At Abbey Meads, we are committed to inspiring our children to develop a lifelong love of sport and physical activity. We aim to equip our children with the fundamental skills to engage in team sports and individual pursuits confidently. Children will develop an understanding of the benefits of leading a healthy and active lifestyle and how this can contribute to improved physical and mental well-being. We are passionate about giving children the opportunity to discover a platform to engage with all aspects of sport and physical activity, including celebrating global sports events.
The National Curriculum (2014) outlines the objectives for each Key Stage of our Physical Education Curriculum. This is broken down into progressive ‘small steps’ from the ‘Get Set 4 PE’ scheme of work. Children receive two weekly PE sessions, comprising of an indoor and outdoor session, which take place in either our school gymnasium, all-weather astro-pitch, school field or trim trail.
Skilled specialists and dance teachers support the delivery of our high quality curriculum. Throughout the year, each pupil has the opportunity to receive specialist provision from our partners.
Our pupils receive a range of sporting experiences, competitive opportunities, inclusive clubs and dance, as part of our wider school sporting programme. In addition to this, the ‘Active Life Ambassador’ programme promotes an opportunity for developing leadership amongst our pupils.
Our pupils leave Year 6 with increased levels of confidence, physical fitness and an awareness of how the power of sport can positively impact society. Abbey Meads pupils develop the core values and skills of sport to celebrate and respect the success of others, as well as modestly celebrating their own triumphs and graciously accepting defeat.
We have strong links with local clubs and partnerships within our community to ensure the children and families receive the support, knowledge and opportunities they need to reach their own goals. Due to our established network, our pupils have engaged with community events, including: The Mad March Hare; match days at Swindon Town Football Club, Beat the Streets and Sport Relief.
A list of local sports clubs and their contact details:
NHS website that provides simple ideas of how to incorporate some short 'shake-ups' into your day:
Ideas for outdoor games and activities:
Links to children’s programmes that promote healthy lifestyles e.g. Lazy Town and Boogie Beebies.
PE with Joe Wicks