For the 3rd consecutive year we have been awarded Sainsbury’s Silver Kite Mark Award which recognises school’s commitment to ensuring that all children participate in PE and sport, in and out of school, to a high standard. We are aiming to achieve the Gold Award this year.
Through sporting activities we intend to develop a sense of fair play, co-operation and team spirit and the qualities of good sportsmanship are strongly encouraged at Joy Lane. Throughout the 2 hours of PE a week, all children are expected to participate at their individual level of physical ability while the importance and benefits of exercise are stressed at all times.
Activities include invasion games, gymnastics, swimming, dance, athletics, athletics, development of ball and apparatus skills and formal team games.
It is an expectation that pupils who attend Joy Lane Foundation Primary School have the correct and necessary sports kit for the activities and weather that they are participating in.
The school benefits from an excellent swimming pool, 2 large halls for indoor physical activities, playing fields and from staff and parent helpers who further the school’s curriculum with several extra-curricular activities and events. Through the curriculum and after school clubs, pupils are able to participate in athletics, cricket, hockey, netball, rounders, rugby, football, gymnastics, dance, swimming and tennis. This allows pupils to experience a range of physical challenges to encourage a love of PE.
In the Curriculum Overview document (link below) you will see a basic outline of the knowledge, understanding and skills to be covered. How teachers organise, interpret and teach this may vary and is subject to change.