Physical Education

Within Physical Education students will gain a better appreciation and understanding of general exercise and develop a healthy sense of competition during the games played. Students will learn in an environment that is encouraging and mutually respectful as each participant learns about his or her individual strengths and how to grow areas of weakness.

Year 7

In Year 7 the first half term will start with a Multi-Skills unit; this will focus on developing and enhancing the FUNdamental movement skills that are essential in the development of young people. The aim of the unit is to ensure future success and long term participation in physical activity. The key areas are: agility, balance, co-ordination and speed. By working on these skills in a FUN and CHALLENGING way we aim to give each and every student a positive and enjoyable experience in Physical Education and Sport.

Sports - Multi-skills, Rugby, Netball, Gymnastics, Dance, Basketball, Football, Cheerleading, Table tennis, Invasion games, Athletics, Rounders, Cricket and Tennis

Year 8

In Year 8 students will participate in a base line Fitness testing unit in the first half term; students will learn how to motivate and challenge their ability in a series of different training methods. Students will also participate in a number of individual and team sports throughout each term. The PE Departments aims to give each and every student a positive and enjoyable experience in Physical Education and Sport promoting future success and long term participation in physical activity.

Sports - Fitness testing, Rugby, Netball, Gymnastics, Dance, Handball, Basketball, Football, Cheerleading, Invasion games, Table tennis, Athletics, Rounders, Cricket and Tennis

Year 9

In Year 9 the first half term will start with a healthy active lifestyles unit; this will focus on developing the understanding around various training methods and include theory content in preparation for KS4 option choices. Topics include; diet and nutrition, bones, joints and muscles.

Students will have the opportunity in Y9 to lead coaching sessions and officiate to gain confidence and further knowledge of the sports.

Sports - Healthy active lifestyles, Rugby, Netball, Trampolining, Table tennis, Badminton, Handball, Dance, Football, Athletics, Rounders, Cricket, Tennis and Softball.

Inter-form/house Competitions will take place once a term and sports day will be hosted in the summer term.

Extra-Curricular Clubs are a fantastic way for students to try new sports and make new friends! The programme will change each half term and will be advertised in lessons, form time and around the school. Clubs will be active at lunchtime and afterschool; students will be inducted in their first PE lesson with what is on offer for this half term. Parental consent will be required for fixtures afterschool; your son/daughter will be notified in year 7 only. From year 8 onwards students must be organised and independent checking team sheets and liaising with captains. Being part of a team develops positive relationships with peers in addition to valuable skill development in: leadership, teamwork and communication.

Parental Support

Encourage and support your child in their personal development of participation in physical activity and sport. When the student is unable to participate in class, please be sure to provide a doctor’s note with detailed information so that the teacher knows how to work with your child when they are able to return to activity. If there is ever a concern, please contact the teacher directly so that they can discuss the issues with you.

Expectations

Topics and Criteria

Physical Education Map

Extra Curricular Clubs