Physical Education (PE)
Core Curriculum Offer
Our curriculum is based on progressive learning objectives which combines a range of varied and flexible teaching styles to cater for individual pupil’s needs and abilities. The curriculum strives to promote an understanding of the many benefits of exercise and living a healthy lifestyle through a balanced range of activities.
Pupils within EYFS develop their balance, strength and co-ordination, through movement such as running, jumping, hopping and skipping. Additionally, children engage in daily physical exercise through indoor and outdoor continuous provision to develop their fine and gross motor skills. In our outdoor area they can choose from a range of activities such as using the bikes/scooters, climbing on play equipment, large construction toys, stepping over tyres and balancing on logs. They have opportunities to dig and rake, lift pots and pans, pour, stir and mix. Fine motor skills are advanced through threading, tweezers, pegs and mark making.
The focus of the KS1 curriculum is to provide children with fundamental skills to develop early stages of tactical awareness and physical fitness elements of agility, balance and co-ordination through introduction. Curriculum content includes ball skills, team games, gymnastics and dance activities.
During KS2 children apply their learning from previous years in a range of sports such as hockey, netball, cricket and rounders. These sports allow them to develop their attacking and defending skills and enables children to work both individually and in teams to demonstrate the importance of co-operation. Children are also provided with opportunities to further improve their strength, flexibility, control and balance through dance and gymnastics and athletics.
Our wide range of sporting activities promotes life skills through infusing our school ethos such as developing a positive attitude and aiming high. During each PE lesson children are encouraged to become self-sufficient and reflective learners by focussing on improving their personal best score over the duration of a half termly challenge.
Wider Curriculum Offer
Children at Manor Park are given the opportunity to join a range of extracurricular activities both during lunchtimes and after school. They range from traditional sports such as football and netball, to other sports such as archery.
Every Friday afternoon, we enrich children’s experiences through Manor Park University where they choose a course of their choice. Sporting courses range from ice-hockey, dance, taekwondo, swimming and outdoor action and adventure where children learn skills in our forest school.
We are proud to have received our Silver School Games Mark and provide our pupils with the opportunity to participate in both inter and intra sporting competitions.
Daily Physical Activity
We aim to embed 60 minutes of physical activity throughout the school day in addition to weekly PE sessions. Our active playtime initiative encourages children to move more through various sporting activities. Activities range from traditional sports and team games, hop, skip and jump activities, dancing, and non-traditional sports such as juggling to target our less physically active children. Leadership skills training opportunities are offered to KS2 children to become Sports Leaders during playtimes to encourage other children to take part in physical activity.
Our purpose built daily mile track on our school field offers children 15 minutes of daily physical activity to improve their health and wellbeing.
Where possible, we provide active learning to inspire children to become more active throughout their school day and enhance their learning. We enjoy using initiatives such a ‘Super Movers’.
Local Sports Activities
Please use this link below to find local sports clubs in our area.