“Partnerships with local schools are very strong and enhance pupils’ creative and sporting skills and development. The primary sports funding is used very effectively to develop staff expertise, employ external coaches to deliver programmes and widen pupils’ participation in physical activities, leading to better fitness.” - Ofsted
Physical Education Information
A curriculum overview, for each year group, is available as attachments below.
Physical education at Aston Fields Middle School is a strong and successful department which understands the value that sport and exercise plays in the lives of our pupils. On site, we have a gymnasium, a hall and large playing fields to cater for games, OAA and athletics programmes.
We have achieved the Sainsburys' School Games Mark, the Platinum award for the last two years, demonstrating the level of commitment we have to the development of physical education.
We are also part of the School Sports Co-ordinators Scheme within North Worcestershire, which promotes and assists the development of PE within local first schools in the setting up of extra curricular activities and clubs and organising inter-school competitions during the year.
All pupils have two hours of PE/Games per week and all pupils are given the opportunity to participate in and learn through a balanced range of activities, which include gymnastics, dance, invasion games, health related fitness, athletics and outdoor and adventurous activities.
Opportunities are provided to enable the pupils to display their newly found skills and leadership qualities through team matches, tournaments, competition and sports leadership as part of our extra curricular programme.
Any pupil who is unable to physically participate in Physical Education lessons for medical reasons, must bring a letter on the appropriate day. Pupils will, however, be expected to bring in their PE kit and participate in the lessons through planning or evaluating even though they may not be physically involved.
All pupils are expected to wear the school kit (see uniform lists) which must be clearly labelled. Earrings and any other jewellery must be removed for all activities. Long hair must be tied back. Pupils will be expected to work barefoot for gymnastics and dance (exceptions on a case by case basis will be made for children who have foot infections); outdoor footwear despite current fashions must be tightly laced.
We believe that the PE department has something to offer to all pupils throughout their time at school, whether for recreation or for competitive sport. We believe that we should provide as many opportunities as possible for pupils to develop and have a proven record of success.
Worcestershire Girls Can
We're thrilled to be able to share some words of motivation from pro netballer @StcyJyneFrancis and former AFMS pupil @JessVarnish. Both come from a similar position to where our girls are and it was great to hear their stories. Thank you for contributing to our @WorcsGirlsCan week. #worcsgirlscan
Worcestershire School Games
One of the biggest events in the sporting calendar is the Worcestershire School Games, held annually at Bromsgrove School. During the recent Summer Games, we were lucky enough to have teams representing the school in Year 7 and Year 8 rowing, Years 5/6 mini tennis, dance as well as a group of pupils participating in a Change 4 Life workshop. We had a hugely successful day and hope to have some teams qualify for the Winter School Games in the next academic year.
Congratulations to all the pupils who took part. You can follow all the sports news at AFMS on twitter @afmsPE