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Physical Education




At Christ Church (Church of England) Infant School and Nursery we believe that physical education, experienced in a safe and supportive environment is a unique and vital contributor to a pupil’s physical development and wellbeing.

A broad and balanced curriculum is intended to provide for pupils increasing self confidence in their ability to manage themselves and their bodies within a variety of movement situations.  Progressive learning objectives and supportive teaching endeavour to provide stimulating, enjoyable, satisfying and challenging learning experiences for all pupils.  Through differentiated tasks, pupils will enjoy success and be motivated to develop their individual potential.


  • To develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities.

  • To enable children to develop and explore physical skills with increasing control and coordination.

  • To increase children’s ability to use what they have learnt to improve the quality and control of their performance.

  • To promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles ensuring children are physically active for sustained periods of time.

  • To encourage all children to develop habits for life to lead healthy, active lifestyles and adopt positive attitudes towards physical activity.

  • To teach children to recognise and describe how their bodies feel during exercise and to understand the short and long term effects of exercise on their bodies.

  • To engage in competitive sports and activities.

  • To develop a sense of fair play, honest competition and good sporting behaviour.

  • To enhance academic achievement through physical activity.

  • To support and encourage children to engage in co-operative, creative play in a range of situations.

  • Enable pupils to work independently and as part of a group or team in varied activities so as PE contributes to the development of core skills such as communication by speech.

  • To provide opportunities for children to enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other whilst developing a sense of fair play.

  • To embed the school values through physical activity and sporting opportunities.

  • To establish self-esteem through the development of physical confidence.

  • To provide equal opportunity for all pupils, regardless of gender, ethnicity, background or ability.

  • To ensure that each child is able to fulfil their full potential in a range of physical activities, employing teaching methods and resources that will allow all pupils to have equal access to PE and to experience success and enjoyment in their PE work.

  • To promote and develop safe practice in all types of physical activity.

  • To develop children’s enjoyment of physical activity.






We encourage the physical development of children in the Foundation Stage as an integral part of their school work. We provide opportunities for all children to engage in moderate to vigorous physical activity through the delivery of activities, continuous provision and lessons to develop Fine and Gross motor skills. Daily indoor and outdoor opportunities and experiences are planned and provided to develop these skills such as access to PE equipment, bikes and scooters, playground games, climbing equipment and obstacle courses. These will contribute to developing all children’s core strength, stability, balance, spatial awareness, co-ordination and agility. In addition all Reception children receive a 1 hour PE lesson delivered by Soccer 2000 coaches, where over the year they will experience multi skills, parachute games, net wall games and athletics.  A daily Dough Disco session and active breaks such as Super movers will also be provided for children to develop skills.

Through our EYFS curriculum children will be taught the importance of keeping healthy and will be encouraged to make healthy lifestyle choices through a range of activities and discussions.


Key stage 1 Pupils are given opportunities to develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. They engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations. All KS1 children engage in 2 hours of quality PE delivered by teachers and Soccer 2000 coaches. Children will experience dance, gymnastics, athletics, ball skills, net and wall games, invasion games, striking and fielding and multi skills.


In addition children across the school are provided with 30 minutes of structured activity during a timetabled lunchtime slot. Strong links with PSHE lessons allow children to transfer knowledge of the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle and provides lots of discussion points for children during lessons.



Children will enjoy and engage safely in PE sessions and will be active throughout. Children will experience a range of activities that enable them to develop their fundamental movement skills. They will be aware of the positive impact that physical activity has on their bodies and can talk about the importance of healthy living. Children’s physical stamina and skills will develop over their time here from Reception to Year 2, enabling the majority of children to achieve the ARE’s in Physical Education. Children show enthusiasm and interest in sport and seek to pursue their interest in sports outside of school. Children will be more confident in making their own choices when engaging in physical activity and making healthy lifestyle choices.

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Extra-Curricular Clubs

We offer a football and netball club all year round. Our Thursday sports club changes every term depending on which competitions are coming up! We also do a ‘daily mile’ every Thursday morning before school!

We are Proud of our Achievements at Christ Church!
Year 6 Swimming Competency

To view our Year 6 Swimming Competency information please refer to our Sports Premium Funding Report.


At Christ Church Junior School, Physical Education is an important part of our curriculum and we strive to create a culture which aims to inspire an active generation to enjoy PE, encourage each other and achieve. We provide a safe and supportive environment for children to flourish in a range of different physical activities which is essential in supporting their physical, emotional, spiritual, social and moral development. We aspire for children to adopt a positive attitude and believe that anything can be achieved with determination and perseverance.

