Lent Rise 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 high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that inspire all children to succeed in physical education and in developing life skills. We want to 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 aims to improve the wellbeing and fitness of all children, not only through the sporting skills taught, but through the underpinning values and disciplines PE promotes.



The curriculum is designed around the Real PE scheme. It works on a series of colour graded skills, which progress naturally into each other. These twelve areas of movement or skill are referred to as ‘FUNS stations’, and they move right from EYFS to Y6. Each of the twelve FUNS stations progressively builds, with small increments designed to continually push children in a way that is achievable – children are able to progress at their own pace and there is not a feeling of failure as the steps are small. This makes them especially useful for children who have poorer motor control or physical difficulties (in fact, a number of these skills are used by teaching assistant delivering sensory diets to help support children who cannot regulate their sensory experiences well).

The skills children develop first in each year group are fundamental to the acquisition of further skills, and are also applicable to the widest range of sports and activities. Opportunities are then built in through the year for dance and gymnastics, again sequencing the units so that the skills of agility, balance and coordination are constantly being revised and developed.

To further enhance our PE curriculum pupils take part in the enrichment afternoon which builds on key skills taught in weekly lessons. 



Through the teaching of Real PE it has enabled a consistent approach to the teaching of PE and ensured key skills are taught prior to the teaching and playing of specific sports. By embedding these skills from Reception pupils will become confident, resilient and able to participate in group sports with greater success. 

Pupils have the opportunities to apply these skills within our extra curricular sports clubs and competitions. 

Pathway Subject Statement: 

At Lent Rise, we follow the 'Real PE', 'Real Dance' and 'Real Gym' scheme to ensure all children are given the same opportunity to succeed. In the younger years, we focus on developing each child's fundamental skills which are the building blocks for more complex skills that children will learn throughout their life. Once these skills are embedded, children will begin applying these skills within advanced sports and activities.
"Real PE is a unique, child-centered approach that transforms how we teach PE to include, challenge and support EVERY child." - Real PE 

Lent Rise School Academy Trust is a Company incorporated in England and Wales,
limited by guarantee with registered Company number 9801986.

Registered office: Lent Rise School, Coulson Way, Burnham, Bucks, SL1 7NP • Tel: 01628 662913