Physical education (PE) is part of every child’s entitlement to a good education (Ofsted Beyond 2012 – outstanding physical education for all) and at Oaktree, we aim to teach 2 hours of PE every week where children take part in practical lessons, both indoors and outdoors. A wide range of physical activity is planned for each year group, in order to provide plenty of opportunity for skills progression and enable children to gain the knowledge and understanding they require to become physically literate. In Years 3, 4 and 5, this includes two terms of swimming per year.
The purchase of Create Development's RealPE scheme has helped teachers to deliver a wider range of activities as well as bring personal qualities learnt by children in PE to our other lessons. To continue this on-going improvement, we run a range of after-school clubs as different points through the year to give opportunities to continue being active outside the classroom.
Children are given opportunities to take part in competitive sport, both within school and between schools. Our sports week activities give children the chance to earn points for their house teams and each year we enter a range of inter school competitions including gymnastics, tennis, athletics and cricket.