Maple Court aims to provide a high quality Physical Education curriculum that inspires and enthuses all. Pupils will all benefit from this curriculum whether through enhancing existing skills, learning new ones or being introduced to new sports and clubs. It is our intent to ensure children in our care understand the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle and we endeavour to equip them with the knowledge and skills to do so. We aim to develop values and transferrable skills such as fairness and respect. Maple Court staff have high aspirations for every child, every week and truly believe there is no limit to potential.
With our committed teaching staff and coaching staff ensures the children receive high quality PE lessons covering the outcomes of the National Curriculum, supported by clear skills and knowledge progression. This enables skills to be built upon and developed year on year. The children receive a minimum of 1.5 hours a week of PE. There will be exciting after school clubs and some lunchtime clubs when COVID19 allows. In addition to these, with the support of the PE lead, ‘Sports Ambassadors’ help to provide/ lead additional sporting activities on the playground. Swimming is taught in year 4,5 and 6 with year 4 spending 2 terms at the pool to achieve the National Curriculum expectations of swimming 25m unaided. The children who don’t meet the NC expectations will have the opportunity to develop their swimming skills in Y5 and Y6. The teaching sequence of PE follows the following steps; acquiring and developing skills, selecting and applying skills, tactics and compositional ideas, knowledge and understanding of fitness and health and evaluating/ improving performance. Net and Wall, dance, gymnastics, invasion games, striking and fielding and athletics will be taught to all throughout the year.
Our Children leave Maple Court with the knowledge and understanding needed to make appropriate choices about their physical and mental wellbeing. They will have developed self- awareness and become physically competent in a wide range of sports. The children leave Maple have a healthy attitude to competition and have developing sportsmanship skills. They are keen, eager and confident to try new things and can swim 25m unaided.
Intra Sport Competitions
Within our Academy pupils experience an intra-sporting event each term. We take part in the Sainsbury’s School Games, and Change4Life days as well as the Inclusion For All events where the pupils get the opportunity to join in events such as Boccia, Goalball and Wheelchair-Basketball.
In addition to this, during the summer-term, our pupils participate in a sport day where parents, carers and grandparents are invited to attend. Our pupils strive to be the best that they can be. They learn how to work together as a team and how to nurture their individual skills.
All pupils in Year 3 attend swimming lessons throughout the course of the year. It is a perfect opportunity to develop water confidence and improve their existing skills. Our pupils also have the opportunity to achieve a swimming award. Our lessons are delivered by Fenton Manor instructors and are supported by the class teachers.
Pupils in Years 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 enjoy Orienteering lessons within our school grounds. Year 5 pupils attend Stanley Head to advance further in this field and Year 6 have a residential visit to Stanley Head where they take part in outdoor activities such as Rock Climbing, Canoeing and Archery.