Physical Education

Our PE curriculum is based on the learning objectives set out in the National Curriculum 2014 document.

Click here for an overview of the learning objectives for each year group...

At Ashcott School, we believe that Physical Education (PE) is more than just success on the sports field. It helps to develop competent, confident children, who understand the importance of a healthy, active lifestyle. It also calls for teamwork, leadership and creative thinking. We encourage all children to be active and adopt a healthy lifestyle!

Y5/6 Outdoor and Adventurous Activities

We offer the children the opportunity to participate in a variety of physical activities as part of the curriculum, which include games and multiskills, dance, athletics, gymnastics, swimming and outdoor/adventurous activities. As the children move through the school we aim to develop their skills in all areas of PE, as well as teaching teamwork and the rules and conventions of a range of sports. we are extremely well resourced in terms of PE equipment and have a large hall, huge field, playground space and adventure playground apparatus.
Ashcott children perform to a high standard in all areas of sport and children have the opportunity to compete in a variety of competitive sports. The school participates in the Mendip Cross-Country League, the local football league and tournaments, cricket competitions and the rounders league.
Year 3 and 4 girls in a cross country race

Children celebrate winning the Sports Day Cup!
We hold our own annual Sports Day, which is very inclusive, allowing all children to take part in a range of activities as part of their House Teams, as well as a more competitive element for those who enjoy this level of challenge!
We use our sports funding in a number of different ways to support children's development and enrich their experiences of PE. One of the activities we have invested in are regular skipping days for the children where they can learn new skills and tricks from a visiting teacher.
Children learn new skills from 'Skippy John'
We take part in a variety of sports tournaments and matches during the year with other schools.  Traditionally Ashcott perform extremely well with many successes in recent years, including coming  in the top 3 teams in Somerset for the past 3 years in a row.
Dance is popular and many children participate in the annual country dance festival on Cathedral Green in Wells, as well as performing at our annual May Fair.