The curriculum for Physical Education includes games, gymnastic activities and dance in Key Stage 1, to which are added athletics, outdoor and adventurous activities and swimming in Key Stage 2. Each element of the curriculum is taught to the whole class, and boys and girls work together in all activities.
Pupils are encouraged to be physically active and taught to have regard for safety at all times. They learn about fair play, honest competition and coping with success and failure. Children work individually, with a partner, in small groups and in teams, and they are encouraged to evaluate and improve on their own performance.
Sport is an important part of life at Middleton Cheney Primary Academy. As well as weekly Games sessions and PE sessions, we believe that every child should be given the opportunity to take part in a variety of sports, representing their school if they so wish, regardless of their experience or level of skill.
We have easy access to the fantastic sports facilities at Chenderit school and benefit greatly from their support in terms of organizing inter-school tournaments providing coaching sessions and sending student Sports Leaders to run many Games lessons alongside our own teaching staff, many of whom are former Middleton Cheney pupils.
MCPA is part of the Chenderit Cluster, an affiliation of 10 local Primary schools who are invited to send teams to regular tournaments held at the secondary school. We have very good links with our School Sports Co-ordinator and are proactive in attending many of the tournaments with pupils taking part in interschool competitions for rugby, football, basketball, cross-country, track and field events. We always try to be as fair as possible in our team selection. Where we are able to we will enter more than one team in a tournament to allow us to offer this experience to more pupils. Primary Schools in the Chenderit Cluster are: Aston-le-Walls, Boddington, Chacombe, Chipping Warden, Culworth, Farthinghoe, Greatworth, Kings Sutton, Middleton Cheney and Weedon Lois.
Additional Sports Funding
This year we received an extra £9500 from the Government to spend on Physical Education (PE) and Sports programmes offered by our school. At Middleton Cheney we decided we wanted this money to benefit both the experience of current and future pupils at our school, and also to help ignite a lifelong enjoyment of participation in physical activity within all of our pupils. We are therefore investing in recreational leisure activities as well as competitive opportunities, in bringing in experts from local clubs to train our staff and children in some areas and to broaden the opportunities for our children to participate in a range of activities in school which they may continue to develop outside of school. Please see the Sports Funding tab under the Sports heading for details of our plans for these funds.
Children in Key Stage 2 receive a 10 week block of swimming lessons in each year. These are held during the school day at Brackley Swimming Pool and the children are taught in ability groups, working towards various stages and certificates which are presented in assembly at the end of the relevant term. Letters will be sent home with further information prior to your child's class beginning their block of lessons.
Meeting national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety
|Please complete all of the below:|
What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres?
N.B. Even though your children may swim in another year please report on their attainment on leaving
|What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]?||90%|
|What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations?||100%|
|Schools can choose to use the Primary PE and Sport Premium to provide additional provision for swimming but this must be for activity over and above the national curriculum requirements. Have you used it in this way?||No|