PE News

2017 / 2018

Year 4 Boys Football Competition

Friday 27th April

We took our Year 4 boys football team to a competition at Swinton High School ran by the Manchester United Foundation. We played extremely well and were undefeated meaning that we won the competition! The boys showed respect to everyone and represented our school fantastically!


Year 6 Boys Football Match

Thursday 26th April

Our Year 6 boys football team played a league match against Westwood Park Primary School which we won 8-0. The boys played really well and showed respect to the opposition at all times. Well done boys.


Tri-Golf Festival

Tuesday 24th April

We took a team of 20 Year 4 and 5 children to a Tri-Golf Festival at Albert Park. With very little time to practice, the children represented our school fantastically and demonstrated all of our school values.


Girls Football Match vs Holy Cross

Wednesday 28th March

To celebrate a brilliant term of girls football club, we decided to organise a friendly game against another local primary school for the girls to show their parents/ carers their improvement! The girls played really well and ended up winning the game 5-1! It was a brilliant game with lots of chances and excitement but more than that, the girls showed fantastic attitudes and enjoyed the game making their parents and carers very proud. Well done girls!


Chance2Shine Cricket Competition

Wednesday 28th March

As part of the Chance2shine cricket initiative in Primary Schools, we took a team of Year 3 and 4 children to represent us in a competition of participating schools at Trafford Powerleague. 10 schools entered the competition overall and in our group we won all of our games which meant we had a place in the final against Mesne Lea Primary School. In a very exciting final, our children played fantastically well and ended up winning the game by a massive 39 runs!! The children played really well but more importantly had a great attitude and enjoyed the day. Well done champions!


Tennis Competition

Monday 26th March

We took a team of Year 3 and 4 children to participate in a Tennis Competition at Eccles College. The children played 4 matches each against children from 5 local schools. All of the children played fantastically well and we are proud to say that we finished in 2nd place overall! Not only did the children play great tennis but their attitude was fantastic all morning. Well done!


Sports Relief

Friday 23rd March

Sports Relief this year was an outstanding success that the whole school is really proud of. We kicked the week of with teachers vs kids bench ball and dodge ball and ended the week with every class completing a sponsored Sports Relief mile! We also had some Year 6 students passing on their passion for sports to nursery by doing their own sports activities with them. 


Boys Premier Stars - Greater Manchester Finals

Friday 23rd March

After qualifying through the Salford Premier Stars competition, our Project Pat boys represented us in the Greater Manchester Finals at the Cliff. In an extremely tough group of 9 teams, we finished in 3rd place and represented our schools and Salford brilliantly! We won 4 games, drew 1 game and lost 3 and narrowly missed out on the semi-finals! Manchester United Foundation were there on the day filming and taking pictures and these will be uploaded when we have received them!

Girls Premier Stars - Greater Manchester Finals

Tuesday 20th March

After winning the Salford Premier Stars competition, our Project Pat girls represented us in the Greater Manchester Finals, playing the champions of each local competition. Unfortunately, the girls didn't make it through this time but they played fantastically and demonstrated our schools values magnificently! Well done girls!


Year 3/4 Touch Rugby Competition

Wednesday 14th March

Some Year 3 and 4 students represented our school yesterday at the Salford Touch Rugby competition at the AJ Bell Stadium! Our children won 3 games and drew 2 games meaning they were undefeated! Unfortunately, we missed out on the final by 1 point but the children demonstrated all of our school values which is more important to us! Well done boys!


Dare to Believe - Winter Olympics and Paralympics Festival

Friday 9th March

We took some children to the Dare to Believe Festival at Salford University to celebrate the Winter Olympic and Paralympic games! We had great fun and met Olympic Silver Medallist Ian Wilson!!! The children tried different events and sports that were made accessible for children of all levels and abilities and had a great time!


Lacrosse Competition

Friday 9th March

A group of Year 5 and 6 children represented our school at the Salford Schools Lacrosse Competition this afternoon. Year 5 and 6 have had lacrosse lessons as part of our Physical Education curriculum this year for the first time and their skills were put to the test against 13 schools from across Salford. Unfortunately, we were unable to reach the semi-finals due to goal difference, but we did manage to finish 3rd in our group after winning 2 games, drawing 1 game and losing 1 game. Well Done Everyone!


