We are Sportspeople
Otley All Saints CE primary School believes that physical education, experienced in a safe and supportive environment, is vital and unique in its contribution to a pupil’s physical and emotional development and health. The physical education curriculum aims to provide for pupils’ increasing self- confidence through an ability to manage themselves successfully in a variety of situations. A balance of individual, team, co-operative and competitive activities aims to cater for individual pupil’s needs and abilities. The curriculum is based on progressive learning objectives which, combined with varied and flexible teaching styles, endeavour to provide appropriate, stimulating, challenging and enjoyable learning situations for all pupils. The scheme aims to promote an understanding of the many benefits of exercise, through a balanced range of relevant activities.
The PE curriculum at Otley All Saints aims to support every learner in developing their physical, social, creative, cognitive and personal abilities.
In Foundation Stage the prime areas of learning are:
- communication and language
- physical development
- personal, social and emotional development
In Key Stage 1 we aim to develop pupils' fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. They should be able to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and cooperative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.
Pupils are taught to:
- master basic movements such as running, jumping, throwing, catching, as well as developing balance, agility and coordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities
- participate in team games developing simple tactics for attacking and defending
- perform dances using simple movement patterns
In Key Stage 2 pupils are encouraged to continue to implement and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They should enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They should develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.
Pupils are taught to:
- Use running, jumping, catching and throwing in isolation and in combination
- Play competitive games, modified, where appropriate, such as badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders, tennis and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
- Develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance, for example through athletics and gymnastics
- Perform dances using a range of movement patterns
- Take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team
Compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best
Swimming and Water Safety
All children have access to swimming instruction in Year 3 where pupils are taught to:
- Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
- Use a range of strokes effectively such as front crawl, backstroke and breast stroke
- Perform safe self-rescue in different water based situations
Outside of school hours learning
At All Saints, we offer a Netball Club for Years 3 and 4 and a Games Club for Key Stage 2. These clubs are free and aim to provide extension, development and enjoyment in specific sporting areas. We run a multi-skills club for Key Stage 1 in the Summer Term.
As a school, we like to give children the experience of competing at both intra and inter school level. Our Sports Day at the end of the school year is a chance for children to compete for their particular 'House' in a safe, fun environment where competition is balanced with enjoyment for all.
Classes are also often involved in competitions and festivals throughout the year which this year have ranged from cricket to athletics and basketball to handball.
We are proud to say that we have a high take up in both after school sports clubs and school based competitions.