Sport Events

Partnerships :

Our school subscribes to the Ashton Park School Sports Partnership. This partnership co-ordinates an annual programme of inter-school competitive events for individuals and teams as well as providing events for children to enjoy participating in sports activities with children from other schools 

Christ Church Primary holds the Sainsbury’s Silver Sports Kite Mark  

The school has developed a strong partnership with Clifton College, attending several competitions hosted by Clifton College during the course of the year, accessing the Clifton College grounds for sports day, and every year visiting the Clifton College Outdoor Activity Centre twice during the summer terms.    

We annually subscribe to a National Trust membership and use the Education workshops at Tyntesfield to enhance our outdoor learning opportunities as well as History and Geography knowledge and skills 

With Clifton Downs and Leigh Woods on our doorstep we link with Avon Wildlife Trust to take our children on trips to learn about the history and scientific value of these places in our locality 

For the last three years Cotham Rugby Club has agreed to host a camping festival for Christ Church families. This is a two night event with outdoor games and nature themed activities 

Whist learning about other cultures and faiths we invite individuals and groups from a range of religions and traditions to provide workshops for our children. For example in a multicultural themed week we had dance workshops led by The Great Caper (Morris Dancing), Seven Stars (African dance) and Sally Miller (South African Dance)

 

Competitions programme 

Ashton Park Sports Partnership co-ordinates an extensive inter-school competition programme as well as Sports Festivals encouraging enjoyment from participation in a range of sports- for example tri-golf and dodge ball. 

Over the last two years Christ Church Primary has participated in an increased number of events enabling more of our children to have the opportunity to represent our school. These include: 

Cross country – Yr 3/4 and Yr 5/6 ; Netball – Yr 5/6; Football – Yr 5/6; Kwik sticks hockey – Yr 5/6; Sportshall athletics – Yr 3/4 and Yr 5/6; Tag Rugby -  Yr3/4 and 5/6; Swimming gala – Yr 5/6; Mini tennis – Yr3/4; Aquathlon – Yr3/4 and 5/6; KS1 & KS2 Gymnastics 

Christ Church School has done exceptionally well in these competitions, more often than not coming first, second or third and being asked to send teams on to regional finals.  

We also co-ordinate matches and events with our local independent schools 

Our gifted and talented children are signposted to clubs and development events are scheduled at Bath University sports village 

We hold our Annual Sports day at Clifton College - a house event and children from Reception to year 6 earn points for their House 

Please look at our Sports board and Trophies shelf in the school learning resource centre

 

2016/17 Events overview
 

 

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Term 1

 

 

3/4 Cross Country

3/4 Cross Country

5/6 Tag Rugby

5/6 Cross Country

5/6 Tag Rugby

5/6 Cross Country

Term 2

 

 

3/4 Sportshall Athletics

3/4 Sportshall Athletics

5/6 Sportshall Athletics

5/6 Sportshall Athletics

Term 3

 

 

3/4 Football League

3/4 Football League

5/6 Athletics Final

5/6 Football League

5/6 Athletics Final

5/6 Football League

Term 4

KS1 Dance Festival

KS1 Gymnastics

KS1 Dance Festival

KS1 Gymnastics

3/4 Tag Ruby Fest

3/4 Football League

Yr 3 Triathlon

 

3/4 Tag Ruby Fest

3/4 Football League

Yr 4 Football tournament

5/6 Tag Ruby Fest

5/6 Hockey Fest

5/6 Netball League

5 Netball tournament

5/6 Tag Ruby Fest

5/6 Hockey Fest

5/6 Netball League

Term 5

KS1 Dance Festival

 

KS1 Dance Festival

3/4 Gymnastics

KS2 Triathlon

3/4 Gymnastics

KS2 Triathlon

5/6 Gymnastics

5/6 Swimming Gala

5/6 Kwik Cricket

KS2 Triathlon

5/6 Gymnastics

5/6 Swimming Gala

5/6 Kwik Cricket

KS2 Triathlon

Term 6

KS1 Dance Fest

KS1 Mini Olympics

G&T Day

Awards Evening

KS1 Dance Fest

KS1 Mini Olympics

G&T Day

Awards Evening

3/4 Mini Tennis

KS2 Dance Fest

G&T Day

Awards Evening

3/4 Mini Tennis

KS2 Dance Fest

G&T Day

Awards Evening

5/6 Mini Tennis

KS2 Dance Fest

G&T Day

Awards Evening

5/6 Mini Tennis

KS2 Dance Fest

G&T Day

Awards Evening

Please see below all the amazing sporting achievements we have had this year to date:

