Sport & Physical Education (PE)
At Manor Field Primary School, we believe that pupils of all abilities from four to eleven should benefit from a broad and balanced physical education programme.
To deliver this, we teach dance, games, gymnastics, swimming and water safety, athletics and outdoor adventurous activities.
Physical Education is a unique process of learning, educating the pupils in the knowledge of the body and physical activities; the skill to use their bodies efficiently, effectively and safely; the understanding of how their body moves and the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle. It also encourages healthy competitiveness in and out of school, as well as highlights the importance of team building and the forging social bonds.
Physical Education experienced in a safe and supportive environment is a vital and unique contributor to a pupil’s physical and emotional health, development and well being and has a significant influence on the intellectual and social development of each pupil. We aim to include all children of differing abilities in PE and provision is made for SEND children in the school.
Improving Standards: Since September 2017, Will Berry from Albion In The Community has been working alongside teaching staff to improve subject knowledge and further improve the delivery of lessons to pupils. Two staff meetings have also been dedicated to disseminating skills, and staff now wear with pride their Manor Field t-shirts and jumpers when teaching PE.
Pupil Engagement: Pupils at Manor Field are regularly challenged to take part in sports which represent the school. So far, we've experienced successes in Cross Country (at Mid-Sussex and County level!), Girls and Boys Football, Inclusive Sports and Swimming. Our Netball Club began in September 2017 and is now thriving with both boys and girls included in the A and B Teams. We have a new Hockey after-school club for the Summer Term and are looking forward to playing other schools in Hockey competitions. Manor Field Marching Club is led by staff and two pupils from Downlands School - also ex-pupils from Manor Field - and is linked to Burgess Hill Marching Youth. The Manor Field Marchers recently competed against much older individuals in a silent drill squad competition in Brentwood, Essex - the first primary school to EVER take part!
Sports Crew: A group of Year Five and Six pupils have been specially trained to lead sports sessions during lunch times for our KS1 pupils. We value pupil leadership and the children thoroughly enjoy the level of responsibility given to them!
Outward Bound Activities: We firmly believe in residential experiences for our pupils and offer children in Year Three and Six the opportunity to visit Hindleap Warren in Forest Row. Whilst there, they are encouraged to physically challenge themselves in sports such as Archery, Canoeing and Orienteering.