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Physical Education

Our PE curriculum at Ashcombe enables children to participate and develop their own physical skills and strategies according to their own physical strengths and capabilities. This we believe is necessary for their mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing now and in the future. We believe our PE curriculum should inspire our children to succeed and excel in sport and other physically demanding activities. We aim to provide opportunities for children to become physically confident and in a way that supports their general health and fitness. Above all PE teaches self-discipline and that to be successful you must work hard, have determination, resilience and believe that anything can be achieved, children should enjoy communicating with each other and against themselves and be able to apply a broad range of fundamental skills in familiar and unfamiliar sports.



It is our intent that all children will be lifelong participants in sport, with the skills and abilities to apply their learning to a range of different sports or activities. As a school we share the vision that Physical Education is not only important for children’s physical health but also for their mental health. We aim to make Physical Education enjoyable and accessible to all children regardless of ability and gender. Physical Education supports essential team building skills and helps to maintain fitness, self-esteem and confidence. We endeavour to introduce children to a wide range of sports so that they can find the activity which appeals to them and that they can pursue beyond their time in school. We want to teach children how to cooperate and collaborate with others, work as part of a team understanding respect and fairness.



Physical Education is provided through a broad and balanced curriculum of physical activities including gymnastics, dance, athletics, games, swimming and opportunities to explore other sports such as archery and kurling. We aim to provide two hours of high quality PE a week. Progression of skills and knowledge in PE from reception to year 6 is outlined in the progression of skills document. The curriculum for PE is delivered throughout the whole school and repetition of sports is part of our coverage to allow children to refine and further their skills they have previously learnt. This allows children to transfer skills learnt in one activity or sport and relate it to another, always building upon what they have learnt or skills acquired. Teachers use a combination of CPD learnt skills and our Key PE Sports scheme of work to deliver engaging and progressive lessons, which are led by the skills progression. Using PE funding we use Future Stars to deliver CPD to all staff across each school year, this allows the children and staff to receive specialised teaching. Future Stars offer lunchtime sporting clubs, two after school clubs and support with a specialised swimming coach for KS2. Children are invited to attend competitive sporting events, this is an inclusive approach which builds on teamwork and leadership skills. Children in years 4 and 5 go swimming once a week for an 8 week block and we use 3 specialised swimming instructors to teach these lessons alongside teachers from Ashcombe, continuing to develop their CPD in this area too.



We aim to improve the wellbeing and fitness of all children at Ashcombe Primary School. The impact of the PE curriculum is that the children will meet age-appropriate skills and be able to transfer these skills into other sports and everyday activities. It is hoped that physical education will light

the love of sport and physical activity, so that our children will engage in extra- curricular sporting opportunities provided by the school, local clubs and agencies. We believe we can equip children with skills in team building, promote physical and mental health and boost confidence and resilience, taking ownership and responsibility of their own health and fitness. Our impact is therefore to inspire and motivate children to utilise these underpinning skills in an independent and effective way, with a lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.

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Worle Village sports Event


A group of 12 children from year 2 travelled to Worle Village school for a morning of new sports to explore with our MAT schools ran by NSSPEA. They learnt how to play Molky, Cornhole and competed in speed stacking. 

swimming Gala


Huge congratulations to our year 6 pupils who took part in a swimming gala last week. We are really proud to say that we came 4th in our heat out of the 16 schools who took part. The group of 12 took part in either a 25m front crawl race, 25m backstroke or 25m breaststroke, we then had a team of 4 who took part in  a  4 x 25m freestyle relay and finally a 4 x 25m noodle race! The children were so polite and excellent  representatives of the school! 💪🥰🤩 

Multi sports Event

A small group of year 2 children represented us in a multi-sports afternoon held Becket Primary School last week. Children from across Kaleidoscope MAT took part and they rotated around archery, bowling, target throwing, boules and a game called attack the tower. We are very proud of how well they represented Ashcombe and they have learnt some new games to take back to school and teach their classes during future PE lessons. 💪🥰🤩

TRI Golf

This afternoon children in year 3 got to have a PE lesson where they learnt how to play Tri Golf. 

