At Jolesfield Church of England Primary School, we want our children to lead a happy and healthy life. We know that having an active lifestyle is a huge part of this. We aim to expose our children to a wide range of sports and physical activities from the moment they start school. Through sequenced lessons, that gradually build and develop skills, the children’s confidence flourishes. As in all subjects across our curriculum, we expect the children to become resilient sportspeople, always striving to be the best that they can, whilst having fun and developing a sense of what it is to be a good sport. We use PE as an opportunity for children to build their team working skills and to develop leadership qualities. As we are in the fortunate position of having a swimming pool on site, this is a focus area for us. We believe that swimming is a life skill that every child should have the opportunity to learn and this is part of our curriculum from Reception onwards.
We are able to offer a wide range of extra-curricular sports clubs run by expert coaches, all of whom run their sessions with the same intent as the school. We give children the opportunity to represent their school, working closely with our locality schools to arrange as many sporting events as possible, always looking to be inclusive in our team selections.