PE and School Sport

Mission Statement

At Christopher Rawlins School, we aim to engage more pupils in high quality PE and Community Sport, thereby promoting excellence and life-long participation in health promoting activity.


SCHOOL SPORT 2017 -2018

Football Festival

We had a wonderful afternoon for our first festival of the year.  14 Children took part and played really well at the Year 4 Football Festival.  We took two squads, our B team won their league whilst our A team finished third in their group.



School Sport Term 5 and 6 2017

This term started with the Year 4 children enjoying two hockey taster sessions delivered by coaches from Bloxham School.

One of our year 5 pupils took part in a Triathlon at Sibford School.

The last week of term was extremely busy with sport.

Ten children from Year 5 and 6 took part in the Chairman’s Cup Tag Rugby Tournament in Oxford.  They won every game and were so pleased to come away with the Cup.

On the same day 8 children went to play mini orange tennis at Horton View and had a wonderful afternoon with some great performances.

The next day we took part in the Quad kids athletics at The Warriner.  It was a scorching   day.  We had some excellent individual performances along with a victorious year 4 team progressing to the North Oxfordshire final.

After half term it was so lovely to see most of class 4 performing their country dances at the fete.  They had worked really hard in PE lessons to learn the dances as well as try out maypole dancing.

At the beginning of June we took three teams to the Kwik Cricket tournament with our year 5 boys team winning their competition and progressing to the county final.

Our year 6 girls played their first seven aside netball match at Bishop Loveday.  They faced tough oppostion but as this was the first time they had played this format they did extremely well.






Year 1 enjoyed a multiskills morning at Deddington School

On the 23rd June the children from our Change 4 Life club had the opportunity to attend the Mega Festival.  They had an amazing time trying out new activities such as archering and were really excited to play Quidditch!

Despite all the building work we were still able to enjoy National Schools Sports week.  Each class took part in interhouse athletics and the sun came out for our School Games morning which started with a whole school Mexican themed dance. The School Sport Council chose the theme and the format of actiivities.  They all performed well as leaders.







At the end of June our Year 4 Quad Kids team won the North Oxfordshire Final and gained a place at the School Games final in Abindon.  The children enjoyed the Final and met Zara Dampney our 2012 team GB beach volleyball athlete.

In July our Year 5 cricket team attended the county final.  They had some good wins and narrow losses and finished in 6th place out of 12.



School Sport Term 3 and 4 2017

On Friday 31st March our Year 3 and 4 boys cross country team took part in the County Final down in Abingdon.  They had progressed to the final after winning the Warriner competition and the North Oxfordshire Final.





Well done to the children in Year 5 and 6 who took part in the Warriner School Sports Hall athletics.

Children in Class 5 and 6 had the opportunity to improve their hockey skills during a taster session delivered by coaches from Bloxham School.


Well done to our Year 5 and 6 netball teams who took part in the Warriner Large Schools Festival.  They all played really well and grew in confidence and skill as the tournament progressed.

Our Year 6 girls played a friendly match against Bloxham school and showed great skills.  We won one match and lost one match but the girls feel more prepare for the tournament at the Warriner now.

Sports Review: Terms 1 and 2 2015-2016

What an exciting sporting start to the new school year! Many of our children at Christopher Rawlins have taken part in lots of festivals and competitions.


Year 3 and 4  Football

On Thursday 23rd September, two teams from Y3/4 went to The Warriner to take part in a football competition.  The children had been training at our after school clubs.  It was wonderful to see teamwork, skill and enthusiasm as they played. Both teams played really well. With our A team winning the tournament and progressing to the North Oxfordshire finals.  Again the team played brilliantly reaching the final.  This means they now progress to the county finals in Oxford next year.



Oxford Schools Half Marathon Challenge

On Sunday 11th October 18 of our KS2 children completed their half marathon challenge during the Oxford Half marathon. They had been running during their lunch times and at home and got to run their final mile on the same course as the elite runners in front of a crowd.  This was a great experience for them.



On Tuesday 13th October,  12 children represented our school at Sibford School in a triathlon. The Y3/4 children competed as a team; Miffy and Thomas swam, Sofia and Jonty cycled and Lucy and Jack ran. They finished in 2nd and 3rd place.

The Year 5/6 children competed individually, taking on all 3 disciplines themselves. They showed great passion and determination,,Ned did really well finishing in 2nd place.   Well done also to Molly, Jake, Will, Theo, and Charlotte.


Tag Rugby

On Thursday 22nd October, our Y5/6 Tag Rugby team went to The Warriner School.  Again we were able to send an A and B team with our A team doing really well reaching the semi finals and narrowly missing out on a place in the final.  We hope to see them in action again at the Chairman’s cup in May.


