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Christ Church (Erith)

C of E Primary School

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Physical Education

P.E Intent


The skills of Physical Education are essential skills for life-long learning. We aim to develop the knowledge, skills and capabilities necessary for mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing in our children now and for their future. Physical fitness is an important part of leading a healthier lifestyle. It teaches self-discipline and that to be successful you must work hard, show resilience and have the determination to believe that anything can be achieved.


It is our intent to inspire children to discover life skills that will positively impact on their future. We aim to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that inspire all children to succeed in physical activities. We want to teach children how to cooperate and collaborate with others, as part of a team, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life-long values.


Our intent is to ensure that the we fulfil all the requirements of the national curriculum for PE including:

  • Developing competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • Being physically active for sustained periods of time
  • Engaging in competitive sports and activities
  • Leading healthy, active lives


This will give children context to their learning and children will then understand the value of PE to them now, and in their future.

School Houses:


At Christ Church Primary School, we operate a House System. The Houses are named after four local rivers and use the colours red, green, blue and yellow. Children represent their Houses in Sports Day and other sporting/competitive events throughout the year. The Houses each have two House Captains who will help to run and organise the sporting events as well as support the children in their Houses. 


The Houses are as follows:






Autumn Term 2021


Since September, Christ Church have thoroughly enjoyed trying to get some normality back to the sporting events across the school. The school has been delighted to begin competing against other schools and have played a variety of 5 and 7-a-side football matches against schools across the borough. It has been wonderful to see the smiles and determination on the faces of our Year 5 & 6 boys and girls as they battle on the pitch.


We were also fortunate enough to have a visit from 'Education Group', who delivered an African Dance Workshop for children across the school. Each class had the opportunity to experiment with different body movements, moving in time with the music and putting a sequence of movements together to create a dance. The children were smiling throughout and thoroughly enjoyed participating in the workshop.



This term, Christ Church have introduced a new initiative to ensure the children are increasing their physical activity throughout the school day. The children have begun participating in The Daily Mile, which gives the children 15 minutes to run as far as they can, hoping to reach approximately a mile. Children from Reception to Year 6 have been participating and are thoroughly enjoying the time spent outside developing their physical fitness. If you would like to know more about The Daily Mile, please visit the website:


The children have also participated in a wide range of sports over this term. With their classes, the children have enjoyed the following sports:








Below are some photos of Worcester children enjoying their dance lesson:



Finally, it has been great to see the return of swimming for our Year 5 children. Each week, the children attend Erith Leisure Centre and develop a range of swimming skills, including various strokes, the skill to float and tread water as well as recovery skills. They will continue to work on these throughout the year before some children will have the opportunity to represent the school at a local swimming gala.


In the Spring Term, we look forward to introducing the children to some new sporting opportunities as well as seeing further progression from our Year 5 swimmers. We also hope to bring back some trophies from the further competitions we will be attending; watch this space!