At Meadlands, we love PE and sport! We recognise their many benefits, 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 of our students, and through this encourage active lifestyles and 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 and events, as well as welcoming special visitors.
Commonwealth Games 2022
This summer England is hosting the Commonwealth Games. At Meadlands we have learnt about the games and participated in a variety of sports that are played at the games, they have done this in curriculum PE time, Sports week and attending events at other schools.
Here are some useful links to find out more information about the Commonwealth Games, where you can see it, what is happening and who will be there.
We are delighted to share the good news that our PE Coach Mr Penberthy has won An Active Sports Hero award, borough champion for Richmond upon Thames. This is acknowledgement for Mr P's fabulous work here in school but also during the period of school closure where he produced daily work out lessons for the children (all of which can be found and re-played, follow the links at the bottom of this page). Well done Mr P!
Meadlands has achieved the Gold Sports Mark Award - recognising our oustanding Sport, PE & Healthy Living provision - for four years running! The School Games Mark is a government-led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and allowing schools to evaluate their provision. We have also achieved Bronze Healthy Schools status.
PE Lessons at Meadlands
PE is taught on the following days this term, and children are expected to come into school wearing their Meadlands PE kit on these days (rather than change in school).
Tuesday (morning session )
Tuesday (afternoon session)
Below you will find our PE curriculum map, which outlines which area of PE and Sport each year group is taught in each half term.
PE and Sport Newsletters
Celebrating PE and Sport – Events and Competitions
We take part in a range of competitions and events celebrating PE and Sport each year. Below, we have highlighted just some of these.
We love to boogie! Dance has gone from strength to strength at Meadlands, with whole school dance assemblies led by Miss 'Hoppers' Hopley, and over-subscribed clubs and curriculum dance lessons delivered by our wonderful dance teacher Lee (Boundless Dance). The dance club teams have performed or competed at events such as Ignition Dance Festival, Richdance, and Ham Fair.
We love keeping fit and have been lucky enough to be visited by the wonderful Joe Wicks, 'Body Coach', on more than one occasion. Pupils and staff enjoyed taking part in fitness sessions and discussions with the fitness and healthy eating guru, and Meadlands children also featured on some of Joe's Youtube workouts!
Inspired by the success of the England Netball team in competitions like the Commonwealth Games, Key Stage 2 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.
Several of our pupils have had the opportunity to spend a day looking after and riding horses from local stables and we have successfully secured funding for 2 of our pupils to participate to attend weekly horse riding lessons at the stables.
Fundraising - Sport Relief
To celebrate and raise money for Sport Relief, team Meadlands have 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, many of our pupils have attended weekend running events in the local area such as Richmond Runfest!
We believe in healthy body and healthy mind working hand in hand, and have enjoyed yoga being part of our curriculum and clubs offer for several years now. This continues to be loved by pupils and led by our teaching staff to promote wellbeing in the classroom.
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.
Sports and Healthy Living Week
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!
The information below details the home learning shared with children during school closure 2021. We have chosen to keep this on our website as a record of the work shared and for children, who may be isolating, to access.
Welcome to Mr P's PE lessons. Please click on the dates below to access the 30 minute PE activity.
Each class has a differing timetable so please use the links below to follow on with what your class is doing, as well as completing the school challenges set by your JLT and Mr P.
It is important to take part in a variety of activities to become as fit as possible. If you want to do some extra workouts, dance, yoga or play in a garden or park that is absolutely fine as well.
COSMIC YOGA - https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga
DANCE WITH LEE - https://www.boundlessarts.co.uk/pre-recorded-dance-routines
Week beginning 22 February 2021
Below are two yoga sessions - one on balance and paying attention and one on stretching and stop worrying. Sarah will do live Saturday morning sessions if there's enough interest.
Friday 29 January 2021
Week beginning 11 January 2021
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