Love for God - Love for each other - Love for learning
Great importance is attached to the value of sport in children’s lives at St Osmund’s even though we are somewhat restricted by our grounds. Children are encouraged to take part in a wide variety of activities, both within the National Curriculum and in extra curricular activities. All children are given access to the learning of key skills, and each year in Key Stage 2 all children receive swimming lessons at the Hospital Pool.
The school plays regular matches with other schools, in soccer and netball. We also take part in competitions with other schools for cricket, tag rugby, athletics and mini marathon running.
Our Infant Sports Day is a splendid event in which children begin to experience competition in a very gentle way. The Junior Sports Day is held on the Cathedral Close playing fields and is a great demonstration of the children’s athletic skills.
Since September 2015 we have been following the Create Development programme – real PE which is firmly linked to the new National Curriculum. The programme is built around an integrated assessment framework made up of clear learning journeys. The Assessment for Learning tools which are an essential part of the scheme enable more effective communication to the learners and shifts responsibility to them so that they ultimately take more leadership. There are 9 different strands each of which have been broken down into 8 levels of learning:
Many of the skills link in with our commitment to the Four Rs – Resourcefulness, Resilience, Reciprocity and Responsibility – which are woven throughout our whole curriculum.