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Curriculum Policy & Documents

Physical Education


Here at White Ash pupils take part in Physical Education and Activity throughout the day within play time, free time, sensory interventions, school sports and PE lessons.

Physical Education is the planned, progressive learning that takes place in school curriculum timetabled time and which is delivered to all pupils.

Physical Activity is a broad term referring to all bodily movement that uses energy. It includes all forms of physical education, sports and dance activities. However, it is wider than this, as it also includes indoor and outdoor play, outdoor and adventurous activities, and active travel (e.g. walking, cycling, rollerblading, scooting).

School Sport is the structured learning that takes place beyond the curriculum (i.e. in the extended curriculum) within school settings. Again, the context for the learning is physical activity. The ‘school sport’ programme has the potential to develop and broaden the foundation learning that takes place in physical education. It also forms a vital link with community sport and activity.


PE Event & Activity Blog

Paralympian - 15th June 2022

White Ash was lucky enough to be able to secure a visit from Paralympian Michael Churm through SportforSchools. During his visit, all classes took part in a HITT circuit on the playground before attending an assembly where Michael talked about his disability and overcame losses within the sport to finally win medals which he showed to the pupils. Pupils were then able to ask Michael questions which was lovely to see all the pupils engaged throughout the morning.

Hothersall Lodge - 14th June 2022

Year 3 & 4 pupils took part in an outdoor adventure day at Hothersall lodge where they took part in activities such as; orienteering, climbing, caving & archery. The sun was out for most of the day and the children enjoyed working as a team, motivating each other and taking part in new skills and activities.

Swimming Gala - 8th June 2022

6 pupils were selected to take part in the Panathon Swimming Gala @ Accrington Academy. The pupils participated in multiple races and challenges including 10m, 25m, relay, scavenger hunt & a rafting challenge. Overall White Ash came 5th!!

Dodgeball - 11th Feb & 4th March 2022

Our Year 5/6 and then 3/4 pupils attended two separate Dodgeball events at Oakhill School. The children all worked well together and both teams earned medals for their teamwork & honesty during the event.

Accrington Stanley Shirt Giveaway - 12th October 2021

Our Year 3 pupils had a fantastic visit to Accrington Stanley for their yearly shirt giveaway. The children enjoyed collecting their new shirts & showing them off in school to all their peers.

Hothersall Lodge - 15th June 2021

Class 9 had a fab day at Hothersall Lodge. We took part in wall climbing, caving, orienteering and enjoyed a lovely walk in the sunshine. All the pupils were amazing and had the best day!

Daily Mile Challenge - 7th June to 15th July 2021

As a school we are going to be completing a ‘Daily MileChallenge’ of walking the distance from Land’s End to John O’Groats (1083 Miles) during the final Summer Half Term to help raise money for school. We have 112 pupils on role in school, and I feel that if we work together by all staying active and going for walks, we will be able to achieve this goal & hopefully more!!!


'England does the Daily Mile' - 30th April 2021