Sports at Oak Tree
At Oak Tree we recognise the importance of keeping active and healthy, therefore PE has a high profile in our school life.
We have worked hard since the formation of the school to promote a range of sports and give children a wealth of sporting opportunities. Our PE Coordinator, Miss Walters, works alongside SHAPES (Stockport Schools Sports Partnership) and other agencies to provide these opportunities and keep our children active and excited about sports.
Our sports provider, Life Leisure, cover PPA sessions, deliver teacher training and offer many exciting afterschool and lunchtime clubs. They offer Kidfit, Football, Multi-skills and Netball, please enquire at the office for more details. We also work alongside local clubs, such as, Stockport County and Cheadle Hulme Lacrosse club.
New physical activity guidelines have been published by The Department for Education (July 2019), which covers early years, children and young people. Physical activity should be encouraged across the population, with the latest evidence showing there is a clear link between physical activity and chronic disease. The guidance focuses on being active every day and spells out the recommended minimum levels of activity for each age group:
- Under 5s: 180 minutes - 3 hours each day once a child is able to walk
- 5 - 18 year olds: 60 minutes and up to several hours every day of moderate to vigorous intensity. Three days a week should include vigorous intensity activities which strengthen muscle and bone.
60 Active Minutes...
The government have stated that, of the 60 minutes required for 5 - 18 year olds, schools are responsible for 30 minutes, in addition to the 2 sessions of PE the children complete each week.
As a school, we are making a conscious effort to ensure every child participates in 30 extra active minutes. Activities include:
- The Daily Mile
- Jump Start Jonny videos
- The Body Coach work out videos
- Cosmic Yoga
- Wake Up Shake Up
- Lunchtime clubs
- Active Maths starters
- Active Phonics and spelling games
Here are some of the things Oak Tree have been involved in....
The Daily Mile
At Oak Tree we take part in the ‘The Daily Mile’. The Daily Mile is a social, physical activity where the children complete laps around the playground or the plaza every day. It has been proven to improve concentration in the classroom and fitness levels. It also encourages the children to be aware of their health and increase their activity levels. The children can choose if they want to run, jog or walk but the aim is to keep moving!
Miss Walters runs an Oak Tree Cheerleading Club for Year 2 every week after school. We have lots of fun and practise 'Cheer' and 'Dance' skills such as; jumps, balance, flexibility and dance moves. We work very hard on a dance routine which we perform in Key Stage assemblies and compete in a competition at the end of the year!
Last year our Year 2 17/18 cheerleading team came 1st place at the Progressive Sports Street Cheer competition! The children worked incredibly hard, performed with confidence and had fantastic team spirit!
Well done Oak Tree Stars, you made us all very proud!
Wake Up Shake Up
Miss Walters and Miss Champan run Wake Up Shake Up every Friday morning for all of the children at Oak Tree Primary School. The aim of this is to get children (and teachers!) energized for a day of learning. It has been a huge success and certainly continue next year.
Check out the 'Sports Day' Event page for more information!
World Cup Day 2018
This year to celebrate the 2018 World Cup we held an Oak Tree World Cup Day! We had a draw in our celebration assembly where each year group were allocated a country that were playing in the World Cup Tournament. On the day the children came dressed in the colours of their year group flag and spent the day learning about their year group country and taking part in football activities on the field and upper playground. Progressive Sports provided a range of different football activities for each year group including; dribbling, passing, saving, penalty shoot outs and football matches. Some of the year 6 children also ran a face paint stall at lunch time to raise money for their leavers disco. The World Cup day was a huge success and the children loved learning about a different country and practicing their football skills.
Sports Week 2018
At Oak Tree we are passionate about sports and recognise the importance of keeping active and healthy. During National Sports Week, our sports providers ‘Progressive Sports’ ran a very exciting and fun week of sporting activities for the children. We wanted to give the children an opportunity to try a range of new sports and to promote the importance of being active. The activities included; Bench ball, Battlefield Archery, Box-fit, Multi-sports, Yoga, Parachute Games, Tag Rugby, Tchockball, Ultimate Frisbee, Zorbing and many more! The Sports week was a huge success and we had great feedback from the children and staff.
Stockport School Sports Partnership Awards Evening 2017
On Wednesday 12th July, representatives from Oak Tree attended an SSSP awards evening at the Plaza, Stockport to celebrate sporting achievements in schools. We are very proud to announce that as a school we won an award for 'Commitment to Participation in PE, Sport and Physical Activity'.
On top of that, 2 of our families won an award for completing the Decathalon family challenge.
The Jackson family won 1st place and the Orzechowska family won 3rd! It was a wonderful evening and a great opportunity to celebrate successes in our school. Click here to see more pictures from the event.