Physical Education

Curriculum 
Our aim, at Christ Church  Primary School, is that all pupils will acquire the self-confidence, knowledge, skills and motivation to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport, whether in a competitive sporting capacity or taking part in physical activity for other outcomes such as fitness, fun and friendship. Staff and children understand the benefits of leading an active, healthy lifestyle and this message is promoted through all areas of school life,
 
The PE curriculum at Christ Church Primary School has been carefully created to ensure children are given a broad and balanced experience of sport and physical activity. Skills are taught and developed in a structured and progressive way within lessons and across year groups and key stages. Units of work are planned to complement the inter school calendar of competitions, thus providing the children with opportunities to apply the skills they have been taught in a festival style or competitive setting. The curriculum is supplemented by a wide range of after school clubs which introduce children to new sports and activities and signpost them to community clubs where they can continue their active journey. 
Competition 

At Christ Church Primary School all children are offered the opportunity to be involved in and compete in a range of sports. Within lessons and units of work, children are encouraged to set personal targets and monitor and celebrate their own progress and success. Intra competition is built into each unit of work and the curriculum has been designed to allow and encourage year groups to organise competitive experiences within the school environment. Careful consideration is given to the inter school competitions we enter, with priority being placed upon children’s enjoyment, meaningful experience and participation. Across all levels of competition, emphasis is placed on the six School Games values that reflect the spirit of competition and fair play; Determination, Honesty, Respect, Passion, Teamwork and Self Belief.

 

School Games Mark 

 
We've got Gold School Games Mark for 2019-2020

Christ Church Primary School is incredibly proud to have been awarded the School Games Mark GOLD award five times since its inception in 2012.

The School Games Mark is a government led awards scheme to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community.

The award highlights and celebrates achievement in four key areas:

  • Participation - how many young people at your school are being engaged in sporting activity?
  • Competition - how many different sports are being played and how many competitions are being entered?
  • Workforce - how many pupils are involved in leadership activities alongside taking part in competitions?
  • Clubs - how many local links does your school have with clubs or establishments from the area?



          Swimming At Christ Church
 
All schools must provide swimming in Key stage 2. In particular, pupils should be taught to:
  • Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • Use a range of strokes effectively (E.g. front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke)
  • Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations

Christ Church Primary School currently offer swimming lessons for all children in Years 4. Children are taught by qualified swimming instructors from the local pool who follow guidelines set out by the Local Authority.
 
2020-2021
Unfortunately, due to COVID 19, swimming has not been undertaken during Autumn/Spring Term.  We are working closely with sports and leisure to ensure we provide a safe swimming education to our pupils at the most appropriate time.    
 
2019-2020
Unfortunately, due to COVID 19, swimming data for this academic year is unavailable. 

2018-2019- (Year 4 Cohort)
71%  can swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of a t least 25 Metres 
68% can use a range of strokes effectively (E.g. front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke)
71% can perform safe self- rescue in different water-based situations