Extra Curricular Sport at Cholsey
Extra Curricular Sports Clubs
At Cholsey we believe children should be given the opportunity to develop their PE skills further and experience performing in a competitive situation. Through our Wallingford and OPEN partnerships we are able to offer our children both competitive and non competitive events.
Our children and parents are encouraged to support our five sporting values:
We change our clubs every half term to ensure that children from different ages have plenty of opportunities to try out a variety of different sports and physical activity. We offer alternative sports clubs such as Ballroom and Latin Dance, Golf and Quidditch as well as the more traditional sports. On average we run three different sports clubs each week, which are lead by:
- Miss Addison (PE Lead)
- Specialist coaches (funded by our Sports Premium funding)
- Ignite Sports UK
Club information can be found in our weekly bulletin and our office staff will always email relevant year groups club information.
All clubs run by staff are free of charge. Clubs run by Ignite Sports UK require a cost and must be booked via the Ignite Sport UK website: Booking with Ignite Sports UK.
Clubs for Term 4
Tuesday, 3.15 - 4.15pm, Years 1 and 2
Please book through Ignite Sports UK
Wednesday, 3.30 - 4.30pm, Years 3-6
Please book with the school office.
Thursday, 1.00 - 1.30pm, Years 3-6
Please sign up at the office
Ballroom and Latin Dance
Thursday, 3.15-4.15pm, Years 3-6
Please sign up at the office
Fixtures and Tournaments
Each year we compete in a variety of sports tournaments and festivals, which are run by the OPEN and Wallingford Partnerships. This is an opportunity for children to experience competition and to apply their skills in a competitive situation. We offer all children the opportunity to participate these competitive and non competitive events. School teams are selected from our extra curricular sports clubs or, in some cases, by the class teachers to praise learning attitudes in class. Tournament and festival age criteria are determined by the partnership hosts and are overseen by the OPEN and WPS PE Lead Teachers to ensure there are events for all year groups.
This year Cholsey is hosting the following events:
- OPEN Rugby Training Event (funded by the Sports Premium funding)
- OPEN Dance Festival (funded by the Sports Premium funding)
- Wallingford Swimming Gala
- OPEN Swimming Gala
- OPEN Athletics
- OPEN Rugby
- OPEN Vs VAT Quad Kids
You can view our competition schedule by clicking the link below:
Every half term the PE coordinators from OPEN meet to discuss the impact of our Sports Premium funding, extra curricular sports events and how we can improve PE and sport in our schools. We have already established an extra curricular calendar of tournaments and festivals including: dance, athletics, football and rounders. Each school hosts one or two events and each year we look to improve these events and add more to our calendar.
To learn more about OPEN PE click on the link below to see our OPEN PE page
As well as competing against partnership schools, we hold a variety of 'House Sports' events to encourage teamwork, enjoyment, sportsmanship and respect. Every year, we hold a House Sports Day and have recently introduced House Rounders and House Multi-skills. These events are important for developing our five sporting values across the school as well as giving all children the opportunity to compete competitively against others.
School – Club Links
We further encourage children to enroll at one of the many local sports clubs and a list of clubs and contacts can be found here:
“I like gymnastics club because we get to try lots of different gymnastics positions and practise what we learn to do in our PE lessons. This means we can get better at it and it is really fun.”
“Tag rugby club is fun because we learn lots of different skills and learn how to throw accurately. It made me want to go and play for a club when I am older.”
“Fitness club is lots of fun and we get to do different things each week that test our fitness. So far we have done circuits, yoga and aerobics. My favourite is circuits because you just don’t stop moving!”
“Netball club is great fun as you learn new skills each week. I like that we get to play a full game of high five and it’s fun competing against other schools in the tournaments.”
“I loved quidditch club because we ran around loads and did lots of exercising. Scoring a goal is great fun because it makes you feel good about yourself and you even get to celebrate!”
“Quidditch club is different to all the other sports but I have noticed the skills are similar to ones we might do in netball or basketball. It’s almost like a cross between netball and basketball! I really love quidditch.”