"Sport has literally changed my life. I'm here because of sport. It has given me a lot of confidence, and a lot of courage, and a lot of discipline. It's helped me to be the person I've grown to be today." - Serena Williams
Physical Education (PE) and sport play an integral role within the lives of all the children here at Meole Brace. We provide a full curriculum that supports pupils in becoming physically confident, developing their individual talents and providing them with a strong knowledge of health and fitness. This has numerous benefits for children's physical health, as well as their mental wellbeing (increasing self-esteem and emotional wellbeing and lowering anxiety and depression).
Through our carefully planned and sequenced PE curriculum, we build children's knowledge and fundamental skills methodically over time in a wide range of sports, including:
- Net games (Tennis, Badminton)
- Competitive games (Handball, Tag Rugby, Football, Hockey, Rounders, Basketball, Netball, Cricket)
- Gymnastics (Floor Work, Apparatus)
- Team building games
- Swimming in KS2 (see Sport Premium Report for outcomes)
- Outdoor adventure and Orienteering
Alongside the Class Teachers, specialist coaches from Embrace Sport and PE, deliver the children's twice-weekly lessons and provide a high quality experience for all pupils, in line with the National Curriulum requirements. This also helps to continuously develop the skills and expertise of the teaching staff team in the subject area.
To find out more about the progression of children's knowledge and skills in Physical Education, please explore the Physical Education Handbook and to find out how funding is used to support our curriculum PE and to enhance children's sporting experiences, visit the Sport Premium page.
Events and Competitions
In addition to their curriculum PE lessons, we encourage children to take part in as much physical activity as possible and therefore offer a wide range of extra-curricular sporting activities through lunchtime and after-school clubs. We also participate in many sporting events, fixtures and competitions throughout the academic year, ensuring children throughout the school, no matter what their Physical Education attainment levels, are able to take part to help build our three core values of community, respect and perseverance. Visit the Sports Teams and Fixtures page to see the latest activities.