Distinctives - Arts and Sports
As part of its vision to nurture creative talent within all pupils, Jubilee Primary School is committed to offering a broad range of learning opportunities within sport and the arts. Enrichment activities both enhance the existing curriculum, whilst promoting excellence within individual disciplines, such as art and sculpture, poetry, dance and music. The school believes that the arts provide space for personal growth, promote thinking skills and the expression of ideas from a variety of viewpoints, and provide therapeutic benefits that support emotional literacy and build the sense of awe and wonder for the world that they live in.
Our sports curriculum equips pupils for a healthy lifestyle by providing a wide assortment of sporting activities that offer universal appeal. Apart from developing pupils’ physical well-being, their emotional well-being is also enhanced by mastering new skills, learning to win and to lose with dignity. Through team-working skills pupils learn how to support others and how to accept support from teammates, building confidence, respect and resilience, as they strive to meet personal goals, overcome challenges and achieve their own personal best.
Please view our Arts and Sports photo galleries at the bottom of this page.
After School Sporting Clubs
From Year 1, Children are able to take part in after school sports clubs. This year, tennis and rugby have been available. Both clubs have encouraged the children’s team skills working together as they learn a new sport.
The after school clubs are run by staff and volunteers and the children have had the opportunity to work with a range of adults learning to respect and value them.
Winter Sports Day
This year due to adverse weather conditions we had to delay our Winter Sports Day to become a Spring Sports Day in March. The support from Sports Funding has meant that we can provide a range of exciting sports equipment to facilitate a mixture of activities. The children have thoroughly enjoyed it and their attitude to sport has become more positive each year.
Summer Sports Day
The summer sports day has been a real highlight over the past two years. Children have looked forward to it each year and thoroughly enjoyed taking part. They have learnt to work as a team and developed a good attitude towards winning and loosing. The ability to encourage each other has grown tremendously through the various sporting activities. This year we added an additional race, the sack race and children absolutely loved it! The sports day was Olympic themed with banners and international flags hung all around the field. Each class walked out to their National Anthem carrying their flag.
“The sack race was my favourite because it was new and exciting, we have never done it before.“ Seth
This event also has a great impact on the parents and toddlers as they enjoy getting involved with the races and thoroughly enjoy the vibe.
“It was such a great atmosphere and each year just keeps getting better!” Parent
Sport Relief Sponsored Walk
Each child had the opportunity to raise money for sports relief by doing a sponsored walk. We made a route around the field for the children to complete their walk. Spanish Bulls did a 5 mile walk and reception completed a 3 mile walk. The children all understood that they were contributing to a greater cause and showed resilience and determination. Some children in Spanish Bulls felt challenged towards the end but chose to carry on even when they were feeling tired. Their attitude was very positive and the event was thoroughly enjoyed by all. They encouraged each other and worked together to complete the walk.
Sponsored skip to raise money for the British Heart Foundation.
Spanish Bulls completed a sponsored skip last week to raise money for the British heart foundation. We were able to create a fun, sporting environment with banners and flags. Each child could take part in various skipping activities and choose to challenge themselves and try something new. Children loved skipping together using a long skipping rope and all enjoyed taking part in the event.
“I loved being able to try and skip because I haven’t done it before.’’ Mathew.
“I enjoyed learning new tricks and beating my skipping record!’’ Jago.
“I like being able to skip with two of my friends at the same time and skip as a group.’’ Phoebe.
"It's a Knockout" competition for Heart of Kent Hospice
It is not just the children who have taken part in sporting events. In May 2016, the staff team took part in a local "It's a Knockout" style event to raise money for the Heart of Kent Hospice. We even made it into the local paper !