Physical Education at Old Hall
PE curriculum overview
In EYFS and KS1 we provide children with opportunities to develop good coordination and develop skills. From gymnastics and dance, to multi skill development with throwing and catching. As the children move through the skill into KS2 they use these skills in team games. LKS2 and UKS2 then have opportunities to represent our school in competitions and have even represented Bury at the Manchester School Games (held at the Ethiad Stadium) in the last two academic years.
The games in KS2 have been chosen to give children an opportunity to play in competitions across the borough and they also give the children a chance to play in team games they may not otheriwise participate in.
At Old Hall we have been taking part in the Daily Mile for 4 years and have found it a great way of ensuring the children get 15 active minutes every school day. This physical activity also promotes social, emotional and mental well-being. Two years ago we used part of our sports premium to have a daily mile track built onto one of our fields so that the children had a laid track and were able to calculate their own laps. If you would like to learn more about the benefits of taking part in the Daily Mile, then please click on the link below.
We are also active in our lessons. Physical activity can help children with their learning and as a result we use activities and games to help solidify math and grammar facts.
Another way we keep our children active is through the weekly warrior challenge. Each week a class is set a challenge. They are to participate in an exercise for a set amount of time and then the top scores are submitted to School Games where they are added to a league.
Week 1 - 6th January 2020
Year 3 - How many Star jumps can you do in 30 seconds?
Week 2 - 13th January 2020
Year 4 - How many squats in 30 seconds?
Week 3 - 20th January 2020
Year 5 - How many burpees in 30 seconds?
Week 4 - 27th January 2020
Year 6 - How many speed jumps in 30 seconds?
School Games Mark
At Old Hall we provide a lot of opportunities for the children both in school and as part of after school clubs. We have the Bronze award but believe we can achieve the gold award. Our aim is to achieve that award by the end of this academic year (2020.)
Our pupil voice group for PE are named sports ambassadors. They are used as role models for all PE lessons as well as The Daily Mile and other active lessons. Currently our sports ambassadors consist of two children from Year 5 and another from Year 6. If you want to know more about our sports ambassadors then please click on the link below.