Sports Day 2017

June 17 - Yr 5 Sports Superstars

On Thursday, 10 children from Year 5 were invited to take part in the Sports Superstars competition held at Clifton College. There were 6 different events for the children to compete in: 40m sprint, Football, Hockey, Tennis, Rowing, Cricket and the final obstacle course. It was a great afternoon with a fantastic team work focus and it was a delight to watch new skills being developed. The rowing was a particular highlight – the children split into two groups of 5 and each group had to row 1000m on their rowing machine in the quickest time possible. Miss Barsby, do you think our Sainsbury’s vouchers would get us a rowing machine to practice for next year?!

Well done to all the children who went, you were all superstars.

April 2017 - KS2 Aquathon:
Last Friday, most of KS2 took part in Clifton College’s annual Aquathon. Year 3/4 swam 50m and had to then run 500m in the morning whereas yr 5/6 had to swim and run double in the afternoon. Year 3/4 did amazingly as Amelie Moores got 1st place for year 3, Evie West came 3rd for year 3 and Isabel Hugill came 3rd for year 4. Everybody in yr 3/4 came close to the top three. Fortunately, the weather was on our side throughout as it did not rain. Unfortunately, the yr 5/6 came home empty handed. But the main thing was everybody tried their best and had great fun. We competed against other schools in a race for gold. After the cold and tiring race, the wet children made their way to the stand, where they got their well-earned hot chocolate and biscuits which the lovely dinner staff served. We thank Clifton College for this wonderful opportunity to compete against other schools and being able to have so many children take part.
April 2017 - Yr 6 Swimming Gala:
Last Wednesday, Miss Barsby and Mrs Eyles took 22 children from Years 5 and 6 to compete in a swimming gala at Hengrove Leisure Centre.  The gala included a mixture of events, from the traditional 25m and 50m races, to water polo and raft relays.  As we came either 1st or 2nd in all but 3 of our races, it came as no surprise when we were awarded the winner's trophy and 22 gold medals at the closing ceremony.  Enjoy those medals kids - you thoroughly deserve them!

March 2017 - Yr 5/6 BSSA Swimming Gala:

Last Friday, Miss Barsby took 17 children from years 5 and 6 to compete in a swimming gala at Easton Leisure Centre. The atmosphere was electric: the competition was fierce! But, once again, Christ Church children proved themselves a force to be reckoned with. The months of training certainly paid off, and, once again, the children rose to the occasion. Gold, Silver and Bronze were scooped in EVERY SINGLE HEAT. As we dominated so much of the competition, we are hopeful that we will be invited to the upcoming finals - watch this space!

Well done everyone! I couldn't be any prouder of you representing our school

March 2017 - Yr2 Gymnastics competition:
Twenty Year 2 children were taken to the Bristol Gymnastics Centre where they performed the routine which they have been working hard to perfect over the last couple of weeks.  Each child completed their routine individually in front of judges and they all did brilliantly – remembering to point their toes, point their fingers and control every section of the routine.  The children were judged in teams and individually for their performances and we were delighted to hear in the rewards ceremony that Christ Church had won an individual Gold medal, an individual Bronze medal as well as a team Gold medal.  Miss Holland was incredibly proud of all of the children who took part – they were all fantastic!  As well as performing their routines the children were given the opportunity to go on all the different equipment that the Gymnastics centre has to offer, including the high rings, trampolines, beams and parallel bars.  They all had loads of fun and were exhausted by the end of the afternoon! 

March 2017 - Yr 3 &  4 Sports Festival:

Years 3 & 4 spent a brilliant day at Coombe Dingle Sports Complex this week as part of the Bristol Festival of School, Sport and Culture. 

Along with 800 other children they took part in four hours of sports and fitness activities organised by the University of Bristol's department of Sport, Exercise and Health. The event is in its second year and is an initiative to introduce children from a wide variety of Bristol schools to each other and to allow them to experience a non-competitive day of sports activities. The day was run by a group of sports leaders from the University who were completing their Level 2 leadership course alongside their degrees. 

