In-School Activities

 

Junior Sport Stars’ staff work in a number of primary schools on a daily basis. We can provide our team to organise sporting activities during breakfast clubs in order to get the children on time and ready for the school day. We also have lunchtime organisers, who will tailor a lunchtime plan, specific to each school. We also provide qualified and experienced staff to deliver planned and assessed curriculum P.E, Dance and Gymnastics lessons.


 

Breakfast Clubs


Junior Sports Stars will provide a member of staff to organise and oversee sports and different activities before school begins. They will set up different sports and activities to suit your schools needs. Our Dance teachers can also do 'wake-up, shake-up' to get the children ready for the school day. The sports and activities will change continuously to keep encouraging children to get to school early and on time.

The purpose of the breakfast club is to encourage children to play sport and to get them physically and mentally prepared for school, but first and foremost to be on time for school. The breakfast clubs have been particularly succesful with those schools that have problems with lateness.

Breakfast Clubs provides:

Variety of sports, including 'wake-up, shake-up'
Fully supervised by experienced, fully qualified coaches
Improves punctuality
Wakes up the body and mind in preparation for the school day

Lunchtime Activity Leaders


Junior Sport Stars will tailor a programme to suit your schools’ lunchtime needs. Through a consultation with a member of our coaching staff, a plan will be created to provide lunchtime activities/sports for both summer and winter terms.

Our programs include structured and organised sports areas, lunchtime team training for school sports teams, playground games/ activities including zoning the playground into sections and using the space to its best potential. Our staff will also select Play Leaders for both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

Playleader Award

The lunchtime activity leaders will work with volunteers from the Year 5/6 class and will deliver training and continuous assessment as part of their ‘Playleader Award’. The playleader award is made up of three awards; Bronze, Silver and Gold. The playleaders will be shown different games and activities, how to referee matches, health & safety and how to do a risk assessment and how to manage behavioral issues. They will then supervise the games and activities at lunchtimes and their progress will be monitored in their log book. They will also be required to research their own games and activities as part of their ‘Gold’ award. The award scheme will run for the whole of the year, with each playleader doing one/two days a week, with the awards given out at the end of the school year.

Curriculum P.E. Lessons

Our highly experienced Sports, Gymnastics and Dance staff are able to deliver P.E, Dance and Gymnastics lessons at Foundation stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. We will provide detailed lesson plans for each session, incorporating the national curriculum aims and attainment targets and assessment. Our 'educators' can deliver the lessons in a fun manner with emphasis on the key coaching points, rules and a fair play.

Sport/Outdoor Games

The P.E. lessons will be structured as follows:

Invasion Games (Autumn & Winter term) Football, Lacrosse, Hockey, Tag-Rugby, Handball and more
Net-wall Games (Winter & Spring term) Basketball, Netball, Tennis, Badminton and more
Strike Field (Spring & Summer term) Cricket, Athletics, Rounders, Tri-Golf and more
Indoor P.E (Gymnastics-All year)

Each half term every child will be assessed on their overall performance in the sports they have been playing. The assessment is in three main categories; technique/skill, ability to work as a member of a team and general behaviour/ attitude to sport. The Assessments are handed to the school at the end of each half term, including the half term’s lesson plans. Each class will also be assessed on their fitness levels throughout the school year. These results are recorded and compared with national and class averages and provided to the teachers.

Gymnastics

We can also provide fully qualified Gymnastics Coaches to deliver your school’s ‘Indoor P.E’ curriculum.

All of our Gymnastics Coaches will be Level 2 qualified and Coach at both of our Gymnastics Schools. Our Gym coaches are able to deliver Gymnastics as P.P.A cover, as part of the P.E curriculum or through professional learning, working closely with the teaching staff to give them the tools and confidence to eventually deliver the lessons themselves.

Dance

We have a large pool of Dance Instructor's who deliver Dance lesson during and after-school. We have links with a number of Dance schools based in Stockport, Manchester and the surrounding areas. All of our instructor's have the experience and knowledge of a wide variety of Dance genres and can teach them from Foundation Stage upwards. A number of schools are currently using ourselves to deliver Dance CPD, working closely with teaching staff in learning how to plan and deliver a Dance lesson depending on their topic, genre or class.


CPD/Professional Learning

Junior Sport Stars have been working closely with teaching staff from a number of schools in Greater Manchester in the delivery of Gymnastics, Dance and outdoor P.E. Every school is different and teacher's have varied subject knowledge when it comes to P.E. Through a consultation with a member of our team, we will draw up a plan to suit your school's and your teaching staff's individual needs.

Our more experienced staff deliver the sessions with the teacher's assisting. When the teacher's feel more confident we then assess them delivering their own sessions under our guidance and supervision. They are also given guidance on how a session should be structured and how a half term, term and full year of P.E should be structured.

Gymnastics

CPD for Gymnastics is available for either a half term/full term or for a full year. Obviously, the more sessions that are covered the more experience the teacher's will gain. All of our CPD is covered by our Head Coach of Gymnastics.

During the sessions the Coach will outline how a session is structured, how to support the children during various moves and most importantly how to do it safely. We have found that a lot of teacher's feel uncomfortable coaching Gymnastics to a certain standard because they don't have much subject knowledge or if they do, struggle to deliver the session correctly because they haven't witnessed it first hand.

Through a consultation with a member of our team we will work out what's best for you and your school. Some school's outline areas of Gymnastics that each individual teacher would like to learn more of and the Coach will plan their sessions around their chosen subject/subjects. Other schools have already purchased coaching tools (Valsabin, Knowlsey Aprroach, Real Gym etc) that they would like us to show them how to deliver the sessions to a higher standard. All the while, each session will incorporate class management, alternative teaching, maximum participation