P.E.

We aim to develop pupils’ competence and confidence to take part in a range of physical activities that become a central part of their lives, both in and out of school.

 

Our high-quality PE curriculum enables pupils to enjoy and succeed in many kinds of physical activity. They develop a wide range of skills and the ability to use tactics, strategies and compositional ideas to perform successfully. When they are performing, they think about what they are doing, analyse the situation and make decisions. They also reflect on their own and others’ performances and find ways to improve them. As a result, they develop the confidence to take part in different physical activities and learn about the value of healthy, active lifestyles. Discovering what they like to do, what their aptitudes are at school, and how and where to get involved in physical activity helps them make informed choices about lifelong physical activity.


PE helps pupils develop personally and socially. They work as individuals, in groups and in teams, developing concepts of fairness and of personal and social responsibility. They take on different roles and responsibilities, including leadership, coaching and officiating. Through the range of experiences that PE offers, they learn how to be effective in competitive, creative and challenging situations.

 

Year 7 Topics 

Autumn – Spring Term

  • Boys: Hockey, badminton, handball, gymnastics, basketball, football and rugby
  • Girls: Hockey, badminton, handball, gymnastics, basketball, dance and netball

Summer Term

  • Boys: Athletics, tennis, cricket and softball
  • Girls: Athletics, tennis, cricket and rounders


Year 8 Topics

Autumn – Spring Term

  • Boys: Hockey, badminton, handball, gymnastics, basketball, football and rugby
  • Girls: Hockey, badminton, handball, gymnastics, basketball, dance and netball

Summer Term

  • Boys: Athletics, tennis, cricket and softball
  • Girls: Athletics, tennis, cricket and rounders

 

Year 9 Topics 

Autumn – Spring Term

  • Boys: Hockey, badminton, handball, gymnastics, basketball, football and rugby
  • Girls: Hockey, badminton, handball, gymnastics, basketball, dance and netball

Summer Term

  • Boys: Athletics, tennis, cricket and softball
  • Girls: Athletics, tennis, cricket and rounders

If your son/daughter chooses PE as their Year 9 ‘option’ lesson (only available to students who are not studying German) they will follow an alternative PE curriculum which could include:  Tchoukball, golf, volleyball, induction to Hood Park gym, orienteering, introduction to GCSE PE, health related fitness, taster fitness sessions at Hood Park, rocketball and much more.

 

How does P.E.embed cross curriculum literacy skills?

  • When evaluating dance/gym routines students are encouraged to use of complex sentences 
  • Students are encouraged to use of key activity specific vocabulary (word posters)
  • Use of F.U.T. (Follow up tasks) which are written into students planners to identify areas for future development

 

How does P.E. embed cross curriculum numeracy skills?

  • Within PE lessons we identify appropriate moments to challenge students numeracy skills for example:
  • Estimation – Eg. Marking out a 10x10m playing area
  • Adding/Subtracting/multiplying/dividing – Eg. 24 in a group and we want 4 teams, how many in each team?
  • Use of symmetry/angles/patterns in gymnastics and dance.
  • Scoring
  • Time Keeping 

 

How does P.E. link to SMSC and PLTS?

SMSC in PE

Spiritual development within PE

  • Through the medium of Dance – Expressing personal, emotional and spiritual concepts.
  • Individual activities that provide the opportunity for self-reflection, awareness and challenge i.e. dance, movement. 
  • Assemblies for example ‘Winning at all costs versus playing hard but fair’
  • Accepting challenge – Marathon Challenge/orienteering challenges
  • Gymnastics – developing sense of wonder at personal physical achievements when vaulting or what your body can achieve
  • Blocks of work focusing on team building – Motivation, determination and character building (Year 9 Level 1 Sports Leader Award)
  • Providing a range of sports and activities to allow pupils to explore their likes and dislikes as well as their own boundaries. Being accepting of other’s strengths and limitations. 
  • Enrichment Days – trying something new – I CAN do it

Moral development within PE

  • PE in general teaches students about code of conduct, etiquette, handshake before and after matches, applauding the opposition, fair play, unwritten rules and sportsmanship. 
  • Rewards events – Sports Awards Evening, praise texts regularly sent home, house points
  • Development of sport leaders
  • Activities involving co-operation, teamwork, competition, rules, self-discipline and fair play. 
  • Sports Relief and Comic Relief activities
  • Concept of self discipline to excel

Social development within PE

  • Leadership – Level 1 Sports Leader Award
  • Leadership in lessons
  • School sports Teams
  • Leading warm ups and coaching within curriculum
  • Local and Regional sports competitions 
  • Organisation of sports day teams
  • SSP events
  • P.E is sometimes taught in a mixed ability setting. This provides an excellent basis for learning about others and accommodating other’s styles and skills. 
  • Creating links where possible with other schools to allow children to develop a healthy sense of competition.
  • National School Sports Week – all students involved in different events
  • Celebration events – Sports Presentation Evening

Cultural development within PE

  • Dance – expression of different cultures. 
  • National School Sports Week 
  • Paralympic taster sessions in goal ball, sitting volleyball, sitting shot put, blind running, wheelchair basketball, boccia, curling and blind football
  • Exploring the sports and traditions of a variety of cultures
  • Learning about different countries during International Day
  • Identifying sports to different countries and religions
  • Sport trips abroad (Ski/football)
  • Olympic Themed lessons

 

How does P.E. make us of Curriculum Enrichment Days?

In Year 7 and 9 we run Enrichment Day Trips. We work in close partnership with Beaumanor Hall to provide students a full day of adventurous outdoor activities. Our activity programmes provide physically and mentally challenging experiences that encourage team working, leadership and self-motivation. Activities include: Survival/Shelter Building – This activity explores the theme of survival and man’s basic survival needs including building effective shelters in woodland to protect against the elements. 

  • Team Challenges – This activity uses a number of exciting physical and mental games/puzzles primarily to bring out team-working skills within a group. Secondary skills include problem-solving, leadership, self and peer-evaluation and physical co-ordination.
  • Bridge Building – Students explore skills including structural engineering, rope/knot work, teamwork, physical balance and movement to design, build and test bridges that must span our stream. This activity is excellent for encouraging teamwork and leadership.
  • Navigation – Students will complete a navigation challenge which is tailored to their age group. This activity tests their map reading skills, promotes teamwork, leadership and the need for a good sense of direction.
  • High rope course/Climbing/Abseiling – These activities provide a more technical and specific skill-based environment where students can challenge themselves physically and mentally to overcome fears and achieve self-confidence and self-worth.

 

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