Physical Education

Key Stage 3

 

Rationale:

A high quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. Pupils should be given the opportunity to 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.

Pupils should be taught the skills required to analyse what makes performance effective and be able to apply these principles so they can improve their own and others’ work. Pupils will explore the core principles of; invasion games, creative movement, athletics and healthy, active lifestyles. The content each year becomes more complex and requires greater skills, understanding of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents, leadership, creativity and physical literacy.

 

Intent:

 At St Peter’s Catholic College, we believe that Physical Education and school sport is an essential part of all pupil’s educational journey. We aim to challenge and inspire pupils to excel in sport and physical activities which in turn can lead to life changes in terms of improved health, learning achievements and the development of positive relationships. Our broad and balanced curriculum provides opportunities to grow in confidence, achieve better mental and physical health whilst building on our catholic values to ensure fair play,  sporting behaviour and equality of opportunity.

Physical Education provides a range of experiences that form the basis for lifelong sporting and recreational activity which inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. We aim to provide physical challenges for pupils to develop resilience and make them more physically confident.

 

Implementation:

Our PE curriculum is designed to allow all pupils at St Peter’s Catholic College to develop their confidence and interest to get involved in exercise, sports and activities out of school and in later life, and to understand and apply the long-term health benefits of physical activity.

 

Pupils study the core principles outlined below throughout KS3:

 

Invasion Pupils have the opportunity throughout KS3 to experience football, rugby, netball, basketball and handball based games. Units cover a range of skills, tactics and strategies which are transferable across all games ensuring continuous progression for student outcomes.
Movement skills Dance and gymnastic activities provide opportunities for pupils to develop skilful movement and creativity on the floor and apparatus. These activities also allow opportunities to evaluate and improve their own performance as well as offering feedback to improve others.
Health & fitness This core strand provides opportunities for pupils to engage in physical activities which will promote healthy, active lifestyles and give them the knowledge of different training methods, how to measure improvements and an understanding of the long term health benefits.
Striking & Fielding, Net & wall Pupils explore badminton, cricket, softball, rounders developing tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in both individual and team games.
Athletics Pupils concentrate on developing good running, jumping and throwing techniques. Pupils are given opportunity to practice and improve their techniques and performances in running, jumping and throwing events.

 

Impact:

 Pupils will be able to demonstrate increased skill development and be more competent and confident in their techniques. They will have a greater understanding of tactics and strategies to help overcome opponents in competitive situations and will have an understanding of what an effective performance should look like. Pupils will have a greater appreciation of the importance of physical activity and the linked health benefits. The PE department promotes the impact that physical activity and sport can have on a pupils’ mental health and well-being. They will also have an understanding of how to assess their fitness levels and a range of training methods to help improve their personal fitness.

Leadership allows pupils to work as part of a team, learning to communicate with others as well as work individually in the role of coach or official. Opportunities for pupils to compete in individual and team activities alongside experiencing other roles such as officiating and coaching ensures that all pupils have the chance to develop self confidence as well as important values such as respect and fair play.

 

Autumn One Autumn Two Spring One Spring Two Summer One Summer Two
7 Boys Rugby Football Badminton Movement Skills and Dance Athletics Striking and Fielding

Orienteering

Girls Netball Badminton Health and Fitness Movement Skills and Dance Athletics Rounders

Orienteering

8 Boys Rugby Football Badminton Health and Fitness Athletics Striking and Fielding

Orienteering

Girls Netball Football Movement Skills and Dance Badminton Athletics Rounders

Orienteering

9 Boys Rugby Football Badminton Health and Fitness Athletics Striking and Fielding

Orienteering

Girls Netball Hockey Health and Fitness Badminton Athletics Rounders

Orienteering

 

Key Stage 4

Rationale:

Pupils are provided with a full breadth of the curriculum and experience a rich diet of sports and physical activities to develop personal fitness and promote healthy, active lifestyles. The content builds from Key Stage 3 to challenge pupils to develop greater skills, decision making, leadership and physical aptitude. We aim to inspire pupils to achieve and excel in sport and physical activities and continue to provide opportunities for competition. In Key Stage 4 pupils also have the opportunity to study BTEC Sport. This builds on skills developed in Key Stage 3 and offers opportunities for skill development, competition, evaluation of performance, leadership and developing personal fitness.

Intent:

At St Peter’s Catholic College, we believe that Physical Education and school sport is an essential part of all pupil’s educational journey. We aim to challenge and inspire pupils to excel in sport and physical activities which in turn can lead to life changes in terms of improved health, learning achievements and the development of positive relationships. Our broad and balanced curriculum provides opportunities to grow in confidence,  achieve better mental and physical health whilst building on our catholic values to ensure fair play,  sporting behaviour and equality of opportunity.

Physical Education provides a range of experiences that form the basis for lifelong sporting and recreational activity which inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. We aim to provide physical challenges for pupils to develop resilience and make them more physically confident. Pupils are given opportunities to enjoy exploring their own environment and their own physical abilities through practical and theoretical work.

 

Implementation:

Our PE curriculum is designed to allow all pupils at St Peter’s Catholic College to develop their confidence and interest to get involved in exercise, sports and activities out of school and in later life, and to understand and apply the long-term health benefits of physical activity.

 

Impact:

Pupils will be able to demonstrate increased skill development and be more competent and confident in their techniques. They will have a greater understanding of tactics and strategies to help overcome opponents in competitive situations and will have an understanding of what an effective performance should look like. Pupils will have a greater appreciation of the importance of physical activity and the linked health benefits through practical and theoretical lessons. The PE department promotes the impact that physical activity and sport can have on a pupils’ mental health and well-being.

They will also have an understanding of how to assess their fitness levels and a range of training methods to help improve their personal fitness. Leadership allows pupils to work as part of a team, learning to communicate with others as well as work individually in the role of coach or official. Opportunities for pupils to compete in individual and team activities alongside experiencing other roles such as officiating and coaching ensures that all pupils have the chance to develop self confidence as well as important values such as respect and fair play. Pupils will have the opportunity to apply and develop knowledge gained in Key Stage 3 during theory lessons. This is assessed formally through practical assessments, coursework and a theory exam.

 

Autumn One Autumn Two Spring One Spring Two Summer One Summer Two
10 Boys Rugby Football Badminton Health and Fitness Athletics Striking and Fielding

Orienteering

Girls Netball Badminton Health and Fitness Movement Skills and Dance Athletics Rounders

Orienteering

11 Boys Rugby Football Badminton Health and Fitness Athletics Exams
Girls Netball Badminton Health and Fitness Movement Skills and Dance Athletics Exams