Curriculum Policy & Documents
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.
Rebound therapy is a specific model of use of trampolines in providing alternative opportunities for movement, therapeutic exercise, and recreation for people with a wide range of special needs. Rebound therapy is motivating and enjoyable for all participants.
It facilitates movement, promotes balance, promotes an increase or decrease in muscle tone, promotes relaxation and sensory integration. It improves fitness and exercise tolerance and improves communication skills.
At White ash school, We follow the Winstrada Reward scheme.
Here at white ash we attend weekly hydrotherapy sessions for our PMLD pupils.
Hydrotherapy involves stimulation and exercise in warm water. Hydrotherapy relies on its mechanical and thermal effects, in order to induce healing. It takes advantage of the body's reaction to cold or hot stimuli, the pressure exerted by water, the protracted application of heat as well as the sensation of the water.
There are variety of exercises during the session which include: oral motor skills - blowing bubbles or a lightweight object along the surface of the water; Muscle strength activities such as using a water noodle to float in the water which helps develop muscle strength in the arms and core without the need for assistance which allows the child to enjoy freedom in the water.
Each child attending our sessions has their own individual physiotherapy and halliwick target to meet their specific needs.
'England does the Daily Mile' - 30th April 2021