Learning & Development


At Red Lane we believe that Physical Education is a fantastic opportunity to develop the whole child and that our children are entitled to a rich, broad and balanced PE curriculum. Through PE, children should develop not just physical skill and healthiness, but behaviour and attitudes that will benefit them throughout school life and beyond. From EYFS to Y6 we teach and build upon the fundamental movement skills required for a range of sports; we teach healthy participation and encourage our pupils to make positive choices when it comes to their health and fitness and we teach the rules, strategies and tactics needed for children to improve their performance.

Children should:

  • Experience and develop competence in a broad range of activities through curriculum PE time, including gymnastics, dance, games, outdoor Education, athletics, and swimming.
  • Know how to stay fit, healthy, and active and enjoy doing so, choosing to engage in physical activity and sport in their own time.
  • Learn to win and lose, support others and be supported, showing sportsmanship and good character.
  • Work as part of a team towards a common goal as well as individually improving their performance.
  • Be allowed to be creative in a range of activities.
  • Play competitively, respecting officials and other players.
  • Develop morally and culturally through diverse activities and opportunities.

Develop the whole child through quality P.E. by:

  • Strengthening thinking and decision-making skills.
  • Lead healthy active lives.
  • Building and increasing confidence and self-esteem.
  • Developing character and resilience.
  • Enhancing their commitment and desire to improve.
  • Allowing opportunities for enjoyment, fun and pride.
  • Fostering feelings of safety and security.