At Otford Primary School, we believe that PE is a hugely important part of the curriculum and aim to encourage a lifetime love of sport in our children.
We recognise all the benefits that high quality PE provision can bring, including:
physical: e.g. developing a healthy and active lifestyle, improving physical strength and skills;
social: e.g. responsibility, leadership, teamwork, communication, the importance of fair play, respect for others;
emotional: e.g. enjoyment, perseverance, raising self-esteem, confidence, learning to cope with success and defeat; and
academic: raising attendance and attainment, improving concentration, decision-making and analysis.
We have recently been awarded the GOLD Kitemark Award which reflects the pride we take in offering children as many opportunities as possible to get involved in sport, both during and after school. We endeavour to provide maximum opportunities for children to participate in competition, both internally through staff-led house competitions and pupil-led competitions and externally through Kent School Games and the Knole Sports Partnership.
Through a combination of staff, outside agencies and specialist coaches, we offer a wide range of extracurricular clubs.
Government funding has also enabled us to employ the services of Active Primary Sports whose specialists have helped us develop an exciting new curriculum map and, equally importantly, provide training for teachers to enable them to become more confident in the delivery of day-to-day aspects of PE. This will ultimately impact the children through higher quality, sustainable PE teaching and ensure our offer to all children is fun, active and engaging.
Sports Day 2019
What a fantastic day full of fun and fabulous team spirit! Thank you to all of the parents and carers and extended family who attended to cheer on the children and create a great atmosphere. Thank you as well to the PTFA for providing lovely refreshments. Here are a few action photos of the day.
Healthy Schools Day
We had a really great day learning about eating healthily and living a active life. All of the children got to make and try smoothies made by pedal power on the fabulous Smoothie Bikes. Year 1 made some healthy vegetable cakes and Year 6 made a yummy vegetable curry with some of the produce grown in our kitchen garden. Reception learnt about what is healthy and unhealthy to eat and made vegetable prints, Year 5 made colourful and exotic fruit kebabs, Year 2 learnt about what makes a healthy balanced diet, Year 4 designed a menu for a completely nutritionally balanced meal and Year 3 made fruit and vegetable "Top Trumps" cards. A really fun and educational day with some amazing costumes!