Our Sporting Aims
At Middleton Primary school we try and encourage as many children as possible to take part in sport and activity. We have a well rounded PE curriculum aimed at giving the children the necessary skills to access any activity a child wishes to. We also we have lots of extra-curriculum activities for children to take part in, and we strive to offer children as many different opportunities after school as possible. Some after school clubs are run by external providers with specialisms in particular sporting areas.
As well as our PE and after school club program, we strive to take part in as many fixtures and festivals as we can. Sports that we currently compete in are athletics, invasion games, net and wall and striking and fielding events. We aim to provide as many opportunities for children as possible whilst remaining competitive in the elite competitions we enter. We expect that all of our children are positive and resilient when representing the school.
We were award the Gold Standard School Games Mark for 2016/17 (the highest award) and our aim is to continue to improve on these standards in future years. We have now held this for 2 consecutive years; our aim is to gain the new platinum award for which we will have needed to have held the Gold award for 4 consecutive years.
Children at Middleton have 2 hours PE a week; one indoor session with their class teacher and an outdoor session with Mr Beaumont. The school has high expectations of effort, behaviour and appearance in PE. For more information, including PE kits and what is on your year groups curriculum this year please see: Homepage -> About us -> Curriculum -> PE.
After School Clubs
We aim to provide children with at least 2 possible after school clubs/activities per year group, per half term. In 2016/17 58% of the pupils in our school attended at least one sports club over the academic year! As we work with external providers clubs nights and activities are likely to change for 2 reasons; firstly to give different year groups/children as many opportunities as possible and secondly for logistical reasons such as coach and hall/MUGA availability.
We have recently done a survey with all children asking them what opportunities they would like in sports/activities they haven’t tried or would like to try again. Will endeavour to try and organise these ideas within reason. If there is any activity you know of or provider you know of feel free to let us know!
Fixtures and Festivals
As a school we compete in numerous sports at various levels. During the 2016/17 academic year we competed and won various events across Milton Keynes, District and County level. In the academic year of 2016/17 240 out of the 300 (80%) children on roll represented the school in at least a sport. The previous academic Year 64% of children played extra curricular school sports - we managed a 16% increase!!
As the school grows we aim to keep participation level high in fixtures and friendlies as well as maintaining our strong showings in competitions.