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How PE looks at the moment due to COVID19

The recent government Department of Education report states that schools in England have the flexibility to decide how PE is taught in their schools as long as pupils are kept in consistent groups and that sports equipment is cleaned between each use by different individual groups (bubbles). Outdoor sports are to be prioritized where possible and if conditions are bad then large indoor spaces should be used with doors and windows open to allow ventilation of air.

This year, Red Oak students will be receiving two PE lessons a week and they will be taught a range of games, dance, athletics and gymnastics lessons throughout the school year. All lessons will be taught in a bubble environment with all children and staff coming from the same bubble. All students and staff will wash their hands thoroughly before each PE lesson and before they enter the sports hall or the outside sports areas. Teachers and teaching assistants from those bubbles being taught will sanitise PE equipment after every single PE lesson or sports club session. All PE equipment will then be stored back inside the PE cupboard after it has been cleaned so that other bubbles can then access the equipment. Sports sessions will be non-contact and if games are played then they will be games of small groups of 6 students or less, e.g. 3 vs 3. No bibs will be worn in PE lessons to avoid risks of cross contamination.

Virtual Competitions:

Red Oak will be competing in the North Suffolk Sports and Health Partnership’s virtual school games competitions against other local schools so that our students can still compete safely during the COVID19 pandemic.

 

PE and Sports at Red Oak Primary School

At Red Oak we ensure that all of our children receive 2 hours of PE per week and we encourage all children in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 to take part in free lunchtime and after school sports and fitness clubs. Our school has a PE curriculum that ensures that children at our school learn a range of skills through games, gymnastics, dance, swimming and athletics. The skills that our students learn are progressive and the steps of progression are clear to see on our school’s PE curriculum overview. Children are assessed on these skills and the data is shared with the PE Coordinator on the school centralised pupil tracker system. Red Oak also strives to keep it’s students healthy and active by making students go for a daily walk or run during their lesson times and to stand in assemblies to encourage active movement and to help combat the rise in childhood obesity and the rise of Type 2 diabetes. Red Oak has been a  pioneer school in making classrooms in the UK more active. In 2018 the school introduced ‘pedalling classrooms’ to allow children to cycle on mini desk pedals whilst they work in their lessons, this was to encourage children to be more active and to become healthier individuals. Red Oak officially became the first school in the UK to use this initiative and hundreds of schools around the UK have followed Red Oak’s example and introduced their own pedalling classrooms. Red Oak has been used as a model example school by the charity Diabetes UK as a school that is going in the right direction to combat the alarming rise of childhood type 2 diabetes and obesity. Red Oak was also named the North Suffolk Area Physical Activity School of the Year in 2019 for having 100% of it’s KS1 and KS2 children attending extra curricular sports clubs and for having 76% of it’s students representing the school in competitive sports against other schools. The school also organised 40 sports tournaments for local schools in North Suffolk in 2018-2019. Red Oak has a vast range of sports teams with the school’s internal staff training children five evenings a week in a range of sports, the impact of these sports clubs is clear to see with 100% of the children in Key Stage 1 and 2 attending after school sports and lunchtime clubs and the results have been reflected on the sports field with Red Oak winning 95 first placed sports tournaments in the past 5 school years. Red Oak has been awarded the Gold Sports Mark from The Youth Sports Trust and Sports England for the past 4 years and this year Red Oak aims to become the first school in North Suffolk and Lowestoft to gain the Platinum level Sports Mark from gaining 5 consecutive gold sports marks in a row.

The below information outlines the intent, implementation and impact of PE at Red Oak:

Intent

At Red Oak Primary School, PE and sports are a central part of our curriculum and this has been recognised through Red Oak being awarded the Gold Sports Mark accreditation by the Youth Sports Trust for 4 years in a row. Red Oak only needs one more gold accreditation to become the first school in North Suffolk to get a platinum award that can only be gained by a school by achieving 5 gold accredited years in a row. Red Oak is on task to achieve this prestigious platinum level award with the school currently providing two hours of PE  a week for it’s students, a vast range of after school sports clubs and daily lunchtime fitness running clubs. The school also assesses students in PE and monitors the fitness levels of all students.

