At Manor Way Primary Academy we are extremely proud of our PE and sport. All children from Reception to Year 6 will be taught by our PE Specialist. From Years 1 to 6 they will have a minimum of 2 hours of taught PE a week.
Our curriculum is designed to develop fundamental skills from nursery to year 2 through ball skills, striking and fielding, gymnastic, dance, target games and invasion games. In these lessons, children will have the opportunity to develop skills individually or in small groups.
In Year 1, children use their fundamental skills and begin applying these in a range of different sports from tag rugby, cricket, tennis, rounders, netball and basketball to name a few. In Year 2, children will apply their sport-specific skills in games and apply these with increased pressure. They will begin learning tactics for specific sports and how to adapt their skills to different scenarios within a sport.
Children will have the opportunity to further develop their interest in sports in extracurricular activities. We offer sports clubs as well as others after school every day. A total of 24 clubs including dance, musical theatre, football, rugby, archery, gymnastics, dodgeball, cricket and lots more!
All children will have opportunities to participate in intra-school competitions and opportunities will be available for children to represent their school in inter-school competitions. We are very proud of our School Games Award of Platinum which recognises our dedication to offering sporting opportunities to all our children.
Outdoor Learning is designed to encourage and inspire individuals of any age through an innovative, long term, educational approach to outdoor play and learning in a woodland environment. As a school, we are very fortunate in having our own woodland area to deliver Outdoor Learning.
Outdoor Learning is planned into the curriculum for all our children during the school year. Sessions are designed around a theme. Themes are sometimes subtle such as evolving or exploring the site or more obvious such as butterflies, fairies or nature investigators.
Many areas of the National Curriculum are intrinsically covered. Teamwork skills are developed through games and activities. Individual skills and self-esteem are heightened throughout activities such as hide and seek, shelter building, tool skills, lighting fires or environmental art, and more!