Our vision …
To promote lifelong values in health and physical activity by providing enjoyable opportunities for all young people to participate in quality curriculum PE and school sport, whilst improving their self-confidence therefore allowing them to achieve their potential in all aspects of school and community life.
Please see below for how the money has been spent at Midfield.
Morning exercise is a key part of the day at Midfield Primary School. Key Stage 2 run for 10 minutes for four times a week. If children would rather not run, they stay in the classroom and complete Just Dance for 10 minutes instead. Just introduced in the Spring term is morning exercise for Key Stage 1. They currently go outside and run with Miss Dalton or Mr Frost every Thursday morning.
There are a growing number of unexpected links between physical fitness and mental fitness. A specific part of the brain (hippocampus) actually grows as we become more physically active. There are numerous benefits to exercising before we start our learning inside the classroom as it increases retention of new information and allows better reactions to complex situations.
Above all else – it wakes us up!
Jessica Probets, Year 1 Ladybirds
“I love running around outside, it’s so fun. We get lots of stuff out to play and learn with.”
Jimmy Jordan, Year 2 Rabbits
“If we didn’t do PE I would be sad because we couldn’t do all the activities. My favourite thing is tennis because I am getting better at it.”
Ziona, Year 3 Dragonflies
“Sport wakes us up so we are ready to learn. I like it the most because it is hard! It’s the only lesson where I lose my breath!”
Tirion Prentice, Year 4 Squirrels
“I think we should do at least hour of exercise a day. It is important because it helps us to stay healthy and for some children it might be the only chance they get to do activities. The best thing is all the different lessons we do – they’re never the same!”
Natasha Cable, Year 5 Woodpeckers
“I get to try new sports in PE lessons and improve in them. I like the fact that our teachers and PTPs get involved. It’s also my time to stand out!”
Callum Lewis, Year 6 Badgers
“PE gives people the opportunity and confidence to get involved when sometimes they don’t in the classroom. I feel proud when I score a goal or achieve or something and especially when I represent Midfield. We have lots of opportunities to compete against other schools. Everyone is given the same chances and teachers recognise children’s efforts. I don’t have a favourite lesson because there is too much variety!”