Mere School Curriculum Statement
At Mere School we believe all our children have the right to succeed, to have high aspirations for their future lives and develop who they are in a respectful and caring environment. Our school ethos is firmly rooted in our school vision
'We enjoy - we learn - we achieve'.
PE at Mere
At Mere School we are very proud of our sporting achievements. We have facilities that would be the envy of many a secondary school let alone a primary. Purpose built sports hall, with sprung wooden floor, huge playing fields and multipurpose all weather courts.
PE Curriculum 2014
The new PE curriculum is now fully embedded at Mere School. We, at Mere, believe that a high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It provides opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. We now use an online PE platform called Succeedin to support our teaching and assessment of PE. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect. At Mere we will continue to provide this high quality PE curriculum through both school based and extra curricular activities.
Swimming Standards in Year 6 Mere School
2018 - 2019: 83% of Year 6 achieved the target swim distance of 25m
2019 - 2020
The term started with Tag Rugby try outs for Year 5 and 6 and once the teams had been selected lunch time practices began......even in the pouring rain! Then on Wednesday 23rd October the teams travelled to North Dorset Rugby club where they took part in a round robin tournament against several schools in Gillingham Family Cluster. Both teams played extremely well with the A team coming 4th and the B team coming 6th. It was a fantastic afternoon of Rugby with the children showing a great positive attitude in all their matches.
A team of footballers then took part in the first round of the annual Davison Cup tournament against Gillingham Primary. The team won the match 4 – 1 with all four goals being scored by Joel Hatcher. It was then the turn of the girls as they took part in a North Dorset girls football tournament in Blandford. The team came joint 5th with goals being scored by Eva Bryce and Tyler Ohuanbor. Finally we took part in a Cross Country tournament. All the runners in the Y4/5/6 teams did an amazing job and once the points were counted the team came first!
The term got off to a great start with the Year 5/6 Netball team coming second in their Gillingham Family Tournament. They won 5 out of 6 of their matches only losing in the end to the eventual event winners. Well done to all the Netball team! The have now qualified for the North Dorset Finals in March. Then it was time for the annual Mere School Dance Festival. So many children wanted to join in and so once again 2 dances were learnt and performed. The children were absolutely fantastic and we had a great time on the day. Children in Years 3 to 4 then took part in their B team football tournament at Gillingham Secondary School. For many in the team it was their first time representing the school. They played with great enthusiasm and Mr Rich was especially delighted with their team spirit. On a very cold day in February the Y5/6 Hockey team travelled to Gillingham School for their tournament. Once again the children played incredibly well and despite the cold had a great time. Finally it was time for the North Dorset Netball finals. After numerous lunch time practices they were ready! The team won 3 out of 4 of their group matches with the final one ending in a draw. We waited anxiously to see if we had qualified for the final........which we did! The final was a tough match and by the full time whistle it was a 1 - 1 draw! Then came the golden goal 2 minutes....a nerve wracking amount of time for the parents and I as all we could do was watch and support. Finally Edie Wilson took aim in the semi circle and a goal was scored. This meant that we are now the North Dorset Champions of 2020 and go into play in the County finals!
This term also saw visits from a local Rugby coaching company and Kwik Cricket's Chance to Shine programme. All the children had a great time trying out these sports with different coaches.
Sadly now though the Corona Virus has put a temporary stop to all our tournaments. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the children who have taken part in all the events this academic year. They have been a real credit to the school and you.