Physical Education

At Manor Beach Primary School, we aim to develop pupils’ ability to acquire new knowledge and skills through a high quality and progressive Physical Education curriculum. We see Physical Education as a vital part of a child’s education and we aim to provide our pupils with opportunities to become physically confident in order to promote a healthy, active lifestyle. 

PE Curriculum

At Manor Beach Primary School, PE is taught using the PE Primary Passport Framework which is in-line with the National Curriculum. This resource supports teachers with their subject knowledge and delivery of PE and allows them the flexibility to adapt and modify lessons to suit the needs of their individual classes. Lessons are progressive and build upon previous skills taught which allows pupils to practice new knowledge and skills in a variety of ways.

Through our curriculum, we aim to inspire pupils with active learning outside the classroom in sport where they develop skills such as communication, teamwork, collaboration, cooperation and respect. It is our aim to instill in our pupils a life-long love of physical activity, sport and exercise embedding life-long values such as co-operation, collaboration and equity of play. PE is an integral part of school practice and allows pupils to develop knowledge, skills and vocabulary as well as developing values and transferable life-skills such as fair play, honest competition and good sporting behaviour as individual participants, team members and spectators.. 


With Manor Beach being so close to the beach, swimming is a vital skill. We provide opportunities for children to learn how to stay safe by starting swimming lessons in Year 4 and continuing until children have become confident in the water, knowing how to keep safe and also meet the National Curriculum requirements of swimming 25m and a solid understanding of how to stay safe in and around water by the end of Year 6.

Health and Well-being

Our PE Curriculum, along with PSHE and science, teaches children about the importance of healthy living and learning about the need for good nutrition. At Stalmine we aim for children to develop the necessary knowledge and skills which will have a positive impact on their future by becoming physically active citizens to benefit their long-term health and well-being. 

Outdoor Education Curriculum

We have a forest school area to support the teaching of outdoor activities, such as group and individual challenges. All pupils in KS2 have the opportunity to attend a residential trip and all Year 6 pupils attend at least one fully funded outdoor activity day

The PE Gold Award

Mrs Thornhill is delighted to announce we have been awarded  the ‘Gold School Games Mark’ award  for the 2022-2023 academic year. 
The School Games Mark is a Government-led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have, once again, been recognised for our success.

We are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our competitions possible.

As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas of participation, competition, workforce and clubs, and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year.

Mrs Thornhill would like to thank all staff, parents and children for their hard work and efforts achieving this award, we couldn’t have done it without you!! 

We look forward to applying once again in 2023!