PE & Sports Statement of Intent

We want our children to develop a love for leading healthy, active lives in preparation for early adulthood. In doing this, we want to prepare them for a world where making healthy choices becomes part of their daily lives in order to support their physical and mental wellbeing. We aim to teach them the tools to make healthy choices and recognise the importance of leading a healthy life.

We aim for our PE lessons to teach children fundamental movement and physical literacy skills that will support them through the rest of their education and future lives. Through the use of competitive sports and team games, we intend to develop transferable life skills such as fairness, respect and equality.

Through a range of physical and mindfulness activities we intend to support our children to develop their own strategies to support their mental wellbeing.

Through opportunities within lessons and the leadership academy, we intend to develop leadership skills within all of our children in order to develop well-rounded pupils. We believe that children should be given opportunities to lead and by taking responsibility for their school, it helps to instil our school values in themselves and others.

We have achieved the gold Games Mark award!

The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.

When we were validated by School Games their feedback included these comments:

“Oakham CofE Primary School was awarded the Gold Mark award following the validation call, with a portfolio of evidence in place to support all areas of the Mark award. The evidence provided and examples discussed outlined the high level of activity taking place. The validation highlighted that the school was offering a very strong sports programme across all areas of the award, including:

· Offering a wide range of sports at both Level 1 (9) and Level 2 (12) of the School Games and the school provided a range of opportunities through ‘B’ and ‘C’ teams, supported by the SGO competition calendar structure. The school also had a good understanding of personal challenge and had some good examples of a student-led approach to elements of this.

· The school has 2 hours of PE for all at Key Stage 2 and will introduce elements of Real PE delivery in their schemes of work for next year too.

· The school utilised a tracking system for participation in School Games across the school and this allowed them to identify and then engage the less active population with new/adapted sports.

· There was evidence of a strong sports leadership program in place which allowed 25 pupils to be involved in the delivery of School Games activity. The ‘Sport Crew’ met regularly and involved training for Year 5 and 6 students.

· The school also engaged well with local clubs and sports providers offering links into the community, and there were clear CPD opportunities for staff to develop their skills with sports specialists. The school should be proud of this application and the evidence collated as part of the process, in particular the journey they have undertaken through the other Mark award levels to get to Gold. Well done on your award, and good luck planning and delivering in the future.”

Read the full report here.

At Oakham C of E Primary we use a scheme for PE called REAL PE as part of our PE and Sports offer. REAL PE gives EVERY child the physical literacy, emotional and thinking skills to achieve in PE, Sport and life. It is fully aligned to the National Curriculum and Ofsted requirements and focuses on the development of agility, balance and coordination, healthy competition and cooperative learning through a unique and exciting approach to teaching and learning in PE. Their unique, child-centred approach transforms how we teach PE to include, challenge and support EVERY child.

Please click on the link below to learn more about the purpose and values of REAL PE.

Years 1 & 2

Term 1Term 2Term 3Term 4Term 5Term 6
IndoorReal PEGymnasticsReal PEDanceReal PEYoga
OutdoorBall SkillsAiming gamesBat & ball gamesCollaborative working

Years 3 & 4

Term 1Term 2Term 3Term 4Term 5Term 6
IndoorReal PEGymnasticsReal PEDanceReal PEYoga
OutdoorBall SkillsCreative games makingNet/court/wall gamesStriking & fielding

Years 5 & 6

Term 1Term 2Term 3Term 4Term 5Term 6
IndoorReal PEGymnasticsReal PEDanceReal PEYoga
OutdoorFootballTag RugbyHockeyNetballCricketRounders