PE and Sport
At Green Meadow, we strive to create an inclusive culture, which aims to inspire an active generation to enjoy PE, encourage each other and achieve together. Throughout their time at Green Meadow, children develop the knowledge, skills, confidence and sporting qualities to excel in a wide range of sports and physical activities. We aim to deliver high–quality teaching enabling children to achieve their personal best. Throughout PE sessions, we cover a range of skills to support children’s physical, emotional and social development. All staff work to support the children to improve their perseverance and collaboration with others through a range of sporting activities in PE lessons and throughout the school day. We also teach valuable life skills, such as swimming; cycling proficiency and the importance of a healthy lifestyle, to support children whilst at school and beyond.
All children receive a high quality PE lesson each week which is taught to them by a specialist sports coach during PPA time. Staff use and adapt the Get Set 4 PE planning and resources, which allows for progression of skill development throughout the school. This scheme also allows for a varied and diverse curriculum with a variety of different sports, games and activities. Throughout the year, children have the opportunity to take part in a range physical after school clubs, led by specialist staff and teaching staff.
Key Stage 2 children are given opportunities to take part in local competitions with other schools in the local community and within Excelsior MAT. In all year groups, there are links to leading a healthy, active lifestyle in both the PE and Personal Development curriculums. All children from Year 4 – Year 6 currently attend swimming lessons to provide them with the opportunities to become confident, proficient swimmers. Throughout the year, the children take place in additional outdoor learning activities, to support their physical and mental wellbeing. We also ensure that children are aware of sporting initiatives in the wider world through the careful planning and delivery of assemblies and classroom discussions. Throughout the school year, children have opportunities to take part in specialised workshops from external sporting professionals in a variety of different sporting activities. At Green Meadow, we understand the importance of active lunchtimes and have a range of different activities that the children can engage with at break times – including playing different games such as football, basketball and throwing/catching games. These are facilitated by our staff, particularly during lunchtimes.
As a school, we use our house teams to encourage good sporting behaviour and teamwork throughout the school day. We create friendly competition and encourage children to support and congratulate their classmates when they achieve no matter the subject. Each year, children take part in an all school sports day. Here, children can compete in a safe, nurturing environment, whilst earning points for their team.
At Green Meadow, we motivate our children to participate in a variety of sports and activities, which are engaging and fun. As our pupils progress, they develop a wealth of knowledge, sport specific skills and tactics that they can apply to a variety of different settings. Alongside this, children have many opportunities to develop their self-esteem, confidence, communication and problem-solving skills as well as working collaboratively with others. Throughout their time at Green Meadow, our children develop an awareness of how their bodies move and an ability to utilise the skills they develop to live happy, healthy lives. Impact will be measured through discussions with staff and pupils and through observations of lessons and after school clubs.
Our children experience high quality PE lessons, covering a wide range of enjoyable units including; swimming, outdoor education, fundamentals, fitness, team building, athletics, invasion games, net and wall, striking and fielding, gymnastics, dance and yoga.
Our curriculum intends to not only improve a child's physical progress, but support thinking, social, and emotional skills by inspiring holistically developed pupils to succeed and become physically literate.
We ensure our curriculum is inclusive and innovative, exposing children to new and different sports such as badminton, volleyball, golf and para activities.
Additionally, children have access to extra-curricular activities, intra and inter-school competitions and have the opportunity to visit and be visited by local, professional clubs to inspire and raise aspirations.