Welcome to our Sports Page. Throughout the year we will be updating this with the various events that we attend as well as the competitions and events that take place at Middlefield.
Sport Provision at Middlefield
The Diamond Learning Partnership offers all children within the schools the same opportunities no matter which school the children attend. Here at Middlefield, we ensure that all children have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of sports and other physical activity. We are proud to have achieved Gold School Games Mark in recognition of our provision of sport for children in our school.
All schools in England have been provided with Olympic Legacy funding to improve the quality and breadth of PE and Sport provision. As a school, we have subscribed to the Hunts Schools Sports Partnership who offer various services to our school. (To see more about the services they provide our school and how else we use the Olympic Legacy funding, read our Sport Premium Funding document).
We are pleased to report that Middlefield Primary Academy has been awarded the Gold school games mark award for the third year in a row. The School Games Mark is a government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community.
The children at Middlefield have exposure to a wide range of sports both within and outside the curriculum. Every child has at least two hours of PE every week in lessons. Throughout the year, the children also have a term of gymnastics coaching from a qualified instructor. All children in year 5 and 6 have the opportunity to take a Bikeability course to improve their cycling skills and awareness.
Middlefield offers a range of clubs from Gifted and Talented for talented sports people, to clubs which allow access for all children. These clubs are run across the two Key Stages. There are also a variety of after school sports clubs available for all children, including football, cricket, tag rugby, netball, dance, Zumba, gymnastics and tennis.
We also provide a ‘Change for Life’ club is for children who don’t usually access or enjoy PE. This allows the children to take part in interactive activities while also looking at Healthy options when eating and cooking different foods.
Twice a year the children across the Diamond Learning Trust meet together in year groups to compete and practise the skills they have learned during PE sessions.