Sports @ Light Oaks Junior
At Light Oaks Junior School, We know that sport and physical activity develops positive wellbeing and develops confidence: it is a key skill which we want to encourage as a lifelong habit.
We encourage all children to engage in regular physical activity and our active sports teaching helps to develop our school values of respect, resilience and responsibility.
We believe that every child should have the opportunity to develop the confidence and competence to enjoy physical activity, to develop their skills and interests and to be part of a wider community of active and competitive young people; leading to an active and healthy life.
We are a PLATINUM School Games Mark holder, which is the highest accreditation that can be achieved. Our PE leaders often support other schools and colleagues to ensure that PE and Sport is run well across Salford.
School Games Values
Within our school curriculum, and any time children are active around school, we also promote and reward the school games values promoted by Sport England and the Youth Sport Trust. These are:
We have also been selected as a case study in sporting excellence presented to the Greater Manchester Sport partnership, for our use of the Sport Premium and our wider work with healthy lifestyles, wellbeing and the promotion of PE and sport. A copy of the case study can be accessed below.
All of our Year 5 pupils attend swimming lessons across the year and we target extra lessons at those who need the most instruction, to ensure that as many pupils as possible leave school with a good level of water confidence, and are able to swim.
- At the end of Key Stage 2 in 2022-23:
- 40 pupils could swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
- 31 pupils could use a range of strokes effectively
- 31 pupils could perform safe self-rescue in different water based situations
We have an active sport crew in school who run games and activities across lunchtime, to encourage children to be active during the day. They also tell us about their views and come up with great ideas for making children active and helping them all to access fun activities in school and out of school.
Every year, we monitor how active our children are so that we know that our work is making a difference to as many children as possible, and so we can plan for the coming year. Our latest active lives report is below which shows how we are doing and what the children in our school think about sport and active lifestyles.