It is our intent at Meriden C of E Primary to develop the children’s competence in agility, balance and coordination and to enable them to excel in a broad range of physical activities and competitions. Through their physical education, we encourage children to cooperate, develop resilience and problem solve as part of a team. We aim to embed lifelong values such as honesty, determination, passion, respect and self-belief through the enjoyment of PE lessons, extra-curricular clubs and The School Games. We intend to develop children’s understanding of how to live a healthy and active lifestyle and inspire them to practice this throughout their lives, which will have a positive impact on their mental well-being.
At Meriden Primary School, all pupils in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 are provided 2 hours of physical education per week.
Through a wide-range of topics covered across the school, our children have the opportunity to take part in team games, develop routines, either individually or in a group, and achieve their personal best across the PE curriculum.
Our children are provided a wide variety of extra-curricular sports activities. Where outside organisations are used for their necessary expertise, they are fully vetted and have the necessary checks. Charges are made for some of these clubs and this is paid directly to the organisers of the clubs. These clubs are run before and after school. During lunchtimes, our Play Leaders in year 5 and Lunchtime Supervisors manage and organise sports activities to give all pupils opportunities to keep active during their lunch hour.
As well as progressing children’s physical development in PE, the pupils of Meriden School focus and celebrate the values of the School Games:
These values form ‘the spirit of the games’ and by competing in the Solihull School Games, our children are able to demonstrate these values when taking art in inter and intra-school competitions.