Old Basford School

Opportunities Bring Success

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Aims and ambitions

At Old Basford School, we want our children to be physically literate, having the motivation, confidence, competence and knowledge to enjoy PE. All children will develop a strong sense of achievement and a strong sense of belonging. We educate our children to have a coherent knowledge and understanding of a variety of physical activities and understand the importance of leading a healthy and active life. Using a clearly planned out curriculum, our children are equipped with a variety of skills and competency to excel in a broad range of physical activities. Each child has the opportunity to join an after school club and represent the school at some point during their time at OBS. We believe that PE helps to develop the whole child, for example, PE promotes resilience, cooperation, communication, integrity and positive mental wellbeing. Our school motto of Opportunities Bring Success, empowers our children to be ambitious and be the best they can be.


Sequence and Progression

In EYFS, we teach PE through the Early Learning Goal of: Physical Development. In the outdoor learning environment, we encourage the children to develop their fine and gross motor skills and confidence through a wide range of physical equipment including small apparatus, wheeled toys and a trim trail.

We then follow the National Curriculum in Years 1 to Year 6. We have adapted the NC in to the Old Basford Curriculum Progression map. The units of learning are age appropriate and progressive from KS1 to KS2. The two main threads that bind the PE scheme together are: in KS1 balls skills moving to recognised ball sports in KS2 and movement skills (ie running, jumping, dance, balance and spatial awareness).

At the beginning of each lesson, key skills are revisited and built upon.

Children leave OBS ready and equipped to face the next stage in their physical education and beyond.  

Progression Document for PE FS to Year 6

Sports Leaders 2023-24

We are pleased to announce the introduction of our new Sports Leaders. They are currently training and planning some after-school sessions for younger children. Look out for them around school supporting at our sporting events too!

Click on the link below to look at our daily SEN PE

with The Willow Class

Sporting Achievements 

Old Basford School are proud to attend many sporting events in the city. We are regularly represented by our many talented children in a variety of sports. Please click on the link below to keep up to date with our latest achievements.

Please click on the link below to see our PE and Sports Premium page.

Specialist Sports Teachers 

Here at Old Basford we have two specialist sports teachers who teacher along side our class teachers to offer excellence in our PE curriculum as well as delivering extra curricular clubs. We have Adam a basketball and multi-skills specialist and Miss Beth is our dance specialist. We rotate the the year groups they work with each half term to ensure the maximum number of children and teachers benefit from their expertise. 

Adam McGrory

I am a PE Specialist with 20 years’ experience working in schools, clubs and University. My biggest passion has always been basketball. It has been great to see players I have coached go on to represent counties, countries, gain college scholarships and some even turn professional. My personal highlight has been coaching in two national finals and four final fours.