At Meadlands we love PE and sport and we have achieved The Gold Award for Sport, PE & Healthy Living for three years running! We recognise the many benefits of PE and sport, and are dedicated to promoting healthy and active lifestyles. We have worked hard to develop a broad and varied PE curriculum (see below), and ensure all pupils from KS1 and KS2 receive two hours of quality PE teaching a week: one from the class teacher and one from our PE coach Mr Penberthy. Pupils in the Early Years are also provided with regular opportunities to develop physical and social skills through a wide range of physical activities and games. Through the strong curriculum, as well as a wide variety of excellent clubs provided by specialist coaches, we hope to develop a love of physical activity and sport in all our students, and through this encourage life-long participation in sport. With a huge field, football pitch, basketball pitch, tennis tables and specialist teaching, pupils thrive in sport at Meadlands. The school has developed strong links with local sports teams and we take part in a variety of inter-school and Borough-wide Competitions, as well as welcoming special visitors.
Information for Parents
Please see below for details of what we teach and when we teach it in PE by clicking on to the Curriculum Map link.
PE days are as follows, these are the days when pupils are expected to come into school wearing their PE kit.
Celebrating PE – events, competitions and celebrations
We take part in many inter-school and intra-school competitions and events celebrating PE and sport. Below highlights just some of these from the last year:.
We love to boogie! Dance has gone from strength to strength at Meadlands, with two over-subscribed clubs delivered by our dance teacher Lee from Boundless Dance. The dance troups have competed in take Ignition Dance Festival, Richdance and performed at Ham Fair.
We love keeping fit and were lucky enough to be visited by Channel 4’s Body Coach, the engaging and entertaining Joe Wicks. The pupils and staff all enjoyed taking part in fitness sessions and discussions with the fitness and healthy eating guru!
Inspired by the success of the England team in the Commonwealth games, KS2 pupils enjoy taking part in netball matches and tournaments with other schools, in addition to a weekly netball club.
Football continues to be incredibly popular at Meadlands, with pupils in all classes attending one of our three football clubs and various competitions and matches across the year.
All KS2 classes attend six weeks of swimming lessons at Teddington Pool, with additional training opportunities for a selection of gifted and talented swimmers. The school squad also takes part in the Richmond Schools Swimming Gala.
Our pupils have had the opportunity to spend a day looking after and riding horses from local stables and we have successfully secured finding for 2 of our SEND children to participate in weekly horse riding lessons at the stables.
To celebrate and raise money for Sport Relief, team Meadlands dressed as their favourite sporting heroes for the day.
Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
Years 4, 5 and 6 all attend a residential trip with an Outdoor Adventurous Activities focus. The lucky pupils have been able to take part in a range of activities, from team building games to raft building, and indoor skiing to climbing.
We love running at Meadlands, and in addition to running club and borough athletics competitions, around 40 pupils have attended weekend running events in the local area this year such as Richmond Runfest, even our SLT competed!
We believe in healthy body and healthy mind working hand in hand, and have introduced yoga as a part of our school curriculum as well as clubs timetable. This continues to be loved by pupils. It has an incredibly positive effect on physical development and wellbeing across the school.
Each summer we hold our annual Meadlands Sports Personality of the Year Awards. These celebrate children who have shown commitment, sportsmanship, amazing progress and/or outstanding achievement in Meadlands PE and sport (both curricular and extra-curricular) across the year. Here are some of last year’s winners, beaming with pride.
One of the pupils' favourite weeks of the year is Sports and Healthy Living week, held in the summer term. This includes lots of exciting taster sessions, sports activities, sponsorship days and of course – sports days!
PE, Blended Learning Resources.
During the 5 month school closure, Mr Penberthy continued to provide high quality PE lessons. These videos and links can be found here, we hope our children continue to enjoy these and carry on watching in order to workout with Mr P from their homes!
Home Learning Summer Term 2
Please use Activity Avenue to take part in a PE session on each day. I hope you have all enjoyed some down time over the half term!
Mr P :-)
Home Learning Tuesday 19.5.20
Good Morning Team,
I hope you are all well. Here is the link to todays PE lesson, which has another special guest!
See you soon.
Home Learning Thursday 14.5.20
Week beginning 4th May Mr Penberthy's PE Lessons
Home Learning Wednesday 6.5.20
Home Learning Tuesday 5.5.20
Home Learning Monday 4.5.20
Week beginning 27th April Mr Penberthy's PE Lessons
Home Learning Friday 1.5.20
Good Afternoon everybody,
Todays PE is your choice. Below are a few links but as long as you get moving for the next 30minutes it is up to you what you do. Enjoy and take the time do be active at your own pace. You may want to go in to the garden and kick a ball around, play badminton, scoot around, practice kick-flips on a skateboard or go for a cycle with your family!
Cosmic Yoga https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga
2. Simona Halep
4. Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis-Hill, Greg Rutherford
5. Braun Strauman
Have a good weekend!
Home Learning Thursday 30.4.20
Home Learning Wednesday 29.4.20
Home Learning Tuesday 28.4.20
Home Learning Monday 27.4.20
Good Morning team,
I hope you all had a good weekend!
I have made a little change to the PE format this week so please have a look and check it out!
Have a great Monday
Week beginning 20th April Mr Penberthy's PE Lessons
Home Learning Friday 24.4.20
Home Learning Thursday 23.4.20
Home Learning Wednesday 22.4.20
Good Afternoon Team,
Here are todays videos and tasks. How good was Betsie Yesterday?! I think she is a brilliant PE teacher!
Hope you all have a good day.
Home Learning Tuesday 21.4.20
Home Learning Monday 20.4.20
Good Afternoon Meadlands,
I hope you all had a restful Easter Break and enjoyed many chocolate eggs (but not too many).
Here are todays videos, in order, to get you back in to the swing of things.
2. Worlds Greatest Stretch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXAaCfvoap0
3. Joe Wicks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Na1rzigYlSU
Enjoy and have a good day!
Week beginning 30th March, Week 2. Mr Penberthy's PE Lessons
Home Learning Friday 3.4.20
Mr P https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXAaCfvoap0&t=4s
Joe Wicks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Z05939ZMbE
Answers to Thursdays quiz:
5. 3 Lions on the shirt
6. New Zealand
8. Swimming, Cycling and Running
9. 6 Pockets on a snooker table
10. Dina Asher-Smith
Have a great Easter Break
Home Learning Thursday 2.4.20
Home Learning Wednesday 1.4.20
Home Learning Tuesday 31.3.20
Home Learning Monday 30.3.20
Good Morning all
I hope you had a calm and pleasant weekend. Here are todays Videos
Worlds Greatest Stretch (try and complete this daily) https://youtu.be/lXAaCfvoap0
Joe Wicks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sX05HHni9Wk
Come up with a game using your non-breakable household items and share them with @MeadlandsSch or email your teachers and ask them to send them on to Mr P.
Week beginning 23rd March, Week 1. Mr Penberthy's PE Lessons
Home Learning Friday 27.3.20
Home Learning Thursday 26.3.20
Home Learning Wednesday 25.3.20
Home Learning Tuesday 24.3.20
Here are two challenges for today and Joe's PE workout. Lets get moving, remember to go through the Worlds Greatest Stretch today, especially after any exercise. I would recommend doing it a couple of times day. Stay hydrated.
Mr P's challenge https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3HNOu2c2Cs&t=2s
Enjoy and Work Hard
Home Learning Monday 23.3.20
Completing a whole school work out session with Joe Wicks, The Body Coach, was a lot of fun!
For more regular sports updates and photos please see our twitter page @MeadlandsSch