At Mead Road Infant School we believe passionately in developing the whole child and feel that young children thrive through exposure to rich, varied and holistic experiences. As such we have developed an enrichment and extra-curricular programme that feeds children's developing minds, and value all forms of enrichment.
We offer a range of sport activities to enhance our PE curriculum through specialist sport providers such as JP6 Academy who provide PE lessons and lunch time activities in school to enhance our PE curriculum, as well as afterschool clubs. More information on JP6 Academy can be found here: https://www.jp6academy.co.uk/
In addition, throughout the year we commission other sports specialists to run lessons and clubs in school, such as Katy Forsdyke who provides tennis lessons to every class, and Deborah Whelen Dance, who provides an Irish Dancing Club, https://www.facebook.com/DWDance1/
ChessWe run a weekly Chess Club in school provided by Chess Coaching Services. More information about the provider can be found here: https://chesscoachingservices.net/
We have a partnership with Deva Yoga Studios in Chislehurst and have provided virtual and in school yoga sessions for all three of our classes to help develop mindfulness, balance and flexibility. More information about Deva Yoga can be found here: https://devayoga.co.uk/
We have commissioned Kiddy Cook cooking workshops for all our pupils. Reception class also enjoyed a half-term programme of weekly cooking classes to enhance their understanding of healthy lifestyles, measurements, instructions, materials and capacity. More information on Kiddy Cook can be found here: https://www.kiddycook.co.uk/
We commission whole class specialist music teaching and individual and group peripatetic music lessons through Bexley Music Group. Children have the opportunity to learn violin, piano, and guitar within school. More information regarding Bexley Music can be found here: https://www.bexley-music.co.uk/
In addition, we offer weekly rock band music lessons through Rocksteady Music School. More information on Rocksteady can be found here: https://www.rocksteadymusicschool.com/
Drama and Performing Arts
We have a partnership with Glenlyn Academy of Performing Arts and ensure that every child receives a term of specialist drama and performing arts lessons each year, working together towards a final show. More information on Glenlyn Academy can be found here: https://www.glenlynacademy.com/
We have our very own Gardening Club at Mead Road, ran by one of our Parent Governors, Mr. Nick Linford. Children learn about plants and growing and take an active role in maintaining our gardening and vegetable beds within school.
Please see below for photos from our recent, 'Digging for Doughnuts' event.
DIGGING FOR DOUGHNUTS GALLERY
We offer a weekly language lunch time club, provided by Lingotot. Children currently have the opportunity to learn French, through music, songs and games. More information about Lingotots can be found here: https://www.lingotot.com/centre/bexley