Here at White Ash pupils take part in Physical Education and activities throughout the day during 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.
Curriculum Policy & Documents
School Games Awards
Hothersall Lodge - 12th July 2023
Sports Day - 27th June 2023
MATP Sports Event - 26th June 2023
Swimming Gala Panathlon - 15th June 2023
Inclusive Sport Event @ West End Primary - 14th June 2023
GLD Football Tournament - 9th June 2023
SEND Outdoor Adventure @ Mill Hill - 17th May 2023
A group of KS2 children attended an outdoor activities event at Mill Hill Canalside Activity Centre. We took part in a range of outdoor activities including canoeing, archery, orienteering and team building games. It was a great day and the children gave their all in each of the activities - some of them for the first time ever! Well done team.
GLD Athletics @ Holly Grove - 10th May 2023
Owl class pupils attended an athletics event at Holly Grove. We took part in 6 different activities including; egg and spoon, bocia, parachute, penalty shootout, floor is lava and throwing practice. The children enjoyed all the activities and tried their hardest when joining in with the activities.
Animal Olympics - 9th & 10th May 2023
Class Finch represented White Ash as six pupils attended The Animal Olympics @ Accrington Academy with 3 members of staff. The children loved the animal themed sports; they waddled like crabs, hopped like kangaroos and jumped like frogs... The children practiced their ball, hockey and co-ordination skills during various circuits. The children loved the sunshine and the treats on the way back to school. The staff were all so proud of how well the children did and how well they represented White Ash and Class finch.
Inclusive Multi-sports - 5th May 2023
Today six children from Robin class had the pleasure of taking part in Athletics, Dance, Kurling and Football challenges at Oakhill College. We all really enjoyed the Kurling, even the adults had a go! We achieved certificates in all areas and represented White Ash with our lovely manners and team skills.
Bendrigg Residential - 20th - 22nd March 2023
Bikeability - 21st - 24th February 2023
Throughout the school week the Y5 & Y6 pupils attended daily bike ability sessions focusing on basic bike skills, as well as working towards a Level 1 Bike Ability awards. These skills link to their physical development, learning outside the classroom and life skills. At the end of the week the pupils are given an award certificate and badge for their effort.
Winter Olympics @ Acorns - 3rd February 2023
4 pupils from Owl class attended a Winter Olympics event where we took part in a variety of activities including; hockey, curling, Bocia & an obstacle course. We were even lucky enough to gain the most point and win the event!!!
Glow Dodgeball - 20th January 2023
Children from Wren class took part in a "Glow Dodgeball" event at Oakhill where the UV lights were turned on for an extra special version of the game. 4 pupils attended and took part in games against other school.
Inclusive Multi-Sports Event - 28th November 2022
Owl Class took part in a Multi-skills activities morning at Oakhill School. We took part in sporting and team building activities such as; Bocca, judo, puzzles, volleyball & football. We worked well as a team & enjoyed learning new skills and sports.
Tots for Tyres - 14-17th November 2022
Tots for tyres have been amazing this week. The lady was absolutely amazing with all the children!!! Every single one of our children made amazing progress (even from the second session). Our pupils have loved gaining their confidence on a bike, learning to push and glide and use the brakes correctly.
Accrington Stanley Shirt Giveaway - 29th September 2022
Our Year 3 pupils had anther fun visit to Accrington Stanley for their yearly shirt giveaway. All the children were able to take home a shirt and have enjoyed wearing it around school and at home.
Whole School Sports Day - 28th June 2022
Today we enjoyed celebrating our whole school Sports Day. All children from school took part in a variety of athletics and sporting activities including; egg and spoon, obstacle course, curling, target practice, penalty shootout and much more! We had the pleasure of parents coming to watch the children and cheer from the sidelines.
Special Olympics / MATP - 27th June 2022
The Special Olympics Motor Activity Training Program (MATP) is designed for athletes who are unable to participate in official Special Olympics sport competitions because of their skill and/or functional abilities. It is recognised nationwide and is building momentum each year.
White Ash School began their Special Olympics training in Autumn 2021. All pupils on the MOVE and PRE-Move program were invited to participate and trained hard each week in their classes, working on different skills from mobility, dexterity, striking and kicking. The pupils finally celebrated their progression of skills in a full Special Olympics day in June 2022 where pupils took part in various activities and games from basketball and races to penalty shoot outs.
Everyone had a wonderful time and lots of fun was had and we aim to continue it with our next event being held during Sports week in June 2023
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.
Football Tournament - 10th June 2022
The Boys and girls in Year 5/6 took part in a football competition against other GLD schools. They enjoyed playing matches against different teams and working together.
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 Mile Challenge’ 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
All the children here at White Ash enjoyed using our newly designed cycle/daily mile track to join in with 'England does the Daily Mile'. Each class was given a designated time to support social distancing to allow all the children in school the opportunity to take part.