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Dovelands Primary School

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PE and School Sport Impact 2016/17


The amount of children taking part in physical activity and benefiting from sporting opportunities has once again increased at Dovelands. We try our best to meet the needs of all our children from providing a range of activities for the very sporty to those children who prefer more of leadership role within PE and sport. For this academic year, this has been demonstrated by the school being awarded the Gold Schools Games Mark. The mark rewards schools for their commitment to the development of competition across the school and into the community. We will be proudly exhibiting our Gold plaque in the school reception. The award can be used by Ofsted has part of their inspection framework.


This year we once again signed up to be a member of the Leicester City School Sport and Physical Activity Network. This network has given children in the school many opportunities to take part in different competitions, activities and events. Here is a list of some of the activities we have been involved in throughout the 2016/17 academic year:


  • KS2 Indoor Athletics
  • Yoga
  • Netball
  • Hockey
  • Cricket
  • Basketball
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Gymnastics
  • Swimming
  • Cycling
  • Area Athletics (Saffron Lane)
  • KS1 Multi Skills Festival
  • Cross country
  • Sports Leader Training
  • Two dance festivals one of which was hosted by ourselves based on a Roald Dahl theme.


Sports teams and clubs were also established in the following sports/activities:

  • Dance
  • Mixed year 5/6 swimming
  • Boys year 3/4 football
  • Girls year 5/6 football
  • Boys year 5 football
  • Two boys year 6 football teams
  • Girls netball team
  • Cricket year 5/6
  • Year 6 table tennis
  • Mixed KS2 basketball
  • Mixed KS2 cross country


Our Wednesday dance sessions have once again been a big hit with the children. Every child in the school from reception through to year 6 has benefited from a block of dance activities. It was always nice to see lots of parents and carers join us for their child’s dance performance and of course join in the fun!


We have good sporting links with other local primary schools within the area and have played competitive fixtures against both Christ the King and Inglehurst. This inter team competition is something we will definitely be setting up again in 2017/18.


The out of hour’s sports clubs which are run by ProActive Academy saw an increase in participation of 20%. Both KS1 football and KS2 football have been very popular along with gymnastics and the Tuesday morning breakfast club also saw an increase in numbers.


A Real highlight of this academic year was the Roald Dahl dance festival which Dovelands organised and hosted at the school. Five schools were invited to take part and this year the dance team managed to win the competition with their interpretation of a dance from a classic Roald Dahl book – Matilda. The competition was so successful that the Leicester School Sport Partnership have asked if we would host the competition next year for between 10 and 15 schools. Children from the Wednesday dance lunch club also attended ‘A play in a Day’ at Willowbrook Primary School. The event saw children from a range of primary schools come together for one day and deliver a show to parents and carers.


A select group of children from KS2 took part in an early morning energy club aimed at developing and increasing their self-esteem and confidence. The club focused on elements such as nutrition, physical activity, rest and relaxation. The club proved very popular with the children and so we are hoping to run it again for the 2017/18 academic year.


At Dovelands we enjoy inviting guests from our local community to share their sporting talents with the children. This year a visit from BMX rider Joe Sproat left the children in awe of his skills and talent.


Finally our break and dinner times have more activities taking place. Children were able to participate in football, skipping, dancing, table tennis and basketball or take part in activities run by our playground leaders.


We will be striving to achieve and offering more sporting and physical activity for the 2017/18 academic year.


Here are just a few pictures showing our sporting achievements throughout the school year.