Physical Education and School Sport
“A high-quality education in sport and physical education is imperative to a child’s physical, cognitive, social and emotional development as well as the role it can play in a child’s spiritual, moral and cultural development. Physical Education develops the children’s knowledge, skills and understanding, so that they can perform with increasing competence and confidence in a range of physical activities. Physical Education promotes an understanding in children of their bodies in action. It involves thinking, selecting and applying skills and promotes attitudes towards a healthy lifestyle thus enabling them to make informed choices about physical activity throughout their lives.”
Our P.E curriculum
At Otley All Saints C.E Primary School, we aim to provide a broad and balanced PE curriculum to aid children’s increasing self-confidence in their ability to manage themselves and their bodies within a variety of movement situations. Our PE curriculum enables children to become independent, responsible and well-rounded through their participation in a range of sporting activities and development of their individual talents and skills. We also want our children to see PE not just as physical education but they also receive a holistic approach to PE in that they are learning skills but they are also developing their personal, social and emotional skills, along with resilience and sportsmanship.
It is also fundamental that we support all children of differentiating abilities to feel like they have a sense of achievement in their PE lessons. Our balance of learning sports alongside the development of fundamental skills learnt in real PE supports all our children and with the understanding that sports are the vehicles through which our learning happens.
With our vast surroundings of the school field and The Chevin, we also want our children to gain a love and understanding of orienteering as a form of OAA (outdoor adventurous activity). Through the implementation of OAA, this helps to develop team building within cohorts.
Extra-curricular activities and competitions
At Otley All Saints C.E Primary School, we offer a range of sporting clubs and extra-curricular activities. We also want to provide our children with enrichment experiences outside of the classroom in the form of trips and competitions with other schools. We believe that this enhances the children's experiences within our P.E. curriculum and sport education.
Year 6 - cricket coaching at Headingley stadium
Year 5 - cricket with PHGS Sports Leaders
KS2 - cross country running competition
Reception - Apparatus
Foundation and KS1 - Yoga
Year 6 - Girls' football
Year 5 - Triathlon
KS2 - Sports Leaders
P.E learning websites
There are a whole host of websites to support and enhance children's physical development in P.E. and school sport. BBC Teach have some great physical activities that you can do with your child at home.
School Games Mark - Gold
We are proud to have achieved the School Games Gold Mark Award for both the 2021/22 and 2022/ 23 academic years. The School Games Mark is a Government-led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward and recognise a school's engagement (provision and uptake) in the School Games against a national benchmark and to celebrate keeping young people active, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success. We are extremely proud of our children for their dedication to all aspects of physical activity and school sport, including adults and volunteers who made our events possible. We are committed to using the School Games to try and engage those young people who haven’t previously been active or represented our school and to try and ensure that all our students have a positive experience and want to try out new activities beyond school too in our community. We believe in the power of physical activity and school sport as a school and strive to give opportunities to those young people that need it most either as a participant, leader, official or volunteer.
Schools have a central role to play in supporting all children and young people to live healthy active lives. This is particularly true of primary school where the foundations of positive and enjoyable participation in regular physical activity should be established.
Crucial to achieving this is ensuring that pupils have access to at least 30 minutes of physical activity during the school day, alongside high-quality PE provision taught by confident and knowledgeable teachers and opportunities to experience and participate in a wide range of sports and physical activities. PE and sport premium grant funding should be used by schools towards these aims. Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of the PE, sport and physical activity they provide.
This means that you must use the PE and sport premium to:
build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now are sustainable and will benefit pupils joining the school in future years
develop or add to the PE, sport and physical activity that your school provides
At Otley All Saints, we hope that all children will engage in sport in and out of school. Below is our impact report of how the Sport Premium funding has been spent (from the previous academic year) and the impact (2022-23 will be accessible by 31st July 2023).