Physical Education in school, which is a minimum of two hours a week, provides children with the opportunity to develop their co-ordination, skills, teamwork and confidence through gymnastics, dance, outdoor activities and games. Children in Year 5, 4 and 3 also go swimming, throughout the school year, for a term each.
Kings Meadow Primary School has been awarded a Silver School Games Kitemark for the past two years as well as the Youth Sports Trust Silver Quality Mark. This is a reward for the commitment to the development of sport and competition across the school.
Results, reports and pictures from School Games Competitions will be updated below so please feel free to have a look at the sports children have taken part in!
All children in Year 6 have had play maker training in which they learnt to make up games for younger children and lead them in different activities.
At lunchtimes, the children in Year 6 set up games and activities for the younger children in order to help them develop sports skills as well as teamwork. This is a great way for the older children to develop their leadership skills which will be useful when they attend secondary school!
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SCHOOL GAMES GOLD AWARD!
We are delighted to announce that we have achieved Gold in the School Games Mark. The School Games Mark is a Government led awards scheme which reward schools for their commitment to the development of PE, sport and competition across their school. We were externally validated on Friday 14th October and were awarded Gold after assessment had been made using a number of factors to judge the provision made for PE within the school. Some of the criteria included:
Year 6 Swimming Data 2018/19
Percentage of current Year 6 who swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of 25 metres. = 85%
Percentage of current Year 6 who can use a range of strokes effectively
10m front and back only – 81%
25m front and back only -58%
25m Front, back and breast stroke -54%
Percentage of current Year 6 perform safe self-rescue in different water based situations
Treading water collecting brick -73%
Brick only -88%
Treading water only-73%
Year 6 Swimming Data 2017/18
Children who could swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25m = 84%
Children who could use a range of strokes effectively = 72%
Children who could perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations = 72%
Year 6 Swimming Data 2016/17
Children who could swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25m = 95%
Children who could use a range of strokes effectively = 95%
Children who could perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations = 85%