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PE at Aughton

The intent of the Physical Education Curriculum at Aughton Junior Academy is to develop PE to ensure that all students, including those with SEND, will learn in a way that is differentiated and personalized to meet their needs. Pupils will:


Be passionate, engaged and enthusiastic about sport and being active, having a keen interest in PE with a willingness to participate eagerly in every lesson and the ability to make informed choices about engaging fully in extra curriculum sport.

Have the opportunity to experience a balanced and varied curriculum allowing students to participate in a wide variety of activities covering the development of fundamental skills in KS1 and then progressing in KS2 to sport specific skills which includes: invasion, striking and fielding, aesthetics and athletics.

Can swim at least 25metres before the end of Y^ and know how to remain safe in and around water.

Sport specific terminology is used with confidence, building up an extended specialist vocabulary.

Have and maintain a high level of fitness.

Lead a healthy lifestyle which is achieved by eating sensibly, being aware of the dangers of smoking, alcohol and drugs. Developing a knowledge of exercising regularly and having an understanding of how their mental health is also important. 

Are able to practice skills in a range of different activities and situations, alone, in small groups and in teams, with the ability to apply these skills in chosen activities to a high level of performance.

Become excellent young leaders by having the skills to take the initiative, organising and officiating different age groups, and evaluating what needs to be done to improve, whilst also motivating and instilling excellent sporting attitudes in others.

Employ imagination and creativity in their techniques, tactics and choreography.

The ability to be able to improve their own and others performance.

Can work independently for extended periods of time without the need for guidance or support.

Have a sound understanding of different sports, their origins, including British and world –wide sporting role models.

Are prepared to transition from KS1 to KS2 and then KS2 to KS3 with the skills, knowledge, self -esteem and character to excel in KS2.

Attitudes and the ability to make informed choices about engaging fully in extracurricular sport.



Aughton Active Travel


Aughton Active Travel is our new initiative to promote active travel within our school and community. Two Active Travel Ambassadors from Y5 will along with Miss Murray form a team to try and engage staff and students to actively travel to school where possible, highlight park and stride areas and create/run competitions aimed at rewarding children in AJA.

What is Active Travel?

Active travel is walking, cycling or scooting to get to school but also includes park and stride, so hopefully everybody can get involved. It is healthier, and better for the environment as well!

Children who get exercise and fresh air on their way to school and more alert and attentive in class, alongside our healthy, active breakfast SJA can get the best start to the day and be ready to learn.

Active travel can also:

  • Help you get fit and stay healthy
  • Improve mental health
  • Limit pollution
  • Reduce congestion
  • Improve road safety

We understand that some families live too far away to walk or cycle but wherever possible please consider parking a little further (5minutes) away from school and walking the last bit of your journey. There is a map showing this on Facebook and the website below.


We will be helping children learn to ride their scooters, balance bikes and bicycles with special sessions lead by Modeshift.

We are aiming for

The Sustainable Travel Accreditation and Recognition Scheme (STARS) who work with pupils, parents and teachers to use fun and educational activites to show the benefits of active travel.

MODESHIFT STARS is a national awards scheme. Schools that promote active travel to and from school can be recognized on a local, regional and national stage.

The STARS South Yorkshire project is free for all schools with the South Yorkshire region. We at AJA are aiming for Bronze.


Alongside Modeshift and Rotherham initiatives AJA are now involved in the WOW Travel Tracker scheme. WOW is used by schools participating in the year-round walk to school challenge, to record daily pupil journeys and earn their monthly WOW badges.

Children log daily journeys to school on the travel tracker, if they actively travel to school once a week for a month they achieve a badge.


We took part in the Walk of Fame which coincides with ‘Walk to School Week’ and the Rotherham walk to school 10 day challenge!


We were runners up in the Sheffield City Region with 70% active travel rate!

Thankyou for taking part and help get such a great result for the school.