Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Primary School & Nursery

Let the love of Christ show in all that we do.


Physical Education-Statement of Intent


At Sacred Heart RC Primary and Nursery School, we believe that every child has the right to high quality PE teaching which inspires them to succeed in physical activities.  Our curriculum will provide the opportunity to become confident physically as well as promoting health and fitness.  We want the children in our school to be physically active for sustained periods of time. PE at Sacred Heart RC Primary and Nursery School is an imperative element of the curriculum, which develops a need for healthy life styles, a balanced diet, positive growth mind-set and the resilience to persevere with activities that may be once have felt too difficult.  We will offer children opportunities from a young age to engage in a wide variety of competitive sports where they can build character and begin to embed the values of fairness, respect, passion, self-belief, honesty, determination and teamwork.


Pupils at Sacred Heart RC Primary and Nursery School participate in weekly high quality PE and sporting activities.  There are two PE sessions with class teachers leading one session and a specialist sports coach leading the other. Our PE programme incorporates a variety of sports to ensure all children develop the confidence, tolerance and the appreciation of their own and others’ strengths and weaknesses. We provide opportunities for all children to engage in extra-curricular activities before, during and after school, in addition to competitive sporting events. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also well-being for all pupils.

The pupils in Years 1-6 took part in a special Orienteering activity with Coach Rob- Thursday 12th November 2020

Reception Class  started with the next step in the 'Tots on Tyres' programme. The children took part in 'Learn to ride' where they went outside and transferred from a balance bike to a pedal bike. By the end of the 4 sessions most children in the class were able to confidently ride on a bike on their own! - Friday 10th February 2020

The pupils in the Reception Class led an assembly about Chinese New Year and did a Chinese dragon dance - Friday 31st January 2020

"The children did a great performance for the Chinese New Year. I enjoyed it."

"It was wonderful and fun"- Annalyse's Mum

"Great effort from the children and teachers to learn about the Chinese New Year. Well done. "- Zak's Mum

"It was nice to see the whole class doing it together and what they learnt"- Calvin's Mum

"The assembly was brilliant, something different but fun!"- Olivia G's Mum and Grandma

"Very well planned and the children behaved as they should"

"Great, very well done"

"Really good at doing their Chinese New Year's Dance"- Olivia T's Mum

"Amazing performance from the whole of the reception class. Well done everybody"- Elsie's Mum

"Myself and Ella's Dad really enjoyed the assembly. All the children did amazing with their singing, moving and listening. Thank you very much for a wonderful performance"- Ella's Mum and Dad

The pupils in Reception class have been taking part in 'Tots on Tyres' - Monday 27th January 2020

Just a quick note to say what a great 4 days working with the reception children and staff. 
The children showed some great skills and really engaged with the programme and we look forward to seeing them progress onto pedal bikes over the coming weeks. 
Many thanks 
Hugh Doyle NSIT, Pennine Active. 

"I enjoyed feeling for my heart beat because when i ran, it was faster"- Duah

"I really enjoyed the lesson. Josh is the best football coach I have had. It was great fun"- Lee

"I liked this lesson. I enjoyed learning how to play new games"- Zuzia

Year 5 & 6 Santa Dash at Wilson Playing Fields- Tuesday 17th December 2019

Pupil responses to the Key Stage 2 Santa Dash at Wilson Playing Field- Tuesday 17th December 2019.

"Dear Mrs Berry,

Today was so much fun, especially when we were on the running track. It was so much fun because it got me energised. I loved the dancing station because we got to run around and clap. I also liked the dance station because it was fun even though it was cold! The singing station I loved because I loved the Christmas songs. Also, before I forget, I loved playing the cookie jar game. Also Thank you for coming and Merry Christmas!"- Amy (5

The Santa Dash experience was a very enjoyable experience. I am so glad we got the chance to do it even though it was perishing! – Ellie

The Santa dash was tough and fun. It was very, very cold. I did not like it but then I won a Santa medal. I was going to win!- Sophia

Taking part in the Santa dash was an amazing experience. I loved running and all the encouragement was brilliant- Lydia

I enjoyed the running at the Santa dash mostly. It was amazing!- Aidan

The Santa dash isn’t such a clash! I loved it so much. I so enjoyed the dancing and singing!- Annalise

It was so amazing. I loved to sing Christmas songs and dancing. I wish I could go there again. – Emi

The Santa dash was really fun. I enjoyed the singing, dancing and running! – Ewelina

It was an enjoyable and fun experience. Never give up and keep going. – Inayah

I enjoyed it and it tested my abilities. Never stop running and carry on!-

I loved the Santa dash because you had 3 enjoyable stations which were singing, dancing and running!- Xanthe

I enjoyed the Santa dash because I ran 160m and you learnt how to run and dance. On the run you need to run four laps of the track. On the singing you get a slip and read the line and sing it. On the dance you have six people at the front and they teach you the dance- Toby

All our class enjoyed the Santa dash because we won Christmas medals- Ruby

I enjoyed the Santa dash because it was really fun and I got to hang around with my friends- Jasmine

I loved this activity because I beat Toby and Kasim!- Azaan

I really enjoyed the Santa dash because I managed to beat Azaan! – Wojciech

I really enjoyed the Santa dash because when we were running and I got tired someone would always help me!- Humaira

The Santa dash was amazing but tiring. The singing and dancing were very enjoyable. If I had a choice I would go back again!- Madison

Dear Mrs Berry, I have enjoyed the Santa dash and I really like singing and dancing. I was ok with the sprinting but it was 4 metres. I still enjoyed it all the way- Amana

Everything about the Santa dash was amazing: the choir, the dance routines and of course the race! We all got a chance to win a medal.- Peaches

I really like how if you kind of gave up, people would motivate you and run around until you felt ready to run again- Sana

I really enjoyed it. It was amazing. My favourite was the singing. We got to sing lots of songs. I would like to go again. – Caoimhe

I really enjoyed the Santa dash because it has three different parts what you can participate in like singing, dancing and running. I also enjoyed it because you can lose some of your weight- Zain

It was amazing. I loved the running. It could have been longer! – Sophie-Jo

You need to dance and sing with people and you have to run. - Deano

Year 5 enjoyed their PE session with Coach Rob as they went outside and learnt to play different positions in netball- Thursday 5th March 2020


Interschool Football League - Monday 9th December 2019

The pupils in Year 3 are learning how to play ‘Tag  Rugby’ with Coach Rob. They learnt about passing drills, sportsmanship and teamwork in the session on Thursday 14th November 2019.

Interschool Football Tournament - 14th October 2019

Accrington Stanley Football Club worked with Year 5 - Tuesday 7th January 2020

Year 5 have been learning to play hockey with Coach Rob- Thursday 21st November 2019

Year 1 & 2 Inter School Kurling- Monday 16th December 2019.

Year 6 Bikeability- Tuesday 10th December 2019

"The 10 participants were a credit to the school and conducted themselves in a fantastic way. We endured some really tough weather conditions which were handled without any complaint and with good cheer. The afternoon was spent on an interactive theory session that all showed a really good understanding of road positioning and priority. Well done to all, it was a pleasure to attend your school." Hugh Doyle (NSIT- Pennine Active)

We completed the Aldi 'Kits for Schools' Challenge. Fingers crossed that we might win the £20,000 prize! - 14th November 2019

Coach Rob supported the Year 3 and 4 pupils during an Interschool Dodgeball competition- Thursday 28th November 2019

Olympian Danny Purvis visited School and demonstrated his gymnastic skills - Tuesday 26th November 2019