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 2017/18 (the highest award) and our aim is to continue to improve on these standards in future years. We have now held this for 3 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.
Extra Curricular Clubs
We aim to provide children with at least 2 possible after school clubs/activities per year group, per half term. In 2018/19 75% of the pupils in our school attended at least one sports club over the academic year, a 4% increase on the previous year! The number of children attending multiple clubs across the year also increased. In 2019-20 we will be working on providing structured lunch time sport/play opportunities every day, increasing our children's opportunities to be active.
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 2018/19 academic year we competed and won various events across Milton Keynes, District and County level. In the academic year of 2018/19, out of the 360 children on roll in KS2, 79% represented the school in at least a sport. Of this 79%, 70% represented the school on multiple occasions. We also entered so KS1 festivals and 50% of Year 2 attended one of these festivals.
To enhance the number of opportunities we can provide the students of Middleton with, as well as continuing to enter the broad variety of competitions the Milton Keynes School Sports' partnership offer, we have freed our indoor/outdoor space on a Thursday. On Thursdays throughout the year we will be hosting Sports festivals which we have invited some of our partner schools' to attend. This will support our aim of offering more sport to more children as often as we can facilitate.