Welcome to our PE page
'A high quality physical education curriculum inspires all children to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for children to become physically confident in a way which supports health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.' (National Curriculum 2014)
At Hartford Manor we ensure that each child gets their entitilement of 2 hours of PE a week, often this is topped up with activities at lunchtimes, 5-a-day fitness,Go Noodle,Mini Me Yoga and the trim trail. Each term or half term the year groups will change their learning from Dance to Gymnastics to Athletics to learning skills for competitive games.
In Years 1 / 2 the children are developing their fundamental movement skills which will improve their agility, balance and coordination (ABC). They are being taught how to master basic movements that include running, jumping, throwing and catching. The new curriculum has also put a stronger emphasis on participation in team games and developing simple tactics in Year 2.
In Years 3 - 6 the children continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills. They should enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. It is important at this stage that the children develop an understanding of how to improve in different activities and learn to evaluate and recognise their own success.
Children in Year 3 swim for a term and in Year 6 we aim to send non-swimmers and those who have not achieved 25m to extra sessions.
Each year we enter school teams into competitive sports. Our football team gets the opportunity to compete in tournaments at Crewe and Liverpool and are now part of the Northwich MiniLleague - in Summer 2017 the team came second so were moved up to a group. Each year we aim to send a team to compete in Boccia we have been runners up several times. In 2015 we entered our first Basket ball tournament where we surprised ourselves and were unbeaten until the final, this happened again in 2016 and 2017, although we were knocked out in 2018. We have also sent teams to compete in Indoor Athletics, Cricket, Rounders, Quad Kids, Duathlon, Swimmin Gala, Orienteering, QuikSticks and Tennis. In 2018 / 19 we are now competing in a cross country league and have a girls' football team for the first time.
We offer a variety of after school activities to children from Year 1 - Year 6. Some are paid for by parents which include: Dance, Judo and Fencing and some are funded from the Sports Premium. Each year we get local coaches into school to support during curriculum time in sports such as Cricket and Tennis. We also have good relationships with community teams who come in and do taster days to encourage pupils to join their club.
Over the past few years participation in after school activities for children in KS2 has increased from 39% in 2014-15 to 56% in 2016-17 and more again in 2017-18 resulting in us achieving a Gold Sports Mark two years in a row.