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PE - Physical Education



At Five Lanes we encourage all of our children and families to be active. Our children love PE and our aim is to deliver high quality PE to each child, each week, regardless of ability, which children can build upon and be encouraged to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. Physical Education and Physical Activity have a range of benefits for children (and adults) which include:

  • :Increased physical fitness.
  • Develops both fine and gross motor skills.
  • Regularly gives children time to do some physical exercise and do something different to academic subjects in school.
  • A great way to teach self-discipline.
  • Can encourage children to be more active and spend more time outdoors in the fresh air.
  • PE is great for developing skills for working in teams and leadership skills.
  • Can teach children about sportsmanship and fair play.
  • Reduces stress, tension and anxiety.
  • Improves peer relationships.
  • Physical education can increase self-confidence and self-esteem in children.
  • Children can set goals during their physical education.
  • Can help children to focus in class when they burn excess energy.
  • Can encourage children to be more active and spend more time outdoors in the fresh air.


Here at Five Lanes, we have energetic and enthusiastic staff who teach a range of fundamental skills based on: Dance, Games, Gymnastics, Athletics, OAA and (at KS2) Swimming. To cater for all, we provide opportunities for children to participate in kick boxing, street dance, taekwondo, boccia, fencing, archery, football and a variety of multi sports. We ensure that our children are able to access a variety of competitive opportunities both at intra and inter school level.


We have built partnerships with a number of local clubs and have regular visits and workshops from organisations such as: Leeds Rhinos Foundation, Leeds Taekwondo Centre, Cycle North, Premier Sports, Skipping School and West Leeds SSP. These clubs come into school and work with our children and staff to further develop their sport specific skills. We also have links with Armley Leisure Centre, John Charles Centre for Sport, Leeds Beckett University, West Leeds Activity Centre and Dixons Unity. This allows us to direct children to out of school clubs enabling them to take up a sport or physical activity as a hobby and in addition to this, provides our children with increased opportunities to take part in a wide variety of physical activities whilst in school.


To keep all of our Five Lanes families fit and healthy over the summer holidays, we have worked with our SGO and have a number of challenges that you can complete. These are the weekly personal challenges from June but they are fun, easy to follow and a great way to keep you all active. Alongside these,  there's also the Leeds Rhinos PE at home challenges which require very little (and sometimes no) equipment and can be completed inside the house or in the garden.

For ideas of how to stay active at home and as a family, click on 2020 Summer Holiday Fitness and Leeds Rhinos PE at home challenges.