Teaching and learning in PE at Molehill Primary Academy nurtures health and fitness for all with a focus on mental, social and physical well-being. We aim to promote the importance of exercise in staying healthy and develop a knowledge of making healthy lifestyle choices. The school provides a range of activities inside and outside of the curriculum.
At Molehill, we promote the International Baccalaureate Learner Profile Attributes to support the development of life-long learners. We believe that the purpose of PE should be to develop a combination of transferable skills promoting physical, intellectual, emotional and social development; to encourage present and future choices that contribute to long term healthy living; and to understand the cultural significance of physical activities for individuals and communities. Students of all abilities are challenged to improve their movement skills, but they are also supported and encouraged to enjoy physical activity and see it as part of a healthy and active lifestyle with connections to other areas of the curriculum and community.The school provides a range of activities inside and outside of the curriculum.
Each day we take part in The Daily Mile where we make sure we run three laps of our field no matter what our age or what the weatherman says! We are making progress each day with our strength, stamina and well-being.
We offer ‘wake up and shake up’ sessions in our award winning Breakfast Club where the children are given lots of opportunities to start the day actively with yoga, dance, table tennis and team games.
Activities within P.E and games lesson include:
- Games skills and team games
- Gymnastics, both floor and apparatus work
- Outdoor activities – including outdoor adventurous residential visits for Y6 children.
- Tag Rugby
There are two types of competition that our children take part in; intra-competition and inter-competition. Intra-competition involves children participating within school competing against other children (their own class, another class or another year group). Inter-competition involves children competing with children from other schools via our School Sports Cluster Partnership that is run with support from Maidstone Local Authority.
We are very lucky to have such a large field and often hold our own competitions between our cluster schools within the Leigh Trust Academy – Oaks Primary Academy have become great rivals of ours as we often play against them.
Parents sometimes assist school staff with the running of these sporting activities and transporting children to and from events and the school is most grateful for this support.
During these unprecedented times we have still been able to take part in sporting events. We were involved in individual challenges each week through our PE Google Classroom as well as taking part in a county wide virtual Sportshall Athletics Competition.
We offer a range of afterschool clubs including netball, handball, cross-country, football, cricket, tag-rugby, boxing, gymnastics and yoga. These clubs are very popular and often have a waiting list so it is advised you sign up early. The clubs alternate throughout the year, in line with the sporting calendar, so that a variety of sports can be covered.
We have a very busy year ahead of us and look forward to Sportshall Athletics held here at Molehill Primary Academy, the LAT trust sports day held at Dartford Harriers as well as our own sports days where our house teams (Leeds, Rochester, Bodiam and Dover) compete against one another for the ultimate celebration at the end of the school year.
This year we aim to focus on our mental, social and physical well-being and will be taking part in lots more outdoor adventurous activities than we ever have before!
Watch this space to keep up to date with the sporting calendar at Molehill Primary Academy.
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