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Physical Education




At Spring Lane we believe a high quality PE curriculum should be an integral part of the whole school curriculum and one that staff, pupils and parents understand and can contribute to. Our school recognises the values that a high quality PE and school sport curriculum gives pupils.

  1. Develop every child’s fundamental movement skills  (A, B, C).
  2. Develop and create a positive relationship with physical activity which leads to lifelong participation (health and well being).
  3. Help every child to reach their full potential in PE/Sport/Physical Activity.
  4. Develop the whole child in terms of physical, emotional literacy and thinking skills (Health and Fitness, Creative, Social and Personal)
  5. Develop wider Life skills; Swimming/water safety and Spring Riders (road safety).

The progression document below shows the key knowledge and skills children are expected to have understood for each year group.



Our PE curriculum, while covering the National Curriculum, aims develop physical literacy and will allow pupils to learn about themselves, the importance of a healthy lifestyle, self-expression and concepts such as fair play and respect. It also contributes to the development of a range of important cognitive skills such as decision making and analysis, and social skills such as teamwork and communication.

* Provide a positive learning experience for every child .

* Every child will have 2 hours of high quality PE per week which encompass a broad and balanced curriculum with appropriate opportunities for all to thrive.

* Engage in local and community initiatives e.g. Beat The Streets, Saints, NTFC, NSport.

* Provide in a wide variety of lunchtime and Afterschool clubs.

* Deliver a programme of Swimming (Year 4)  so pupils can swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, Use a range of strokes effectively; front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke, and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations and Spring Riders (Year 5) to ensure pupils have the confidence, competence and proficiently to ride a bike safely.




Pupils will leave Spring Lane having a solid foundation of fundamental movement skills which ensure they have a positive relationship with physical activity. Pupils have a strong physical and emotional literacy and lifelong thinking skills which in turns leads to a lifelong enjoyment and participation in physical activity.

Assessment of PE is conducted regularly by class teachers focusing on the 6 learning behaviours: Personal, Social, Cognitive, Creative, Physical and Fitness.



Progression in PE