P.E. Vision Statement
Our vision is for all children at Orleans Primary School to be confident and competent in their movement whilst developing their physical literacy.
Our P.E curriculum aims to inspire all children to develop a love of physical activity and sport. Through good physical education, whole school values and a whole child approach, we aim to nurture confident, resilient children who will strive for their personal best. We aim to ensure that our delivery of physical education allows all children to have the skills and mindset to leave primary school with the capabilities to be successful in their sporting challenges and active lifestyles at secondary school and beyond.
Children are offered a varied selection of sports at Orleans and including football, cricket, tennis, dance, gymnastics and basketball. Children leave the school equipped to enjoy sport for all its health and social benefits. For those who relish the competitive element, they gain the skills, confidence and relevant experience to succeed.
All children take part in Athletics sessions in Summer term in preparation for our annual Sports Day.
The curriculum map at the bottom of this page provides further information on what areas of PE are taught in each year group.
Children are offered a varied selection of sports at Orleans, including football, cricket, yoga, golf, tennis dance, gymnastics and basketball. Lessons take place in school and in Marble Hill Park for certain terms in KS2. In Year 4 children also participate in swimming lessons at Isleworth Swimming Pool. These sessions are led by qualified swimming teachers. In line with the National Curriculum, we aim for all of our pupils to be able to swim 25m competently, confidently and proficiently. They can do this in a range of strokes and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
In addition to this, the children have opportunities to take part in extra-curricular sessions. Children enjoy the opportunity to work with different specialist sports coaches such as dance, netball, karate and football.
At Orleans, we hold an annual sports day, during which children take part in a variety of events they may not have tried before. This culminates in traditional competitive races. We aim to teach the children new games and skills within a fun atmosphere. Children compete in their houses or coloured teams (depending on their year group) which helps to promote team work and inclusion of all.
Below is a list of initiatives and events to take place this year as part of the aim to increase physical activity and fitness in school.
- Weekly Movement Mile
- Whole school participation in the Schools London Mini Marathon
- Lunchtime sports activities with the support of Sport Leaders and Mr Foley
- After-school sports clubs
- Sports Day for EYFS, KS1 and KS2
- Swimming lessons with qualified swimming instructors
- Year 3 Girls Football Tournament
- Intra competitions at the end of each sports topic
- Year 2 Multi-Skills Festival at Orleans Park
- Inter-school matches for KS2 including football, rugby and netball
- Sports Hall Athletics Tournament at St Mary's University
- National Skipping Day
- National Sports Week
In addition, there are many sports on offer in and around Richmond Borough. See Richmond Council website for full details: www.richmond.gov.uk/sports_clubs
Our Sports Council is made up of two children from each class in Years 1 to Year 6. We hold half-termly meetings where we discuss the future of PE at Orleans. Our Sports Council provide a vital pupil voice for PE, giving feedback on lessons, equipment and playtimes.
Sport is an important part of our ethos at Orleans Primary school and as part of this, pupils in Year 6 have the opportunity to apply to become a Sports Leader, a role which brings great responsibility and enjoyment. It is a role which has developed over the past 3 years into one which allows pupils to become role models within the school as well as develop their basic coaching skills in a range of sports.
Our Sports Leaders, who will be easily identifiable in their high-visibility jackets, will run and support other children in new games and staying active whilst having fun. They set up games and activities every lunchtime and ensure that all children are playing co-operatively. The Sports Leaders play an invaluable role in encouraging others to try new games and sports and to feel that they belong in our school community.