The National Curriculum States that a high- quality Physical Education curriculum should
“Inspire all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way, which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.”
All children at Oldfield, have the opportunity to enjoy being physically active, maintain a healthy lifestyle and use the medium of sport, to increase their self-esteem. We aspire for children to adopt a positive mind-set and believe that anything can be achieved with determination and resilience.
To achieve this growth mind-set in PE, the school has adopted the Real PE scheme that places an emphasis on personal improvement and mutual support. This means pupils at all abilities are able to recognise their own progress and that of others.
Our scheme or work praises learning behaviour not merely the acquisition of skills, passing the responsibility of the lesson to the learner. In each term, children are taught specific learning dispositions, such as teamwork and goal setting which they can apply to all future lessons.
Oldfield is part of the Ealing Schools Sports Partnership (SSP) which delivers Teacher training for Real PE, organise inter and intra school competitions and organise provision of equipment. We also have strong links with William Perkin High School and often use their site for specialist PE facilities.
In year 4, children develop their swimming and water safety skills through a block of swimming lessons offsite. These lessons are planned and taught by trained swimming instructors who provide targets for each of the ability groups.
In addition to PE lessons, pupils at Oldfield Primary School are encouraged to undertake the “daily mile,” attend after school clubs and take part in inter and intra school competitions. These extra- curricular opportunities, not only promote a sense of belonging to the school, but also develop characteristics associated with sport.