Thank you to North Somerset PE association for coming in to spend the afternoon with us.

Year 5 sports Athletics

'We're really proud of how hard and determined a team of 20 children from year 5 were when they participated in 'Sports hall athletics' with other schools from across North Somerset. Activities included relay races and field events like triple jump, vertical jump and a speed bounce.' 




"On Wednesday of this week a team of 8 children chosen from year 5 represented us in a MAT organised event at St Martin's. We were very proud of how well the team represented our school, showing their team spirit and determination throughout all matches. Dodgeball is now an event which year 5 would like to learn as part of their PE curriculum and the team have said that they are keen to teach year 5 the rules and skills needed to play dodgeball."

11 Year 5 pupils took part in a swimming festival at Hutton Moor along with 15 other school from North Somerset. All of our swimmers took part with such great confidence, enthusiasm and nerve. They were all fabulous competitors and an absolute credit to themselves with their amazing sportsmanship and courage.


Well done to all of you- you should be extremely proud of yourselves!



Track and Field Event at Hutton Moor


We're very proud of this crew of sportsmen and women who competed against local schools in a tournament today at Hutton Moor.


The children competed in a range of track and field events including triple jump, javelin and a range of relay races.


The children enjoyed the morning and were first class ambassadors for our school. Excellent behaviour and commitment was displayed by them all and they were extremely tired by the end of it!




North Somerset Inter School Athletics Event


On Wednesday 4th December, 18 children from Year 5 visited Hutton Moor to compete in a North Somerset inter-school athletics event. They competed in multiple events including triple jump, javelin, running relays and an obstacle course. Year 5 had great fun and Miss Gillard and Mrs Burditt were very impressed with the children’s determination, perseverance and team-work skills; well done to all of the children involved.





Cross Country

After eagerly awaiting their rescheduled cross country event due to bad weather last month our cross country team have had an amazing morning at a North Somerset’s PE Association competition. The team waited patiently for their races and were a credit to our school. Our girls Harriet and Layla ran first and gave it their all with Layla coming in 2nd place!! Well done Layla! She will now be able to take part in a level 3 competition at Ashton Park school on the 23rd November. Next up was our boys team and what team spirit and sportsmanship they have shown. As the race started Ryan slipped over and Jacob and Jayden went back to help their team mate up, as they continued Jayden then needed to use his inhaler. Ryan and Jacob both stayed to look after Jayden while he had his inhaler, all three boys then completed the race together. Fantastic effort from all and such true sportsmanship, determination and perseverance. Well done team Ashcombe- Layla, Harriet, Ryan, Jayden and Jacob all from y6 





Amazing team spirit was shown in our hard-fought Kaleidoscope Trust inter-school Year 6 girls' netball tournament held here at the end of the Autumn Half Term! To finish off a very busy term a team took part in a high 5 netball tournament held here at school. Our girls showed true team spirit, supporting each other throughout their matches as did all of our visiting schools. We were beaten on the day by Worle Village who came first and St Martins second but we were thrilled to come in third place. Well done Summer, Nive, Abby, Layla, Mollie and Lucy.


16 Year 4 children travelled to Hutton Moor to take part in a Multi Skills and Kurling Festival.

In the first session, the children were split into two teams and played a number of games against other schools. At the end of the session, the two teams played a game of ‘Fill the House’ which involved trying to get all eight stones into the scoring zone in the quickest time.


Ashcombe A completed this in the quickest time of the day, 1minute and 35 seconds which was recognised by the organisers as quite an achievement! The second session involved seven mini challenges to score points for your team, such as hitting a target, cup stacking, and shuttle running.


The two Ashcombe teams collected over 300 points each which were the two top scores of the whole morning! All of the children had a really fantastic time taking part in all of the different sports. They all behaved impeccably and should be incredibly proud of themselves.


Well Done Team Ashcombe!

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