Meadowside School

Physical Education

Welcome to the Physical Education Page.




Meadowside School Physical Education aims:

Physical education develops the children’s knowledge, skills and understanding, so that they can perform with increasing competence and confidence in a range of physical activities. These include outwitting opponents, exploring and communicating ideas concepts and emotions, accurate replication, performing at maximum levels, identifying and solving problems and exercising safely and effectively.  Physical education promotes an understanding in children of their bodies in action. It involves thinking, selecting and applying skills and promotes positive attitudes towards a healthy lifestyle. Thus we enable them to make informed choices about physical activity throughout their lives.

The aims of PE at Meadowside School are:-

To develop children’s enjoyment of physical activities through creativity and imagination, and increase their participation

To instil team work and co-operation when working with others

To develop a whole school approach to promoting physical activity

To enable children to develop and explore physical skills with increasing control and co-ordination

To encourage children to work and play with others in a range of group situations

To develop the way children perform skills and apply rules and conventions for different activities

To increase children’s ability to use what they have learnt to improve the quality and control of their performance

To teach children to recognise and describe how their bodies feel during exercise

To develop the children’s enjoyment of physical activity through creativity and imagination

To develop an understanding in children of how to succeed in a range of physical activities and how to evaluate their own success.


P.E lessons

Each teaching group will have at least one P.E lesson and two swimming lessons each week.  Pupils will need their P.E/swimming  kits with them for each lesson(where appropriate) – Please see pastoral staff for pupil timetable.


After School clubs/Out of hour’s school learning (OHSL)

The aim of our OHSL programme is to supplement and enhance the curriculum by providing further opportunity to take part in physical activity.

The school provides a range of PE-related activities including boxing, skateboarding, yoga, wheelchair basketball, trampolining, swimming, Wii sports club, PE club and dance for children at the end of the school day. These encourage children to develop their skills further in a range of activity areas. The school sends details of the current club activities to parents at the beginning of each term.

rebound therapy

Rebound Therapy is the use of the trampoline to allow opportunities for an individual to ‘move’ and experience the stimulating feedback from this dynamic movement. It is a fun, accessible and fully inclusive activity that is particularly relevant for students with special educational needs although anyone can take part. A trampoline has many physical properties that can be used to gain movements, communication, perceptual and other therapeutic effects.