PE report for The Lanes Primary School 2019-20
The Lanes Primary School has continued to make full use of government Sports Funding to enhance our PE provision for all children. Funds have been spent on employing specialist PE coaches, updating and purchasing equipment and travel to sports events. Using external coaches has raised the quality of instruction and also enabled our staff to observe, gaining valuable tips and tricks to help improve their own practice.
Year 2, 3 and 6 children had 6 week blocks of gymnastics taught by an instructor and improved their skills considerably. We continued to use a badminton coach for Year 5 children and a dance specialist was used over a number of different year groups. Our school continued to forge links with the community and Chilwell Lawn Tennis club in particular, with taught tennis sessions for Year 4 and 6 children.
When school reopened for some year groups in June, we decided to equip classes of children with PE kit to use at playtime. The idea was very successful and as a school, we expanded on this idea in September 2020, with each of the classes in both the Meadow Lane and Cator Lane sites having their own ‘PE bag’. A considerable amount of money was spent purchasing equipment to fill the bags – from all manner of balls to skipping ropes and frisbees! At playtime, children are much more active as they take more responsibility for their class equipment.
In terms of future development of sports and PE at The Lanes Primary School, we plan to: