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Physical Education

At The Mead Infant and Nursery School our intent is to ensure that children understand the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle and to equip them with the knowledge and skills to do so. We do this by providing children with a range of inclusive and engaging physical activities so that each child can fulfil their potential and develop a lifelong love of staying active and maintaining a healthy active lifestyle.   

We encourage all our pupils to participate in both group and individual tasks. Throughout our PE curriculum there are opportunities for both competitive and co-operative activities.  The activities are designed to demand increasing independence, competence and co-operation from each pupil. We strongly believe that good quality PE can help children to develop positive attitudes in other curricular areas as well as in everyday situations.

From Nursery through to year 2, children are taught to master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing, and catching. As well as developing balance, agility and coordination and begin to apply these in a range of activities. All children are also taught to participate in team games and perform dances using simple movements.

We use “Get Set 4 PE” to support the delivery of Our PE curriculum. This ensures all children have the opportunity to develop their health and fitness, acquire and practice new skills, evaluate and improve their performance, learn dance movements and patterns, take part in team games, explore movements and actions in gymnastics, improve their ability to throw and catch and complete a range of activities in athletics.

Alongside our timetabled PE lessons some form of physical activity takes place every day, this includes running as a starter to our daily playtimes, Jump Start Jonny activities and challenges, and regular Active Learning Breaks.

The Mead takes part in a variety of inter-school competitions, throughout the year:

The Dance Festival, Scatter ball, District Sports and events for Sport Relief and other Theme days. The whole school takes part in our annual sports day.

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