PE News

2016 / 2017


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

Spring 1

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!


2015 / 2016




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!