Junior Sport

Sport is a key part of each girl’s week in Tormead Junior School. We have enjoyed success at local, county and national level in a number of sports. Girls from Reception upwards enjoy lessons taught by specialist games, gymnastics and swimming teachers. Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 enjoy one games and one gymnastics lesson a week. From Year 3, swimming is added to the girls’ schedule. The extra-curricular programme for sport is extensive.

The girls enjoy a broad and balanced curriculum which includes:

  • Archery
  • Netball
  • Hockey
  • Swimming
  • Dance
  • Fencing
  • Gymnastics
  • Tag rugby
  • Athletics
  • Tennis
As with all extra-curricular activities, sports activities are run so that on a weekly basis, there will be a sporting activity that each girl can join, regardless of their ability. Then at a different time during the week, there will be a separate activity to take more able girls to a higher standard. For example, there is a Year 4, 5 and 6 Hockey Club on a Tuesday lunchtime (all welcome) and then a Year 5 and 6 team practice (by invitation) on a Friday after school. This ethos leads to almost every girl being involved in at least one, weekly extra-curricular sporting activity, and for many this is an almost daily event.

The girls enjoy a full half term of dance lessons as part of their PE curriculum. The dance is often related to other subjects on the curriculum. For example, Year 4, who study the life of children during World War Two, learn how to jive, whilst Year 2 complement their study of life on a Scottish island by learning traditional Scottish dances. The half term’s work is then celebrated in a wonderful Dance Exhibition evening for parents.