The PE Curriculum at Beechwood Junior School
Children enjoy one outside PE lesson a week. A term of this for each class is led alongside a Saints Foundation coach. Throughout the year, each class takes part in 3 gym days and 2 dance days in the hall where they work hard to create a high-quality performance for the rest of their year group to watch. Each Year 4 class spends an afternoon a week for a term having swimming lessons. There are also residential opportunities in each year group for children to attend on alternate years; for year 5-6 – London or France, and for years 3-4 – Stubbington or Avon Tyrell.
Sports Captains at Beechwood Junior School
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. The Sports Captains key responsibilities are:
- To work together as part of the team of the Sports Captains.
- To work with the P.E. Co-ordinator to organise and maintain school sports equipment.
- To support staff in organising House sports events.
- To run physical competitions between the different Houses at lunchtimes.
- To help organise, run and referee House sports events as required.
- To liaise with House Captains.
- To wear the Sports Captain’s badge with pride.
As well as the above responsibilities, a Sports Captain is expected to be a positive role model in terms of attitude, attendance, behaviour, manners, and appearance to all members of Beechwood Junior School.
After School Clubs
There are many opportunities for children to stay active after school. Beechwood Junior School offers a range of clubs throughout the year including Netball, Girls Football, Boys Football, Yoga, Running, etc. Occasionally, there are opportunities that arise for active after-school clubs to take part at other venues or lead to big outcomes, like Rock Challenge. For more information please speak to Mr Kay.
Each year, all children compete in their house teams to win the Sports Afternoon trophy. They compete in a range of athletic and traditional races, including egg and spoon race, running relay, sack race, and long jump
School Games Mark
In the year 2018-2019, Beechwood Junior School achieved the Silver School Games Mark. To achieve this, they attended a wide range of competitions at other venues and schools.