At Christ Church Junior School, Physical Education is an important part of our curriculum and we strive to create a culture which aims to inspire an active generation to enjoy PE, encourage each other and achieve. We provide a safe and supportive environment for children to flourish in a range of different physical activities which is essential in supporting their physical, emotional, spiritual, social and moral development. We aspire for children to adopt a positive attitude and believe that anything can be achieved with determination and perseverance.

Swimming is an important life skill and we aspire for all children to leave primary school having met at least the minimum requirements of the National Curriculum.


PE at Christ Church provides challenging and enjoyable learning through a range of sporting activities including invasion games, net & wall games, striking and fielding games, gymnastics, dance, outdoor and adventure, archery, badminton and swimming.

  • Both Year 4 class has swimming during the academic year. Booster swimming sessions are provided to children who have not met the requirements.

  • Pupils participate in at least 2 hours of high-quality PE lessons each week.

  •  The Long-Term planning for each class sets out the PE units which are to be taught throughout the year and ensures that the requirements of the National Curriculum are fully met.

  • Assessments are tracked by the PE Co-ordinator and used as handover for transition at the end of the academic year so that the new class teacher is aware of what the class has already been taught and to identify any areas that need further development.

  •  All staff can access the Medium-Term planning and half termly assessments for each class throughout the academic year.

  • Teachers use and adapt planning and resources to ensure lessons across years show progression.

  • Children are encouraged to participate in the varied range of extra-curricular activities. We provide inclusive and enjoyable clubs which increases children’s physical activity.

  • Physical activity is embedded is school life at Christ Church. We have a range of lunchtime activities which include football for both boys and girls and a playground games session. We also start the day with a daily mile on Thursdays!


At Christ Church, we ensure that our PE curriculum is progressive and allows children to develop fundamental skills and apply them to a variety of sports and activities. All children are provided with the necessary skills and given opportunities to demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best. Our pupils are physically active, and this has a positive impact on their learning in the classroom. Children understand how to lead a healthy lifestyle and understand the importance of regular exercise. We aspire for children to enjoy PE and develop a love of sport and physical activity which becomes part of their future life outside of primary school. Children can represent the school at sporting events from local to county level. Alongside this, we share sporting achievements both in and out of school in Achievers Assembly, so that we are promoting sports and activities, as well as celebrating all levels of success.

We Love PE at Christ Church Junior School!

Our Core Christian Values are reinforced through our love of PE and sport.


We show perseverance when we are learning a new skill or aiming for a personal best.

We show respect and encouragement to others when taking part in PE and sport.

We build friendships by working as team.

We show love for learning by embracing our opportunities.

We are honest when taking part in team games.


We are always kind.

Competitive Opportunities

We ensure that every year group has the opportunity to compete both internally and externally every year. Some of the opportunities we offer include:

Cross Country

Tri Golf






Accredited Clubs

If your child is interested in joining a club outside of school, the following clubs are accredited by Wolverhampton City Council. If our teachers and coaches notice your child has a particular talent, we would signpost you to the clubs below:

  • Bilbrook Juniors FC

  • Bilston Swimming Club

  • East Park Wolves Cycle Speedway Club

  • FC Perton

  • Fordhouses Cricket Club

  • Liddar Sports FC

  • Old Wulfrunians and Tettenhall Cricket Club

  • Penn Colts FC

  • Penn Cricket Club

  • Punjab United Sports FC

  • Soccer Coaching 2000

  • The Royal School Swimming Club

  • Tiki Badminton Village

  • Titanium Artistic Roller Skating Club

  • Wednesfield Aces Cycle Speedway Club

  • Wightwick and Finchfield Cricket Club

  • Wolverhampton and Bilston Athletics Club

  • Wolverhampton Cricket Club

  • Wolverhampton Sporting Chances

  • Wolverhampton Swimming Club

  • Wolverhampton Wanderers FC Girls

  • Wolverhampton Wheelers Cycling Club

PE Kit

As we have made the decision to permanently allow children to come into school in their PE kit on PE days, the correct PE kit is even more important than ever. It is now your child’s uniform for two days a week. The correct PE is detailed below:


  • Navy joggers for outdoor/ autumn winter PE.

  • Black shorts for the spring/summer.

  • A house coloured t-shirt (red, green, blue or yellow).

  • A navy hoody or zipped tracksuit top.


PE kit is available at lads and lasses. It is not compulsory to have PE with the school logo on. If you would prefer your child to wear a plain t-shirt/ hoody, that is absolutely fine. However, we do not allow t-shirts/ sweatshirts with brand logos.

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