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.
Completing a whole school work out session with Joe Wicks, The Body Coach, was a lot of fun!
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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, Miss Bunker hosts the 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!