“Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand.”– Nelson Mandela


Physical Education Intent:

Rice Lane Primary School believes that Physical Education (PE), experienced in a safe and supportive environment, is essential to ensure children attain optimum physical and emotional development and good health.  We intend to deliver fun, high quality teaching and learning opportunities that enable children to develop knowledge, skills and vocabulary in a broad range of sporting activities.  We provide the opportunity for intra school competitions that inspire all children to succeed in physical education and we teach children skills to keep them safe, such as being able to swim.  We also want to teach children how to cooperate and collaborate with others as part of an effective team, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life-long values.  Our curriculum improves the wellbeing and fitness of all children at Rice Lane, not only through the sporting skills taught, but through the underpinning values and disciplines PE promotes.

An outstanding Physical Education pupil needs:

  • To demonstrate flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance through a variety of physical activities
  • To engage in competitive and co-operative sports and activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations
  • To work collaboratively as part of a team
  • To communicate effectively
  • To use initiative and problem-solving skills across a range of physical activities
  • To develop resilience to overcome personal barriers
  • To critically evaluate their own performances and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best
  • To lead healthy, active lives

Key Concepts taught through our Physical Education curriculum

Our Physical Education curriculum at Rice Lane Primary has been designed using progressive and logically sequenced learning objectives, providing a variety of engaging, stimulating, enjoyable and challenging learning experiences, within 8 key areas.

These key areas are:

  • Athletics
  • Dance,
  • Games (fundamentals)
  • Gymnastics
  • Invasion Games
  • Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
  • Net and Wall Games
  • Striking and Fielding Games.

The sequence of learning objectives, ensure that the key skills that are taught throughout the Physical Education curriculum from EYFS to Year 6 are built upon through a wide range of creative, competitive and co-operative activities.

At Rice Lane Primary School, we participate in the WOW walk to school challenge; encouraging as many families as possible to actively travel to school and to experience the benefits of walking to school.  We hope that this will help them to arrive at school in the morning feeling healthier and happier.