At Merton Infant School we believe that all children are entitled to benefit from high quality P.E provision. Our P.E curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils develop the fundamental skills and competence to excel in a wide range of physical activities by providing a broad and balanced curriculum with opportunities for all to be enjoyed.
The children explore ways of moving and balancing, through floor work. They then apply these movements and balances to small and large apparatus. The children work individually, in pairs and small groups to devise and perform sequences of movements. They perform these sequences to the rest of their class. Children are encouraged to evaluate their own and other children’s work.
Children explore pathways, levels and shapes independently, paired or in small groups while applying their movements to music. Dance sessions are mainly linked to the topics which are taught in each year group.
The children begin to develop skills, through paired and individual activities. They then apply these skills to games such as, hockey, tennis, football and cricket.
Basingstoke Schools KS1 Football Competition
On Friday 28th April 2017, Merton Infant School took part in the Basingstoke Schools KS1 Football Competition held at the Brighton Hill Power League pitches.
Fourteen teams had entered the competition which was run in a 'round robin' for the preliminary stages, before progressing to the knock-out rounds.
After coming top in their group, Merton Infants had a 'bye' straight into the quarter finals.
Triumphant in the quarter finals, the eight excited boys stormed through to the semi-finals, cheered on by Miss Whitney, Mrs Beard and some vocal parents who were able to attend, all braving the rain.
After superb performances by all the boys Merton found themselves in the final against Rucstall!!
And so it began........ Merton were quick off the mark scoring an opening goal within a matter of seconds 1-0 ........ followed by another a couple of minutes later 2-0.
The action began to settle down in the middle section of the match, until Albie suffered a tackle which left him rolling on the astroturf in agony!!! A quick substitution was made so the game could continue.
Amazing goal keeping skills by Adam kept the score sheet unchanged until the closing minutes when Rucstall managed to find the back of the net .... 2-1
Fully recovered, Albie made a dramatic return to the pitch in time for the final whistle.
HURRAH Merton 2 - 0 Rucstall
Phil Jeffs, who organised the event, then presented a triumphant Merton team with the winning trophy.
The boys were 'over the moon' with their performance and were greeted by an ecstatic Mrs James upon their return to school.