Sport and Health

Term 5:

Sports Leaders


“Mount Etna have taken part in Sports Leader training. The training introduced them to the national Sports Leader Qualification, which they can achieve at secondary school. This involves organising and supporting events for younger pupils. With their new knowledge, they will be helping Mr Crouch to organise and run the Early Years Sports Day later this term. Many thanks to Sue Cork and Rachel Mills for running the session.”

Year 5 Street Dance

“Last week Year 5 took part in a Street Dance workshop. They learnt lots of new moves, including break dancing, and thoroughly enjoyed creating a piece together. Thank you to Step2Dance for coming into our school to run the session. Check out @QEPSport on Twitter for a video of our performance.”

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U11 Girls’ Football Tournament - 18th May 2021:


The girls set off for their first competitive matches this year with a mix of excitement and apprehension, for some it was their first time representing the school. We would play 5 matches of 10 minutes against schools from Witney.


In the first game, we played The Blake School. We took an early lead in the game but we pegged back soon after. Following a few chances and some great tackling, out first game ended 1-1. Not a bad start! In the next game we were against The Batt School. In a very close game and despite hitting the post in the closing seconds, we drew 0-0. Unbeaten so far! (or so we thought!). The next opponents were Tower Hill, who had already scored 15 goals in their first two games! We were very quickly behind through 5 quick goals but the team didn’t give up. The team spirit was showing and despite the girls conceding another two goals, they backed each other up and came out of the game thinking of the positives. The losses are as important as the wins!


Our next game and we needed to show some bouncebackability. We played Our Lady of Lourdes. We dominated the game but couldn’t score, their goalie saving at least three big chances. The game finished 0-0. Our final game proved a tough one against Witney CP. They scored three goals within the first few minutes but the girls quickly got into their stride and nearly got some goals back, the game ending 3-0.


So 5 matches, 3 draws and 2 defeats. The girls showed amazing team-spirit and huge improvements throughout the tournament. Well done!



U11 Girls' Football Tournament (Part 2) - Tuesday 25th May


Our second tournament in a week saw us take on 5 more teams from 4 different schools. With some new players playing their first ever competitive matches, the girls were keen to get started. We took on The Blake School in our first fixture. Some good teamwork and passing nearly gave us the win but the game ended 0-0.

Our second game was against Batt United. With a quick team-talk about tactics we set-up with 2 strikers going for the win. Some great defending and strong attacking runs gave us some good chances, leading to a goal! We won the game 1-0.

We next played Batt Rovers and continued are good form, especially in defence, drawing 0-0. We would then come up against the 2 leading schools in the tournament, Witney CP and Madley. We were to lose both games but some great goalkeeping and defence kept the scores to 4-0 and 2-0.

A fantastic tournament by all and thoroughly enjoyed. The girls are all desperate to play more games and join local teams.

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SPorts Clubs:

Premier Soccer Club (Foundation to Year 6) - Thursday 3pm-4pm

Girls Footbal Club (Year 5 and 6) - Friday 3pm-4:15pm



Every class from Foundation to Year 6 receives two PE lessons per week, usually comprising of one indoor and one outdoor lesson.

We follow a sequential, developmental curriculum that progressively builds on past experiences and incorporates new experiences when children are ready.  Lessons are not simply selected randomly with no obvious connections to past and future lessons, or just as a way to keep children “busy, happy or good” for 60 minutes. They are based on fundamental skills as well as game-based skills.

As a school we use the app 'Primary PE Passport', this app allows teachers to easily assess and monitor the progress of each individual within the curriculum.

"Leaders ensure that pupils gain a good understanding of healthy lifestyles. They provide pupils with games and sports at lunchtime. The curriculum ensures that pupils learn about the importance of a healthy diet and exercise. Pupils also take part in the 'daily mile', which provides additional opportunities to exercise" Ofsted Report, September 2018


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At Queen Emma's we enter lots of competitions organised by the West Oxfordshire Sports Partnership. Over the past year we have entered:

  • Cross Country
  • Netball
  • Tag Rugby
  • Football
  • Dance
  • Athletics (Indoor and Outdoor)
  • Cricket
  • Tennis



Outdoor Learning

Learning need not take place solely within educational buildings. Outdoor time often provides the most memorable learning experiences and helps children to make sense of the world around them by putting their learning into a meaningful context. We are extremely fortunate to be set in large grounds and have an environment rich in opportunities and we make full use of our local area, including our school wild area, to enhance our educational provision.

Professional Coaches

Over the year we invite professional coaches to teach the skills of a sport to classes. This provides fantastic opportunities for our children to engage in exciting sports and learn from skilled professionals. It also provides amazing CPD for our staff. 

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School Games Day

Each year, usually in June, we have our School Games Day. Children choose 4 or 5 races to take part in. They could choose: sprint, hoop, egg and spoon, sack, space hopper or obstacle race. We also have the 'highly competitive' parent's race!




Daily Mile

The aim of The Daily Mile is to improve the physical, social, emotional and mental health and wellbeing of our children – regardless of age, ability or personal circumstances. At Queen Emma's we have a marked out daily mile (13 laps of the playground = 1 mile)



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