During Key Stage 1 pupils build on their natural enthusiasm for movement, using it to explore and learn about their world. They start to work and play with other pupils in pairs and small groups. By watching, listening and experimenting, they develop their skills in movement and coordination, and enjoy expressing and testing themselves in a variety of situations.
At Manor Leas we aim to provide children with a range of activities within their PE lessons, covering dance, gymnastics and games. We give children opportunities to develop fundamental movement skills in a range of different situations, both individually and working against others in fun, competitive and non-competitive ways. In dance we also try to develop cross-curricular links with other curriculum areas. For example, children in Year One learn a medieval dance that links to our castle topic and Year Two produce a series of dance lessons linked to the science 'habitats' topic.
We have also introduced our intra-school competition, where classes complete various multi-skill activities in their houses to gain points.
We aim to provide children with a strong sporting ethos where children are motivated, understand the benefits of physical activity and are enthused when participating.
We also aim to expose children to a range of different sports, activities and coaches to enrich their physical activity and sporting experiences. Over the past few years, we have been lucky enough to experience tennis via tennis coach Terry Hunt, cricket via a Lincolnshire cricket coach, multi-skills coaching, country dancing, street dance, African and Indian dance experiences and various martial arts!