Primary PE Sports Grant
Our PEplanning.org, scheme of work enables us to make use of our resident experts in PE.
Mr Roberts, Mr Cookson and Mr Chambers all hold FA Coaching qualifications; Miss Giambattista holds an RSA Exercise to Music qualification, and we have a visiting gymnastic coach from Bolton Gymnastics Club. This means the three essential elements of the PE curriculum - games, dance and gym - are well catered for, providing our children with high quality teaching and learning, across all year groups in PE.
We are very lucky to have at our disposal a fabulous site and grounds - including forest area, trim trails, our own Astro turf pitch and playground. Our proximity lends itself to a range of outdoor and adventurous activities as well as athletics throughout the year. We have plans in the pipeline to work with an external provider of Forest Schools and plan to extend this to other neighbouring schools and community groups.
Competitions & Events
One of our "100 things to do before you leave Johnson Fold" is to represent the school at an event. We compete with other Bolton schools in a range of sporting events from the annual Cross Country series, football, rounders, cricket and athletics to Frisbee. We have even sent a team to play Quidditch! We have entered competitions for adaptive sports including Goal ball and 10 pin bowling and have a very keen chess club this year as well.
All Y6 children have access to a martial art discipline to support with their physical and mental wellbeing. The nationally esteemed Sensei Amanda Winstanley (9th Dan) of Bolton & Blackrod Gojo Ryu Karate Club comes in weekly to lead sessions with the children. All work towards their first, second and third belts. Some of our children have chosen to continue attending the karate club once they have left school. One of our ex students is aiming to gain his black belt at the next black belt grading in Spring 2024.
The vast majority of our pupils do not have access to swimming lessons. Our Y5 children, all take part in an intensive programme of swimming lessons in the summer term. All children in last year's Y5 acquired basic swimming skills. 46% of children completed their unaided 25m swim, the end of KS2 requirement. Additional swimming lessons will be provided to those now Y6 children who did not attain their 25m.
Worston Avenue, Bolton, BL1 5UG