PE & Sport

The PE curriculum at Manor Farm

The new primary school PE curriculum has been taught from September 2014.  At Manor Farm Junior School we offer  a curriculum which is balanced and broadly based.

Our PE curriculum will:

  • Promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils both at school and in society.
  • Prepare pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.
What’s the same with the new curriculum?
  • The new curriculum  still has a focus on the development of competence (being able to do things successfully and effectively).
  • It  encourages Physical confidence (being sure of one’s own ability, knowing you can do something).
  • We offer a broad range of activities and opportunities that become increasingly complex and demanding, (having an end, and working towards something).
  • It still encourages pupils to lead healthy, active lives in and beyond school.

Our Learning Outcomes

By the end of Year 6 we  aim to see young people who:
  • Are physically confident and competent.
  • Succeed and excel in a broad range of physically demanding activities.
  • Enjoy being active and do so for sustained periods of time.
  • Choose to engage in physical activity at school and in daily life. 

Our Curriculum:

Our pupils will acquire and develop a broader range of skills and techniques which follow on from the basic skills learnt at Key Stage 1, including movement, agility, balance and co-ordination.


Pupils will get the opportunity to use these skills in a wide range of different physical activities from the more traditional to those some children will not have experienced before eg: archery.

They will:

play competitive games including inter- house and inter- school competitions,

learn, refine and perform dances

take part in outdoor and adventurous activities. These outdoor and adventurous activities take place within PE curriculum time with orienteering style activities and whilst on residential visits in Year 4, 5, and 6.


Pupils will receive two terms of swimming tuition. Currently this is taught in the summer term of year 4 and the following Autumn term in Year 5. Those pupils unable to swim confidently may be offered the opportunity to receive extra tuition after this.

Pupils will learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success and knowing how to improve.

Pupils with disabilities will be encouraged to participate fully with lessons being planned in such a way that every disabled pupil can join in. 

Organisation of the Curriculum

Pupils receive two PE lessons per week. One of these is taught by specialist staff from Premier Sport. The other lesson will normally be taught by the class teacher.

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