Physical Education at Meadow

The teaching of Physical Education incorporates all elements of the National Curriculum and includes a range of team and individual sports, based around the enjoyment of sporting activity and the importance of living a healthy lifestyle.

We follow the 'Complete PE' programme which revisits key elements of Physical Education throughout years 1 to 6.

Every class has a PE session led by a specialist coach for one hour a week and children have an additional session delivered by teaching staff.

All lessons are focused on: the development of team work; fair-play; along with fostering an environment of healthy competitiveness and team spirit.

We offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities that are open to all abilities.

Physical activity is encouraged throughout the school day, both in and outside the classroom. We aim for children to take part in thirty minutes of structured activities each day to support good physical and mental health. These structured activities include: daily mile, super noodle, and structured lunchtime activities in both key stages.

As part of the School Sports Partnership, we take part in a wide range of festivals and inter school competitions across a wide range of sports.

Through PE lessons, our children are taught the importance of healthy eating and nutrition with the aim that this will help them to lead a healthy lifestyle.

In Key Stage Two, children will be taught swimming, in line with the National Curriculum expectations, with the aim that all children will be able to swim twenty-five metres and have a knowledge of a range of swimming strokes. In addition to this, we offer additional lessons for those children who have not reached this milestone by the time they are in Year Six.