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.
The PE Hub
We also teach specific sports in our PE lessons so that children can use the fundamental skills that they have learned in game situations, using The PE Hub to support us.
Staff use The PE Hub which is a complete PE resource packed with lesson plans, videos, music, printable resources, and assessment tools that staff use to meet Ofsted requirements and make PE more fun and rewarding for pupils.
The PE Hub supports us to deliver high-quality lessons by harnessing pupils’ natural enthusiasm for PE. We provide challenge and have high expectations with clear success criteria that help keep pupils on track.
The PE Hub has a huge range of progressive content for our teachers to use to design their curriculum. Building on a foundation of physical literacy in Reception, at KS1 children learn fundamental movements skills that prepares them for modified games at KS2. In addition to games activities, each year group has access to outdoor and adventurous activities and two units of gymnastics and dance; ensuring children’s learning is broad and balanced.
Please see our PE curriculum overview (at the bottom of the page) to see what each year group covers.
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.
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.
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:
We are a member of Move More to help support us in our teaching of PE.
Formerly Cheltenham & North Tewkesbury School Sport Network (SSN), Move More have over 10 years’ experience supporting schools develop high quality teaching and learning in PE and school sport.
They became a charity in 2018 in order to broaden our reach and help more children lead active lifestyles.
As Move More, they remain within the School Games structure, delivering high quality competitive sporting and leadership opportunities for young people.
Through Move More, we have access to sporting competition against other primary schools in our area.
Sport at Mitton Manor - Spring 2023 report
As we come to the end of a very busy term of sport at Mitton, I thought I would write a report to share our achievements so far this academic year. Children are excited for their weekly PE sessions as we start our first full year using The PE Hub to help us with our curriculum learning. After talking to children from each year group to see how they were finding their PE sessions, they told me how they ‘loved learning new sports’ and they were extremely knowledgeable of the skills they were learning in their given sport each term.
In class, we are also adding more active breaks for our children to help them across all areas of their learning. We are aiming to add more breaks in lessons such as the Daily Mile or movement breaks using dance, HIIT or stretching. This is all so that we can support children in achieving an Active 30:30 lifestyle: we want children to try to have 30 active minutes in school and 30 active minutes at home every day to improve their health and wellbeing.
Sport at Mitton isn’t just about our PE sessions though. We are extremely lucky to have a fantastic Year 6 Sports Council who do so much to help their friends stay active and healthy. Whether it’s supporting KS1 at break times, leading KS2 in daily ‘Fit for 10’ sessions or helping teachers organise the sports equipment, they are dedicated to their roles as sports ambassadors for our school. I know that I am extremely grateful to have them as my support team.
During this academic year, we have attended all of the following Tewkesbury inter-school competitions. We are always so proud of our children and their sporting values and skills. So far this year, we have attended:
We are also looking forward to the following events in the Summer Term:
I would like to thank all of the staff and parents who make it possible for us to be able to attend these events and who ensure our children have a chance to shine at the sport they love. Even though these events take extra time for us to organise, prepare for and take part in, we do it because we want our children to experience as much sport as they can. I love to see sport becoming a passion for so many children at Mitton. As ever, ‘Go TEAM Mitton!’