P.E in School
P.E. in Action!
At Southfield Junior School, we teach our PE curriculum through a broad range of sports and physical activities. A mixture of team and individual sports are taught alongside skills such as teamwork and leadership. The children participate in both indoor and outdoor sport activities. Our range of sports that we teach includes:
Athletics Cricket Dance Football Gymnastics Hockey Netball
Rounders Tag Rugby Tennis Yoga
After School Clubs
We extend the teaching of our PE curriculum through afterschool clubs. Each term, sport clubs are available for the children to sign up to and attend. Usually taught in year groups or same key stage groups, the children are provided with more time to harness their skills as well as learning new ones that are linked to their chosen sport.
New for September - Sponsored Athlete!
For the upcoming academic year (20/21), the PE team are very excited to reveal that we have a sponsored athlete who will be coming into school to meet the children and run coaching sessions with them. Our athlete is an Oxford United footballer who has played against some of the top Premier League teams during his career. He is still in the early stages of his career and the club have high hopes for him! More will be revealed about him in the run up to his fist visit to Southfield so watch this space 😊
Sport Relief 2020
Sport Relief was a big success this year at Southfield Junior School. The children participated in a range of sporting activities across the week including a 20minute warm up activity every morning! Each year group were allocated a new sport to try out during the week before a sporting festival on the last day took place. Children were nominated to compete in a range of activities that were run by our Year 6 volunteers. Winners and points were allocated, and certificates were handed round. The Year 6s did a great job organizing the activities as well as acting as runners to collect the children for the various events – thank you! As a school, we also raised £138 towards the Sport Relief charity.
At Southfield Junior School, we are lucky to have many sporting visitors coming to school and delivering fantastic coaching sessions to our children. We have had a range of visitors from BMX cycling to Paralympic football to skateboarding! The children have thoroughly enjoyed meeting the professionals who have come in as well as participating in their coaching sessions.
Dance, dance, dance!
“Great dancers are not great because of their technique; they are great because of their passion.” Martha Graham
Dance has been a prominent feature in our school during recent months. Both Year 6 classes have been studying dance during their PE lessons, specifically the evolution of dance, and have been creating their own performances that encompass elements from all decades. Additionally, a selection of children from Year 6 joined the dance club, run by Miss Howes, and prepared a flawless routine for the Dance Festival that was hosted at the Wyvern Theatre. The children’s performance was fantastic and both staff and parents were extremely proud. Inspired by their lessons and afterschool sessions, the Year 6s have been using their break and lunch times to teach the rest of the school their dance routines which all children have thoroughly enjoyed.
Equipment at Southfield Junior School
We were fortunate to have a new set of gymnastic wall bars installed into our school hall last year to replace the existing set. The children have enjoyed using the new apparatus as part of their PE lessons. They are encouraged to develop their skills of balance as well as consider their performance and movement as they travel from one area of the apparatus to the other. Using the wall bars has also developed teamwork and evaluation skills; the children frequently work together in small groups to create a performance piece using the equipment and then evaluate their own and other performances.
It is important that the children wear the correct clothing and footwear for their P.E. lessons. It allows them to take part fully in the lessons and it is important to reinforce the need to change into a different set of clothes for personal hygiene reasons. At Southfield, Sports and PE are a strong feature of our curriculum and children and staff are proud to represent our school in competitions and festivals. A PE uniform encourages a stronger sense of school identity and belonging to our school community.
P.E kits should be kept in school throughout the school week and consist of:
* Black or Navy shorts
* White polo shirt or white t-shirt
* Change of white socks.
In the colder months children can also wear plain black or navy jogging bottoms and sweatshirts for outdoor PE lessons.
We also have guidelines about jewellery in P.E. Earrings for PE should be removed if they are able to, if not they need to be covered with tape provided by parents. Click here to read the most recent letter regarding earrings.