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Northmead Junior School

Northmead Junior School

PE and Games

   Mrs Polden is the subject leaders for PE

Our PE curriculum is both challenging and enjoyable for children of all abilities. We use the studio and hall for gymnastics, dance and other indoor sports such as dodge ball.  Children also have access to our large field and playground area for outdoor games.

In year 3 children have the opportunity to participate in swimming lessons at the Spectrum sports centre. 

Lessons are taught by Northmead staff alongside coaches from Planet Soccer. 

Please see the PDF file below which provides an overview of the teaching which takes place each term.

 We offer numerous opportunities for children to participate in competitive activities, both in and out of school. Our children take pride in representing their school and achieving success.

We have welcomed funding from government to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. We are committed to using this resource to develop high quality PE lessons, alongside greater opportunities for sporting competitions and clubs for all our young people.


The Benefits of Physical Activity

Physical activity has a key part to play in improving health and well being. It helps to prevent coronary heart disease, stroke and some forms of cancer. It can also reduce the risk of developing osteoporosis, hypertension, diabetes, weight problems and obesity.

Health experts recommend that 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity including walking on at least five days a week can have significant health benefits.

Regular exercise can help to:

  • Improve your stamina so you can keep going longer
  • Increase your strength and suppleness
  • Reduce or maintain weight
  • Improve your self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and stroke
  • Help control blood pressure
  • Reduce the effects of osteoporosis
  • Improve your general well being

Please see the 'Uniform' page for details of kit.

 Useful website links


Change 4 life

Change 4 Life

active kids

Active Kids


Worplesdon Tennis Club

Worplesdon Tennis Club



Gymnastic Factory

Gymnastic Factory

Craggy Island

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