Sport and Health: Daily Mile, Curriculum, Teams, Outdoor Learning

Daily Mile

At Queen Emma's we take part in the Daily Mile. Every day children and staff run, walk or jog laps of our Daily mile track. The aim is to do 13 laps, or as many as you can. The aim of the Daily Mile is to improve the physical, social, emotional and mental health and well-being of our children, regardless of age, ability or personal circumstance. See www.thedailymile.co.uk for more information.

 

Curriculum: 

Every class from Year 1 to Year 6 receives two PE lessons per week, usually comprising of one indoor and one outdoor lesson.

We follow a sequential, developmental curriculum that progressively builds on past experiences and incorporates new experiences when children are ready.  Lessons are not simply selected randomly with no obvious connections to past and future lessons, or just as a way to keep children “busy, happy or good” for 60 minutes. They are based on fundamental skills as well as game-based skills.

"Leaders ensure that pupils gain a good understanding of healthy lifestyles. They provide pupils with games and sports at lunchtime. The curriculum ensures that pupils learn about the importance of a healthy diet and exercise. Pupils also take part in the 'daily mile', which provides additional opportunities to exercise" Ofsted Report, September 2018

 

Teams

At Queen Emma's we enter lots of competitions organised by the West Oxfordshire Sports Partnership. Over the past year we have entered:

  • Cross Country
  • Netball
  • Tag Rugby
  • Football
  • Dance
  • Athletics (Indoor and Outdoor)
  • Cricket
  • Tennis

 

Outdoor Learning

Learning need not take place solely within educational buildings. Outdoor time often provides the most memorable learning experiences and helps children to make sense of the world around them by putting their learning into a meaningful context. We are extremely fortunate to be set in large grounds and have an environment rich in opportunities and we make full use of our local area, including our school wild area, to enhance our educational provision.