It is our intent at Middleton Primary School, to teach our children to be physically literate in order to positively influence their future. We aim to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that inspire all children to succeed in physical activities. We want to teach children fairness, respect and how to cooperate and collaborate with others as part of a team.
Pupils at Middleton Primary School participate in weekly high-quality PE and sporting activities. Our PE programme incorporates a variety of sports to ensure all children develop the confidence, tolerance and the appreciation of their own and others’ strengths and weaknesses. We provide opportunities for all children to engage in extra-curricular activities during and after school, in addition to competitive sporting events. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also well-being.
The impact of our PE curriculum is:
This year, Mr Craig and Mr Russell have created a 9-aside football team consisting of children from Years 4-6. The team will train weekly, on a Tuesday after school, and take part in both league and cup games. All of the games will be reported on and a full match report can be read below. Along with this, you will be able to find team news, upcoming fixtures and the league table.
We are hoping that we can bring some competitive spirit to Middleton Primary and encourage our children to begin enjoying sport as an extra-curricular activity.
At Middleton Primary School FC, we are all about involving the children in both the physical and competitive aspect of sport. The children train once a week and both Mr Craig and Mr Russell model expectations by being active in the training sessions. Children are encouraged to play as part of a team and this embeds a team spirit and an eagerness to be a team player.
Mr Craig currently teaches in Year 3 and is an avid Leeds United supporter (the best team in the world!) with a competitive spirit across all areas of sport. He can often be found teaching in his PE kit in his classroom and loves bringing active aspects to his lessons. He began playing football at the age of 4 and has also played competitive rugby and tennis. As he got older, he played for Middleton Park F.C and was often described as ‘The Halifax Haaland’ due to his amazing left foot and ability to play in a plethora of positions on the football pitch. Mr Craig loves to get involved with the children, during the training sessions, and this assists their skills building and discipline both on and off the football pitch.
Mr Russell currently teaches in Year 5 and is an avid Sheffield Wednesday fan (someone has to be!) and is also highly competitive. He has held a season ticket for the Owls from being 7 years old and this still hasn’t faltered his love of football despite the fact they’ve provided more heartache than elation for 95% of his life! Mr Russell has played football, in his home town of Sheffield, from being 9 years old and still plays Sunday League football for The Old Crown in Hillsborough and 5-aside with a group of friends. He loves getting actively involved with the training sessions and this really assists the children to engage and focus on building key skills.
Year 6 – Ronnie Coffey, Kian Carroll-Fitton, Samuele Agyekum, Ryan Shaw, Ivan Yeboah, Denis Pacejs, Nick Yeboah, Nathan Johnstone, Aiden Maude.
Year 5 – Kane Britton-White, Oliver Stone, Martins Onyeukwu, Jacob Purvis.
Year 4 – Arley Bradshaw, Ollie Hazelgrave, Ikhsan Romanuly.
Even though it was some time ago, we haven’t shared our Summer School experience with you all! We were successful in our bid from the Healthy Holiday Fund and held a 4 week Summer School. There were lots of different activities – Active Maths, Active Literacy, cooking and sports! Children also made their own lunch! Take a look below to see everything they got up during their time in school!