PE and Sports
Here at Prospect Vale, PE, School Sport and Physical Activity are a huge part of our learning. Our school offers a wide variety of sporting activities with our extra-curricular clubs and links with clubs accross the borough. We pride ourselves on giving our children a range of opportunities during PE curriculum time, after school and enrichment days by using experts in school and using outside agencies.
We are members of the Stockport SHAPES alliance (and have been for many years) and access an enormous range of competitions, special events and activities for all our children. Specialist PE teacher Mrs O'Hare currently comes into school every Wednesday. She works with children across KS2, delivers ongoing CPD to staff and team teaches with Mrs Hall. Half termly groups of children are selected to work on specialist areas to further develop skills. Staff CPD is a very important part at PV allowing many opportunties for staff to increase their expertise in different areas of the PE curriculum.
Progressive Sports South Manchester come into school and the children are familiar with the staff attending. They currently run a before and after school club and offer a range of physical activities at lunchtime.
Prospect Vale are very proud of their commitment to keeping our children physically active and have been instrumental in creating events that have been introduced borough wide - Santa Dash, The Big leap.....
At Prospect Vale, we have a number of pupils who help with the provision of sports, physical activities and keeping a healthy lifestyle across our school.
The Sports Ambassadors and Change4life Champions
Pupils from Years 4 and 5 were trained up by the fabulous Stockport SHAPES team in December 2020 to deliver and assist youger pupils stay active, enjoy sports and also help Mrs Hall with sports competitions in school. They have a number of jobs to do across the school year! Our pupils are in the process of having further training and will become a big part of keeping our younger children active as we continue to re-introduce lots of opportunites following the Covid-19 pandemic.
Our pupils are given the opportunity to use their own initiative, be challenged and be competitive. They are given the opportunity to use their 'Pupil voice' identifiying what they would like to do or try, what actvities they particluarly enjoy (or don't) and have signposted us to new experiences!
We celebrate the sporting acheivements that our pupils do outside school by displaying photos, certificates and medals in our Hall of fame on the corridor. Our children can also celebrate a new skill by posting them on the hall PE board.
SMILE FOR A MILE :)
Our pupils really enjoy 'Smile for a mile' and on the days we are rained off they are disappointed to miss their run!
The aim of this is to get our children really active regularly, extra to the 2 hour PE curriculum time that all our pupils receive. Each class ensures they do a 10 minute run at least once a week (daily weather permitting!) and the childrens laps are recorded. At the end of each half term there should be some lap winners, a house group champion and some spirit awards for super effort! Even though our reception class are not as strictly monitored, they have been doing their own 10 minute playground run every week and have been really enjoying joining in the fun. Take a look at our reception class having fun while they 'Smile for a mile'.We have featured 'Smile for a mile' in whole school challenge weeks, personal challenges and fun/charity runs including our annual Santa Dash.
School Games Mark
Prospect Vale acheived Silver Status in the School Games mark 2017/2018.
2018/2019 - Prospect Vale retained Silver status.........
2019/2020 - Applications for the school games mark were suspended due to Covid-19, Prospect Vale retained Silver status.
2020/21 - Applications still suspended due to Covid-19! Silver status retained.
2021/2022 - This is going to be our BIGGEST and BEST year at PV! We will be going for GOLD......