We believe that PE plays a unique and vital contribution to a pupil's physical development and well-being.
Our school follows the new national curriculum for Physical Education and aims for each child to:
- develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
- be physically active for sustained periods of time
- engage in competitive sports and activities
- lead healthy, active lives.
Our staff use the 'Real PE' scheme. The unique, inclusive approaches create habits and develop essential behaviours, physical literacy, emotional and thinking skills in EVERY child. There is a strong focus on agility, balance and coordination (referred to as ABCs).
The Department for Education has shown their commitment to school swimming by including swimming and water safety in the 2014 national curriculum for PE for schools in England. The National Curriculum states: "All schools must provide swimming instruction either in Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2. In particular, pupils should be taught to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, use a range of strokes effectively such as front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations."
At Hanborough Manor, we offer Years 3, 4 and 5 a block of swimming lessons every year with qualified swimming instructors at a local pool.