At Ashford Oaks Primary School, we aim to encourage the children to be fit and healthy. Pupils are taught the importance of how an active mind creates an active brain, which will then lead to a better mind-set that is focussed and ready for learning. Pupils are given opportunities to try new sports, improve their co-ordination and develop a number of skills which inevitably help with everyday life.
We aim to teach the children to:
Develop positive attitudes to participation in physical activity; including when competing in tournaments/ games against other children.
Make informed decisions about the importance of exercise in their lives so that they lead a healthy and active life.
Acquire and develop skills, performing with increasing competence and confidence, in a range of physical activities and contexts.
All children have the right to develop their skills and progress in PE and this can be achieved through specific targets for their age group.
In KS1 we teach the children to:
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.
Participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending.
Perform dances using simple movement patterns.
In KS2 we develop these objectives further and teach the children to:
Use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination.
Play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis], and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending.
Develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance.
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.
Overview of PE at AO, and the positive impact that the sports funding is having
Over the last couple of years, PE at Ashford Oaks has raised its profile both within school and when attending competitions. There is emphasis within assemblies and on display boards sharing the achievements within our school; including achievements of children outside of school.
Teachers work closely with the sports coach (Tom Scorer) to provide engaging PE lessons that show clear differentiation both within the lesson and over the course of the topic.
Children are exposed to a wider range of activities throughout the year and are beginning to more of a say on the types of activities that they would like to cover.
Generally teachers feel confident in teaching PE lessons and support is given to them to help where necessary.
Children have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of activities including swimming, trampolining, tri-golf and rugby.
Clubs are popular with a range of children and each term children have to re-register for different clubs to allow a range of children to take part.
Parental support with children taking part in competitions is very good and transport is provided to those who are unable to get to the relevant places to take part in competitions.
Mindfulness still continues to be a huge part of a weekly routine and therefore will be continuing this year. Mindfulness is a session that happens weekly where children learn and understand the importance of mindfulness and how they can use this in a range of different situations.
In 2019/2020 (financial year), Ashford Oaks received £19,590.00 in funding. We have used this money to purchase:
Ashford Leisure Trust - School Sport Support Package (competitions): £725.00
Sports Equipment: £2254
Netball League: £72
Competition Travel: £1200
Sports Instructor/Coach to promote sports/active lifestyles throughout the whole school: £13,584
Stour Centre ‘Trampolining’ Hire: £1755