Eccles Schools Swimming Gala

Tuesday 6th March

8 children from Key Stage 2 represented our school in the Eccles Schools Swimming Gala this evening at Eccles Leisure Centre. Every child competed in an individual freestyle race as well as a relay race against other schools in Eccles. We were very proud to have received silver medals in both relay races and Billie Jo managed to finish in 4th place in the girls individual races overall! Well done Everyone! 


Manchester United Cup

Wednesday 14th February

We took a team of Year 2 footballers and Year 3 footballers to The Cliff to represent our school in the Manchester United Cup ran by the Manchester United Foundation. Both teams had lots of fun playing 7 matches each where they won some and lost some but demonstrated our school values brilliantly. 


Year 6 Eccles League Football Match Result

Tuesday 13th February

Beech Street 2 - 2 Christ Church


Salford Girls Futsal Competition

Tuesday 13th February

Our Year 4 and Year 5 girls represented our school in the Salford Girls Futsal competition which took place at Trafford Powerleague. The girls played really really well and finished in 3rd place out of 7 teams! They demonstrated all of our school values and were a credit to the school!

Premier League Stars Boys Competition

 After winning the girls competition, we took 2 teams to represent our school in the boys Premier League Stars competition at the Cliff. Our 2 teams played 4 matches each and played really well. Our A team competed in a tough group where they won 2 games and drew 2 games to finish in 2nd place. Our B team won all 4 matches and won their group to qualify for the next round of the competition! All of the boys represented us fantastically. 


Girls Football Festival

Thursday 1st February

To prepare for the upcoming Salford Girls Futsal competition, we took a group of Year 4 and 5 girls to Swinton High School to play in a football festival. The girls played for the first time ever and played fantastically! We won 2 games, drew 1 game and lost 1 game but the girls had a great time and learned a lot. Well Done Girls!

Salford Swimming Gala

Thursday 25th January

A group of boys swimmers in Year 4 and 5 represented our school in the Salford Swimming Gala which took place at Irlam Leisure Centre. Callum and Anthony swam in there breaststroke, backstroke and freestyle relay races and performed really well. 

Dodgeball Competition

Wednesday 24th January

We took 2 teams to the Eccles Cluster Dodgeball competition which took place at Eccles College. Both teams performed brilliantly and had a lot of fun. They won some matches and lost some matches in a close competition and they were a credit to our school! Well Done!


Premier League Primary Stars Tournament

Thursday 18th January

Big Well Done to our Project Pat Year 6 Girls Football Team who won the Premier League Primary Stars Tournament at the Cliff today! The girls played in 4 group matches where they won 3 and drew 1 game. As they were group winners they went through to the final where they won their final game 2-1 in a very exciting game!!!

Teamwork and Resilience Day

Thursday 14th December

On Thursday 14th December, Key Stage 2 enjoyed a ‘Team building’ day with ‘One Goal' to improve our teamwork and resilience. We participated in a variety of team games and tasks which made us focus on working together and facing new challenges. The lesson objectives that were achieved will hopefully now be easily transferable over to PE lessons, Outdoor Education and other elements of school and life that can provide challenge!



Eccles Benchball Competition

11th December 2017

Some of our Year 4 students took part in a Benchball Competition at Salford City Academy. The event was lead fantastically by 8 of our Year 6 pupils who gave up their Friday afternoon to referee and run the competition. 

Our Year 4 students played fantastically and demonstrated all of our school values in their first inter school competition. One of our teams even won the competition and took home a trophy!


Eccles Basketball Competition

6th December 2017

Some of our Year 5 and 6 students represented us in the Eccles Cluster Basketball competition at Eccles College today. It was our first time entering the basketball competition with the intention of having fun and challenging ourselves, however we showed a fantastic attitude which resulted in us winning some games, drawing some games and losing some games meaning we finished in 3rd place! They showed all of our school values and made us very proud.


Salford Cross Country Championships

25th November 2017

Guy in Year 6 represented our school in the Salford Cross Country Championships at Buile Hill Park this weekend. In wet and slippy conditions, Guy finished 42nd out of 81 children in his first ever cross country race as he performed really really well! Well done Guy!


Local Sports Clubs

You can see a variety of local sports clubs in the area on the link at the left hand side of this page. As part of our Physical Education programme in school, we encourage all of our children to reinforce skills learnt and also pursue sports they enjoy outside of a school setting. Joining a sports club can be really valuable for your child socially and also helps your child to maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle.


Eccles Football League Result

Holy Cross    2 - 5    Christ Church

On a muddy and wet pitch, the lads in our Year 6 football team gave a brilliant performance and got very muddy in the process!! Well done boys!


