Moving Matters

End of March Edition

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Free PE Curriculum Access


To celebrate the continuation of the PE and Sport premium we are inviting ALL primary schools FREE access to our PE curriculum until the end of the academic year.


To take up this offer, please email below with yours, school name and local authority.



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Starboy Saka

Bukayo Saka, the young Arsenal and England midfielder, has been making waves in the world of football with his impressive performances on the pitch. Despite his age, Saka has shown remarkable skill and composure, earning the praise of fans and experts alike.


He made his debut for Arsenal in 2018 and has since become a regular player, demonstrating his versatility by playing in different positions on the field. Saka also made his debut for the England national team in 2020 and has already established himself as a key player for the squad.


With his talent and potential, Saka is definitely one to watch in the world of football as he is the first player in the Premier League this season to hit 10+ goals and 10+ assists.

Wandsworth SCITT Training

Friday 10th March

For the third year in a row, Director, Rob Wilkinson delivered his Introduction to Primary PE course for the trainee teachers part of the Wandsworth SCITT.


The training focuses on developing basic national curriculum knowledge, some activity specific knowledge and confidence. 


All 18 students reported (from feedback) that they felt more motivated, more confident and had a greater understanding of the national curriculum, so a positive response to the course. Some of the feedback presented by the attendees were:

  • “Really energetic and engaging”

  • “Very clearly planned, lots of resources, outstanding range of opportunities, range of activities. Engagement with the group and the level of participation was excellent.”

  • “Really active, lots of examples and differentiation. Good links to using resources and keeping busy, plus behaviour management.”

  • “I really enjoyed the whole session, especially taking part ourselves. It was really clear and organised.”

  • “Really engaging and consistently applying practice to real life situations in the classroom.”

The huge challenge on such a short course (2.5 hours) is providing teachers with content/activity they can then apply into their teaching. Especially in light of the great range of activities that make up a broad and balanced curriculum; dance, gymnastics, tennis, cricket, tag-rugby, basketball and much much more.


The focus on these short course is to show activities that can be applied to lots of different areas of the curriculum. As you can tell from the video below this group of teachers got very actively involved and enjoyed the experience.

SCITT Training Wandsworth

If you’re interested in providing similar inset training for your teaching staff or across a MAT then find details below on the type of short courses on offer.


Longer insets can also be delivered, enquire through the link below:

2 Hours Of PE A Week

The PE and Sport Premium is a government initiative in the United Kingdom that provides additional funding to schools to improve the quality and quantity of physical education (PE) and sports provision for children.


As part of this initiative, the government has tasked primary schools with the directive to provide at least 2 hours of PE per week for every pupil.


This is aimed at encouraging children to lead healthy and active lifestyles, as well as promoting social and emotional development through team sports and physical activity.


Providing at least 2 hours a week of school sports can have numerous benefits for children. Firstly, regular physical activity can improve overall health and wellbeing, reducing the risk of obesity, heart disease and other illnesses. It can also boost mood and reduce stress, contributing to positive mental health.


Secondly, sports can promote teamwork, social skills and communication, helping children to build strong relationships and develop key life skills. Additionally, sports can boost self-esteem and confidence, as children learn new skills and achieve personal goals.


Finally, regular physical activity can improve academic performance, as it has been shown to enhance concentration, memory and cognitive function.


The benefits of providing 2 hours a week of school sports are many and varied, and can contribute to the holistic development and wellbeing of children.


If you’re not currently providing 2 hours, click the button below to see our Services Booklet for the 22/23 academic year:

Services Booklet

End of Term Reports

As the end of the spring term approaches our team are finalising their end of term reports and assessments.


At Moving Matters, we see this monitoring as an important part of our PE offer to schools. It keeps senior leaders and teachers connected to what is happening in PE, the engagement of the pupils and their attainment levels.


Monitoring is such a key component to tracking progress from reception through to year 6 and it’s something that primary schools can do much better.


This is the IMPACT of our work in schools.

Primary PE Specialist of the Term

Tom Lodge


Congratulations to Tom on winning this term’s award.


Since starting with us in September Tom has made an outstanding contibution to PE at Archbishop Sumner. The quality of his lessons are at a consistently high standard and this term he has embraced creative ways of delivering to early years children and been active on his twitter account @MMTomL

Athletics Activities

We have some exciting summer Athletics competitions coming up for children, providing a fantastic opportunity for young athletes to showcase their skills and compete against others in their age group.


These competitions will offer a range of events, from track and field events such as sprints, long jump and shot put, to more traditional athletics disciplines such as distance running.


This summer athletics competition is sure to be a highlight of the season for young athletes, and will provide an excellent platform for them to develop their skills and passion for athletics.


