At Meath Green Infant school, we value the welfare of our children. We promote healthy living in all areas of our school life, not just in PE lessons.
In order to achieve this, we have heavily invested in our PE provision. Details of the investment are listed on the Sports Premium page.
We provide a progressive curriculum which enables children to develop their physical literacy, as well as develop their emotional and thinking skills. Our curriculum covers the current Statutory Orders of the National Curriculum as well as taking into account individual interests and needs.
In order for the children to receive high quality lessons, where learning builds upon prior knowledge and skills, children are timetabled for 2 sessions a week. In Foundation Stage children receive daily access to activities indoors and outdoors that build upon their fine and gross motor development as well as exciting activities.
To enable us to do this, we use a scheme of work called 'real PE' by Create Development.
'real PE' is a unique, child-centred approach that transforms how we teach PE to engage and challenge EVERY child at Meath Green Infant School. It provides fun schemes of work and supports our Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 practitioners, giving them the confidence and skills to deliver high quality PE. It is fully aligned to the National Curriculum and focuses on the development of agility, balance and coordination, healthy competition and cooperative learning. It places the learner at the heart of what we do with the ultimate goal of children feeling valued, included, challenged and supported in their learning.
The 'real PE' scheme is used throughout the school for one lesson a week. In Key Stage One the other lesson consists of linking the skills taught in Real PE to sports and dance. We have also invested in a Real Gym scheme of work which builds on these skills and allows the children to progress using floor, mid level and high level apparatus.
Our PE and Gymnastics lessons are combined with 'iDance' lessons. This scheme provides children with opportunities to apply those skills learned in PE lessons in engaging and fun dance activities.
In line with Government recommendations, all classes participate in physical activities during lessons in their classes. A newly built running track allows teachers to promote physical health by all children completing the Daily Mile. Children are also encouraged to participate in physical activities during short, guided physical activity within their classes, with guidance from the 'iMoves' scheme.
As a result of the improved PE provision, Meath Green Infant school have received many successes. Our Year One and Year Two children won the recent Horley Learning Partnership District Sports Competition and came runners up in the Horley Learning Partnership Multiskills competition.