• The curriculum provides pupils with a rich blend of experiences. It promotes pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development successfully and prepares them well for the next stage of their education.

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  • "I feel happy about learning here, its exciting what we get to learn"

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  • "I really love my year group teacher who inspired me and helped me through tough times."

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  • "We are very pleased with the progress that our daughter has made at Joy Lane and feel that this has put her in good stead for the rest of her learning life - thank you."

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  • "My child’s class teachers are available for me to speak with them at the end of every day if l so wish – this is very reassuring."

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  • "There are a lot of opportunities to learn different things"

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  • "We have tons of fun things here like a swimming pool, nice lunches and I think the teachers are really special"

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  • "We have the best playtimes with lots of areas to play in."

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Achievements

All our Pupils and Staff are talented at Joy Lane Primary School and every so often they represent the School in so many different ways. Please also look at our Term Times and Enrichment Maps pages.

Here are just a selection for 2016 -2017
Red Nose Day 2017Red Nose Day 2017
Thank you, Joy Lane Primary School raised an amazing £932.87.

To view the video Click Here



Netball Tournament
On Wednesday 24th May, Year 6 and Year 5 pupils took part in a High 5 Netball tournament at the University of Kent at Canterbury. The event was well patronised with eighteen teams, representing fifteen primary schools.
Despite being in a challenging group, Joy Lane B team had a successful tournament. They won two of their four games, narrowly missing out on a place in the knock-out stage.
Joy Lane A team stormed through their group stage without conceding a game. Confident performances and a great display of netball skill and teamwork took them through the quarter- and semi-finals to face Hampton school in the Final. The Final proved to be a very fast and tight-fought match as well as being extremely tense for the spectators! Despite leading in the first half, the score was 2-3 to Hampton at the final whistle.
Well done to all the Joy Lane children who participated and congratulations on finishing Runners Up. A particular thank you to Jacob Webb who stood in at the final moment.​
Mrs Heald and Miss Robinson

2017 Green Travel Mark - Platinum Level - for Joy Lane Primary School
This prestigious award has been earned during the 2016/2017 academic year as a result of participation in the KM Walk to School scheme.
The KM Charity Team and the Council thank pupils, parents and staff for helping to reduce school-run journeys, pollution and road congestion and for encouraging healthy lifestyles for your pupils.

Brilliant Britain Gallery
As Term 3 drew to a close Year 2 decided to showcase their fabulous learning by opening their very own gallery. The gallery featured   portraits of Queen Elizabeth herself, sculpted clay corgis, reports about the Queen and writing based around the    story ‘The Queen’s Knickers’ by Nicholas Allen. The hall was dressed for the occasion with British bunting and an abundance of the children’s marvellous creations. Children were ready to act as tour guides for their Parents and Carers and Ms. Hines was   escorted around the hall by children eager to show case the work they were so   clearly proud of! Well done Year 2!

Enterprise Week
The last week of Term 3 saw Joy Lane transform its school halls into market places full of passion, enthusiasm and      creativity. The children worked hard throughout the week  researching, advertising and developing their own business ideas. They managed to turn their small start-up loan into heaps of profit to spend on enriching resources for their class (with the help of a little spending money for the market from Parents and Carers!). The week was rounded off by a celebratory assembly in which it was revealed that the children’s hard work had culminated into a phenomenal profit of £1125.69. Mr Ashley-Jones praised the children on their dedication and team work.

Whitstable and Herne Bay Lionshivis
Mrs Ward President of the Whitstable and Herne Bay Lions presented JLPS with HiiVis jackets for 120 children.

Gillingham FC
jlps1On Tuesday the 21st of February, 6 children took part in a half-time shoot out against another school at the home ground of Gillingham FC. Either side of half-time, the six lucky children got to watch Gillingham against AFC Wimbledon which was a great opportunity. During the half-time break, the children walked onto the pitch and took 6 penalties at the Rainham End which they all loved and I'm sure they will never forget.

Joy Lane Young Voices at the O2
WOW! Listen to the superstars of Joy Lane's choir performing at the world famous O2 on the 19th January 2017. Here is a selection of our favourite songs, performed with a record breaking choir of around 7,500 children! We're impressed!
Click Here to view the video

Children in Need

Wow! On Friday the 18th November we raised £508.94 - Thank you.

