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The Mount Junior Infant & Nursery School

Reason ◆ Resilience ◆ Respect

Thornes Road, Wakefield,
West Yorkshire WF2 8QW

01924 371738

Physical Education

Our Sports curriculum builds upon the National Curriculum, and is carefully constructed to enable pupils to experience a range of sports whilst building up a progression of skills, knowledge and techniques. Our approach incorporates our core values of Reason, Resilience and Respect to enable our pupils to become well-rounded sportsmen and women who recognise the themes based on our values as integral parts of sporting success.

 We have always regarded excellent PE provision as central to child development at The Mount. Two hours per week of PE and games instruction is our minimum and is often exceeded. All teachers have been trained by qualified coaches in order to deliver high-quality games teaching. A progressive skills-based scheme, REAL PE, was introduced from January 2017 to improve this further. In Years 3 and 4, qualified coaches lead games sessions every week. Pupils in Year 5 go swimming weekly. We also participate in regular inter-schools competitions via our local pyramid of schools. Winners of tournaments progress to wider local, county and national levels. Pupils from our school have progressed through these levels to compete on a national level, including in cross country recently. During summer term, we run ‘PE Fortnight’. Pupils try new sports as well as competing in intraschool competitions. Year 6 children, who have trained to become Young Sports Leaders, run a multi sports and athletics tournament for the children in KS1. Students from local secondary schools help to organise events, and there is a KS2 athletics competition, with families invited along to the finals. We also run an annual sports afternoon which includes competitive events. PE is enhanced further by after-school clubs, many of which are free. These have recently included Dance, Gymnastics, Athletics, Multi Sports, Martial Arts and Tag-Rugby. Our school has earned the School Games Silver Award, and is working towards the Gold.

Our PE and Sport page (click here) contains further details of tournaments and other sporting events.