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PE and Sports

Physical Education offers a high-quality curriculum to inspire all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect. Thought the curriculum, we will focus on the concept of

ME in PE

Physical ME – Development of physical skills

Thinking ME – Healthy body and mind

Social ME – Development of interpersonal skills

Mind-set ME – Developing a cultural capital

The PE curriculum will enable students to play a positive role in society by providing them with the knowledge, skills, attributes and qualifications to become educated citizens and flourish in the future.

KEY STAGE 3 CURRICULUM

In Key Stage 3 Physical Education, students build on and embed the physical development and skills learned in Key Stages 1 and 2, become more competent, confident and expert in their techniques, and apply them across different sports and physical activities. They should understand what makes a performance effective and how to apply these principles to their own and others’ work.

Students should develop the confidence and interest to get involved in exercise, sports and activities out of school and in later life, and understand and apply the long-term health benefits of physical activity. In Key Stage 4 Students should tackle complex and demanding physical activities. They get involved in a range of activities that develops personal fitness and promotes an active, healthy lifestyle.

We provide opportunities for students to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect. Students follow the national curriculum for Physical Education to ensure that they:

  1. To develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  2. To be physically active for sustained periods of time
  3. To engage in competitive sports and activities to lead healthy, active lives
  4. To prepare for future lives and develop a cultural capital
  5. To learn life skills explicitly through a multi ability approach in Physical Education
  6. To become active citizens in a global community.
  7. To develop physical Literacy and life long physical activity involvement through Physical education, physical activity and school sport.
  8. To enhance personal development of the student
  9. To encourage children to develop a healthy relationship with exercise and build a habit of daily physical activity that will benefit them throughout their lives.
  10. To help children and young people have the opportunity to realise developmental, character-building experiences through sport, competition and active pursuits.
  11. To ensure sport and physical activity provision for children and young people is designed around the principles of physical literacy, focuses on fun and enjoyment and aims to reach all students.
  12. To reframe sport and physical activity as part of everyday life.
  13. To raise awareness of the importance of physical activity for children and young people, and make messages such as “at least 60 minutes a day” as recognisable as “5 a day”.
  14. To encourage participation of extra curricular activities.

Over the key stages students should:

  • use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in direct competition through team and individual games [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders, rugby and tennis]
  • Develop physical literacy
  • develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports [for example, athletics and gymnastics]
  • perform dances using advanced dance techniques in a range of dance styles and forms
  • take part in outdoor and adventurous activities which present intellectual and physical challenges and be encouraged to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group
  • analyse their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best
  • take part in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs
  • Fair play, respect, importance of sport, health related lifestyles and careers relating to physical education.

Key stage 4

Pupils should tackle complex and demanding physical activities. They should get involved in a range of activities that develops personal fitness and promotes an active, healthy lifestyle.

Pupils should be taught to:

  • use and develop a variety of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in team and individual games [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders, rugby and tennis]
  • develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports [for example, athletics and gymnastics] or other physical activities [for example, dance]
  • take part in further outdoor and adventurous activities in a range of environments which present intellectual and physical challenges and which encourage pupils to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group
  • evaluate their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement across a range of physical activities to achieve their personal best
  • continue to take part regularly in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs

 

A high quality PE is an entitlement for all pupils regardless of their starting points. A high quality PE curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sports and physical demanding activities. PE provides opportunities for students to be physically confident, supports health and fitness and build character and life values. In PE, pupils learn increasingly intelligent movement and important knowledge to inform their own healthy, active lifestyles and choices. Knowledge production is based on: physiology, psychology and sociology. Through the selection and sequencing of curriculum content that develops pupils competence, more pupils can believe that PE is for them and inequalities can be reduced. PE can play a massive part of broading access to important knowledge and skills and bridge the gap pp and non PP.

The aim of for all pupils to know and do more, progression is measured through the 3 pillars of progression

  • Motor competence
  • Rules, strategies and tactics
  • Healthy participation

Year 7 

The focus of year 7 Physical Education is Creating a love for physical education, physical activity and sport. The focus is developing communication, fairness, friendship and respect.

Throughout the year we focus on physical literacy, this is the importance of physical education, physical activity and sport, why regular activity, one hour per day is important for body and mind, the importance of healthy eating, the components of physical and skill related fitness, lifestyle routines.

