Using the Sports Premium money we have been able to augment our PE curriculum, investing in a Sports Specialist teacher. One day a week Miss Dear works alongside teachers in the classroom furthering their skills and knowledge, as well as delivering high quality sessions to all pupils across the school. Click here to view our Sports Premium Reports and Reviews.
Our resources cupboard has been newly stocked to ensure staff are equipped for the new range of sports we now offer within the curriculum. At Key Stage 1 this year in PE the children have experienced:
Games ( bat and ball skills, throwing and catching with aiming, skipping, inventing games and rules, ball skills – hitting, dribbling and kicking), gym, dance, body management (fitness),ultimate Frisbee, athletics
At Key Stage 2 the children have experienced:
Athletics (indoor and outdoor), gym, dance, boccia, hockey, tennis, swimming, football, handball, mini squash, tennis, basketball, cricketa
Outside of the curriculum we have offered numerous sports clubs throughout the year. The majority of these have provided the opportunity to represent the school in a competition. This year, at Key Stage Two, 75 out of 120 children have represented John Wesley in an inter-school competition across the following sports:
- Cross country
- Sportshall Athletics
- Quicksticks Hockey
- Tag Rugby
- Mini Tennis
- Mini Squash
- District Sports ( Athletics)
A particular highlight was the Kent School Games Mini Squash Final held in Sevenoaks, where we narrowly missed out on 3rd place. A further highlight was our Change for Life Club representing us at the Kent School Games in Canterbury. A fun time was had by all, especially meeting Chris Cook the Olympic swimmer.
Key Stage 1 have also enjoyed an introduction to competitive sport.
They have participated locally in :
- Infant Agility
- Boccia – Pronounced bot-cha, this game of accuracy and tactics is a cross between Bowles and the French game boule.
- New Age Kurling
The infant agility was a particular success where the team took a splendid second place.
We look forward to the next academic year where we will continue to build on this year’s tremendous achievements.