At Mickley, we aim to provide a comprehensive P.E. curriculum which enables pupils to reach their full sporting potential. We offer a wide range of high-quality curriculum and extra-curricular sport and work with local sports clubs to identify talent and ensure pupils get further opportunities to develop outside of school. Our P.E. curriculum also incorporates work on keeping healthy, positive attitudes and links closely to our work around PSCHE, RSE and British Values.
The purpose of Physical Education in the National Curriculum is to inspire all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other demanding activities which in turn support health and fitness. The curriculum aims for pupils to develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities, be physically active for sustained periods of time, engage in competitive sports and activities and lead healthy, active lives.
All pupils in key stage 1 and 2 receive 2 hours of curriculum P.E. each week. For pupils in Year 2,3 and 4, this includes a weekly swimming lesson where pupils are taught water survival skills in addition to learning to swim. P.E. is carefully planned to ensure that pupils learn a range of skills, work safely and get the opportunity to use a range of different equipment. We use a range of external sports instructors to deliver dance, gymnastics, cricket and other sports in school. We also offer a range of extra-curricular clubs throughout the year including multi-skills, tag rugby, gymnastics, dance and football, all of which are well attended. Clubs are led by school staff and outside sports coaches. Pupils also receive additional opportunities such as taking part in inter and intra school competitions, participating in the playmakers sport leader scheme, Change 4 Life Clubs and supporting sporting charitable events such as Sport Relief.
Progress in P.E. is monitored termly to ensure all pupils meet their full potential. Pupils at Mickley get a great deal of enjoyment out of our P.E. provision both during lessons and through our extra-curricular provision. Children engage enthusiastically with experiences provided for them and this results in a good level of progress throughout the year groups. Mickley has achieved the Gold School Games Kitemark and has achieved success in a range of school competitions.
Physical Education teaching is detailed in our topic webs.