In 2015, the school achieved the Sainsbury’s School Games Silver Award and we were awarded this again in 2016.
Each week during the Autumn and Spring terms the Lower School classes have two 40 minute PE sessions in school and a 30 minute swimming lesson and the Upper School classes have three 40 minute PE sessions. In the Summer term the Lower School have three PE sessions a week and the Upper School have two PE sessions in school and a 30 minute swimming lesson. In all lessons, for
reasons of safety, cleanliness and personal hygiene, we insist that the children change into appropriate PE kit. The children gain experience in dance, swimming, outdoor games and adventurous activities, and gymnastics. School teams
participate in local events and competitions. We have used our Sports funding to increase our participation in local events and competitions, to improve the skills of our class teachers and to provide expert coaching in some lessons.
There is a range of games taught throughout the four year groups which fall into the category of either net and wall, invasion or striking and fielding. The children are taught the fundamental skills and techniques of each, which are then used when playing in full games or matches. There is a clear progression of skills and activities. These games include football, tag rugby, hockey, netball, tennis, rounders and Kwik-cricket. During the Summer term, we teach athletics to all year groups as part of our preparation for our annual sports day.
All year groups are taught dance and gymnastics every year following a progressive programme. During dance lessons children are asked to interpret and show an imaginative response to different stimuli and explore a range of performance dynamics. They either work individually, as a pair or within a small group. During gymnastics children are taught a range of skills such as balancing, jumping, travelling, following and creating sequences and also have the chance to use a range of small and large apparatus.
At Croftlands Junior School we believe that our role is to promote engagement in sport; to encourage all of our children to engage in and enjoy sporting activity. We have revised our PE curriculum to encompass a wider range of sports and we are seeking to build links with local sports clubs. We have a very positive relationship with the PE department at Ulverston Victoria High School and we engage in as many inter-school activities as we can.
In 2017-18, we will continue to ensure that we are adequately resourced for our sporting activities and this will include the provision of sports kit. We are engaging with local sports clubs and coaches to work with our staff and children in a sustainable way to improve the skills of teachers and the learning experiences of the children with the ultimate aim of improving standards in PE. To view the break down and impact of our sports funding over the last 12 months Please Click Here to download the file.
Please Click Here to view sports reports by our children.
|YEAR A - PE Curriculum Topics|
|AUTUMN||Lower School||Football / Netball / Swimming / Circuit Training
|Upper School||Hockey - skills & game / Tag Rugby - skills & game / Gymnastics / Traditional Dance / Multi-skills / Handball – skills
|SPRING||Lower School||Gymnastics / Dance / Swimming / Skipping
|Upper School||Kwik Cricket –skills and game / Netball – skills & game / Dance – narrative / Handball - games / OAA - Orienteering/ Gymnastics
|SUMMER||Lower School||Hockey / Dance / Tennis / Kwik Cricket / Athletics / Rounders -skills
|Upper School||Athletics - running & track / Athletics - field / Swimming / Tennis|
|YEAR B - PE Curriculum Topics|
|AUTUMN||Lower School||Basket ball / Parachute skills / Multi-skills Swimming
|Upper School||Volleyball-skills & game / Football -skills & game / Skipping / Fitness & Aerobics / Gymnastics / Badminton
|SPRING||Lower School||Gymnastics / Dance Narrative / Swimming / Bocia
|Upper School||Kwik Cricket-skills & game / Dance Around the World / Basketball -skills & game / Tri Golf / Dance / Physical Enterprise Challenge
|SUMMER||Lower School||Tag Rugby / Problem Solving / Catch ball, scatter ball & skittle ball / Tri Golf / Athletics
|Upper School||Tournaments - intra-school competition (Volleyball, badminton, basketball & kwik cricket) / Swimming / Rounders - skills & game |