 

  • The school intends to provide 2 hours of PE per week for every student.
  • The school intends to have a rich curriculum that provides all children with lessons to develop their skills in games, gymnastics, dance, athletics and swimming.
  • The school intends to have competitive A teams for it’s most able students and B teams for children to raise inclusive sports and sporting opportunities and to raise participation levels.
  • The school intends to organise 40 tournaments per year in a range of sports to develop competitive sports for able students (A Team tournaments) and inclusive tournaments  (B Team tournaments) and special needs sports tournaments (Panathlon Games).
  • The school intends to get more girls engaged and playing sports by having extra girls only sports clubs and girls sports tournaments.
  • The school intends to get 100% of KS1 and KS2 students attending extra curricular sports.
  • The school intends to monitor the fitness levels of all of it’s students and to provide extra curricular fitness clubs and incentives to develop the fitness of identified target children and groups in the school.
  • The school aims to have sports clubs and tournaments organised and run by Year 5 and Year 6 student sports leaders.
  • The school intends to educate all children about healthy eating and healthy lifestyle choices by having classes to teach about nutrition, sleep, exercise and personal hygiene.
  • The school intends to be an Active Movement School with children in the school standing in their assemblies and going on daily runs or walks around the school grounds to stay active and healthy. The school aims to get children moving in their lessons by having pedals under classroom desks and class hula hoop challenges.
  • To develop the oracy skills of students through PE lessons. To ensure that children have opportunities in their PE lessons to discuss tactics and viewpoints to develop their communication, leadership and vocabulary skills and knowledge.

Implementation

  • All students will receive 2 hours of PE lessons per week.
  • The school will have a curriculum plan to map out how PE is taught from Early Years up to the end of Year 6. This plan will show how skills are being taught and how the skills are progressive throughout the year groups and key stages.
  • The school will have competitive A teams for it’s most able students and B teams for children to raise inclusive sports and sporting opportunities and to raise participation levels.
  • The school’s PE Department will organise 40 tournaments per year in a range of sports to develop competitive sports for able students (A Team tournaments) and inclusive tournaments  (B Team tournaments) and special needs sports tournaments (Panathlon Games).
  • The school will have ‘girls only’ sports clubs and tournaments to engage more girls in extracurricular sports.
  • The school will have a range of after school sports clubs running throughout the year. These clubs will be available to all year groups. The school will also have lunchtime Golden Mile running clubs for every class in KS1 and KS2 to attend. Children will receive rewards for attending the Golden Mile running clubs.
  • The school will carry out fitness tests of all children in the school. Unfit children will be identified in these fitness tests and they will be invited to attend extracurricular clubs to improve their fitness levels and they will be given awards for reaching certain targets for example: Children will be rewarded with sports medals for being able to run for 5 minutes without stopping.
  • The school will encourage students in Year 5 and Year 6 to apply to be sports leaders. Sports leaders will apply for their jobs and be taught about job interviews. Sports leaders will receive leadership training from PE staff and they will work with PE staff to help them to run lunchtime fitness clubs and to help run special needs sports tournaments and assist with umpiring and scorekeeping at after school sports events. Sports leaders will receive a ‘monitor badge’ to wear on their uniform and they will receive an end of year sports leadership award for their hard work in a celebration assembly.
  • Students in the school will have Funtrition lessons to educate them on healthy eating and healthy lifestyle choices. Children will have lessons and assemblies about nutrition, sleep, exercise and personal hygiene.
  • The school will be an Active Movement School with children standing in assemblies and going on daily walks or runs around the school grounds to get regular exercise to stay fit and healthy. Children will have pedals under their desks to allow them to exercise if they wish to in sedentary lessons.
  • Staff will be trained in a staff meeting on how to develop the oracy skills of students through PE lessons.

