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PE & Sport 2015/16

Respect Basketball Competition - Monday 4th July


Please find a selection of photos below from the respect Basketball competition which took place at the EIS in Sheffield yesterday and was the culmination of our work with the Sheffield Sharks this academic year. Meynell finished in 6th position after the group stage and play off games. A big well done to all who took part.

South Yorkshire School Games Finals - Friday 1st July


On Friday our KS2 golf team travelled to Shaw Lane Sports Club in Barnsley for the South Yorkshire School Games finals. They competed against other top-performing schools in Sheffield, Barnsley, Rotherham and Doncaster on a range of chipping and putting activities. Our school came in a creditable 6th position overall so well done to all those children involved! Please find a selection of photos below:

Y3/4 Tag Rugby Festival - Thursday 30th June


Please find a selection of photos below from the recent family of schools Y3/4 tag rugby festival played at Yewlands school and run in conjunction with the Sheffield Eagles 

Y3/4 Kwik Cricket Competition - Wednesday 8th June


Last week was the Y3/4 Drax Kwik Cricket Competition, hosted by Hollinsend Cricket Club. We had performed really well in the previous two years at this event - winning it in 2014 and losing in the semi-finals in 2015. 2016 was a much harder task as we went with quite an inexperienced team and came up against strong schools. We were unable to reach the semi-finals as despite beating Southey Green we were defeated by Monteney. Well done to all children for their effort and they learnt so much over the course of the day which will help them next time. Please find a selection of photos below:

Y5/6 Netball Competition - Monday 23rd May


On Monday our netball team participated in the High5 competition at King Edwards School. We were drawn in a hard pool against favourites Ecclesall and Parson Cross. With only one team going through to the final, we managed to beat Parson Cross, but were defeated by eventual winners Ecclesall. Please find photos below:

Y5 Kwik Cricket Competition - Thursday 19th May 


Last week our Y5s travelled to Whitley Hall CC to participate in the annual kwik cricket competition. We had a fantastic day and the children performed wonderfully well. We managed to comfortably beat Monteney and Grenoside to advance to the final against Foxhill, where we lost a thrilling match by 1 run on the last ball, narrowly missing out on a place in the Sheffield finals. Well done to all the squad, many of whom were Y4s.


Please find a selection of photos below:



Y3/4 Tennis Competition - Wednesday 27th April


On Wednesday last week our Y3/4 tennis teams took part in a competition at Graves Tennis Centre. In our pool we faced Anns Grove, Woodseats, Mosborugh and Nethergreen. We managed to win three out of the four matches with defeat against Nethergreen meaning we did not qualify for the finals. All the children enjoyed the day however and built further on their tennis skills. Please find photos below:

Bikeability - Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th April


On Monday and Tuesday a group of our Y5 children took part in the Bikeability initiative, designed to help them become safer and more confident cyclists on the road. Please find a selection of photos below:

KS1 Sportshall Athletics Festival - Thursday 21st April


Last Thursday some of our Y1 children got the opportunity to take part in their first ever inter-school competition as they travelled to Ponds Forge to participate in a sportshall athletics festival. They competed in a range of activities including beanbag throw, standing long jump and running relays. The children were fantastic role models for Meynell and they were complemented on their behaviour by staff from other schools. Please find a selection of photos below:

Y4/5 Football Competition - Wednesday 13th April


Our Y4/5 boys enjoyed fantastic spring weather at Concord Sports Centre as they participated in the inaugural Points Learning Network football competition. The Y5 team managed to win 7 out of 10 games throughout the day as they finished in 4th place overall, whilst the Y4 team won 5 of their 10 matches. Please see a selection of photos below:

Sheffield Sharks - Respect Programme Y6


We have continued our partnership with the Sheffield Sharks professional basketball team this academic year as they have again delivered the Respect Programme to our Y6 age group. This consists of a number of coaching sessions, alongside a community awareness event focusing on key issues our children face, such as bullying, fire safety and e-safety. To complete the programme we will compete in a tournament at the EIS in Sheffield in the Summer term. Please find a selection of photos from the coaching sessions below:

Y3 Multi-skills Festival - Thursday 10th March


18 of our Y3 children participated in a multi-skills festival last week at Yewlands Secondary School. They took part in a carousel of activities to promote coordination, flexibility, speed and agility, including kicking, hitting and throwing skills. Please find a selection of photos below:

KS1 Gymnastics Festival - Thursday 4th February 


Please find below a selection of photos from the recent Gymnastics festival which took place at Yewlands School.

Sainsburys School Games Sportsmark Award


We are pleased to announce that Meynell has been awarded the prestigious Sainsburys School Games Bronze Sportsmark Award for the second consecutive year. This is in recognition of our work to develop competition across the school in 2014-15. Well done to all the children who have engaged with PE and school sport and continue to do so! 

KS1 Fundamentals Competition - Thursday 10th December


Last Thursday was the first opportunity for some of our KS1 children to participate in an inter-school competition as they took part in a multi-skills festival at Yewlands school. The event focused on the development of the fundamental movement skills of agility, balance and coordination and included a variety of stations, such as running relays, throwing and catching, balancing and different ways of travelling. Well done to all the children involved, whose behaviour and attitude was excellent and they represented our school in a fantastic manner. Please find a selection of photos below:

N Power Kids Football Cup - Friday 20th November


Our KS2 team braved cold and wet conditions to have an enjoyable day of football at Concord Sports Centre, organised by SWFC Community team. Our record for the day read P6 W2 D2 L2, including an agonising and unfortunate defeat to rivals, Southey Green. This saw us qualify for the quarter finals where our tournament ended as we lost 2-0. A great day was had by all though and well done to all the children involved for putting up with the elements. Photos below:

Y5/6 Sportshall Athletics Competition - Thursday 19th November


We participated in the first event of the School Games programme last week at Yewlands Secondary School - Sportshall Athletics. Our children took part in a range of track and field events, including sprints, relays, speed bounce and long jump. All the team represented our school in a fantastic manner and finished in a creditable second place, narrowly behind the overall winners, Parson Cross.


Please find a selection of photos below:

Clubs - Autumn 2


Monday - Y3/4 Basketball

Tuesday - KS2 Dance

Thursday - Y5/6 Netball

School Football Team


The team had three matches on the Thursday and Friday before half term. On Thursday we lost 5-1 at Hartley Brook in a game where the final score did not reflect the game as we had a mad five minutes and conceded three goals. Better was to follow on Friday as we drew 0-0 with Mansell before defeating Foxhill 2-0, with both goals scored by Callum. Thanks to Mr West and Mr Baker for running training sessions and preparing the team. 

Y5 Futsal Festival - Wednesday 21st October 


Our first event of the year was the Y5 futsal festival at Yewlands in the last week before half term. We won two out of our three group games to qualify for the semi finals, with the highlight being a hat-trick from Tyler. An excellent performance in the semi-final saw us win a penalty shoot out to progress to the final. In the final we also faced a penalty shoot out after a 2-2 draw with Monteney, but much like the England team we suffered heartbreak as we missed the crucial kick to hand them victory! Nonetheless it was a great afternoon.  Please see a selection of photos below

Welcome back to the new school year!


There are three after school clubs running this half term: Y3/4 Football on a Monday, KS2 Gymnastics on a Tuesday and Y5/6 Football on a Thursday. Please see the breakfast/after school tab for more information.