Year 7 – Creating a love for physical Education, developing communication, fairness and team work

 

 

Theme

Activity plan

Key Unit aims

 
 

Term 1A

Performing at maximum levels-  Healthy active lifestyles and fitness components

 

  • Orienteering
  • Cross country
  • Indoor athletics
  • Fitness

 

  • Physical ME: To demonstrate correct technique to perform at maximum levels. 
  • Thinking ME: To know and explain the 6 components of fitness and to understand the importance of healthy active lifestyles and the link between physical activity and positive mental health.
  • Social ME: To develop positive encouraging language
  • Mindset ME:  To demonstrate motivation to improve
 

Term 1B

- Outwitting your opponent Invasion games and fundamentals in movement

 

  • Handball
  • Football
  • Physical ME: To develop fundamental hand/foot eye coordination skills.
  • Thinking ME: To identify and demonstrate the importance of key skills in invasion games, passing, receiving, dribbling, moving into a space.
  • To select and apply key skills in small sided situations.
  • To understand the importance of a warm up
  • Social ME: To develop resilience in sport
  • Mindset ME: TO make decisions and choices to be successful
 

Term 2A

  •  Outwitting your opponent

Invasion games, team work, communication and control

  • Hockey
  • Basketball
  • Physical ME: To develop basic movement control of the ball and apply to a small sided situation
  • Thinking ME: To identify basic muscles needed to develop control in activities.
  • Social ME: To explore effective communication
  • To understand and demonstrate team work in a game situation.
  • Mindset ME:

To develop concentration and focus

 

Term 2B

  • Accurate replication – Balance, control and precision
  • Gymnastics
  • Badminton
  • Physical ME: To understand and demonstrate balance, control and precision in a range of activities.
  • Thinking ME: To know why balance, control and precision are essential to produce an effective performance.  
  • Social ME: To identify how to offer support others
  • Mind set me – To develop focus during performance.
 

Term 3A

  • Exercising safely and effectively – Personal achievement and challenge

 

  • Tennis
  • Athletics
  • Physical ME: To refine technique and skills to perform at your maximum, to set yourself a personal challenge to overcome to improve your performance.
  • Thinking me: To identify an area of fitness to improve to help perform at your maximum.
  • Social me : To recognise the importance of personal achievement
  • Mindset me: To develop motivation and focus to set and achieve targets set to improve performance.
 

Term 3B

  • Striking and fielding

Cooperation and Competition

  • Rounders
  • Cricket
  • Physical ME: To develop batting and fielding technique.
  • Thinking ME: To understand the difference between cooperation and competition
  • Social ME – To develop cooperation with others
  • Mindset ME: Show respect when working with others.

 

 

 

Year 8 

The focus of year 8 Physical Education is to develop and refine skills in Physical Education, to develop team work, resilience and physical literacy.

Throughout the year we focus on physical literacy. We will develop a link between physical fitness and mental health, identify the difference between a skills and a tactic, develop your own warm ups, explore the musculoskeletal and cardiorespiratory systems and short and long term effects of exercise.

Year 8 – Developing and refining key skills, resilience and physical literacy

 

 

Theme

Activity plan

Key unit aims

 
 

Term 1A

  •  Performing at maximum levels 2 – Making informed choices about healthy active lifestyles
  • Orienteering
  • Cross country
  • Indoor athletics
  • Fitness

 

  •  Physical ME: To demonstrate correct technique to perform at maximum levels.  To develop an experience of a range of activities that involves sustained physical work, Pupils to prepare and recover from exercise safely and effectively and to gain an understanding of the principles used. To recognise that different types of activities, require different type of fitness.
  • Thinking ME: Pupils to evaluate the use of body parts to gain an improvement in replicated technique. To develop the link between physical activity and health benefits gained from taking part in fitness based activities and discuss the need to stay healthy and active. Understand the nature of heart rate before, during and after exercise. To name large muscle groups and specific fitness tests.
  • Social ME: Pupils will gain knowledge of the nature of fitness based activities and make effective evaluations of strength and weaknesses in their own and others performances. Use of selfassessment and target setting
  • Mindset ME:  To demonstrate determination to improve
 

Term 1B

  • Outwitting your opponent – Speed and agility
  • Handball
  • Football
  • Physical ME: To demonstrate speed and agility to outwit your opponent in invasion games
  • Thinking ME: To understand the importance of a warm up and muscles used in invasion games.
  • To identify the importance of rules and regulations in selected invasion games
  • Social ME: To demonstrate respect of rules and regulations
  • Mindset ME: To follow rules and safety guidance In PE
 

