At Ashfield we believe that through Physical Education our children will learn to:

  • Succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities.
  • Become physically confident in a way that supports their health and fitness.
  • Use opportunities to compete in sport and other activities to build character and help embed values such as fairness and respect.
  • Develop an enjoyment of, and a positive attitude to the subject in school.

In PE, our aims for the children are:

  • To develop an increasing ability to select, link and apply skills, tactics and compositional ideas.
  • To improve observational skills and the ability to describe and make simple judgements on their own and others work, and to use their observations and judgements to improve performance.
  • To develop the ability to work independently as well as in groups and teams, to communicate with and respond positively towards others.
  • To develop communication skills, encouraging the use of correct terminology, to promote effective co-operation.
  • To develop an understanding of the effects of exercise on their bodies, and an appreciation of the value of exercising safely.
  • To promote positive attitudes towards health, hygiene and fitness.
  • To promote an understanding of safe practice, and develop a sense of responsibility towards their own and others’ safety and well-being.

There are 8 areas of teaching at KS2:

  • Dance
  • Gymnastics
  • Invasion Games
  • Striking and Fielding
  • Net and Wall
  • Athletics
  • Swimming (Year 4)
  • Outdoor and Adventurous Activities (Year 6)

At Ashfield we provide swimming as part of the curriculum for Y4 and year 6. Children walk to St Margaret’s Pool where teaching is given by the sports coach and a swimming instructor. All staff teaching swimming hold a teaching qualification.

P.E lessons are provided on a twice weekly basis throughout the school, and are taught using a variety of different resources, including the Val Sabin schemes of work.Activities are s are planned in such a way as to encourage full and active participation for the duration of every lesson.

The contribution of P.E. to other subjects

P.E. contributes to may subjects within the primary curriculum by providing the children with opportunities to:


  • P.E. contributes to the teaching of Speaking and Listening by encouraging children to describe what they have done and to discuss how they might improve their performance.


  • How to use a compass or compass point to navigate us from one point to another.
  • Children learn to apply numeracy skills when counting and using mathematical language for shape, space and position.


  • Investigate how physical activities effects heart rate.
  • Investigate how physical activity impacts on our health and fitness for life.
  • Learn about nutrition and how our diet effects our short term and long term health.
  • Learn about different food groups and how they affect our growth and development.


  • Encouraging teamwork in P.E. and games.
  • Appreciation for the work and performance of other children regardless of their ability.
  • Benefits of exercise and healthy eating, and how to make informed choices about their lifestyle.

Elms Sport in School

School Athletics Coaching
Schools Gymnastics Coaching
School Hockey Coaching