Meriden C of E Primary School, Fillongley Road, Meriden CV7 7LW  

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Headteacher: Mrs Lucy Anderton

Meriden C of E Primary School

Friends, Faith and Lifelong Learning

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PE National Curriculum

P.E. and our School Games.

At Meriden Primary School, children are taught to show determination, respect and passion during all PE lessons and school sports. Children are encouraged to have self-belief to develop ability, fitness, co-ordination, creative movement and confidence through physical activities. With our vast range of activities available, the children are able to acquire these skills.

Alongside acquiring skills, children are taught to select and apply their new found skills in team games and performances. Understanding their own fitness and health, they will also learn to evaluate their own and their peers’ performances and understand how to challenge themselves further.

We encourage the involvement of outside specialist instructors, such as Solihull Football Development Scheme, to enhance our own Staff’s teaching.

Specialised PE coaches work in partnership with the school and support the teaching of PE in key stage 2 over two afternoons a week. Using the ‘Real PE’ planning scheme, staff and coaches work with the children to develop their skills and passion in certain areas. There is a varied range of sport which encourages good sportsmanship and the School Game Values such as honesty, self-belief, respect and teamwork.

We encourage a healthy active lifestyle by holding skill based activities and competitive sports during the lunch hour for all children to attend. By listening to the pupils’ ideas for games,

Our Play/Change4Life Leaders manage activities and lead games and competitions at lunch times. We also employ a sport specialist to encourage all year groups to develop their PE skills in the lunch hour throughout the week. In addition, the lunchtime supervisors are trained to organise games with the children to encourage teamwork and social. There has been a positive impact on our health and safety due to these clubs and children come back into school energised and ready for learning.

We have a variety of after-school sports cubs allowing children of all ability, interest and age to develop skills in football, netball, hockey, dance, tennis, yoga and gymnastics.

We take part in

We have had a big push towards competitive sports! With strong links with other schools and being part of ‘South Solihull SSP’, we take part in ‘The School Games’. The ‘School Games’ is a unique opportunity to inspire children to take part in more competitive sports and Meriden has achieved the Silver Award in the Games.

We enter leagues, events and tournaments exposing children to competitive team games and events to motivate pupils to achieve their personal best! Alongside the games, children are taught to demonstrate the ‘School Games Values’: Honesty, Respect, Determination, Self-belief, Passion and Teamwork. Therefore, our children continue to apply and build upon Meriden’s school statement of, ‘Friends, Faith and Lifelong Learning.’


Who says competitive sport only occur against other schools?! We encourage inter-school sports competitions during PE lessons, lunchtime activities and after-school clubs. Even though we encourage competitions throughout the terms, we hold an annual Sports Week where the children from FS1 through to Year 6 compete in a variety of athletics sports and games, building on their individual skills and team skills which finishes with our annual ‘School Games Day’.


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