Swimming Gala

April 2018

On Thursday 26th April 2018 we took part in a swimming gala at Everyone Active. The year 5 and 6 boys and girls represented the school fantastically gaining 1sts and 2nds in a range of strokes. Well done to all the swimmers

Vet Visit

We have been learning all about the animal kingdom in Nursery, so we invited a local vet to come and tell us all about looking after animals. Nichola taught us about looking after our pets and how to look out for signs of fleas, tics and worms! We even got to hold some…luckily they were just plastic ones.

Fire Fighters

When the fire fighters came to visit us, we were all very excited to see the fire engine on our school car park. The fire fighters showed us how the fire engine works and what all the tools inside are used for. It was really interesting and when we got back to the classroom, we all wanted to be fire fighters!

Snow Fun

We all had great fun in the snow in our wellies and waterproofs. We played with our outside toys and tried to make a snowman, but the snow was too soft! We were all very cold by the end, so we went inside and had hot chocolate to warm us up.

Science

Science Curriculum Information

Science Progression of Skills

Welcome to Overdale’s Science page, which gives you a chance to look at all the amazing Scientific knowledge our children have. Take at look at how we are raising the profile of science across our school.

Science teaches an understanding of natural phenomena through the disciplines of chemistry, physics and biology. It aims to stimulate a child’s curiosity by finding out why things happen in the way they do. It teaches methods of enquiry and investigation to stimulate creative thought. Children learn to ask scientific questions and begin to appreciate the way in which science will affect the future on a personal, national, and global level.

Strengths of the curriculum:

Teachers and leaders focus on the deliverery of Science lessons that develop the pupil’s curiosity in science investigation and knowledge.

  • Teachers give sufficient weekly curriculum time to science.
  • Professional development for subject leaders  is given three times a year
  • Pupils are inspired by the opportunities to work independently and develop their own scientific ideas.
  • Regular visitors are invited into the school to show how science links with the world around us.
  • Pupils are given the opportunity to develop skills in science enquiry at our link secondary school.

Areas for development:

  • Embed skills and techniques that are required for greater depth so that the pupils are developing skills in a structured way.
  • Embed science skills for pupils in Year6 and Year2 so that all pupils have the opportunity to develop scientific thinking and encourage them to be inquisitive about the world.
  • To ensure that pupils build on their scientific knowledge through the five science enquiry elements.
  • To lead colleagues to be confident practitioners of science enquiry.
  • To analyse the data from Early Years and KS1 to ensure the pupils are developing independent skills as well as the ability to design their own investigations and take measurements from an early age.

Intended actions:

  • Subject leader to attend CPD on mastery science. As a result all staff will have access to skills and techniques that are required for greater depth
  • Subject leader to provide a science club for Year 6 and Year 2 so that all pupils have the opportunity to meet national standards in science at the end of KS1 and KS2
  • Subject leader to monitor that all Class teachers are teaching the five types of science enquiry to ensure that all pupils are taught a balance of knowledge and understanding and practical science.
  • Subject leader to arrange science enquiry CPD for all years to ensure that all staff are aware of strategic actions that would improve their teaching

Subject leader to analyse PPMs and monitor how attainment compares with other subjects and the national average.

Religious Education

Skills Progression

Religious Education at Overdale CP School

In our RE teaching we place our emphasis on the development of the whole child; spiritually, morally, socially, culturally and intellectually. The RE curriculum supports the school ethos and enables children to acquire and develop knowledge and understanding of principal world faiths practised in Great Britain.  We seek to develop an understanding of the influence of beliefs, values and traditions on individuals, communities, societies and cultures, including the local community. We guide children to recognise the right of people to hold different beliefs within an ethnically and socially diverse society. Our aim is to develop children’s ability to make reasoned and informed judgements about religious and moral issues. Our RE teaching enhances the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our pupils.

At Overdale we use the North Yorkshire  Agreed Syllabus of Religious Education 2013-2018, as the basis of our planning and teaching of RE.

Strengths of the curriculum:

  • Pupils are inspired to learn by well-planned class teaching which aims ensure that children learn about religion and belief and learn from religion and belief.
  • Teachers and Leaders focus on delivering rich curriculum experiences which means that pupils enjoy learning in this subject and are sensitive to the right of people to hold different beliefs within an ethnically and socially diverse society.
  • Children enjoy regular themed RE days where learning is enhanced and enriched by a cross curricular approach.
  • Visitors of various denominations from the local and wider community regularly attend school and lead engaging RE assemblies enjoyed by the children.
  • Children are afforded opportunities to engage in the wider community with visits to local churches of different denominations.
  • Teaching and learning experiences seek to heighten children’s empathy and allow them to develop a keen moral compass to enable them to be fully prepared for life in 21st century modern Britain.

