Sports at St. John's
Our broad aim for all children in PE and Games is to promote healthy physical development through the acquisition of skills, co-operation and confidence. We endeavour to achieve this in an atmosphere which encourages individual and team effort.
The children take part in movement and dance, apparatus work and educational gymnastics, team games, swimming (Y3,Y4,Y5) and athletics. We consider these activities to be an important part of your child's education. Children are expected to participate unless there are special grounds for exclusion. If your child is unfit for an activity, please write us a note and we will make alternative arrangements. It is important that your child is provided with kit on the appropriate days.
We run a variety of clubs throughout the year to cater for many children and different sports. In the summer term the whole school takes part in a series of Sports Days. These include a wide range of activities which are fun and enjoyable. We take part in numerous local festivals throughout the year such as cross country, tag rugby, football, netball, tri-golf, indoor athletics and cricket.
Primary School PE Funding
At St. John’s we value the vital contribution that Physical Education makes to the health and well-being of our children. We believe that a varied and innovative curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities can have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and achievement in all areas of a young person’s life.
What is the PE and Sport Premium?
The government provides additional funding to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding, provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, is allocated to all primary schools.
The vision is for all pupils leaving primary school to be physically literate and have the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and life-long participation in physical activity and sport.
On 28th July 2017, the Department for Education (DfE) announced some changes to the Primary PE & Sport Premium.
The most significant changes were, that from September 2017:
Purpose of the Funding
The PE and Sport Premium must be used to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport, for the benefit of primary-aged pupils, to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.
At St. John's, our overall aim is to raise standards in PE and school sport, increasing the participation and opportunities offered to our children. We aim to provide higher quality lessons and improve learning for all.