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.
New Sports Ambassadors for 2023/24 coming soon….
PE in 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!
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, 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.