Swimming Gala

On Wednesday 4th November, we took a Y5/6 team to Sibford School for the Warriner Partnership Swimming Gala. The staff with them commented on how well they supported each other against some tough opposition.


Cross Country

On Thursday 12th November, we took children from Years 1-6 to Sibford School to compete in the Warriner Partnership Cross Country event. The races were spilt into age groups and boys and girls races. Y1/2 children ran a distance of 600m, Y3/4 children 900m and Y5/6 children 1600m.  All the children showed determination and excellent spirit and we were very proud of them. We did very well with 3 out of our 6 teams winning and progressing to the North Oxfordshire final.  As well as Sophie Handley, Thomas Mordue and Bella Wolfe who progressed as individuals for finishing in the top ten.

The finals took place on Wednesday 18th November, where the weather was about as challenging as it could be for our runners! Yet, in spite of the torrential rain and bitter winds, our children showed total determination and commitment to their running and we were so proud of our year 1/2 boys team and our year 3/4 girls team who finished in first place and our Year 5/6 boys who came 6th.

Our Year 3/4 girls team will go on to represent North Oxfordshire at the county finals next summer.


Year 6 Residential

At the end of November our year 6 class spent an enjoyable week down in Devon.  The weather was reasonably kind to them and all the children enjoyed surfing in the winter.  They also took part in a range of outdoor adventure activities such as orienteering, ropes courses, hiking, team building challenges as well as climbing, coasteering and rockpooling.


Change for Life Club

On Thursday 26th November, our Change 4 Life club along with Amy and Will, our Y5 leaders, went to Banbury Academy with children from Dr Radcliffe’s School and St John’s School. The children rotated around three activities including archery, boccia and combat tag games.  During the festival, the Spirit of the Games value was ‘Self Belief.’ Mrs Smith, who took the children and runs our Change 4 Life club said, ‘Children were not confident at the beginning of the session but all felt they could now face challenges after trying all the activities.’

And the children themselves thought the festival was. ‘EPIC!’




The last of our competitions for this year took place at The Warriner School on Tuesday 8th December. 10 children from Y3/4 took part and visibly grew in confidence and skill as the matches progressed. They really enjoyed the day especially finishing 2nd!.



  • Football
  • Girl’s Football
  • Netball
  • Running
  • Street Dance
  • Yoga
  • Change 4 Life


Mentoring/CPD for CRPS staff

During terms 1 and 2, Mrs Sharp and Mrs Davison attended a Primary Inclusion Workshop where they were given practical ideas to fully include all pupils in curriculum physical education, and ensure that all are appropriately challenged and able to show ‘rapid and sustained progress’.

Ms Sambrook attended a Primary PE day with a focus on Active Literacy that uses the context of PE and sport alongside practical learning approaches to support the teaching of English across the school.


Mrs Milhench attended a course for NQTs to introduce her to Primary PE and strategies for high quality teaching and learning. The day which consisted of practical workshops focused on ideas for warm ups and energisers, what makes a good PE Lesson, differentiation, physical literacy and national curriculum and developing leadership through PE.


Our Primary PE Mentor, Karen Sargant, has been working with several classes these last 2 terms, offering high quality PE to the children and INSET to staff. She has worked on physical literacy skills in FS2 and FS1, on balance and coordination skills in Y1 and 2 and has worked on developing gymnastic and dance skills with Y5, such as partner balances, formations, transitions and using apparatus.

Ros Kelling from Banbury Harriers has worked alongside Mrs Peverill and  class 3 to develop their multiskills.


Sports Council

We now have an enthusiastic team of year 6s working alongside Ms Sambrook.  Children had to apply in writing for the post and in the end four children were chosen has House Sports captain supported by a team of 8 other sports councillors.  This was a very difficult decision as the standard of applicant was so high.  These children did an amazing job planning and organising an inter house cross country event at the end of term.  They liased with adults, prepared resources and came in early to help set up the course.  During the day they took on the role of Hare, leading warm ups or collecting runners at the end and sorting out their placings.  They thoroughly enjoyed the responsibility and are looking forward to organising more events.


Looking Forward to Terms 3 and 4

We are looking forward to more NOSSP events such as the indoor athletics and netball.

Mrs Sargant will continue to support us working with Year 1, 2, 4 and 6 as well as continuing to work with our FS children.  Ros Kelling will continue to work with year 3. Lisa Manning, a coach from Bloxham School will be working with class 5 and 6 on their netball skills.


For more details about Physical Education and Sport at Christopher Rawlins CE Primary School, please contact Miss Sambrook through the School Office.