At Oak Tree we strive to inspire an active generation to enjoy and love PE, by supporting our children's health, fitness and wellbeing. We want PE to be inclusive for everyone and so aim to provide a wealth of opportunities for our pupils to become confident and active, developing their skills in a range of physical activities and sports.
The National Curriculum
A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel 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.
The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:
- develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
- are physically active for sustained periods of time
- engage in competitive sports and activities
- lead healthy, active lives
At Oak Tree, we strive to inspire an active generation to enjoy PE by supporting children’s health, fitness and wellbeing. We provide opportunities for pupils to become confident and develop skills in a broad range of physical activities.
Furthermore, we compete in competitive sport and other activities to build character and help to embed our ‘Spirit of the Games’ values; Determination, Teamwork, Honesty, Self-belief, Passion and Respect. At Oak Tree, we are passionate about going ‘Beyond the Physical’ to allow our children to develop their knowledge and skills which will have a positive impact on their future.
We deliver two PE sessions a week.
Children have the opportunity to be active for at least 30 minutes during the school day.
High quality Stockport County sports coaches.
A progressive, skill based curriculum (EYFS-KS2).
Consistent planning and assessment tools (PE Passport).
Provide a variety of sports and activities provided to all key stages (including lunchtime and after school clubs).
Enrichment days/weeks around PE, health and physical activities.
We have strong links with local clubs- Stockport County and Cheadle Hulme Lacrosse.
Children take part in a range of competitions and sporting events.
We provide a range of after school clubs based around fitness and improving health as well as a range of sports and other activities.
Ongoing support and CPD opportunities for teachers.
- Improved health and wellbeing of our children and the wider community.
- Children enjoy and are passionate about sports and fitness.
- Children are able to work as a team and are respectful towards others.
- Children have progressively developed a wide range of skills in a broad spectrum of activities.
Beyond the Physical
At Oak Tree we strive to give all children the skills and toolkit to play any sport and encourage a healthy and active lifestyle. However we also acknowledge that PE skills go beyond the physical, for example; personal, social and emotional skills. We believe it is equally important to embed values such as, teamwork and resilience to build sportsmanship and a growth mind-set. We give opportunities to develop child led play, teamwork and collaboration, self-belief and confidence and problem solving.
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 PE sessions 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