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Sports Desk

Miss Robertson

PE Co-ordinator/Class Teacher

The PE curriculum at Beechwood Junior School

Children enjoy two PE lessons a week, one inside and one outside. Lessons cover a whole range of physical activities including outdoor games and indoor gymnastics and dance. There are also residential opportunities in each year group for children to attend on alternative years; for year 5-6 – London or France, and for years 3-4 – Stubbington or Avon Tyrell. Throughout the year pupils also have the possibility to participate in festivals and competitions with other local schools as well as through Southampton School Games. All children take part in the school’s annual Sports Day.

Sports Captains at Beechwood Junior School and Sports Committee members

Sports captains play a very important role at school – they motivate and inspire other pupils as well as being positive role models and ambassadors for sport and PE. They are as follows;

JUNIPER Sports Captain: Jake Whitlock JUNIPER Vice Sports Captain: Floyd Jenkins
MAPLE Sports Captain: Hermione FallMAPLE Vice Sports Captain: Oliver Richards
OAK Sports Captain: Thomas BateOAK Vice Sports Captain: Terri Buttler
BEECH Sports Captain: Katie Earl-PhilipsBEECH Vice Sports Captain: Kai Fairburn

Sports Committee members;
Komal Lakhanpal (6T), Kai Fairburn (6C), Emma Campbell (5L), Gregory Parker (5B), Megan Durkin (4A), Lucy Warren (4I), Molly Darling (4P), Maxima Keisa (3T), Jamie Allen (3R), Dominic Sztyler (3G).

After School Clubs

There are many opportunities for children to stay active after school. Beechwood Junior School offers a range of clubs including: Netball, Girls Football, Pop Lacrosse, Drama, Yoga, Craft and Homework Clubs. For more information please speak to Miss Robertson. View our After School Clubs Here »

Sports Day

Staff and pupils at Beechwood Junior School had the sun shining on them on sports day. Children rose to the challenge of competing in a number of running, throwing and jumping events. Well done to winning team, Juniper.



FOR BJS: Staff enjoyed a relaxing day at their recent health and well being day. The morning began with a gentle yoga session followed by several training sessions and a delicious lunch, kindly provided by the school.



Southampton Tag Rugby Cup
All schools participated in their very own tag rugby tournament at the end of half term. There were many good and close games. The children displayed excellent sportsmanship throughout, well done to all participants and thank you to Upper Shirley High School for hosting the event and all the prefects for helping.

Results were as follows;

Beechwood lost against Harefield 37 tries to 51 with Harefield teams 2 and 4 scoring the most tries (13), from the Juniors Hollybrook scored 42, Wordsworth 30 and with 53 Shirley were the eventual winners.

More Events…

Super Sports Stars


The end of the summer term saw lots of children being presented with their sports awards. They were given in recognition of the children’s efforts in showing the Olympic values of determination, courage, respect, excellence and inspiration not only in P.E. but across all areas of the curriculum. Well done to all winners and nominees.

If you would like to be one of the winners next year ask your P.E. co-ordinator more about the Olympic values.

Sports Leaders

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Lots of schools have been training children as Sports Leaders. Jobs are varied but mostly involve running simple and fun activities at lunchtime for the other children. The Sports Leaders have a responsible job and have shown great leadership and energy. Look out for them at lunchtimes.

Olympic Facts

In 2016, Rio de Janeiro will host the Olympic and Paralympic Games

Did you know;

The distance from the Olympic Stadium in London to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio where the Opening Ceremony will be held is 9,298km or 5777 miles!

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That’s 88,552 football pitches put together
The same as running 220 marathons!

It would take Mo Farah 19½ days and nights to get to Rio,
39 days if he sleeps during the night!

Look out for the Summer Sports Challenge which challenges you to ‘travel’ to Rio through sporting activities.


Southampton School Games

SSG is designed to give young people, teachers, and parents a chance to see what sports are happening around the city. Please feel free to look at the calendar of events, league tables, fixtures lists, match reports, and much more. There are loads of opportunities for young people to get involved in, for more information look at
the website:http://www.southamptonschoolgames.co.uk/5-welcometo

Schools have participated in some of the Southampton School Games events and this will continue into the new academic year.

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Sainsbury’s School Games Mark

The Sainsbury’s School Games Mark is a Government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward Junior schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Schools in England are able to assess themselves across bronze, silver and gold levels of the Mark. KS1 schools will also have the opportunity to apply for similar recognition at the end of the year.

Beechwood Junior School/Shirley Junior School are the proud recipients of the silver sportsmark award.
Harefield are the proud recipients of the bronze sportsmark award.

Our updated PE policy can be found in the Policies folder »

Ideas for keeping Active

(check with your parents first)

  • Go fly a kite
  • Skip in the garden
  • Go for a fast walk with a friend
  • Go running with a friend
  • Do 10 tuck jumps every day
  • Do 3 press ups and 3 sit ups
  • Jog as fast as possible on the spot for 3 minutes
  • Go for a bike ride
  • Offer to walk a dog
  • Play throw and catch with friends
  • Go skateboarding or skating or scootering
  • Try a DSD (do something different)
  • Try some yoga poses from below