Term 2A

  • Outwitting your opponents –
  • Decision making
  • Hockey
  • Basketball
  • Physical ME:  Identify and demonstrate basic attack and defence principles
  • Thinking ME: To understand the importance of attack ad defence and make appropriate decisions
  • Social ME: To be able to acknowledge and respect decisions made by others
  • Mindset ME: To develop selfbelief to make the correct decision and learn from mistakes
 

Term 2B

  • Accurate replication – Evaluating and improving performance
  • Gymnastics
  • Badminton
  • Physical ME: To combine and perform a sequence of movements with accuracy and control
  • Thinking ME: To understand how to develop ideas to improve performance
  • Social ME: To be able to listen to peer evaluation
  • Mindset ME: Creativity to improve positivity
 

Term 3A

  • Exercising safely and effectively – Target Setting
  • Tennis
  • Athletics
  • Physical ME: To select movement combinations for an effective performance
  • Thinking ME: To develop independence and motivation to set personal goals for yourself
  • Social ME: To communicate selfreflection of a performance
  • Mindset ME: To develop selfawareness
 

Term 3B

 

 

  • Striking and fielding  Developing resilience
  • Rounders
  • Cricket
  • Physical ME: To develop and replicate core skills in batting, fielding and bowling
  • Thinking ME: To develop tactics for fielding positions
  • Social ME: To collaborate with your team to develop a game plan
  • Mindset ME: To develop and show resilience in a competitive situation
 

Year 9

The focus of year 9 Physical Education is to embed skills and knowledge within Physical Education, develop problem solving skills, respect and communicational skills.

Throughout the year we focus on Physical Literacy including self-led-warm ups, measuring heart rate, fitness outside the curriculum, how to stay healthy, energy systems used in sport, different types of muscles and movement, circulation and analysing and evaluating performance.

Year 9 – Embedding skills and knowledge, problem solving and evaluating performance

 

 

Theme

Activity plan

Key units aims

 
 

Term 1A

  • Performing at maximum levels – Application of technique
  • Orienteering
  • Cross country
  • Indoor athletics
  • Fitness

 

  • Physical Me:  To further develop specific fitness based skills in a range of different challenges. They will improve the ability to evaluate and refine movements. Pupils will further investigate ways of warming up and the importance of health through completion of physical activities. Students will demonstrate the application of fitness components in a range of training methods.
  • Thinking ME: Pupil will develop knowledge of the immediate effects of exercise and physically exert themselves throughout and understand training methods to improve fitness
  • Social ME: To develop reasoning skills behind the application of training methods to improve fitness
  • Mindset ME: To develop decision making skills to be well informed on how to improve fitness.

 

 

Term 1B

  • Outwitting your opponent  Attacking and defending skills
  • Handball
  • Football
  • Physical ME: Improve technical demands in Handball and Football and apply to a range of different competitive and noncompetitive situations.
  • Thinking ME: Explain and analyse how technical demands can be incorporated into competitive situations to be successful.
  • Social ME: To develop verbal reasoning skills.
  • Mindset ME: To develop resilience to overcome a challenge
 

Term 2A

  • Outwitting your opponents – Tactics and strategies to outwit your opponent
  • Hockey
  • Basketball
  • Physical ME – To demonstrate and apply tactics and strategies to outwit your opponent
  • Thinking ME – To justify the use of a tactic and strategy evaluating the strengths and weaknesses during application.
  • Social ME: To develop planning and application skills
  • Mindset ME: To develop organisational skills
 

Term 2B

  • Accurate replication – Problem solving and making decisions
  • Gymnastics
  • Badminton
  • Physical ME: To create a sequence of movement to music using fluency and control
  • Thinking ME: To know and apply different technical demands to improve performance, to understand body composition and control
  • Social ME: To develop decision making skills
  • Mindset ME: To develop listening skills and the ability to compromise with peers.
 

Term 3A

  • Exercising safely and effectively – Analysing performance and technique
  • Tennis
  • Athletics
  • Physical ME: To analyse performance and independently plan a training programme to improve
  • Thinking ME: To describe and explain different energy systems used in physical activity
  • Social ME: To develop analytical skills
  • Mindset ME: To show determination to improve technique.
 