With a focus on these coming up in the Summer, we’ve decided to share some of the curriculum resources and a You Tube video we have for Athletics:

Moving Matters Athletics - Sprint
Athletics Skills Map
Athletics Visual Aids

Staff Social Accounts

Over the last year we have been prioritising the transparency of what we do across our schools and aiming to increase the exposure of PE through staff twitter accounts.


This has led to our staff members having a duty to manage their own social media, allowing parents, schools and other staff members to see just how they are getting on through the week.


It’s been great to see all the brilliant work the team are doing in their schools.


Using the button below, you will be taken to a list of all our staff Twitter accounts which you can follow and interact with, whether it be for After School Clubs, PE lessons, Soccer School sessions or Holiday Camps, you will be kept up to date with what they do and why they do it.


We’ve also decided to add a staff social aspect to our newsletters which will highlight some of the best tweets they post throughout the month.


Watch this space!

MM Staff Twitters

PE Podcasts

Over the past few years, more primary PE specific podcasts have emerged, showcasing the subject in the primary school stage.


As senior leaders, PE leads and teachers, we can all benefit from expanding our subject knowledge, developing greater understanding of the landscape and nicking other people’s ideas!!


Both podcasts showcased above, will provide you with that.


Rob has appeared 3 times on the above pods and you can listen to those episodes by selecting the links below:

The Active Code
Under The Umbrella #1
Under The Umbrella #2


Upcoming Easter Holiday Camp

April Monday 3rd – Thursday 6th

Tuesday 11th – Friday 14th

Spring is here and Easter is just around the corner, which means it’s time for our exciting Easter Holiday Camp!


Our camps offers a unique opportunity for children to stay active and have fun during the holiday break. Our experienced coaches will lead a variety of sports and activities, including soccer, basketball, tennis, and more, to keep participants engaged and entertained. In addition to sports, our program will also include arts and crafts, team-building exercises, and other fun activities that will promote creativity, social skills, and leadership.


Our goal is to provide a safe and inclusive environment where participants can make new friends, learn new skills, and most importantly, have fun!

Last year we had over 500 Easter camp bookings over the two weeks so hopefully we smash that record for the second consecutive year.


We encourage all parents and guardians to sign up their children for our Easter Sports Holiday Camp, and we look forward to an exciting and memorable camp full of sports and activities.

Book Mini Movers
Book PCM
Book Soccer Camp

Ofsted Approved Childcare

Did you know?


Only Ofsted approved sites should be providing childcare services to children across the country, it is a standard of provision that all should be adhering too.

Our site at The Elmgreen school has been Ofsted approved for over ten years and recently passed compliance. Our registration also enables parents to use childcare vouchers to pay for the provision at camp.


Our URN is 2644464


To accommodate a greater age range of children, we have recently applied to look after early years children for a full day at camp (previously just 3hours and 59 minutes). We hope to announce our new Ofsted status for the forthcoming Easter or Mid-Summer camps.

West Thornton HAF Camp

The Holiday Activity and Food (HAF) programme is a vital initiative that aims to provide children from disadvantaged backgrounds with access to healthy meals and fun, engaging activities during school holidays.


This programme recognises that many children rely on school meals as a primary source of nutrition, and can experience food insecurity and social isolation during the holidays. By providing nutritious meals and a range of activities such as sports, arts and crafts, and educational workshops, the programme ensures that children are able to enjoy their holidays and continue to learn and develop.


This initiative can have a significant impact on the health and wellbeing of children, as well as their educational attainment and social skills. The HAF programme is an important investment in the future of these children, giving them the support and resources they need to thrive and succeed.


We are running a HAF camp at West Thornton School in Croydon and are now fully booked so we’re extremely excited about this upcoming Easter Camp.

Moving Matters Soccer School

Our MMSS attendance numbers are slowly creeping back up to their peak and we are in the midst of rolling out a great marketing campaign, with the hopes of opening up at a new location.


Our program is designed to provide participants with the opportunity to improve their skills and knowledge of the game in a fun and engaging environment. The sessions are led by experienced coaches who will provide expert guidance and feedback to help players develop their technique, tactical awareness, and fitness.


Whether you are a beginner looking to learn the basics or an experienced player seeking to take your game to the next level, our Soccer School is suitable for all skill levels.


In addition to training, our program also includes team-building exercises that will help participants develop their social skills and teamwork abilities. We look forward to welcoming all new or returning participants in the next few weeks as the weather gets better.


Quote of the Week

Billie Jean King

12x Grand Slam Champion, Tennis Hall of Fame (1987),

Champions keep playing until they get it right.


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