Sport and Health

Curriculum

Every class from Foundation 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.

As a school we use the app 'Primary PE Passport', this app allows teachers to easily assess and monitor the progress of each individual within the curriculum.

"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

 

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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

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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.

Professional Coaches

Over the year we invite professional coaches to teach the skills of a sport to classes. This provides fantastic opportunities for our children to engage in exciting sports and learn from skilled professionals. It also provides amazing CPD for our staff. 

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School Games Day

Each year, usually in June, we have our School Games Day. Children choose 4 or 5 races to take part in. They could choose: sprint, hoop, egg and spoon, sack, space hopper or obstacle race. We also have the 'highly competitive' parent's race!

 

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Daily Mile

The aim of The Daily Mile is to improve the physical, social, emotional and mental health and wellbeing of our children – regardless of age, ability or personal circumstances. At Queen Emma's we have a marked out daily mile (13 laps of the playground = 1 mile)

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Queen Emma's Sport on Twitter: 

https://twitter.com/QEPSport