At Church of the Ascension we aim:
- To develop the way children perform skills and apply rules and conventions for different activities.
- To increase children’s ability to apply what they have learnt to improve the quality and control of their performance.
- To develop an understanding in children of how to succeed in a range of physical activities and how to evaluate their own success.
- To improve self-confidence, self-discipline and concentration.
- To lead young people into healthier lifestyles.
- To teach children to have knowledge of the change in their bodies feel during high quality exercise.
- To promote positive attitudes across all areas of physical activity.
- To encourage children to be aware of relevant safety issues.
- To ensure children have an opportunity to participate in competitive sport.
PE is timetabled twice each week and children are encouraged to take part in extra-curricular sports activities. Swimming is available to children in Y3 and Y4 and a high priority is placed upon being able to swim 25m before a child leaves Y4.
Our Y6 Residential to London blends cultural opportunities – visits to the West End Theatre, London Eye and Natural History Museum – with sporting opportunities such as abseiling, quad biking and archery. This is frequently mentioned by the children as being one of the highlights of their time at Ascension.
Children take part in an extensive range of competitions including multi skills, sports hall athletics, tri-golf, cross country, tag rugby netball, football, gymnastics and swimming. The school traditionally does extremely well in these competitions and as a result often represents Dudley in the Black Country Games.
We currently use our Sports Premium funding to allow a dance teacher to work with pupils and staff in order to develop the quality of dance within the school. This has led to an increase in the number of pupils taking up dance as an option at after school clubs.