At Millbrook Primary School, we believe that Physical Education contributes to the development of the whole child benefitting their physical and mental health. It helps our pupils to improve cognitively, emotionally, physically and socially. At Millbrook we believe that the curriculum we offer alongside the afterschool and competition provision we provide allows all of our pupils to become adept sportspeople who will go on to lead an active, healthy life.
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 competitive sports and activities
▪ lead healthy, active lives.
Teaching and learning style
At Millbrook Primary School, we value the importance of Physical Education. All classes follow the National Curriculum guidance, all children have access to a varied curriculum including gymnastics, dance, games, athletics and team sports. Alongside the expert planning provided by the PE Passport App we use in school the children have their learning supplemented by sessions with the LFC Foundation, Beth Tweddle Gymnastics and St Helens Foundation. Coaches from these companies work alongside the class teacher, building on their understanding whilst providing excellent sessions for our children. We strive for each child to achieve two hours of Physical Education per week. We understand the importance that school has in aiming for our children to be active for two hours a day.
At Millbrook we understand the importance of competition, our children regularly represent school across a variety of sports. Including football, rugby, swimming, gymnastics and SEND sports such as new age kurling.
The impact of sport in Millbrook has led to our school achieving a Gold School Games Mark. Hopefully continued success will lead to a Platinum award in the future.