Term 3B

  • Striking and fielding

Sportsmanship and fair play

  • Rounders
  • Cricket
  • Physical ME: To select and apply fielding techniques to enhance out fielding skills and apply batting strategies
  • Thinking ME: To understand fundamental tactics and strategies needed to outwit your opponent and areas of fitness to needed to improve performance.
  • Social ME: To develop and demonstrate sportsmanship and fair play on the pitch
  • Mindset ME: To show respect for others
 

 

Year 10

Year 10 – Improving performance and healthy active lifestyles

 

 

Theme

Activity plan

Key units aims

 
 

Term 1A

  • Performing at maximum levels

 

Fit for life

Fitness tests and training methods

Physical ME: To evaluate results from fitness tests to identify areas of strength and areas of weakness. To demonstrate leadership administering fitness tests.

Thinking ME: To explain the importance of physical activity post key stage 4. To develop idea’s and methods to continue physical activity post key stage 4.

Social ME: To develop leadership skills

Mind-set ME: To demonstrate commitment to improve and develop leadership skills.

 

Term 1B

  • Outwitting an opponent

 

Invasion games  - Improving performance, leadership and active healthy lifestyles

Netball

Football

Basketball

Physical ME: To further develop the fundamental principles of play when selecting and applying tactics for defending and attacking. Pupils will further develop the ability to outwit opponents and teams using strategies and tactics. Pupils will learn to combine and perform advanced netball skills and tactics applying fluency as well as a greater accuracy and quality of technique. Continual development and adaptation of the necessary skills will contribute to producing an improved performance.

Thinking ME: Pupils will create new defensive and attacking strategies to improve their team performance. Pupils should be able to recognise the importance of responding to changing situations within the game in attack and defense. Pupils will be constantly faced with decisions based on movement of the ball into space and choice of skill execution. Opportunities to referee or coach pupils or small groups will develop communication and decision making skills.

Student will evaluate and improve performance and discus the benefits of being healthy and living an active lifestyle.

Social ME: To develop team work and problem solving skills through positioning ideas based on individual strength.

Mind-set ME: To focus and show positive mind set to problem solve

 

 

Term 2A

  • Outdoor adventurous activities

 

Team building and leadership skills

Team building activities

Physical ME: To develop problem solving skills through Intellectual and physical challenge activities

Thinking ME: To explain the qualities of great leadership and identify why leadership is important in many different life scenarios.

Social ME: To develop a respectful leadership style and communicational skills

Mind-set ME: Leadership

 

Term 2B

Outwitting your opponent

 

Net/wall – improving performance, leadership

and healthy active lifestyles

 

  • Badminton

Physical ME: To further develop the fundamental principles of play when selecting and applying tactics for defending and attacking. Pupils will further develop the ability to outwit opponents and teams using strategies and tactics. Pupils will learn to combine and perform advanced netball skills and tactics applying fluency as well as a greater accuracy and quality of technique. Continual development and adaptation of the necessary skills will contribute to producing an improved performance.

Thinking ME: To analyse another peer’s performance and suggest how the weaknesses could be improved. To

Social ME: To develop leadership skills of positive body language and positive encouragement.

Mind-set ME: To demonstrate a positive mind

 

Term 3A

Exercising safely and effectively

 

Improving performance, leadership and healthy active lifestyles

  • Athletics

Physical ME: To further develop the fundamentals of individual performance and aims for a ‘personal best’ by applying advanced techniques to a range of athletic events.

Thinking ME: To identify muscle groups and explain the meaning of body composition.

Social ME: To develop leadership skills of responsibility (health and safety).

Mind-set ME: To demonstrate a positive mind set

 

Term 3B

Striking and fielding

 

Improving performance, leadership and healthy active lifestyles

  • Rounders /Cricket

Physical ME: To further develop the fundamentals of individual performance in striking and fielding events.

Thinking ME: To explain the importance of body composition and a healthy diet.

Social ME: To develop inter-personal skills to be an effective leader.

Mind-set ME: To demonstrate a positive mind set

 

 

Year 11

Students follow a rotation of activities over term 1 and 2 and a rotation of activities over term 3

 

Term 1 and 2

Activity 1 – Football and netball

 

Aim:

  • To experience a range of preexisting and new activities, develop a coaching and officiating roles and how these activities could be continued post key stage 4.
  • To further develop physical literacy to encourage lifelong physical activity
  • To understand and explain the physical, social and emotional and mental health benefits of life long physical activity.
  • To understand the short and long term effects of physical activity on the cardiorespiratory and musculoskeletal system.
  • To develop links with community clubs and signpost where these clubs can be assessed.

