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The Mount Junior Infant & Nursery School

Reason ◆ Resilience ◆ Respect

Thornes Road, Wakefield,
West Yorkshire WF2 8QW

01924 371738

Physical Education

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 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, and we also participate in inter-schools competitions via our local pyramid of schools.
During summer term, we run ‘PE Fortnight’. Pupils try new sports as well as competing in intra-school 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 parents invited along to the finals. We also run an annual sports day 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 PE and Sport page (click here) contains further details of tournaments and other sporting events.