The children had an amazing time and were, as usual, impeccably behaved. We were very proud of them

Feburary 2017 - Year 2 Dancefest:
For the past few weeks, 2KH and 2KF have been practising a dance for the Year 2 dance festival which took place yesterday at Ashton Park School.  The theme of the festival was Barnaby Bear Dances Around the World.  We were taking part with a couple of other primary schools in Bristol.  2KH danced an Egyptian dance and looked amazing in their Egyptian costumes.  2KF performed a flamenco style Spanish dance and also looked amazing in their flamenco and matador costumes.  The dances were brilliant and the children performed exceptionally well – really rising to the occasion. Miss Holland and Mrs Fowler were incredibly proud of each and every one of them.  We hope you enjoy watching our performances.

January 17 - Year 5 Football:

league report...

Today we are interviewing last night's star player, Elias, who scored in every match.

 Who were you playing against?

Ashton Vale A and B teams, St Peters and Bridge Learning Campus

What were the scores?

1-0 to us, 1-0 to us, 1-0 to us and 2-0 to us.

Who scored the goals?

Me (Elias)

Where did the event take place?

Merchants Academy secondary school.

How well do you think the team played?

Amazingly well: we won all our matches. Special thanks to Rufus who did some great defending which enabled us keep a clean sheet.

Interviewers: Lara and Cara

Interviewee: Elias

October 2016 - KS2 Cross Country:

Miss Barsby and Mrs Rowe supported children from years 3-6 at the inter-school cross country event at Ashton Park secondary school on Tuesday after school. We did particularly well and returned laden with certificates and medals.

Here is the children’s report:

There's only one word which springs to mind when I think back to our success at the cross country competition on Tuesday... and that's 'whitewash'. In the individual competitions, Paddy P and Isabella J scooped up the bronze and Isabelle H stole silver. Of course, we cannot forget the star of the show, Alice D, who won gold: an amazing achievement.

But it was in the team competitions where we really stole the show. Once all of the individual scores were combined, we were awarded a gold medal in the year 3/4 girls, year 5 girls, year 6 girls and year 3/4 boys. We also won silver in the year 5 boys and year 6 boys. It was lovely to see all of the children relish in their victories at the end of the evening and it has definitely revved them up to face the many competitions ahead.

June 2017 - KS2 Tennis:
Our Yr 3/4 and Yr 5/6 Tennis players have done smashingly in the Ashton Park Tennis Competition at the David Lloyd Tennis Cente. There are definately some Murray’s and Robson’s amongst our stars who took home Gold, Silver and Bronze group medals across the 2 competitons. No McEnroes to be seen amongst our impecably behaved children! Well done!
 
She Rallies:

Twelve lucky year one girls got to meet the nation's most famous tennis mum this Thursday. Judy Murray, mother of Andy the world's number one was in Bristol to promote her 'She rallies' an initiative which encourages girls to take up tennis. The girls had a fun-packed day at David Lloyd involving drills to improve hand-eye coordination and 1:1 tennis tips from Judy herself.  A question and answer session revealed her admiration for the queen , her favourite moment on Strictly which was dressing up as Cruella De Vile for Halloween and her love for both tennis and her two famous sons. The girls then posed for a photo with Judy and received a t- shirt as a momento if the day.  We weren't sure who was more excited- the girls or Mrs Collins!!

Our girls were on Points West late night news on Thursday 27th June if you are able to watch it on I-player.

Beggar Bush Activity Centre:

May 2017 - Year 2:

Year 2 had a fantastic trip to Beggar Bush on Thursday. We thoroughly enjoyed the range of activities we took part in; from den building to tree planting and much more. Once again, we made Christ Church proud with our fantastic behaviour and excellent team work. Well done year 2s!

April 2017 - Year 5:

Yesterday year 5 braved the cold to have another fantastic time at the Beggar Bush Activity Centre. We tried our hands at den building, learning how to whittle and building and firing a trebuchet. We were able to use our experiences at camp to help our team building skills and to construct solid dens and shelters. This time though, they asked us to make them rain-proof….and then tested out how good they were. We might have got a little wet!

