Oakthorpe Primary School P.E Provision
P.E is not only an integral part of our school curriculum it is an essential element of our school ethos.
The status of P.E has been steadily on the rise over the past five years. We now have a highly-experienced and skilled P.E team which oversees all aspects of sport at Oakthorpe. We have enjoyed unprecedented participation in Inter-School competitive sports events and offer many opportunities for extra-curricular activities.
All children in KS1 and KS2 receive two hours of high quality P.E teaching each week. This can be broken down into 1 hour of games taught by our own sports coach and an hour of either gym, athletics or dance taught by their class teacher, or an hour of dance or gym delivered by a specialist teacher. In addition in Year 4 children receive weekly swimming lessons for half a year delivered by the expert staff at Arnos Grove Swimming Pool.
We follow the Enfield Scheme of Work for Games, Gymnastics, Dance and Athletics. Currently the teaching of games is a particular strength as we have a highly skilled sports coach who delivers the curriculum in every class. Dance is also currently taught by a qualified dance instructor who works with classes for a term each year. In Gymnastics the delivery of regular, high quality lessons is now possible due to our P.E leader working with every class for at least a term. This has considerably improved the quality and consistency of Gymnastics lessons. We have also included opportunities for class teachers to partake in team teaching with members of our own P.E team and outside professionals. This academic year we have again released our P.E leader so he can devote 50% of his teaching hours to delivering high quality gymnastics across the school. We anticipate that this will help further raise standards and curriculum coverage of gymnastics teaching and learning.
The quality of P.E teaching is monitored by both the P.E team and S.M.T in regular observations of sports coaches and class teachers. The high quality teaching was highlighted in a report by an external assessor during our supported self-review in February 2016.
Standards of attainment are high throughout the school with nearly all children reaching the expected level in all disciplines of P.E. In KS1 and KS2 nearly all children are working at the expected level for their age with vast numbers working above.
We offer extensive opportunities for all children to get involved in competitive sport. The school has two football teams (for boys and girls), a netball team, a boys and girls cricket team, a mixed rounders team, a mixed cross country team (Year 3-6), an athletics squad, a futsal team, a basketball team, a Sportshall athletics team and a gymnastics team. These teams all train at lunchtimes and participate in competitive matches after school and at weekends. Last school year was hugely successful for all sports teams at Oakthorpe and we finished the year with the following achievements:
- ESPSSA Boys football league winners
- ESPSSA Girls football league winners
- Girls Knockout Football
- Cup runners up Netball league winners
- Year 4/5 Girls Futsal champions (representing Enfield in the Middlesex Cup)
- THFC 6-a-side football winners
In addition to formal sporting fixtures, many other children had the opportunity to compete in inter- school events run with the assistance of the Enfield P.E team. Opportunities for competitive sport within school include an annual swimming gala, sports day, gymnastics competition and a week dedicated to Health, Fun and Fitness every July. Huge numbers of children attend local sports clubs and teams and we work closely with many clubs in order to promote them and boost attendance. Pupils at Oakthorpe aspire to represent the school and local clubs understanding fully what an honour and privilege it is to do so.
We have had a surge in after school sports clubs that take place on site. Presently we offer clubs for street dance, ballet, gymnastics, football, fencing, dodgeball and basketball. We are also regularly visited by members of the Bikeability team who coach children during lesson times. Playtimes and lunchtimes are very active at Oakthorpe. Children have ample space to play football, basketball, tennis and cricket and are encouraged to do so. A number of activities are now adult led. We have installed 3 outdoor table tennis tables which are proving very popular with the children, as are the climbing walls and monkey bars that we have erected in our adventure playground.
Please open the document below to see how we plan to spend our PE and Sport Premium at Oakthorpe for the academic year 2017-2018
Please open the document below to see how we plan to spend our PE and Sport Premium at Oakthorpe for the academic year 2016-2017
Please open the document below to see how we planned our PE and Sport Premium at Oakthorpe for the academic year 2015-2016