Physical Education

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 try to 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, the trim trail and a traverse wall. In Spring 2022 FOHM funded a new outdoor gym equipment where up to 15 children can exercise at once. This is used at break and lunchtimes. We offer a wide variety of after school activities too as well as having coaches coming into school.

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 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 6 swam in Summer 2022 as 'top up' sessions to allow more children to achieve 25 metres as this was the year group whose lessons were interrupted by Covid. Moving forward we now send Year 2 children to swimming lessons which started in Summer 2023. Also a team of Year 5/6 children took part in the Northwich Centurion swimming gala in June 2023 and came in 3rd place whic was a great achievement.

Each year we enter school teams into competitive sports. Our football team gets the opportunity to compete in tournaments at Crewe and are now part of the Northwich Mini League. We compete in Boccia and New Age Kurling with an SEND team and in 2019, 2021 and 2022 got through to the county finals. In 2021 the team came first in Boccia. We compete in Indoor Athletics, Cricket, Rounders, Quad Kids, Orienteering, QuikSticks Hockey, Basketball and Tennis. In 2022/23 our school teams have achieved great success in girls football, basketball, indoor athletics, cross country, tennis and orienteering.

We offer a variety of after school activities to children from Reception - Year 6. Some are paid for by parents which include: Dance, Judo and Fencing and some are funded from the Sports Premium including golf, football and cricket. Each year we get local coaches into school to support during curriculum time in sports such as Cricket, Tennis, Rugby and Netball. We also have good relationships with community teams who come in and do taster days to encourage pupils to join their club. Every Spring we encourage families to take part in the 'Big Pedal' and we recently invested in skipping ropes to encourage more movement and to be part of 'Every Child Skips'

Over the past few years participation in after school activities for children in KS2 has increased resulting in us achieving a Gold Sports Mark three years in a row and at the end of Summer 2020 we were awarded the School Games Mark ‘Virtual' Award to acknowledge our contribution to school sport throughout the period from March 2020. In Summer 2022 we also received the Gold Sports Mark Award.