March 2017 - Year 6:

Year 6 thoroughly enjoyed their visit to Beggar Bush on Thursday where we took part in a variety of 'Forest School' activities. At the low ropes, the different groups of children competed against each other to complete the course in the fastest time possible - well done to group 4! At archery, Reuben proved himself to be a quite the marksman, and Archie fired a perfect shoot to win his class an extra 5 minutes of golden time - much to Miss Barsby's dismay! Well done for your excellent behaviour throughout the day Year 6.

March 2017 - Reception:

On Thursday 9th March both of the Reception classes made our way excitedly to the Beggar Bush activity centre. After being split into four groups the children met our Forest Leaders for the day Ash, Rob, Mike and Dave who were keen to get us acquainted with the Forest School rules - "don't go where an adult can't see you" and "no pick, no lick!". After ensuring we understood what was expected of us we hastily followed them into the forest that surrounds the site to begin the day's activities. Throughout the day we worked in a carousel to complete four activities - marshmallow toasting around the fire, den building, a 'Signs of Spring' exploration hunt and finding interesting objects amongst the leaves and branches. We were lucky indeed with the weather as by the time we stopped for lunch we had been blessed with glorious sunshine and the wellies that we had so diligently worn were thankfully not as muddy as expected! We were even able to have a little free playtime running (and for some rolling!) on the grass. 

A fabulous, if tiring, day was had by all and the coach ride back to school was certainly quieter than the outward journey. We are so looking forward to returning to the site in June to see how the forest has changed and to complete some new exciting adventures! 

March 2017 - Yr 5/6 Netball League:

Last week, our netball team learned that they finished up in 1st pace in their league - this meant that we gained entry into another tournament which was held on Tuesday evening at Merchant's Academy. Our team sailed through their first 5 matches with some stunning victories, including a 9-0 win, and a clean sheet. Come the final, the atmosphere was electric. An early goal from Eva put us in the lead - it was only in the last minute of the game when we were robbed of our gold medals. We were still incredibly proud to receive silver, especially when considering that there were 28 schools in the tournament. Well done team - you did it once again!

March 2017 - Yr 3/4 Football League:
Over the past three weeks, three teams from years 3 and 4 have been competing in a Football League. All children played their matches with a fantastic sense of team spirit, passion and drive. The B and C teams played fantastically well: improving in every match.  In a nail biting final, which reduced many parents and Miss Barsby to nervous wrecks, the A team came away with Bronze! A special mention must go out to Alex Moore, who threw (quite literally!) himself into every match. Well done boys - you showed tremendous heart and I am incredibly proud of you
February 2017 - Year 2 Dodgeball:
What a fantastic effort from Christ Church Year 2's in this week's dodgeball competition. The team of 10 year 2's were unbeaten across all their games, but met their match in the final. The team came a triumphant 2nd and collected their silver medals with pride! Well done Year 2s! 
February 2017 - Year 5/6 Football League:
Last night was the final round of the 5/6 football tournament, and I am pleased to say that we came away with...BRONZE! The boys and girls worked their socks off and I am so proud of their achievement. Out of the 16 games we played, we won 11, drew 2, lost 2 and only conceded three goals. Our greatest victory was a 6-0 defeat against Southville, where Jem scored a whopping 5 goals. Well done team! Now we look forward to the 5/6 netball and 3/4 football leagues coming up in term 4.
November 16 - Yr 3 & 4 Sportshall Athletics: 
On Thursday evening 28 Year 3 and 4 children from Christ Church launched themselves into the sportshall athletics competition run by Ashton Park sports partnership.   
 
As our boys and girls jumped, bounced, strode, threw and ran their way around the various events, the cheering and atmosphere of competition rose within the hall to a crescendo as Christ Church smelt victory, and the Gold was ours! 
 
Well done everyone, not only for your sporting prowess, but also for your amazing team spirit and sportsmanship! 
November 16 - Year 4 Cross Country: 
Our Year 4 Cross Country team had a lovely afternoon at the QEH Cross Country competition and were very pleased with their result. After our team's scores were combined, we were placed a very respectable 4th, narrowly escaping the bronze position by only 3 points. The children displayed incredible stamina to complete the very challenging course and should be extremely proud of both their individual and group’s achievements.