At Oakmeadow, we provide an exciting, balanced and varied programme of activities in physical education that will contribute to each child's physical and emotional development. We strive to create a positive attitude towards P.E. with correct coaching and responsibility given to the children. It is hoped that the children will gain enjoyment from physical education and pursue sporting activities in their private lives, thus promoting a healthy lifestyle.
We aim to introduce children to a range of sporting activities and encourages them to appreciate how such interests can enrich their lives. To this end a large number of activities are arranged throughout the year and children of all ages have the opportunity to participate in them.
Within the curriculum each child takes part in at least two timetabled sessions of quality PE for all pupils. We also provide a number of ‘extra-curricular' sport sessions as we feel physical potential can be enhanced by including children in teams for intra and inter competitions, including through the Sainsbury's SchoolGames national initiative.
During Spring term, children in year 3 currently have weekly swimming sessions at Shrewsbury School, and we aim for all pupils leaving the school to be able to swim at least 25m. To meet this curriculum requirement, we plan to extend swimming sessions to year 5 as well. All pupils in year 6 have the memorable opportunity to attend Arthog Outdoor Education Centre on a school residential, and year 4 children attend the Pioneer Centre in Cleobury Mortimer.
We are developing links all the time with local sports clubs in the area, and this academic year we received after school coaching from both The Shrewsbury Club (tennis) and Shrewsbury hockey club. We are looking to enchance such links further as we aspire to try and ensure that each child achieves their true potential in the range of sporting activities we provide.
For more information, please read our vision document below: