Archive – PE and Sports

Archive – Football at Elmwood

Elmwood at Crystal Palace Foundation Tournament

On 28th February, 8 of Elmwood’s football team took part in a 6-a-side tournament at Selhurst Sports Arena run by the Crystal Palace Football Club Foundation. Mr R commented on how well the boys played in a high quality event. Despite beating the eventual winners Croydon Aerodrome 3 – 1, too many draws left Elmwood just short of qualifying from the group phase. The boys said that they had really enjoyed the experience and Mr R was proud with their performance throughout.

Elmwood struggle against Davidson

Wednesday 12th January 2017

Elmwood have recorded a draw and a loss in their 2 recent league matches against Davidson School. Both played away from home, the boys struggled to build up play on the wider and longer pitch. A 0 – 0 draw and a 1 – 0 loss have created a very close league table with only 2 months remaining of the league season.

With many points still to play for and Elmwood in a good position to challenge for the league title, the team are determined to bring good news in the coming weeks.

Elmwood 2 vs 1 Ark Oval

Thursday 8th December 2016

In their first league match of the season, Elmwood started slowly in front of a passionate home crowd. The boys were fortunate to go 1 – 0 up and held on to half time. Although the second half began more promisingly, a soft goal was given away. 1 – 1. For the last 10 minutes of the match, Elmwood dominated the ball and took a deserved lead through Javarn. They managed to hold on to record a very important win.

School Sport Captain Nicole interviewed Harvey after the match:

Nicole: Do you think you played well?

Harvey: Yes I do but I didn’t play to my full potential.  

Nicole: How did you feel after the match?

Harvey: I felt proud that I played for my school again and that we won.

Nicole: How do you feel when you step on the field?

I feel nervous and excited at the same time.

Nicole: So how would you rate your performance?

Harvey: 6 out of 10 because we started slowly and could have done better but we won in the end.

St. Chads 2 vs 2 Elmwood. St. Chads win 3 – 2 on penalties. 

Elmwood unfortunate to exit cup in second round

Wednesday 16th November 2016

Elmwood travelled to St.Chads Primary School in confident mood, looking to progress to the next round. The game started at a frantic pace with Elmwood pressing and winning the ball high up the pitch. After Elmwood had missed chances to score, they then conceded a goal. It was a superb strike into the top left hand corner of the goal. 1 – 0 St. Chads. The Elmwood team did not feel sorry for themselves however, they struck back before half time through Harvey and looked the stronger side in the second half. St. Chads scored against the run of play once more and it took a goal from Cayden to bring the scores level, 2 – 2. The tense game went into extra time and then penalties. Cruelly, Elmwood were defeated 3 – 2 on penalties despite putting in a very good performance overall. Immediately after the final whistle every Elmwood player went to shake the hands of the opposition and showed true class in defeat. 

The team now looks to maintain their positive and strong performances in the league campaign. 

Elmwood 3 – 0 Monks Orchard
Elmwood put on strong second half performance in season debut

Thursday 20th October 2016

Elmwood are through to the second round of the Primary Cup after eliminating Monks Orchard in a tough opening fixture. In front of a large home crowd, Elmwood struggled to test the opposition goalkeeper during a scrappy first half. At half time, coaches Mr Pollock and Mr Clark encouraged the boys to increase the speed of their passing and they responded with a dominant second half display. Early in the second half Elmwood were awarded a controversial penalty which leading striker Javarn tucked into the bottom left corner of the goal. From then on the home side, in confident mood, turned on the style. Javarn grabbed his second of the game with a superb solo run and finish. Creative midfielder Harvey wrapped it all off with a quality strike from outside of the area. The team now look to carry their impressive display into their upcoming league fixtures.

Archive –  Netball Team News

Elmwood 9 – 1 Wolsey

Thursday 15th December, 2016

On Thursday 15th December, 2016 the Elmwood Junior Netball Team played their second away match against Wolsey Junior School. Although the Wolsey Netball Team played fantastically, the Elmwood Junior girls were the clear winners throughout. After the first 5 minutes of the match, they had scored 3 goals and their winning streak was maintained throughout with a final score of 9-1 to Elmwood Juniors!

Excellent work again girls, well done!

Elmwood 2 – 2 Fairchildes

Wednesday 7th December, 2016

On Wednesday 7th December, 2016 the Elmwood Junior Netball Team played their first away match against Fairchildes Primary School. It was a fast paced match which left the girls 2-0 down during the first half. However, they worked together as a team to level the score during the second part of the game and demonstrated excellent team spirit to keep up morale.

The girls still remain unbeaten with a final score of 2-2. Well done girls!

Netball Victory!

Wednesday 30th November, 2016

On Wednesday 30th November, 2016 after weeks of training and hard work, the Elmwood Junior’s Netball Team played their first match of the league against Forest Academy.

Tymeah (Captain), Mckenzie, Zara, Anaiya, Azeya, Lia, Nissi, Kian and Divine took to the pitch to put all their training into practice and their efforts paid off!

It was a fast paced match where the girls worked together to keep the ball out of the oppositions hands resulting in a final score of 12-0 to Elmwood. Well done girls!


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.