Physical Education

In the Physical Education lessons we aim to provide an enjoyable, satisfying, varied programme of activities where all pupils are able to develop physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively, both as individuals and also in teams.

A structured and developmental scheme allows for progression of skills, different levels of challenge and a sense of achievement.

Development of confidence, tolerance, appreciation of own/ others strengths and weaknesses are an important part of the learning process.

An appreciation of the place of sport in a healthy lifestyle, both in a social and competitive context, is also encouraged.

An awareness of rules, safety issues, the conventions of fair play, sporting behaviour and responsibilities as both a spectator and a player are instilled.

Aims and Objectives

  • To develop co-ordination and improving motor skills in a variety of physical activities.
  • To increase awareness of a pupil’s own capabilities and appreciate individual differences.
  • To develop a knowledge of safety procedures and an understanding of safe practice, rules and the need for these things.
  • To be able to observe, analyse, and evaluate performance.
  • To develop the ability to apply knowledge, skills and concepts appropriately and effectively in a variety of situations.
  • To develop an appreciation of health, fitness and the benefits of an active lifestyle.
  • To become more aware of the benefits of teamwork and co-operation, as well as appreciating individuals‘ ideas and input.
  • To enjoy sport at whatever level appropriate to the individual pupil, whilst increasing their own skill acquisition.

Approach

A variety of teaching methods are used throughout the department in a variety of different locations.  In the sports hall the focus is on invasion games, net/wall games and striking and fielding games. The Ball skills part of the course concentrates on acquiring and developing the basic skills required in the various games they play. The gymnasium is used for the Gymnastics parts of the course. Pupils work towards the BAGA award scheme and are also coached on different apparatus skills and balances.

Development of the different swimming strokes, fitness and life saving skills are taught in the Swimming Pool. All athletic events relative to the different age groups are coached in the Summer term on the Athletics track and all pupils train and participate in cross country during the Michaelmas term.

Year 3 Plan

Michaelmas term: Gymnastics, Swimming (Front Crawl), Cross Country.
Lent term: Ball Skills, Swimming (Back Stroke/Breast Stroke).
Summer term: Athletics.

Year 4 Plan

Michaelmas term: Ball Skills, Swimming (front Crawl), Cross Country.
Lent term: Gymnastics, Swimming  (Back Stroke/Breast Stroke).
Summer term: Athletics.

Year 5 Plan

Michaelmas term: Gymnastics, Swimming (Front Crawl), Cross Country.
Lent term: Ball Skills, Swimming (Back Stroke/Breast Stroke).
Summer term: Athletics.

Year 6 Plan

Michaelmas term: Ball Skills, Swimming (front Crawl), Cross Country.
Lent term: Gymnastics, Swimming  (Back Stroke/Breast Stroke).
Summer term: Athletics.

Year 7 Plan

During the Michaelmas and Lent term the pupils follow a rotation of four
activities spending half a term on each. These activities include Swimming
(strokes, fitness and personal survival), Badminton, Gymnastics, Tennis,
Squash and Fitness.
Summer Term: Athletics

Year 8 Plan

During the Michaelmas and Lent term the pupils follow a rotation of four activities
spending half a term on each. These activities include Swimming (strokes, fitness
and lifesaving), Basketball, Dance/Acrobatics, Tennis, Squash and Fitness.
Summer Term: Athletics