Subject Leader – Mrs Riley
PE Advisor – Miss Hoyle
Physical Education at Myrtle Park is as important as all other curriculum subjects and we are striving to raise it’s profile as part of a healthy lifestyle. We offer many out of hours clubs that the children can be involved in such and cycling, football, tennis and netball. With the introduction of the new curriculum we are also intending on beginning a running club and reintroducing gymnastics club.
Using government funding, which for 2017 – 2018 amounts to £17,890, we are investing in high quality equipment to support our engagement in competitive sports across school. We have also used this money to enhance our children’s engagement in active play at lunchtime under the direction of Jacob from FISICAL Sports.
We continue to take part in all the School Games / Aire Valley sporting tournaments against other schools in the local area. We use some of our funding to enable this to take place and to provide transport where necessary.
‘A high quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities.’
‘It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness.’
‘Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.’
The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:
- develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
- are physically active for sustained periods of time
- engage in competative sports and activities
- lead healthy, active lives
The 2014 Primary National Curriculum in England