 

Areas for development:

  • Develop links with other RE leaders in cluster schools to share resources and good practice
  • CPD for staff to secure understanding of progression of skills
  • Recording and sharing of assessment information with subject leader / SLT
  • Subject leader to be able to inform judgements and support teaching and learning of RE at Overdale CPS through learning walk.

 

Intended actions:

  • Subject leader to attend relevant CPD and cluster meetings
  • Subject leader to share new progression of skills document with staff to secure understanding of levels of attainment of individual children across year groups
  • Class teachers to share assessment information with Subject leader
  • Arrange Learning Walks – Subject leader to monitor the quality of learning, pupils’ progress and attainment

RE is not a National Curriculum subject, but must be taught to all registered pupils.  At Overdale we use the North Yorkshire  Agreed Syllabus of Religious Education 2013-2018, as the basis of our planning and teaching of RE.

Physical Education

PE Progression of Skills

PE Curriculum Information
Sports Premium Information
Sports Clubs Timetable
PE Policy

Physical Education at Overdale CP School

 

Physical education develops the children’s knowledge skills and understanding, so that they can perform with increasing competence and confidence in a range of physical activities with the ability to evaluate their own and each other’s work. These include dance, gymnastics, games, athletics, swimming (KS2), and outdoor adventure activities. Physical education allows for children to think about their own bodies in action and the effects that physical activity has upon them. Physical education in school enables us to promote a healthy and active lifestyle outside of school, and allows for the children to be encouraged into taking part in individual and team activities.

 

Strengths of the Physical Education:

  • Pupils actively take part in a wide range of sporting activities
  • Progression of skills are effectively taught through the use specialist coaches and teachers.
  • A vast amount of children participate in extracurricular activities (47% of the whole school 45%PP)
  • Children are given the opportunities to acquire lifelong skills (riding a bicycle, swimming)
  • The all-weather running track enables children to actively sustain a healthy and active lifestyle.
  • Children are given opportunities to make links with local sports clubs.
  • Children are given opportunities to represent the school in a wide range of competitive sporting events across the area.

Areas for development:

  • Girls’ participation levels in extra-curricular activities could be improved and encouraged.
  • Girls’ participation levels at competitive fixtures could be encouraged more throughout the year.
  • Resources need to be respected more throughout school to ensure that all staff and children can utilise equipment and maximise opportunities to acquire and develop sporting skills.
  • Subject leader to gain a better understanding of the teaching and learning of P.E. at Overdale School through learning walks.

Intended actions:

  • To enter a wide range competitions for girls within the Scarborough Sports Partnership.
  • To conduct a learning walk for P.E. that will enable the P.E. subject leader to gain a better understanding of the quality of P.E. teaching.
  • To conduct a full equipment audit to enable staff to request any new equipment that they may require.
  • Continue to provide a range of extra-curricular opportunities for all children.

PE events

PSHCE

Progression of Skills

PSHCE at Overdale School

At Overdale PSHCE is part of a whole school approach and we aim to provide a range of opportunities for children to make links to other areas of learning and explore a wide range of social, moral, cultural and behavioural issues. Through assemblies and whole school activities, we develop the children’s learning and understanding in areas including E-Safety, Anti-Bullying and Charity work.

Strengths of the curriculum:

  • pupils play a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community
  • pupil voice is encouraged and valued
  • teachers and leaders provide a range of lessons and opportunities which enhance the understanding and development of all pupils
  • at Overdale we promote British values and aim to prepare children for life in modern Britain

Areas for development:

  • Develop links with other subject leaders in cluster schools to share knowledge and good practice
  • CPD for staff to secure understanding of progression of skills
  • Subject leader to be able to inform judgements and support teaching and learning of PSHCE at Overdale School through learning walks and child conferencing.Intended actions:
  • Subject leader to attend relevant CPD
  • Arrange Learning Walks to monitor the quality of provision and learning, pupils’ progress and attainment
  • Completion of Resilience questionnaires and Growing Up In North Yorkshire survey, evaluate and share findings with staff

Our teaching of PSHCE is based on the North Yorkshire Curriculum Entitlement Framework and is structured into 6 themes:

  • Me and my relationships
  • Keeping myself safe
  • My healthy lifestyle
  • Me and my future
  • Becoming an active citizen
  • Moving on