Physical Education

Physical Education at Stocksbridge Junior School


All children receive at least 2 hours of PE per week, which is timetabled with 2 specialist PE teachers. These lessons provide high quality and challenging activities in a range of sports including:

  • Basketball
  • Athletics
  • Gymnastics
  • Football
  • Dance
  • Netball
  • Rounders
  • Cricket
  • Tag rugby
  • Outdoor and adventurous activities / team building activities
  • Games e.g. dodgeball, benchball

We run a Healthy week every year and alongside numerous healthy activities, children get to try out:

  • Fencing
  • Rowing
  • Street dance
  • Sports day
  • Smoothie bike
  • Mile run

Children also receive extra lessons with their class teachers and through staff CPD (see below).

Staff CPD

Staff CPD happens on Monday afternoons. It involves team teaching with one of the PE specialists in school. The initial CPD focuses on what individual staff want to improve in e.g. gymnastics, outdoor and adventurous activities etc. Future lessons are aimed at staff leading sections of lessons e.g. warm ups, skill drills or full lessons and then evaluating these sessions, in order to improve their teaching.




Intra-school competitions occur throughout the year in PE lessons, sports days and inhealthy week. In PE lessons, all children compete in modified games and activities to improve their knowledge of rules, develop teamwork and to promote competition. We have 4 houses that can be used in intra-school competition and form the basis for our sports day:

  • Hunshelf
  • Ewden
  • Broomhead
  • Wharncliffe


Many of the following competitions have up to 4 rounds.

Round 1: Cluster competition

Round 2: Partnership competition

Round 3: City Finals

Round 4: South Yorkshire Finals.

Extra-Curricular Sport

Children have the opportunity to take part in a number of extra-curricular clubs including:

  • Gymnastics
  • Cheerleading
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Handball
  • Winter/Summer Games
  • Swimming
  • Athletics
  • Wake and Shake morning club
  • Rounders
  • Cricket
  • Lunchtime football coach

Sports Leaders club

15-20 Year 6 sports leaders selected each year to run lunchtime activities and support school events. There is a leadership day organised by Links that 2 of these children can attend.

Links with local sports clubs

We have an external coach that comes in on a Wednesday after school to teach various activities e.g. taekwondo, football, dance etc. The highlighted clubs below are ‘active link clubs’ (where coaches encourage children to join their club through competitions, assemblies, taster sessions etc and are also promoted by the PE team).

  • Stocksbridge Rugby Club
  • Stocksbridge Cricket Club
  • Nicola Priestly Academy of Dance
  • Stocksbridge Park Steels and Junior Foxes Football Club
  • Pheonix Gymnastics Club (Stocksbridge)
  • Kickboxing/karate – Richard Taylor Reactive Fitness
  • Stocksbridge Tennis Club
  • City of Sheffield Running Club –Team Russell – Jamie Russell
  • Stocksbridge Pentaqua Swimming Club
  • Judo – Gareth Howell

PE network and Centre of Excellence

PE network: We lead on a PE network which started up in September 2016 with Locality G (17 Infant / Primary / Junior schools). The network is made up of PE lead teachers from each school and we meet three times a year with a different focus at each meeting. Aim – To improve the quality of teaching and learning in PE across Locality G. This has proven to be very successful and feedback from staff has been extremely positive.

Centre of Excellence: We are now one of the few schools in Yorkshire who have been recognised for their outstanding Physical Education provision! We will be used in a variety of ways to improve Physical Education in other schools in Yorkshire e.g. CPD workshops, provide resources etc.

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