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Sport at Cordwalles

GETTING ACTIVE @ Cordwalles Junior School

(PE and Competitive Sport)

Spring term sport and PE


It has been a busy term once again at Cordwalles Junior School.


Competition and festivals


Indoor Sportshall Athletics:  Eighteen children from Year 5 and 6 participated at Guildford Spectrum, we performed extremely well against some very experienced teams.  We improved our ranking from last year which shows all the investment from our Sports Premium spending is starting to pay off.  Jasmine (Year 5) and Ethan (Year 6) have been selected by Active Surrey to represent Surrey Heath at the Surrey County Indoors Sportshall Athletics competition in the summer term. Fantastic News!


Badminton Festival:  Following on from the success of the after school badminton club, 9 children from Year 3 - Year 6 took place in a festival of Badminton skills @ Kings International school.  Again, amazing determination was shown whilst learning some more challenging badminton skills.  All the children really enjoyed the experience to play against other schools. Leala (Year 6) received a prize in recognition of her improvement during the festival.


Cross Country Relays:  Twelve children from Year 3 - Year 6 formed three teams to participate in our 1st ever cross country relays at Ravenscote Junior School.  It was a deceivingly challenging course, with steep inclines and narrow woodland paths.  All the runners gave their all, and never once gave up.  True examples of resilience and determination.  We ranked 21st and 25th out of 28 teams in the Year 3 and 4 race; ranking 25th out of 30 in the Year 5 and 6 race.


Year 6 Netball Festival:  Eight Year 6 children played five Hi-5 Netball games in a round robin festival.  Sadly, we did not win any of our games, but we had the loudest cheer of any of the teams there when Nesdon scored the only goal.  They were a brilliant team, communicating well and overflowing with positive encouragement.  Well done Keeley for representing the school for the 1st time.


Year 5 Football and Netball Festival:  Unfortunately, the festival was the victim of inclement weather and has been rescheduled to April 18th.


Surrey Heath Sports Partnership League


Year 5 and 6 Football and Netball Festival:  The Year 5 teams have been unaffected by the weather, away to Mytchett with a Netball win and football defeat; home to Lakeside in a very evenly matched, fast paced netball game resulting in a defeat and football draw.


Our teams are showing improvement in stamina, fitness, team work and skills and with continued focus in PE lessons on skills, success will follow.


House Competitions and Festivals


House Captains elections were held this term, with eight children from Year 6 being voted by their peers to lead their houses to victory.


During Physical Wellbeing Week, the House Captains helped to organise our first ever Cross Country relay.  64 children from across the school teamed up and ran a leg each of our course.  Cheered on by the rest of the school, all the runners did an amazing job - even if it was longer course than they expected.  Dolphins won both races!  Well done!



Year 5 Hi-5 Netball House Competition:  During a recent Pine Class PE lesson, the houses played three round robin games.  Lots of goals scored, improvement in skills and team play.  It was a tie between Eagles and Badgers.


More house competitions are planned for the Summer Term.


School Team Kit & PE Ambassadors


Finally, after much information gathering and comparisons to get the best value for money, a new Cordwalles kit has been ordered.  It is due for delivery by the middle of May.  It looks awesome.


PE Ambassadors:  Each class now has four PE Ambassadors who will be wearing a purple PE Ambassador t-shirt during PE lessons.  Their duties will include helping prepare resources for the lessons, running warm up and cool down sessions, offering encouragement and advice during lessons.  The children have been selected to promote an active lifestyle and the benefits of becoming more active.


Sports Premium Spending


With the increased budget this school year, Sports Premium has funded lots of different projects to help encourage our children leading a healthier and more active lifestyle such as:


New School Team Kit

Outdoor Fitness Equipment

Freestyle Football Workshops

Subsidising After School Clubs

Replacing and investing PE equipment

Training for staff to delivery better quality PE lessons


  • Gugafit


Dan White continues to champion getting more active and personal fitness during his weekly hour long sessions with each class.  He has introduced termly fitness beep tests to track improvement in fitness levels.  Several Year 3 boys are fitter than Year 5 and Year 6!  Dan also provides opportunities for the children to develop stamina and core stability conditioning.  He also runs to two of our most popular clubs - Cross Country and Dodgeball.


  • Extra Curricular Clubs


We have seven sporting clubs running this term:  Hi-5 Netball, Football, Cross Country, Judo, Badminton, Dodgeball.  We now use an on-line booking system which seems much more efficient for both parents and staff.  These clubs change on a termly basis.


  • Playground Equipment


With the doubling of the Sports Premium funding starting this year until 2020, we have decided to spend a significant proportion of it, this school year on purchasing specialist outdoor fitness equipment, similar to those in the picture below.  We hope that this will encourage children to become more active at break and lunch times and will provide a great legacy.  Watch this space for more information and future fundraising activities so we can purchase more!




  • Get Active Staff Team


Without the dedication of a committed team of staff, the children at Cordwalles would not be able to have access these opportunities.  A special thank you to:

  • The class teachers who deliver fun and engaging PE lessons; teaching new skills and inspiring children to engage in sport and getting active.
  • All the support staff who give up their lunch times to lead training sessions and playing games.
  • The office staff who help me to keep on top of all the administration of arranging 30 plus sporting events each school year.


Looking forward:


Summer Term


Year 3 and 4 Tag Rugby

Year 3 and 4 Tri Golf

Various Cricket Festivals in conjunction with Frimley Cricket Club

Year 3 and 4 Quadkids event

Year 5 and 6 Quadkids event @ Aldershot Stadium

Year 5 and 6 Rounders Festival

Sports Day


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