PE and sport at Sarisbury Junior School provides a wide range of opportunities to develop skills, teamwork, leadership and awareness of the importance of exercise. Taught through a varied and accessible curriculum of games, gymnastics and dance, children of all abilities are encouraged to make the most of the talents and abilities.
In games, children have the opportunity in PE lessons to develop skills in a wide range of sports including football, netball, hockey, cricket, tag rugby, rounders, pop lacrosse, handball, sitting volleyball, basketball and athletics. The school also offers swimming lessons to pupils in Year 5 and there are opportunities for children in year 4-6 to complete their bikeability (cycling proficiency) training.
We currently hold the Gold level ‘Sainsbury’s School Games’ kitemark, and the afPE Quality Mark at Distinction; one of only a handful of schools in the region to have achieved this status. We believe that competition in school sport is healthy when undertaken with the right spirit, which our school values underpin. Children have opportunity to compete at an intra-school level between classes or colour teams, on an inter-school level at local tournaments, festivals and leagues and on a county level should we progress that far at the Hampshire games. We run school football, netball and cross-country teams in the local leagues whilst also competing in many other competitions across the school year. For more information on our recent competitions and information follow the link below.
Every year we hold a school ‘Fun Run’ which aims to raise money for the PFA and also engages the whole school community in physical activity. We also run our annual sports day for the children to show their abilities in a range of track and field athletics activities, again providing an opportunity for the whole school community to come together to celebrate sporting achievement.
In addition, Sarisbury Junior School provides a wide-ranging free after school club program offering children the chance to be part of football, netball, cross country, rounders, and cricket clubs each year with other opportunities for clubs arising throughout the year.
Sport at SJS
The Government Sports Grant
In September 2013, the Government made dedicated sports funding available to schools in order to improve pupil participation and opportunities in school sport.
At Sarisbury, we have used this funding to undertake a variety of activities to enhance sports provision; full details of our use of this funding can be found in the documents below.