Impact

  • All students receive 2 hours of PE lessons per week.
  • Children receive a range of age appropriate lessons to develop their skills in games, dance, gymnastics, athletics and swimming.
  • Currently 76% of the school’s students have represented the school in competitive sports against other schools.
  • The school’s PE Department has organised 40 tournaments this year in a range of sports to develop competitive sports for able students (A Team tournaments) and inclusive tournaments  (B Team tournaments) and special needs sports tournaments (Panathlon Games).
  • The school has ‘girls only’ sports clubs and tournaments to engage more girls in extra curricular sports. These girls only training sessions have had an amazing impact with the school’s girls only football teams winning every local title for every year group last season: Year 3 North Suffolk ALT Champions, Year 4 North Suffolk ALT Champions, Year 5 North Suffolk ALT Champions, Year 6 North Suffolk ALT Champions, Year 6 North Suffolk Area Champions and Suffolk Football Association FA County Champions for 5 a side football
  • 100% of children in Years 1-6 attended extra curricular sports and fitness clubs at Red Oak. This helped Red Oak to win the award for being North Suffolk Physical Activity School of the Year 2019.
  • The school has carried out regular fitness tests of it’s students, this data has been used to identify target students that need to develop their fitness levels. These children have all been invited to special fitness clubs to help them improve their fitness.
  • The school organised the first primary North Suffolk Area tournaments that were organised and run by sports leaders from primary schools, this gained media attention.
  • The school has a vast range of well-trained sports teams in both Key Stage 1 and Keys Stage 2 that have won 95 sports tournaments in the short space of 5 years.
  • In 2018-2019 Red Oak sports teams qualified for 8 county and regional finals and 2 national finals in sports.
  • Students in the school understand the importance of healthy eating and healthy lifestyle choices. Children will have developed their knowledge in this area through lessons and assemblies about nutrition, sleep, exercise and personal hygiene.
  • The school is an Active Movement school with children standing in assemblies and going on daily walks or runs around the school grounds to get regular exercise to stay fit and healthy. Children have pedals under their desks to allow them to exercise if they wish to in sedentary lessons.
  • The school has gained the Gold Sports Mark Award from The Youth Sports Trust and Sports England for four years in a row for it’s work in getting all of it’s children active and engaged in sports.
  • The school was named North Suffolk Physical Activity School of the Year for it’s work in getting 100% of its students active in extracurricular activity and for organising 40 tournaments for schools in North Suffolk.
  • Red Oak is the only North Suffolk area partnership school with the special needs sports organisation Panathlon Games. Red Oak worked collaboratively with Panathlon Games to help them run and organise tournaments for many local schools to attend.
  • Children are able to demonstrate effective communication, leadership and vocabulary skills and knowledge through oracy in PE.

PE March 2021 Action Plan Update Summary.

With all students coming back to school on the 8th of March 2021, we will be looking to continue to develop and embed PE and physical activity throughout the school. We will be making clear curricular links to PE, health and fitness and sports to educate children about the importance of being physically active and how it has positive impacts on our physical and mental health and wellbeing. In order to develop PE in the school we will be moving forward with the following action points from our PE subject development plan, which we set at the start of the school year:

Development Targets:

  1. To ensure the PE curriculum exceeds the expectations of the National Curriculum.
  • March 2021 Update: Our school is following the National Curriculum for PE and exceeding it. Red Oak Primary School is currently the Suffolk PE Primary School of the Year for going above and beyond with it’s PE teaching and sports provisions for it’s students. The school has also been awarded and commended for it’s delivery of PE during the COVID19 pandemic, the school has been awarded an Active Suffolk Lockdown Hero award and a BBC Making a Difference award for keeping children active during the lockdowns.
  1. To ensure that staff are trained and informed on how PE should be taught this academic year due to COVID19 infection and contamination risks.
  • March 2021 Update: All teaching staff have had PE training from the PE Coordinator to inform them of COVID19 safe PE teaching. The school also has a risk assessment for teaching PE and running sports clubs during the COVID19 pandemic.
  1. To ensure all children have fitness tests to identify target groups that need to develop their fitness.
  • March 2021 Update: All children in KS1 and KS2 will have their fitness levels recorded after the Easter holidays so that we can identify key groups that need help to develop their fitness levels over the summer term.
  1. To develop the oracy skills of all children within their PE lessons.
  • March 2021 Update: The school PE Coordinator has created a vocabulary list of key words for each year group, these are words that all children need to be taught in their PE lessons.
  1. To ensure all children are being accurately assessed in PE lessons and that these assessments are clearly shared with and used by class teachers.
  • March 2021 Update: All students are assessed in PE once a term and their progress is recorded on the school’s pupil tracker.
  1. To gain the Sports Mark Platinum Award to become the first school in Lowestoft to gain this level of award.
  • March 2021 Update: Our school aims to achieve a platinum level Sports Mark (if the Youth Sports Trust award them this year).
  1. To organise tournaments for local schools in the area to develop intra school competition and inclusive sports through B team tournaments and Panathlon sports events.
  • March 2021 Update: Red Oak usually hosts 40 tournaments a year for other schools in North Suffolk to attend. These tournaments have been temporarily suspended due to COVID19 restrictions however the school has a clear plan of procedures already in place to reintroduce these competitions safely as soon as the government gives the green light for school sports competitions to resume.

 

Below is an outline of what children will be learning in their PE lessons for the 2020-2021 academic year:

For a larger version of the table, please click on the PDF:

Early Years Foundation Stage PE at Red Oak

At Red Oak, our Early Years children focus on these key Early Learning Goals in their PE lessons:

Dance Early Learning Goals:

1.Move safely with confidence.

2. Move with control and coordination.

3. Show awareness of space, themselves and others.

4. Recognise the importance of keeping healthy.

5. Notice how their body changes when they are active.

6. Use imagination in dance.

7. Listen to and ask questions related to dance (use appropriate vocabulary).

 

Games Early Learning Goals:

1.Move safely with confidence.

2. Move with control and coordination.

3. Show awareness of space, themselves and others.

4. Recognise the importance of keeping healthy.

5. Notice how their body changes when they are active.

6. Handle tools and objects safely, with increasing control.

7. Use a range of small and large equipment.

8. Sustain attentive listening and respond by carrying out actions.

 

Gymnastics Early Learning Goals:

1.Move with confidence, imagination and safely.

2. Move with control and coordination.

3. Travel around, under, over and through balancing and climbing equipment.

4. Show awareness of space, themselves and others.

5. Recognise the importance of keeping healthy.

6. Notice how their body changes when they are active.

7. Handle tools and objects safely with increasing control.

8. Use a range of small and large equipment.

9. Talk about, recognise and recreate simple patterns.

10. Use language such as circle or bigger to describe the shape and size of shapes.

11. Use everyday words to describe position.

 

Key Stage 1 PE at Red Oak

At Red Oak, our Key Stage 1 children focus on these National Curriculum Key Stage 1 objectives in their PE lessons:

 

PE1/1.1    Sport & Games

PE1/1.1a    master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities

 

PE1/1.1b    participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending

 

PE1/1.1c    perform dances using simple movement patterns.

 

Key Stage 2 PE at Red Oak

At Red Oak, our Key Stage 2 children focus on these National Curriculum Key Stage 2 objectives in their PE lessons:

PE2/1.1    Sport & Games

PE2/1.1a    use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination

PE2/1.1b    play competitive games, modified where appropriate, and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending

PE2/1.1c    develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance

PE2/1.1d    perform dances using a range of movement patterns 

PE2/1.1e    take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team

PE2/1.1f    compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.

 

PE2/1.2    Swimming and water safety

All schools must provide swimming instruction either in key stage 1 or key stage 2.

In particular, pupils should be taught to:

PE2/1.2a    swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres.

PE2/1.2b    use a range of strokes effectively.

PE2/1.2c    perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

 

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