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Physical Education at Maltby Manor aims to provide pupils with opportunities which develop their knowledge, skills, and capabilities to enrich their mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing. Physical Fitness is an important part of leading a healthier lifestyle and, at Maltby Manor Academy, we believe that it teaches self-discipline and develops the resilience to persevere and succeed. 

It is our intent at Maltby Manor Academy to teach children life skills that will positively impact on their future and encourage lifelong participation and help to build a healthier community. We aim to deliver high-quality teaching and provide learning opportunities that inspire all children to succeed and allow them to experience competition through sport; opportunities to compete in sport and other activities at a local level build character and help to embed values such as fairness, tolerance and respect.  

We want to teach children how to cooperate and collaborate with others, as part of a team, understanding fairness and embed life-long values. We aim to encourage pupils to seek wider opportunities to participate in sport by building links with clubs in the local community which will encourage pupils to lead active and healthy lifestyles.


PE at Maltby Manor Academy provides challenging and enjoyable learning through a range of sporting activities including; invasion games, strike and fielding games, fitness gymnastics, dance, swimming and outdoor & adventure. We work closely with our Maltby Learning Trust PE Partners at MA Sports to create a long-term plan, which sets out the PE units which are to be taught throughout the year and ensures that the requirements of the National Curriculum and EYFS curriculum are fully met.

Pupils participate in two high quality PE lessons each week, one of which lead by MA PE teachers, covering two sporting disciplines every half term. In addition, children are encouraged to participate in the varied range of extra-curricular activities that are provided by MA Sports and the Maltby Learning Trust. Lunch time sports clubs are available and children can attend after school sport clubs as they choose. Children are invited to attend competitive sporting events within the local area. Further extracurricular clubs have been planned to further promote school sport participation. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development, but also mental well-being. These events also develop teamwork and leadership skills and are very much enjoyed by the children.

Each year, various groups of Year 6 children are invited to become Sports Leaders as part of the Student Leadership Team and work as #Lendahand Crew that develop playground games and activities within KS1 at lunchtimes. They develop into competent sporting role models for the younger children, assisting with the KS1 and KS2 annual Sports Day’s and any other sporting activities. This also links to the Core Learning Characteristic, Global Citizen, promoting integrity, responsibility and having a clear purpose.

Children in EYFS have access to various daily interventions to meet both their fine and gross motor development including for example, daily ‘Spot Dancing’ in Nursery where children develop co-ordination and core strength in response to music and dance and ‘Playdough Disco’ in Reception developing finger muscles in readiness for writing.

Year 6 children participate in the Peat Rigg Residential, which focuses on adventurous sports activities, for example archery, outdoor pursuits and adventure and caving. Providing the children with an opportunity to develop, improve their fitness and to try something new. Children in Year 4 swim once a week for a fixed period of weeks during the Autumn Term.