Girls Football Week with the Manchester United Foundation

6th November

We celebrated Girls Football Week this week by sending some of our girls down to The Swinton High School for a training session with the Manchester United Foundation! They took part in some skills games, some football drills and also some football matches! The girls had a brilliant time and it was even filmed by MUTV!

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Year 5 Football Tournament

19th October

We were represented in the Year 5 Salford Football competition by our Project Pat team consisting of children from Lewis Street and Christ Church. We won both of our games in terrible, rainy conditions. The schools demonstrated our values brilliantly and were a credit to themselves and us. Well done!


Race For Life

19th October

We participated in the Race for Life yesterday with EVERY child from Nursery to Year 6 running at least a mile to raise money for Cancer Research. Every children gave every ounce of energy they had and demonstrated our school values fantastically.

Hockey Competition

19th October

6 of our children represented us in the Eccles Cluster Hockey Competition. They won some games, drew some games and lost some games which resulted in a 4th place finish. They did the school proud with their attitudes and talent. Well done!


Bill Hayhurst Cup 

17th October

A big well done to our Project Pat footballers who represented us in the Bill Hayhurst Cup. It was the first time that they had played together, but the improvement over the game was really, really good and signals a promising year of football! Even though they didn't win, they showed a brilliant attitude and some really good football.


Year 6 Girls Football Festival

Well done to our girls who represented us in a football festival at Swinton High School. We won every game and behaved fantastically. Well done everyone!


Sports Kits

16th October

Thanks to the ongoing support from the Premier League through their primary stars programme ( Christ Church were able to apply for, and receive, new sports kit for children to use when representing the school in all competitions. Keep your eyes peeled for our new look kits in future tournaments!


Year 5/6 Tag Rugby

12th October

On Thursday 12th October a team of 10 year 5 and 6 children went to the AJ Bell stadium to represent Christ Church in the Salford Tag Rugby festival. The team performed fantastically throughout the tournament and showed fantastic teamwork and skill. In the first group matches the team won 2 games and lost 1, in the second group round the team won 2 and drew 1. Although the team performed fantastically and recorded a number of brilliant results, they were eventually pipped at the post and missed out on progression to the Manchester Finals.

Year 5 – Jayden, Zade, Olivia Bev, Billie-Jo
Year 6 – Nick, Guy, George, Kai, Katie, Justin


Year 4 transition day at Swinton High School

13th October

On Friday the 13th of October, Year 4 children took part in a transition day at Swinton High school. This was many of the children's first experiences of High School so they were very fortunate to explore the school and meet some of the teachers. They then participated in an enormous sporting workshop which culminated in a street dance performance and dance off!


Sportshall Athletics

3rd October

Well Done to our Year 5 and 6 athletes who represented us in the Salford Sportshall Athletics Competition. Every child did 2 track events and 2 field events and represented the school fantastically. Well done everyone!


Daily Mile Day Athletics

22nd September

As part of our ongoing commitment to the Daily Mile, all the children at Christ Church Primary took part in the Daily Mile day. Schools from around the country took part in this event to celebrate the success of the Daily Mile.



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Sports Day

July 2017

Children across the school took part in sports day this year. The children took part in a variety of sporting activities including the quoit race, relay race and sprint race. All the children had a fantastic time and showed fantastic enthusiasm for sport and competition! 



Road to Old Trafford - Football Competition

July 2017

Our Project Pat Year 3 football team reached the finals of the Road To Old Trafford football tournament which took place at the Aon Training complex. After playing lots of games throughout the day, the lads unfortunately missed out on the semi-finals on goal difference but represented us brilliantly.



Quadkids Athletics

 July 2017

Some of our Year 5/6 children represented us in the Salford Quadkids Athletics event at Salford City Academy. They took part in a throwing event, jumping event, 75m sprint and a 600m run! All of the children gave 100% effort and represented us fantastically. Well done everyone!


Football - Eccles League


 Our second game in the Eccles league took place at Eccles Rugby Club on Friday 5th May. Christ Church took on Beech Street in a close fought competition. A fantastic team performance, hardwork and some brilliant saves from Sam and Preston in net saw Christ Church win the match 2-1.


Football - Eccles League


Christ Church got off to a fantastic start in the Eccles League with a 5-1 victory over St Gilberts on Thursday. A squad of 9 players went to St Gilberts for the first game of the season and performed fantastically! Coming back from 1-0 down, Christ Church worked as a team and showed fantastic self-belief to turn the match around. 


