Well done Charlton Primary School – GOLD MARK accreditation for PE and Sport provision.
We want all pupils leaving Charlton Primary School to be physically literate, with the knowledge, skills and motivation to equip them for a healthy lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport through developing high quality PE and school sport.
We aim to…
- engage all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy and active lifestyles
- raise the profile of PE and sport across the school, using this as a tool for whole school improvement
- increase confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in the teaching of PE and sport
- offer a broad experience to all pupils in a range of sports and activities
- increase our participation in competitive sports.
For more information on sport and competitions within your school please click on the following link, which will transfer you to the central Vale Academy Trust website:
What is the School Games Mark?
The School Games Mark is a Government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Schools in England are able to assess themselves across bronze, silver and gold levels.
The Mark is a retrospective award validates our success over the past 12 months.
Throughout Term 4, Nick has been teaching cricket to the Year 4s on a Friday afternoon. Nick works for a charity called ‘ Chance to Shine’ which promotes cricket from a young age. On the last day of Term 4 we had an competition between the two year 4 classes . Team ‘Geoffrey Boycott’ were the champions and Nick presented the team with a trophy. This can be admired in our ever growing trophy cabinet in the front entrance of the school.
In April, pupils represented Charlton recently in the primary Hockey tournament at Tilsley Park . They did us proud!
On Wednesday 27th March, two teams represented Charlton at the primary swimming gala at Wantage Leisure Centre. The boys’ team came third and the girls’ team won! They will go through to the next round which will take place first week back after the Easter holidays.
Last Thursday 14th March we took a mixed team of 3/4 children to Chandlings in Abingdon . It was a fantastic afternoon and the children did us proud. Both the A and B team just missed out on going through to the next round. Well done Charlton!
Charlton took part in the Primary School Hall Athletics event on Thursday 31st January and came 4th! Well done to everyone who took part.
On Thursday 24th January, 6 children from Year 4 and 5 took part in a Dance Festival with 9 other schools at Wantage Leisure Centre. We had a fantastic day learning some dance moves and choreographing our own section of the dance with the help of some King Alfred’s students, before performing it to the other schools. It was based on the Greatest Showman and our part of the dance represented the lions – the photo shows our end pose as us being fierce lions! We had a great day and the children represented Charlton with excellent behaviour, great enthusiasm and a willingness to have a go at something new. Well done to Edward, Alfie, Alex, James, Patrick and Josh.
On 24th May we took a team of Year 5 and 6 athletes to represent Charlton at King Alfred’s West Site . The children competed in 4 events: 600m, Vortex throw , standing long jump and a 80m sprint. There were eleven teams and Charlton came first . They are therefore going on to compete in the area finals at Tilsely Park, next month. Well done to the whole team.
Ardington Under 9s – Awards evening
Some sporting achievements for three Charlton pupils . Sam, Harvey Amos and Oliver Dennis, all play football for Ardington Under 9s –
Sam – Parent’s player of the season;
Harvey – Most improved player of the season;
Oliver – Manager’s player of the season.
As you can imagine the boys were very pleased and we thought it was an excellent show for Charlton School!
On Thursday 4th May…
…we took 3 teams to a Basketball Festival at Wantage Leisure Centre. There were 11 teams competing and although we weren’t in the top 4, the pupils all had fun and were very supportive of one another. Attached are some photos – these are also in staff area, photos, basketball May 2017 folder.