Physical Education

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

  • PE Policy


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.

Play Leaders

6 children in Years 5 and 6 have been selected to be Playleaders. They have been working with Mr K on a lunchtime completing training on how to be a Playleader and the different games and activities they can play with the younger children. They are ready to launch their own activities in Spring 2!


Spring term

This term, the children have been practising skills linked to net and wall games.

Children from Years 4 and 5 took part in a Quick Sticks Hockey festival against other schools in the local area. They represented Middlestown brilliantly and came 4th overall. Well done!

Year 2 attended a Benchball festival and competed against 5 other schools in the local area. They came 2nd overall and scored the most goals in the whole tournament. Well done, Year 2!

This term, the children have worked with Dance Xplosion for part of their PE lessons. They created routines including canons, motifs and some freestyle!

Some children in Year 3 and Year 5 qualified to represent Wakefield at the West Yorkshire Cross Country Finals being held at Temple Newsam. The children all ran amazingly well and represented Middlestown brilliantly!

Autumn term

Children across Key Stage 2 took part in a Cross Country Festival against other schools in the local area. The Year 3 boys team, Year 5 boys team and Year 5 girls team came first! These children, along with ‘Wild Card’ runners from the other year groups, were selected to progress to the Wakefield Finals!


Year 3 have been using the large apparatus to apply their knowledge and skills of balances. They created shapes and balances and then explored moving around the apparatus.

Sports Hall Athletics

A team of girls from Years 5 and 6 attended a Sports Hall Athletics competition. They competed in a range of events such as speed bounce, javelin, high jump and sprint against other schools in the local area. Overall they came third! Well done, girls!

Reindeer Run

In December, all children took part in a Reindeer Run to raise money for Wakefield Hospice.

Healthy lifestyles

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:

Our nickname is ‘Middlestown Mile Munchers’

Sports Festivals

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, 2021-2022 and 2022-2023. In 2019-2020 and 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.


"I love PE! It is my favourite subject! You get to exercise and get fresh air. I find sports really fun. - Year 6"
"I really like running the daily mile. It is one of my favourite sports, I want to be fit and healthy. - Year 4"
"I like it when we run around and play shark attack! - UF"
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The Accord Multi Academy Trust is an educational charity established in September 2016 that is currently made up of four academies who were the founding members of the Trust. In September 2016 Horbury Academy and Ossett Academy & Sixth Form College came together, moving away from their stand-alone Trust status and were joined in December 2016 by Horbury Primary Academy and Middlestown Primary Academy.

The overarching vision for the Trust is to work in one ‘Accord – celebrating the differences of each academy through strong collaboration in order to inspire all members of our learning community to be the best that they can be.

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