PE at Christ Church
At Christ Church we believe that Physical Education (PE) should inspire and challenge children to experience the joy of movement, to develop positive attitudes both individually and as part of a group, and enhance their quality of life by encouraging active living.
We believe that participation in sports and games not only benefits children’s physical development, it also encourages social interaction, teamwork, courage, perseverance and an appreciation that the rules of each sport are there to make games fair and keep players safe.
We offer all pupils a broad and balanced programme of PE which caters for their individual needs, offers equal access and opportunity, and enables them to participate fully.
In Key Stage 1 the emphasis is on:
In Key Stage 2 the emphasis is on:
All children need a PE bag containing their PE kit: blue shorts, white or pale blue T-shirt, black daps/plimsolls. Each child will be expected to keep their PE bag on their peg at school during the week (though parents/carers may wish to take it home to wash at weekends).
Swimming is a statutory entitlement for all Key Stage 2 children. It is part of the National Curriculum and is not an optional extra. It is an essential life-enriching, potentially life-saving, skill ... and it’s fun!
We are fortunate enough to have all-year-round access to the swimming pool at Frome Leisure Centre. Each of our three Key Stage 2 classes has one full term of Friday morning swimming.
Children will need a one-piece swimming costume (no bikinis or long shorts), swim-hat and towel in a suitable bag. Goggles and jewellery are not permitted. If a child needs an inhaler at any time during the day, this must be with them during each swimming session in a named bag.
We travel to and from the swimming pool by coach and, therefore, a voluntary contribution of £3.00 per week or £30.00 for the full term is requested to cover the cost of transport. We would ask all parents to send in weekly contributions, as the school cannot afford to subsidise the cost of weekly coach travel.
|Term||Autumn 2016||Spring 2017||Summer 2017|
|First swim:||Friday 16th September 2016||Friday 13th January 2017||Friday 28th April 2017|
|Last swim:||Friday 2nd December 2016||Friday 24th March 2017||Friday 14th July 2017|
Weather permitting, each summer we have a traditional school sports day in which all children from all classes participate to earn points for their team house. Parents, carers and proud grandparents, uncles and aunties turn out in number to support the children and celebrate every child’s effort and achievement. This is one of the highlights of our school calendar.
PE and School Sport Premium
In March 2013 the UK Government announced that all primary and first schools would be receiving a Sport Premium allocation. This funding is to be used for schools to provide, develop and deliver sustainable high quality teaching in school physical education and sport.
At Christ Church we aim to create a culture that encourages all children to be active and enjoy sport, and help foster the aspirations of future Olympians and Paralympians.
For further information on how we use this premium and what impact it has had so far please read our PE and School Sport Premium reports.