All senior school students have one PE lesson a week, in which different sports are taught, and one Games afternoon a week, in which different team and outdoor activities are played. The sports played at Sherfield are listed below and you can find out how our teams by following us on our social media channels.
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There are 9 football teams at Sherfield ranging from U9 level through to U16’s. Football is played in the pupil’s games afternoons in the autumn term from September through to December for the boys and in the spring term for the girls.
This is the main focus sport for the girls during the autumn term. The school runs 8 teams from U9 level through to U15’s.
Rugby and Tag Rugby
Rugby and tag rugby is played in the school during the spring term (Jan – Apr). The U9 boys are introduced to rugby in the form of tag rugby. Contact rugby is introduced to the U11 boys and is played throughout the senior school. The school has 5 rugby teams (9 teams including tag rugby).
Cricket is played at Sherfield during the summer term. Sherfield has 5 cricket teams starting with pairs cricket at U9 level, moving up to U15 senior cricket. Cricket is played during the pupils games afternoons with a focus on technical and tactical knowledge.
We are developing this sport very successfully in the school. It is played throughout the school in curriculum PE lessons from year 3 to year 13. The school competes at a local level against other schools and has shown immediate success.
Tennis is played during the summer term at Sherfield. We introduce tennis into curriculum lessons as young as pre reception (3 to 4 year olds) and run straight through to Year 13. The current U16 tennis team have won the Basingstoke and Deane tennis league for the past 3 years with the U13’s winning twice.
Cross Country takes place in the spring term and is included in every pupil’s curriculum PE lessons. At Sherfield we benefit from a natural course through the school grounds and wooded area which is seen as one of the best courses in Hampshire.
Athletics is another summer term activity at Sherfield. It is an area of focus in curriculum PE lessons from pre reception to Year 11. The summer term culminates in Sports Day which sees the schools 4 Houses of Buckfield, Loddon, Lydney and Wynstow battling it out for the overall house crown.
Basketball is an emerging sport within Sherfield School. We currently have two teams in the senior school who play in local competitions. It is taught in the school PE curriculum in the autumn term.
Hockey is a sport that is increasing in popularity through the school. It is a sport that is taught as part of the PE curriculum. Hockey is introduced to pre- reception in the form of uni-hoc with lightweight sticks where the main focus is on the basics such as grip and passing.
Judo is available at Sherfield in the form of an afterschool club. It is taught by a specialist Judo instructor Alex Farbon (Total Judo) who won the Wokingham Sports Award for Top Man 2011. Lessons in judo are available to pupils as young as 5 years old (Reception) and are available throughout the school.
Golf and Tri Golf
Sherfield School benefits from being situated next to Sherfield Oaks which boasts two 18 hole golf courses, a practice putting green, driving range and professional tuition. During the summer term golf is an option for junior and senior pupils in the form of curriculum games lessons or an afterschool club.
Outdoor Adventure Activities (OAA)
Outdoor adventure activities has been recently introduced as part of the PE curriculum and is becoming very popular. The main focus in this unit of work is to develop pupils teamwork, communication, leadership and problem solving skills. Activities such as problem solving, orienteering and caving are covered. OAA is taught to the pupils from year 2 to 11. OAA is also available at Sherfield School in the form of the Duke of Edinburgh Award.
Gymnastics and Trampolining
Gymnastics is an important part of our PE curriculum. It is taught throughout the school in the autumn term from pre-reception through to year 9. At an early age the main focus for gymnastics is developing the pupil’s basic coordination and balance into set movements such as forward and backward rolls, cartwheels, headstands and handstands.
Swimming is offered to all pupils in the junior school from reception through to year 6. These pupils have one swimming lesson each week for the entirety of the academic year. The pupils receive the benefit of being taught by specialist swimming instructors.
Health Related Fitness (HRF)
Health Related Fitness is taught throughout the school as part of the PE curriculum. The main focus of this unit of work for the junior school is to develop the pupil’s knowledge of how their body works during exercise with the use of heart rate monitors and specialised exercise equipment.
The main sport for the girls in the summer term is Rounders. This is taught in their games afternoons as well as senior and junior lunchtime clubs. There is also a junior Rounders club available for the boys to take part in afterschool.
Skiing and Snowboarding
Each year the PE department organise a ski trip for pupils in the senior school. The trip caters for skiers of all standards ranging from absolute beginners (first time skiers) to advanced group skiing.
Dance – Ballet
Dance is an activity that is taught in the pupils curriculum PE lessons. We currently teach our Gems Plus pupils (Pre Reception – Year 2) different areas of dance. We cover contemporary movement, ballroom, hip hop and ballet within school. The main focus is understanding the origins of the dance and basic movements in time to music.
Free Running (Parkour)
Alongside our traditional sports and activities at Sherfield School we have modern activities too, notably free running (parkour), a physical discipline which focuses on efficient movement around obstacles.