Meadowside Community Primary School

Meadowside Primary School  - "Sowing the seeds for success"

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PE and Sport


PE and Sport is a very important part of Meadowside School and there is much going on to develop the children's love of physical activity and the enjoyment of playing as part of a team. We encourage all children to take a full part in physical activity and promote the idea of the children trying many new sports and getting involved in those they enjoy most.

PE lessons


The children take part in two or more PE lessons a week taken by Mrs Taylor (specialist PE coach) or the class teacher. These can be indoors or outdoors. These lessons include invasion games, net and wall, striking and fielding, athletics, gymnastics, dance and outdoor and adventurous activities.   The lessons are planned and delivered with the interest of developing children's agility and co-ordination as well as sport knowledge and skill.  In Year 4 children go swimming for 2 terms as one of their PE lessons.   We have residential visits for Years 5 and 6 to one of the following outdoor activity centres: East Barnby, Humphrey Head or Bewerley Park where the children take part in a range of outdoor and adventurous activities including climbing, skiing, gorge walking and canoeing.




The children take part in wide range of competitions both locally with the other cluster schools and within school and have inter-house competitions.


So far this year a selection of both KS1 and our KS2 children have represented the school in a sporting competitions in  hockey, cross-country and swimming. We have been very successful over the past two years in swimming, making it through to the finals at the Hydro Pool in Harrogate.  We have also recently come first in our area at the KS2 hockey competition as well as making it to the finals of the KS2 cross country event.  In the coming academic year we expect to take part in competitions such as  gymnastics, dodgeball, netball, golf, cricket, tag rugby and tri-golf.


After School Clubs


We try to offer a fun and engaging range of after school clubs for all age ranges and abilities.  These are led by our specialist sports coaches and include football, multi-sports, gymnastics, cricket, netball and rounders.


Celebrating Success


At the end of each half term we hold a celebration assembly when children are invited to bring any certificates or awards they have achieved from clubs outside school into school and have their success applauded by the other children.  Our children attend a range of outside activities including Tai Kwando, swimming, boxing, gymnastics, dance, sailing, horse riding, and various styles of dance.


Sports Premium background

"Funding for schools will be calculated by reference to the number of primary-aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11) as recorded in the annual schools census in January".

This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.


Sports Premium 2016-17

The allocation of Sports Premium this year is £8918.  Here is a breakdown of how we are spending it to improve PE and sports provision.


Skilled Sports Coach - this money is being spent on a skilled sports coach, Mrs Taylor, whose experience and expertise is helping to upskill teachers' knowledge and understanding of good practise in PE and sports.  Mrs Taylor is working with teachers to ensure sport and PE is an integral part of Meadowside's ethos and that all children have a positive and thorough exposure to sport.


Young Leaders Programme - Mrs Taylor is supporting Meadowside running its own Young Leaders Programme whereby children have the opportunity to take responsibility for the organisation and running of sports events.  They develop leadership and co-operation skills as well as their knowledge of sports.


Clubs and Competitions - Meadowside will be hosting sporting competitions within school as well as inviting our local cluster schools to compete.


Investment in Teaching - as well as working alongside Mrs Taylor teaching staff will also benefit from additional training to ensure that we are using PE and sport to raise standards across the whole curriculum, through promoting a healthy and active lifestyle for our children.


Sports Premium 2015-16


This year the government has given us £8908 as part of the Sport Premium.


Our aims this year are as follows:


  • To improve children’s fitness with a particular focus on the main FUNdementals Agility, Balance and Coordination.
  • To develop children’s leadership in sport.
  • To develop the PE curriculum.
  • To develop stronger links with local sports clubs
  • Assessment system for PE KS1-KS2 to be completed and up and running fully.
  • To increase the number of inter-school competitions between our schools.
  • To survey children on their participation in sports both in school and out of school and any club links they might have.
  • To improve teachers' subject knowledge through on-going professional development.


We have employed our specialist sports teacher Mrs Taylor for a day and a half each week and intend introducing assessment in PE this year across whole school.  Miss Taylor runs a club to help train and support young leaders in sport and uses them to organise and lead festivals for our local schools.


We would like to increase the number of children taking part in after-school sports clubs to 50% and make links with at least 4 local sports clubs.


We will be looking at the school curriculum to create more opportunities to highlight healthy lifestyles.