Manor Wood Primary School




At Manor Wood Primary School, Physical Education (PE) is an integral part of our Curriculum that is inclusive and engages all pupils, in a supportive and challenging environment. We aspire for children to acquire, develop and refine their practical skills and techniques; to further their knowledge and understanding of PE concepts and principles and develop their overall competence, to enjoy, and excel in, a broad range of sports and physical activities. 

We aim to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that enables all children to succeed; to enjoy their learning; to be resilient and consistently strive to give their best efforts at all times and achieve their potential and personal best.

Children participate in competitive sport and through this we teach children how to cooperate and collaborate effectively as part of a team and compete appropriately against others, adhering to the principles of fairness, sportsmanship and respect, values we hope to embed for future life.

We understand the importance PE, School Sport and Physical Activity has on children’s general health, fitness and mental well-being. We provide opportunities for all children to be physically active for sustained periods of time and we teach children the importance of leading healthy, active lives and making informed and appropriate lifestyle choices.

Swimming is an important life skill, and we aspire for all children to leave primary school being able to swim at least 25 metres.


PE at Manor Wood Primary School provides challenging and enjoyable learning through a range of sporting activities including; Invasion Games, Net & Wall Games, Striking and Fielding Games, Gymnastics, Dance, Outdoor & Adventure Activities and Swimming

The Long-Term PE Curriculum Overview sets out the PE Units/Activities which are to be taught each half term throughout the year and ensures that the requirements of the National Curriculum are fully met.

The emphasis of our PE curriculum is inclusion for all children regardless of sporting ability. We provide suitable learning opportunities for all children, including those with SEND.

Children in Year 4 attend Swimming lessons each week.

We promote both participation and competition through P.E and sport. We ensure all children experience competition at some level, individually or in a team, within lessons.

We have an in house system ‘steps for success’  initiative, all children participate using a Fitbit to record their steps each day.

Children in KS1 and KS2 and SEND children also have opportunities to participate in the local School Sports Partnership Inter School sports competitions

Children participate in workshops/whole school events, sourced by school and delivered by Outside Providers, covering a variety of sports throughout the year. For example Skip2bfit, Cycling, Archery, BMX and Ice-skating, providing the children with an opportunity to experience new activities, learn new skills, improve their fitness and to try something new.

All children in KS1 and KS2 have the opportunity to participate in extra-curricular sports activities throughout the year and are funded by school to ensure equality of opportunity.

We offer a Residential OAA experience for children in Years 5 and 6 each year.

We have an annual inclusive House Sports Day, with an emphasis on participation and achievement for all.

All children participate in whole school weekly sessions of “The Daily Mile “, walking to promote health, fitness, mental well-being and personal challenge and resilience. Children compare their own performance and strive to improve their personal best. Competing with others fosters a sense of team spirit and cooperation amongst our children.


At Manor Wood Primary School, we ensure that our PE curriculum is inclusive and progressive and allows all children the opportunity to acquire and develop fundamental knowledge, understanding, skills and techniques and apply these to a wide variety of different sports and activities. PE lessons are fun, enjoyable and challenging and all children can achieve, to the best of their ability, in a supportive, safe and stimulating environment.  Our pupils are physically active, and this has a positive impact on their learning in the classroom. Children understand how to lead a healthy lifestyle and understand the importance of regular exercise and activity for their physical and mental well-being. We aspire for all children to enjoy PE and develop a love of sport and physical activity, which hopefully becomes part of their future life outside of Primary School. Children have opportunities to participate in sport after school can also represent MWPS at sporting events from local to city level. We also measure impact by:

  • Regular learning walks/drop in.
  • Pupil voice
  • PE Premium spend analysis
  • Analysis of participation at after school clubs and LSSP competitions
  • Assessment data
  • Photos of children’s practical work shared with parents via seesaw and twitter.
  • Achievement of the  school games ‘Gold’ award