Sports and P.E.
Welcome to the PE section of our website. Here you will find out about all of the sporting activity and achievements that are related to our school.
Mitton Manor Primary School believes that physical education, experienced in a safe and supportive environment, is vital and unique in its contribution to a pupil’s physical and emotional development and health. The physical education curriculum aims to provide for pupils’ increasing self- confidence through an ability to manage themselves successfully in a variety of situations. A balance of individual, team, co-operative and competitive activities aims to cater for individual pupil’s needs and abilities. Physical education promotes an understanding in children of their bodies in action. It involves thinking, creating, selecting and applying skills and promotes positive attitudes towards a healthy lifestyle and personal development. Thus we enable children to make informed and positive choices about physical activity throughout their lives. We aim to make our children as active as possible both inside and outside of school in order to help them look after both their physical and mental health.
We place a high value the emotional well being and the health of our children. If children are happy, healthy and resilient; they will learn - and this needs to be at the very heart of what we do as a school. We have a range of strategies, systems and interventions to cater for the needs of the children in our care.
We are committed to promoting physical activity and its lifelong benefits, we also know that it has a positive impact on academic performance. This is important for all our pupils irrespective of their abilities, gender or background.
We are active members of the Tewkesbury Sports Partnership and the Move More Network who support us with curricular and extra-curricular PE. We compete against other partnership schools in a variety of events and competitions.
Our curriculum and Real PE
Staff use the Real PE scheme to teach PE lessons at Mitton Manor. Real PE is a child centred approach to teaching PE. It is fully aligned to the National Curriculum and Ofsted requirements and focuses on the development of agility, balance and coordination, healthy competition and cooperative learning through engaging and exciting lessons. After pupil voice and staff voice discussions about what we wanted PE to look like at Mitton Manor, it was clear to see how Real PE encompasses this vision. It also supports whole schools aims such as building resilience in our children. Real PE provides us with great resources to scaffold the children’s learning such as online videos, differentiated challenge cards and peer and self-assessment activities. Real PE has 6 blocked units (cogs) that teachers deliver over the year.
Silver School Games Mark
We are delighted to announce that we, Mitton Manor Primary School, have achieved the School Games Silver Mark Award for the 2018/19 academic year.
The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.
Our sporting achievements this year include:
We are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our competitions possible.
As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas of participation, competition, workforce and clubs, and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year.
We look forward to applying once again in 2020!
Active 30:30 lifestyle
At Mitton Manor, we aim for all of our children to lead an Active 30:30 lifestyle.
As you may have seen in the news nearly two thirds of children age 2 to 15 are overweight or obese. Reducing obesity levels will save lives as obesity doubles the risk of dying prematurely. This generation could be the first generation to die 5 years before their parents and we want to change that. Lack of activity can also have negative effects on mental health and wellbeing.
4 out of 5 young people across the country are not active enough to maintain good health. In today’s busy world children are not active enough and we want to help our children to make sure they are not one of the negative statistics. We aim for our children to be well-rounded individuals who care about their academic life and their healthy life.
Our School Plan
The government recommends that every primary school child should get at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity a day with at least 30 minutes being delivered in school every day. We want our children to live by the Active 30:30 lifestyle.
At school we will be doing lots of different activities to ensure our children have active minutes as opposed to sitting still. Our motto is ‘Move More’.
We will be doing the Daily Mile for 10 minutes every day. The children can walk, run, jog, hop, skip or move in any way at all for those 10 minutes.
We have Health Passports which encourage children to live an active and healthy lifestyle.
At lunchtimes, classes will take it in turns to use our extra playground and have adult led games to ensure they are being active at lunchtimes.
At Mitton we pride ourselves on the amount of extra-curricular clubs that we offer. We will be monitoring the children who take part in sports clubs and will be trying to get a larger percentage of our school taking part in these.
We will be adding in more active sessions in our lessons through Forest School and other little activities which will mean our children will be more active in lessons. We want them to sit less and move more!
We want our children to not only be active at break and lunchtimes, but throughout our whole school day. We will be working as a team to find new, exciting and enjoyable ways for our children to become more active.
Thank you for your continued full support in helping our children to become the best that they can be. If you have any questions, please come and see Mrs Brixey-Budhan for more information about our TEAM Mitton Active 30:30 lifestyle.
As part of school’s health membership with Move More, we are introducing a health award.
This award is comprised of three health passports, each of which will be given to your child at various stages throughout the year. The topics of the passports are as follows:
These passports are based upon both national and international research with the aim of recognising the ways in which your child is already fulfilling aspects which contribute to a healthy lifestyle but also highlight areas in which they could improve whilst also allowing them to track this progress.
The passports work by your child collecting a tick in the relevant box for what they have achieved that day, these ticks are then collected and rewards are given out, they will be given out to those who achieve the following across the three passports:
Your child will have the passports explained to them and have health information discussed at a relevant level for their age and understanding.
Both Mitton Manor Primary School and the Move More team would hope we have your support in helping your child to complete the passport, and look forward to hearing about the impact the passports have!
Get Set to Tokyo
Keeping active is a major aim for us at Mitton Manor Primary School so we have signed the school up to Get Set Tokyo so the classes can compete against each other. The Travel to Tokyo challenge is all about getting young people active together with their families. The challenge from Team GB, Paralympics GB and Sport England uses the inspiration of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games to get 5–11s and their families moving, aiming to build lasting active habits.
WHAT TO AIM FOR
We are all starting our journeys to healthy active lifestyles from different points. The Travel to Tokyo challenge recognises this, encouraging everyone to improve their personal best, working towards the Chief Medical Officer’s guidelines on children’s physical activity.
Aim for 10 – get active in busts of at least 10-minutes
Be a Half Hour Hero – aim for 30 minutes at school, 30 minutes at home every day
Hot and Sweaty – push beyond your comfort zone, aiming to Breathe Faster and even get Hot and Sweaty
Travel to Tokyo encourages families to get active together by trying new things and having fun. This doesn’t have to be a sport – find ways to move that you can enjoy together.
HOW IT WORKS
We have created a team for each class. Children log activity against their teams to help their team meet weekly goals (the ‘current goal’). Children are encouraged to do activity with family to help meet their goals and increase their team totals. Children can follow the progress of the team and school using the Team and School Dashboards. Teams who meet or exceed their targets are in with the chance of winning prizes, including athlete visits and take-home prizes like skipping ropes and speakers.
Please go onto the following website - https://www.getset.co.uk/travel-tokyo and click Check School. Using our school name (Mitton Manor Primary School) or postcode (GL20 8AR) find Mitton and then click Log Activity. Choose your class from the drop down menu. Then scroll down the page and complete the form to add extra points to your class’s score.I have included attachments to help support your child and family with Active ideas. Something as simple as walking to school will add to your class’s points! If you have any questions, please come and see me. Thank you so much for your continued support with keeping our children active and healthy.
Extra-curricular clubs are extremely important to us at Mitton Manor. Every term, we provide children with a range of sporting, creative and other clubs. It is really important that our children sign up to these clubs.
This term, children can take part in the following clubs: