At Churchfields Junior School we believe that sport and PE are extremely important to the physical health, academic attainment and emotional wellbeing of our pupils. Sports coached at our school are wide and varied, giving the pupils options to enjoy and excel during lesson time as well as a packed co-curricular programme, including: hockey; netball; tennis; football; basketball; tag rugby; badminton; table tennis; kwik cricket; rounders; athletics; dodgeball; cross country; circuit training; bench ball; country dancing ; contemporary dancing and gymnastics. This vast range of sport is delivered across the academic sporting calendar. In addition to sport as part of the weekly PE lessons and co-curriculum clubs, pupils have the opportunity to sample sports such as lacrosse and BMX biking as well as Year 6 pupils spending seven days at Rhos-y-Gwaliau, an Outdoor Educational Centre in Wales. PE teaching and learning is exceptionally high quality, the curriculum is constantly being reviewed and our sporting achievements are legion.
Physical education is carefully prepared, planned and delivered by a specialist ball sports teacher and a highly qualified dance and gymnastic teacher. In unison, the specialist staff ensure 480 pupils receive on average two and a half hours of high quality PE each week. Our staff lead PE training for trainee teachers across Redbridge.
The playground is marked out with an array of multi-coloured courts, seven netball hoops, a challenging climbing apparatus and four outdoor table tennis tables. The school benefits from a recently refurbished, large field which includes a challenging obstacle course, a six tower fort complex and a multi combination climbing frame. These facilities keep pupils active at break times. Pupils develop fundamental movement skills as they are challenged to traverse the equipment and the equipment encourages physical, social and imaginative play. We also have a strong community link with our main feeder high school; Woodbridge High, who allow us to use their astro-turf facility.