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Activity 2 – Netball and badminton

 

Activity 3 – Circuits and boxercise

 

Activity 4 – Dance and yoga

Term 3

Activity 1 – Cricket

 

Activity 2 - Tennis

Activity 3- Rounder’s

Activity 4 – Athletics

Key Stage 4 Curriculum P.E. & Sports

Option Subject: BTEC Level 2 First Award Sports

Course Contact: Mrs L Taylor-Stupple – Learning Manager

Exam board link: https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-firsts/sport-2012-nqf.html

Course Content 

The course consists of three compulsory units and one optional 

Compulsory units:

 - Fitness for sport and exercise

 - Practical Sports

 - Applying the principles of personal training

 

Optional Units:

 - The mind and sports performance

 - The sports performer in action

 - Leading sports activities

Assessment Details 

75% of units are internally assessed against specified criteria and a unit grade can be awarded at Pass, Merit or Distinction.

Assessment will take many forms, including practical, written and presentational work. 25% of units are assessed externally through online testing. 

Why Study This Course? 

Maintaining and improving areas of fitness, trying new activities and improving knowledge of the sports world. The BTEC framework enables students to develop and apply their literacy and numeracy skills through the course.

The world of sport is a big business with many different careers and opportunities available ranging from coaching, physiotherapy, sports development, police, sports fashion, sports management, sports business to name but a few.

BTEC sport shows employers and further education institutions that students have the ability to learn and apply theoretical applications to a practical setting whilst developing all the key characteristics needed in today’s working environment, such as teamwork, communication and interpersonal skills.

Progressing to any course at key stage 5 and moving into a profession in the sport, leisure or recreation industries. Progression onto Level 3 study (AS/A2 or BTEC National). Students will develop confidence, self-esteem, team spirit, skills and techniques. 

Term 1 - Performing at maximum levels: Fitness focus. Lessons will focus on understanding different aspects of the components of fitness, fitness tests and training methods to improve fitness.

Rowing - We focus on embedding rowing technique and developing competitive teamwork strategy whilst building up aerobic and speed endurance.

Indoor Athletics - Within indoor athletics the lessons embed consistency of actions and acquire and develop new skills.

Accurate replication – Rhythmic gymnastics – Focus is on embedding core skills from year 7 and 8 and focus on control, creativity, and aesthetics into flight based sequences.

 

Term 2 – Outwitting an opponent: Netball – Lessons will focus on attacking and defending strategies and techniques. You will embed knowledge of set play and take a leadership, coaching and officiating responsibilities.

 

Outwitting an opponent – Football - lessons will embed basic principles of attack and defence using key skills to plan strategies and tactics for football. You will take leadership responsibilities focusing on how to improve performance and plan for lifelong physical activity opportunities.

Outwitting an opponent – Badminton - Your lessons will focus on conditioned situations to apply attacking and defensive shots. You will replicate key skills to outwit opponents and apply key strategies to your game. You will develop an understanding of rules, regulations and scoring systems.

 

Term 3 - Outwitting an opponent: Striking and fielding Rounder’s

Your lessons will develop core skills in batting, bowling and fielding and evaluation and analysis of performance.

 

Outwitting an opponent: Striking and fielding: Cricket

Your lessons will focus on technique of batting and bowling and fielding techniques and how to improve.

Outwitting an opponent: Tennis

Your lessons will focus on developing key skills to outwit your opponent, you will focus on certain shots in the game and understand and apply the skills and tactics into a competitive game

Outdoor education.

Your lessons will focus on developing new skills and using team work and leadership skills to overcome a challenge.

Physical Education Reading List

PEPA- Careers in the Curriculum Priorities

Career intent statement for PEPA: 

1 – Identify and demonstrate different employability skills  

2 – Develop an understanding of career based roles and responsibilities within our subjects  

3 – To create a careers display advertising jobs within our subject  

4 – To engage pupils with professionals in our industry  

 

1A

1B

2A

2B

3A

3B

Year 7

Positive language

Resilience

Communication

And teamwork

Supporting others

Motivation to succeed

Respect for others

Year 8

Evaluating strengths

Respect for rules and regulations

Respect for decisions

Decision making

Active listening skills

Self-reflection

Year 9

Reasoning skills

Verbal reasoning skills

Planning and application skills

Compromising skills

 

Analytical skills

Fair play

Year 10

Leadership skills

Problem solving skills

Positive body language

Positive mind-set 

Responsibility

Inter-personal skills

Year 11

Leadership

communication

Team work

Role model

Positive attitude