Sport and Health

Daily Mile

At Queen Emma's we take part in the Daily Mile. Every day children and staff run, walk or jog laps of our Daily mile track. The aim is to do 13 laps, or as many as you can. The aim of the Daily Mile is to improve the physical, social, emotional and mental health and well-being of our children, regardless of age, ability or personal circumstance. See for more information.



Every class from Year 1 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.

"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



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.


Year 6 Swimming Competency 

Percentage of pupils within our 2018-19 Year 6 cohort that can do each of the following:

  • Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres: 73% (22/30)
  • Use a range of strokes effectively: 60% (18/30)
  • Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations: 50% (15/30) (All children took part in a water safety programme)

Schools can choose to use the Primary PE and Sport Premium to provide additional provision for swimming but this must be for activity over and above the national curriculum requirements. We have not used it in this way, but this is being considered for this year’s allocation

Children at Queen Emma's Primary School attend swimming lessons within Years 3 - 6 at the Windrush Leisure Centre. This information relates to our previous Year 6 cohort from their time in these lessons.