At Oatlands Infant School we are committed to ensuring all children are equipped with the skills they will need to keep them healthy throughout their lives, both physically and mentally.
We teach using Real P.E. which supports our children to develop fundamental movement skills helping them to become increasingly competent and confident. In lessons, children access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, both individually and with others. They engage in competitive (both against self and others) and cooperative physical activities in a range of increasingly challenging situations.
At Oatlands Infant School we teach P.S.H.E. through the Jigsaw P.S.H.E. scheme of work. Jigsaw brings together P.S.H.E. Education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development. We teach Jigsaw as a whole school approach, with all year groups working on the same theme (Puzzle) at the same time. This enables each Puzzle to start with an introductory assembly which generates a whole school focus for children and adults alike.
At Oatlands we believe that children would benefit if they could be aware of their thoughts and feelings as they happen, in the present moment, on purpose with no judgement. This is what mindfulness means. It can be learnt and techniques to develop it taught. We believe mindfulness is a vital tool for life: not only does it support the regulation of emotion and build emotional resilience but also enhances focus and concentration, helping to optimise learning. Mindful children can more readily choose their responses to situations rather than react while caught up in the moment.