Road to Old Trafford - Football Competition

March 2017

Some of our Year 2 and 3 pupils joined up with Lewis Street's Year 2 and 3 pupils to form a Project Pat football team to represent us in the 'Road To Old Trafford' Tournament, ran by the Manchester United Foundation. Everybody had lots of fun and our Year 3's won their tournament meaning that they are going to represent us in the finals at Old Trafford! Well done everyone!


Girls Football Competition


On Thursday 16th February a squad of 7 year 3/4 girls attended a local schools football tournament at Salford City Academy. The competition brought us up against some tough opposition and really challenged the girls self-belief. Having not trained or played as a team before the girls really rose to the challenge and our results improved through the tournament. Throughout the competition, the girls showed fantastic self-belief and really challenged themselves.


The Daily Mile!

February 2017

As part of our commitment to healthy lifestyles Christ Church have signed up to a new initiative called The Daily Mile. 

The Daily Mile is very simple to start in a school. Without wasting time to change into kit, every child in a school or nursery goes out each day in the fresh air to run, jog or walk for 15 minutes. It is not competitive: most children will average a mile in that time, with some doing more and some doing less. It is not PE, sport or cross-country but a physical activity which is aimed at improving the children's physical, social, emotional and mental health and well-being. It can also help children to focus and concentrate in the classroom and raise their attainment.

Currently a number of classes in the school are trialling the approach to see the effects and find out the children's own opinions!


New Equipment and new sports!

February 2017

Using a combination of Sports Premium funding, prizes from Beat the Street and money raised by SOCCS, Christ Church Primary have purchased a range of new sporting equipment. These include Archery sets, volleyball/badminton nets and raquets, cricket equipment, and new football supplies. Through funding awarded by the Youth Sports Trust, Christ Church were also able to arrange professional coaches to do deliver training to our lunchtime staff as well as our Year 5 children. This has enabled them to lead lunchtime clubs and act as fantastic lunchtime leaders.

This fantastic new equipment has opened up a whole new range of sports to the children and has encouraged more and more children to get involved with sports and after school clubs. The equipment is not only used within PE lessons and clubs, it is also used by the lunchtime leaders to provide a wide range of sporting activities for children at lunchtimes. 

Here you can see the year 3 class getting to grips with their first attempt at Archery as well as the KS2 after school club enjoying some badminton and volleyball





Sports Hall Athletics


On Tuesday 24th January, a team of 20 year 5 children participated in the Salford Sportshall Athletics competition at Irlam Leisure Centre. The children had a fantastic time competing in a range of different athletic events and represented the school fantastically.

The competition also provided an excellent opportunity to increase children's participation in sporting competitions. By entering a team of 20 children, Christ Church are able to increase the percentage of children representing the school and allow more children access to sport.


Wild Tribe

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The Spring term saw the return of two new Wild Tribes! Children from year 3 at Christ Church have been meeting up with tribe members from Lewis Street and started exploring the woods. The cold,frosty weather has not dampened the children's spirits and they have really enjoyed throwing themselves into the experience. Building new camps, making camp fires, developing their fantastic teamworking and social skills as well as having lots of fun has ensured a brilliant start to this Wild Tribe!




EDSTART are back in school and have begun delivering fantastic gymnastic lessons and sports clubs. The children have been able to practice a variety of different movements and have started to develop their gymnastic techniques. Here you can see some Year 3 children getting to grips with different types of rolling.



Some of our Year 5 students represented the school in a benchball/handball competition at Salford City Academy. The tournament was run by LSS who come in to deliver some of our PE sessions to year 5 and year 6. After a slow start Mrs Bancroft had to lead the children in an inspirational team talk. After this our performances improved and the children were able to improve as the tournament progressed. Overall Christ Church put in a brilliant performance and finished 3rd!

Beat The Street


The Salford 'Beat The Street' competition has now come to an end and Christ Church put in a fantastic performance throughout the month of competition. We managed to walk an astounding 1064 miles altogether and scored a staggering 21280 points! That's the same distance as Christ Church to ROME, ITALY!

  Overall Christ Church managed to beat off competition from 20 other schools in the area and finished an impressive 3rd out of 23 schools. On Tuesday 29th November 8 of the children and Mr Lancaster went to the awards ceremony at Eccles Library to celebrate our success and accept a prize on behalf of all of Christ Church C.E. Primary school. The prize money received will be invested back into the children through the purchase of new sports equipment to be used at break and lunchtimes. 

