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.
GOLD Games Award 2022/23
PE Spending Review 2022 - 2023
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!
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