of which have led to children joining after-school clubs and clubs in the local community. We are proud to have been awarded the GOLD School Games Mark for 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 and will continue the hard work to ensure we achieve this for 2019-2020 and beyond!
At Oakthorpe our PE curriculum is made up of the Real PE programme and a more traditional games lesson. Additional to their 2 hours of PE every week, each half term we hold an alternative sports day which provides the children with experiences in different sports such as scootering, zorbing and new age kurling.
This year we have employed expert coaches to support our teachers in delivering a wide coverage of sports to a fantastic standard. Our intention is to ensure we create a legacy of world class PE delivered by our class teachers at Oakthorpe, so this year we are using our Sports funding to improve subject knowledge and provide continuing professional development across all year groups for our teachers. Through a variety of games, taught on a rolling two year cycle, we work to ensure children meet the expected standards across a range of statements. It is important that children experience a wide variety of sports to prepare them for key stage 3. Additionally, we strive to ensure key stage 2 children take part in sporting competitions against other local schools and within our MAT and provide opportunities to take part in lunchtime and after-school sports clubs.
Real PE is a unique and child-centered approach to teaching PE which includes, challenges and supports every child. It is fully aligned to the National curriculum and Oftsed requirements and focuses on the development of agility, balance and coordination, healthy competition and cooperative learning. The philosophy develops the key abilities children need in order to be successful within PE and sports across the curriculum: Creative, physical, cognitive, health and fitness, social and personal abilities.
What do the children say about sport at Oakthorpe?
“We have learnt lots of skills in hockey this year and had the chance to play lots of matches to get better.”
“We find the alternative sports days really fun”
“Having Leicester Ryders Basketball team in was amazing!”