Congratulations to all the children, parents, carers and staff members for such a great performance!


Quick Sticks


Six year 5 children took part in a local cluster Quick Sticks Hockey competition against schools from the area. The children were able to put into practice some of hockey skills they have been developing in their PE sessions and showed fantastic team work throughout. The children represented the school fantastically and really enjoyed taking part throughout the afternoon.



Year 3 children took part in a local cluster Dodgeball competition against schools from the area. The children had a fantastic time and really enjoyed trying out new Dodgeball games and competing against other children. The children performed all performed brilliantly and won a number of the different challenges!



Wild Tribe


The Wild Tribe made use of the last few sunny days this year to carry on with their fantastic work in Worsley Woods. You can see the huge base-camp that the children have been putting together this week, using fallen branches and materials from around the woodland.

The children worked together brilliantly and showed great teamwork, resourcefulness and imagination to create this shelter.


Beat the Street


Beat the Street is a fun, free game for the community of Salford to see how far you can walk, cycle and run around your area and around the world.

Beat the Street will run from Wednesday 28 September - Wednesday 16 November 2016. Anyone living, working or who is going to school in Salford will be eligible to take part.

Christ Church have made a fantastic effort and are currently 3rd in the leaderboards, but if we can keep pushing we can get even higher. Sports voucher prizes will be given to the top 3 schools in Salford so its very important we keep going!!

For information, rules and the latest leaderboards please visit:


 Football - Friendly against Lewis Street Primary School


Christ Church year 4, 5 and 6 boys had an excellent performance in their 2-0 victory over Lewis Street last night. The match was evenly balanced at half time with a 0-0 score line, goalkeeper Sam Jones made some excellent saves and the defence of Justin Bartolo, Adam and Zade Ali worked well to keep a clean sheet.

Christ Church made a great start to the 2nd half with a brilliant solo effort from Jayden Adamson to make the score 1-0. Josh Middleton then went in goal for the 2nd half and made some more fine saves. After some good defending during a spell of Lewis Street attack, Christ Church caught them on the break with an excellent counter attack, Kallum Bond with a great assist found Lewis Constable who took his chance well to take the score to 2-0. Man of the match went to Zade Ali for his excellent contribution and hard work in defence.


Silver Kitemark - School Games Mark


We are proud to announce that we have been awarded the SILVER School Games Kitemark for 2016!

The School Games Mark is currently available for all School Games registered schools, rewarding them for their performance during the 2015/16 academic year.

We are extremely proud of this achievement as it validates all of the hard-work put in by all of our children, parents and staff! Well Done!


Salford Schools Tag Wrestling Competition


On Wednesday 21st September, four children from year 5 children Church Primary took part in the Salford Schools Wrestling competition at Sharples Wrestling club, Bolton. 9 schools from across Salford took part in the morning of competitive wrestling and children were able to compete against a number of different competitors. 

Josh, Megan, Katie and Preston all performed fantastically and had showed a fantastic sportsmanship throughout the day. As a school Christ Church were able to beat off stiff competition and came out as joint winners of the competition, taking home a trophy and medals for the school! Special mentions also go to Katie and Preston who were also able to win all of their bouts and gain individual medals too.




Sports Clubs


Sports clubs started this week and lots of children took part! There are still a number of places available and children can still enter sports clubs. Please pick up a sports club letter in the hall or speak to Mr Lancaster or Mrs Cross for more information!


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Christ Church got underway with their first competitive game of football this year, with a first round cup game against Barton Moss Community Primary School shortly before the half term.

Christ Church got off to a slow start and found themselves behind within the first 10 minutes, however the team settled into their roles and started to play some brilliant football and made a fantastic comeback. Unfortunately however, the deficit was too high to turnover and Barton Moss ran out eventual winners. As a result Christ Churches cup run has come to an end, but there are still a number of games to be played throughout the year and a local league tournament.


In preparation for our first game in the Bill Hayhurst Cup, Christ Church took on Lewis Street in a friendly 8 a-side football match on 8/10/15. The match represented our first competitive game of football and only our second ever training session.

Although we were unable to win the game, we learnt many new lessons and picked out a number of positives from our performance. With a number of further lunchtime training sessions planned ahead of us we aim to be well drilled and fully prepared for our first competitive match!