Physical Education (P.E.)

Our PE vision: Transforming primary PE experiences to enable all children to flourish.

Focusing on agility, balance, coordination, healthy competition and cooperative learning.

During their time at Sharow, children develop positive attitudes towards PE and physical activity through the provision of a fun, high-quality and inclusive PE curriculum that inspires and enables all pupils to participate in lessons, competitive sports and other physically-demanding activities. As a 'Healthy School', we also promote healthy lifestyles, including diet, nutrition, hydration and sleep, and help pupils to appreciate the wide-ranging benefits of leading an active, healthy lifestyle, including on their mental health.

Through PE lessons, our children develop resilience and learn transferable skills such as cooperation and collaboration, understanding fairness and equality of play and good sportsmanship. They enjoy being challenged, taking managed risks and finding ways to complete tasks they once found too difficult, using a growth mind-set approach.

High-quality PE lessons take place for two hours each week. Children receive one hour of Real PE lessons which focus on skills-focused activities, and one hour of sport-based activities, to ensure that they develop the fundamental skills of balance, coordination and agility, but are also able to participate in sporting competitions such as those facilitated by our link with the Well School Partnership. For more information about the Sports Partnership, visit

Children in years 3 and 4 will have weekly swimming lessons at the new Jack Laugher leisure Centre throughout the year as part of their weekly physical education.

These are a few of the competitions and festivals we take part in across the year:

  • Football Festival
  • Fencing & Archery
  • Tri-Golf
  • Hockey Festival
  • Netball Festival
  • Cross-country
  • Cricket 
  • Orienteering
  • Infant Agility
  • Explorer (KS1)