Remembrance Day

On the 11th November 2016 Pupils, Staff and Governors marked Remembrance Day with an assembly and 2 minutes silence. Please Click Here to see the assembly PowerPoint (PDF version).LR
The Bugle was played by Mrs Rawlings.
We raised £224.59 - Thank you.

We are delighted to announce the Mrs Rawlings has recently received a promotion in the Territorial Amy. She is now Sergeant Rawlings of The Band of the 3rd Battalion, The Princess of Wales' Royal Regiment.

Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity
Joy Lane Primary School children raised £310.86 and were presented with their certificate.

SPORT

Football

Click here for Results Table 2016 Football Leagues

Joy Lane Primary School Football Team A Results

28th September 2016   Hampton A vs  JLPS A 0 - 4
5th October 2016         JLPS A v Herne A 3 - 0
12th October 2016       Herne Bay Jnrs A vs JLPS A 0 - 3
18th October 2016       JLPS vs St Marys A 1 -2
16th November 2016   Briary A vs JLPS A 0 - 7
29th November 2016   JLPS A vs Whitstable Juniors A 4 - 2
30th November 2016   JLPS A vs Swalcliffe A 1 - 4
7th December 2016     JLPS A vs Reculver A 5 - 4

Year 4 Friendly 
14th November 2016 JLPS A vs Herne Bay Jnrs A 2 - 2 

Joy Lane Primary School Football Team B Results
5th October 2016 JLPS B vs Herne Juniors B 1- 3
17th October 2016 Hampton B vs JLPS B 1- 5
19th October 2016 Swalecliffe B vs JLPS B 2 - 1

Basketball
In November, Joy Lane Primary School took two teams to Herne Bay & East Kent Coastal Basketball Festival and reached the Quarter Finals. A great achievement considering both teams had been playing for 4 weeks.
JLPS Team A played extremely well but lost against Davington B, St Marys, Whitstable Endowed and Hernehill.
JLPS Team B
JLPS B v Boughton         10 – 0
JLPS B vs Herne Juniors  11 – 6
JLPS B vs Luddenham     3 – 2
Quarter Finals
JLPS A vs Davington B    3 – 13

Here are just a selection for 2015 -2016

Year 5 English Heritage

On Monday 25th April 2016, Year 5 were fortunate enough to take part in an educational workshop at Dover Castle that was filmed for an English Heritage promotional video.

As well as learning more about castles and history, the children gained a behind-the-scenes look at how programmes are filmed. A professional cameraman and director led them through each scene, and they soon became experts at not looking at the camera and delivering clear lines.

Another great achievement for Joy Lane children and staff!

Click here to watch the video in full. or Visit English Heritage website

Staff Training

CPD (Continuing Professional Development) is a big part at Joy Lane for all Staff. Please CLICK HERE to see part of the continued CPD on Science for Staff in May 2016.

Joy Lane Stars Vattenfall

Children form Joy Lane too part in the Vattenfall Kentish Flats Extension inauguration ceremony in Whitstable recently and were subsequently interviewed about their experiences in the COASTAL EXPLORER PROJECT.

The Green Travel Mark Awards 2016 Winners Platinum + Award

green travel award photoKM Walk to School operates green travel initiatives for schools including parent-led walking buses, Walk on Wednesday (WOW) / Super WOW, Active Bug and Green Footsteps. The campaign are supported by Specsavers, Golding Homes, Eurostar, Three R’s Teacher Recruitment, Countrystle Recycling, Orbit South, Mini Babybel, Kent County Council, Medway Council and Bexley Council.

For more information please Click Here

Mrs King accepting the Platinum Award for Joy Lane Primary School 

KM Perfect Packed competition 2016

After another successful round of entries from Year 5, Naomi Rafferty was selected as a finalist at the KM Perfect Packed Lunch competition. Naomi was invited to the Turner Contemporary for a gathering of the 16 finalists selected from schools across Kent. Her design of a perfect packed lunch for the queen, including treats for the corgis and caviar for the queen was selected due to its' topical theme. The judges were also very impressed by the poem that Naomi chose to write to accompany her packed lunch design.

Congratulations to Naomi for her amazing entry and becoming the second child (Dominic Bull won last year)  at Joy Lane to be awarded a finalist position in the competition! Can we make the finals for a third year in a row? Watch this space!

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