PE and Sports


Latest Sports news from Elmwood Juniors! 

Elmwood Junior School Sports Day 2017! 

On Thursday 13th and Friday 14th July, Elmwood Junior School held their annual sports day events. On Thursday, it was Year 3 and Year 4’s turn to impress, watched on by their families and teachers. They competed in a range of activities including sprint, relay and obstacle races and a long jump and javelin throw. As well as being determined and giving their best, the children also showed outstanding support for their teammates.

On Friday, Year 5 and Year 6 had to compete with the rain before they could begin their events. After a warm up in the hall, they were ready to tackle the sprint, obstacle relay, long jump and javelin throw. Upper school again showed the importance of sporting values at Elmwood, with the day showing off the children’s honesty, respect and fair play within PE.

The House winners from each year group will be announced in assembly on Friday. Thank you to our JC Academy Sports Coaches for running a fantastic sports day 2017!

Elmwood take home 2 trophies at the Croydon Athletics Championships! 

For around 2 months, Elmwood Junior School’s athletics teams have been practicing after school and often during their lunchtimes to ready themselves for the championships. From Monday 19th June to Wednesday 21st June, the team competed at Croydon Arena against schools from around Croydon.

The team have had outstanding success this year and the school are very proud of all of them. We had 17 children competing on finals day, here are some of the notable achievements:

1st place in the Girls Relay – Lia, Tymeah, Anaiya, Jordine and Taliah.
1st place in the Girls Overall
1st place in the Girls 90m sprint – Lia
3rd place in the Girls 75m sprint – Taliah
4th place in the Girls Year 6 long jump – Anaiya
2nd place in the Boys Year 5 long jump – Victor
4th place in the Boys Relay – Jordan, Samuel, Lequan, Jeffrey and Javarn.

Well done team!

Year 3 Sports Festival 

This term, all 120 Year 3 pupils have taken part in a 2 hour festival of sport at Elmwood Junior School. The children competed and developed their skills in hockey, dodgeball, basketball and on an obstacle course. They also participated in a PE lesson that focused on their balance and a health lesson looking at how to stay safe in the sun. The children expressed how much they loved the day and they were fantastic in showing our school’s values in sport: respect, determination, self belief, teamwork, honesty and passion. Well done Year 3!


Elmwood take part in Year 3 and 4 Basketball Festival

Wednesday 26th April


After taking a walk past Crystal Palace’s Selhurst Park, Mr Pollock, Mr G and 7 children from Year 3 and 4 arrived at Harris South Norwood Secondary School. The children took part in a Basketball Festival which was led by Croydon School Sport Partnership and GCSE students from Harris. After a skills session involving dribbling, passing and shooting, the children played 3 a-side matches against local schools. The children loved playing in the large sports hall and testing their ability against other pupils. It is pleasing to see that the children are now eager to get involved in more sport both inside and outside school.






Elmwood compete in hockey tournament

Wednesday 11th January 2017

After intensive training sessions with Mr Barnes, 9 of Elmwood’s finest hockey players successfully competed at a tournament at Croydon High School, Selsdon. Despite the bad weather, the children showed impressive coordination skills and had a good team ethic as they won half of their 6 games. The children thoroughly enjoyed their day out and expressed their happiness at playing a new sport competitively.





Show Racism the Red Card Workshop 

When the news was broken to 6P and 5L that they had been invited to attend a workshop at Crystal Palace’s Selhurst Park, they were ecstatic…and with good reason!

This was run by the high profile charity ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ and focused on challenging the children’s perceptions of people. Issues around race, skin colour, tattoos and fashion were all discussed as the children began to question whether we can make judgements about people based on what they look like.The children excelled and their enthusiasm was clear to see.


As well as meeting 2 ex-professional football players during the workshop, the children were lucky enough to see many first team players including Jason Puncheon and James Tomkins. They even had club captain Scott Dann come over and sign their posters!

Mr Pollock, Mr Luxford and Mr Acky took full advantage of this opportunity!

6P and 5L were very grateful to Mrs Read for arranging this special event.


Year 5 Leadership Training
Friday 11th November


20 children from Year 5 have taken part in an afternoon of leadership training with the Croydon Schools Sport Partnership. The children not only completed a series of tasks but also identified the core qualities of leaders and what it takes to create an effective lesson. These children are preparing themselves to deliver their very own physical activity sessions for younger Elmwood pupils.





Elmwood’s sport and physical activity clubs have started!

We will be bring you the latest news from our variety of clubs including:

Year 3 and 4 Football Club

Change 4 Life (Multi-Sports) Club

Dance Club

Racket Sports

SchoolsRun Club

This year we are very excited to begin the new ‘SchoolsRun’ club. Our children will be some of the first in the country to take part in this programme which invites children to run, jog or walk a course at the school and track their own times each week.


PE and Sports Funding

In 2015/16 the school received £ 10,381 for specific use for PE and sports facilities and activities. The money was used for:

  • Part funding of a new all-weather sports court;
  • Free extra-curricular clubs open to all pupils such as Frisbee and Multisports; and
  • Additional sports equipment.

In 2016/17 the school is aiming to further increase access to sports and physical education for all pupils, for example providing organised sports at lunchtimes as well as the provision of after school sports clubs and participating in ‘The School Run’ initiative.