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.

 

Primary PE Passport (@pe_passport) | Twitter

 

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

  • Cross Country
  • Dance
  • Athletics (Indoor and Outdoor)
  • Netball

Cross Country 2019

High 5 Netball 2019

 

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 lovely grounds and have an environment rich in opportunities and we make full use of our local area to enhance our educational provision.

 

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.