PE Curriculum Statement
We strongly believe that all children should have access to a thoroughly planned, progressive physical education programme, which places a real emphasis on developing a wide range of physical competences, while encouraging healthy competition and teamwork. Throughout their time at Middlestown Primary Academy, our teachers strive to equip all children with the necessary skills, knowledge and range of physical experiences to motivate them to lead lifelong active, healthy lifestyles in which they continue their participation in physical activity and sport. We aim to give all children the opportunity to experience competitive sport by planning and participating in regular school-based events such as sports days, inter-school leagues and other local or regional events that may be appropriate and available.
“Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity” – John F Kennedy
Wakefield Health and Wellbeing Charter
Middlestown Primary Academy have signed up to the Wakefield Health and Wellbeing Charter. By doing this, we agree to encourage the children and provide opportunities to lead a healthier lifestyle in partnership with Wakefield Council and have demonstrated an intent to improve the health and wellbeing of the children.
Children in Years 5 and 6 applied to be Sports Ambassadors for the school. They work alongside the PE leader to make decisions about all things sport related and run games and activities for younger children at lunchtime.
Key Stage 1 Knowledge Mats:
Key Stage Two Knowledge Mats
PE in Autumn Term
WOW Walk of Fame!
In October, the whole school took part in a Walk of Fame competition against schools in Wakefield where children were encouraged to walk, cycle, scoot or park and stride to school once a week for a month. The results are in and out of all schools that took part in Wakefield, Middlestown Primary Academy came second! This is a fantastic achievement – let’s keep on being active on the way to school!
Cross Country Festival – Monday 3rd October
Children from Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 took part in a Cross Country Festival against other schools in the local area. Overall, Middlestown girls came second, the boys came fourth and overall Middlestown came third! A fantastic achievement for our first sports competition of the year!
Tag Rugby Festival – Monday 10th October
A great team effort from the Year 5/6 Tag Rugby team!
Y5/6 Sports Hall Athletics Festival – Wednesday 23rd and 30th November
PE lessons – Wakefield Trinity Rugby Coaching
In Autumn 1, Year 1 and Year 3 worked with Wakefield Trinity Rugby for their PE sessions.
This term, Year 5 worked with Skate-it Yourself as part of their PE sessions. The coaches also ran afterschool clubs for KS2. Check out what they got up to below:
PE in Summer term
Brownlee Foundation Triathlon Event
Sam, Lewis, Oscar and Finley from Year 6 had a brilliant time at the Brownlee Foundation Triathlon event today, seeing what it was like to take part in a triathlon. Well done, boys, you did great!
Year 4 took part in a Dynamos Cricket Festival at Denby Grange Cricket Club. After competing in a number of matches against other local schools, they were placed second overall! As a result, they were then invited to represent Wakefield in the West Yorkshire finals in Pudsey later in the year. Well done, Year 4!
PE in Spring Term
Year 6 Hockey Festival
Congratulations to the team Year 6 children that competed in a hockey festival in March and came 2nd! A great achievement and a super start to sporting festivals!
10 children in Year 4 qualified for the Cross Country West Yorkshire School Games Final at Temple Newsam. The children represent Wakefield in the West Yorkshire School Games and were running against 100 other children in their year group. Zara came first out of the girls in Wakefield and Will came second out of the boys in Wakefield!
Year 5 have been creating sequences in gymnastics; they incorporated spins and motifs in their routines and performed in pairs or groups.
Year 3 explored the use of the floor, mats and apparatus using different shapes and have looked at how strength and suppleness affect their ability to to hold balances, control actions and maintain fluency and clarity.
Year 1 and Year 2 worked with Wakefield Trinity to improve their basic movements and team game skills. Year 1 have been working on throwing and catching a ball with one hand and changing speed and direction when running. Year 2 have been deciding on the best space to be in during a game and showing some control when throwing a ball.
Year 3 and Year 6 worked with Elite Dance Studios in Spring Term. Year 3 have been translating ideas from a stimulus into movements and performing short dances with expression. Year 6 have been developing sequences in a specific style, e.g. street or Samba.
Year 1 have been using the apparatus in the hall to practise their gymnastics skills. This includes controlling their body when travelling and balancing and using space and apparatus safely.
Children lead healthy lifestyles and make good choices in terms of diet, physical activity and personal care. They understand the effects of eating a balanced diet, getting enough sleep and leading an active lifestyle through increased levels of fitness and exercise.
The Daily Mile
The children enjoy taking part in The Daily Mile using the markings around the perimeter of the playground. One mile is equivalent to 8 laps around the playground.
Middlestown Primary Academy takes part in the weekly Parkrun at Wakefield Thrones Park on Sunday at 9am. Use the following link to register your child: https://www.parkrun.co.uk/register
Our nickname is ‘Middlestown Mile Munchers’
The children at Middlestown Primary Academy take part in different sporting festivals at Horbury Academy against other schools in the local area. If successful, the children can then progress to the Wakefield Games and West Yorkshire Games.
Middlestown Primary Academy was awarded The School Games Gold Award for the year 2018-2019, 2019-2020 and 2021-2022. In 2020-2021, we were recognised with a virtual School Games Mark Award for the commitment to and sport and PE whilst schools were closed for national lockdowns.