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Physical Education

Overview

The Physical Education Faculty at Springwell develops students' physical competences and confidence to take part in a range of physical activities. It encourages students to develop a wide range of skills and ability to use tactics, strategies and compositional ideas to perform successfully. When they are performing, they think about what they are doing, analyse situations and make appropriate decisions. They also reflect on their own and others' performances and find ways to improve them.

PE helps students develop personally and socially. During PE lessons, students work as individuals, in groups or in teams, developing concepts of fairness and personal and social responsibility. They take on different roles and responsibilities, including leadership, coaching and officiating. Through the range of experiences they learn how to be effective in competitive, creative and challenging situations. The key theme of all our lessons is healthy active lifestyles and keeping active throughout life.

 

Key Stage 3

During this Key Stage, students gain experience, knowledge and skills in a variety of sports. They are encouraged to enrich their experience through extra-curricular activities, linked to the sports on offer.

 

Year 7

In Year 7 students focus on developing sport specific skills to build on physical literacy skills that have been learned in primary school. They follow units of invasion games, net wall games and striking and fielding games (football, rugby, basketball, netball, badminton, tennis and rounders) where students learn individual practical skills in isolation and then they apply them in game situations. Students also have the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of tactics used in these games.

Year 7 students also complete work on improving performance in individual sports (health related exercise, dance and athletics), In this part of the curriculum they develop their technique and analyse their performances compared to previous ones to demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.

 

Year 8

In Year 8 students focus on developing  the skills learnt in Year 7. They follow units of invasion games, net wall games and striking and fielding games (football, rugby, basketball, handball, badminton, tennis, and cricket) where students continue to learn individual practical skills in isolation and then they apply them in game situations. Students also have the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of tactics used in these games.

Year 8 students also complete work on improving performance in individual sports (health related exercise and athletics), In this part of the curriculum they develop their technique and analyse their performances compared to previous ones to demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.

 

Year 9

Whilst building on skills developed in Years 7 and 8, new sports such as volleyball and a wider range of health related fitness training types are introduced at this stage. The focus is on developing those skills and applying them fully in game situations.  Students are also encouraged to attempt different tactics in a game situation and evaluating their success.

 

Key Stage 4

In Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11) students in core PE are given a more flexible choice of options where possible. This enables them to develop more in-depth knowledge and practice more advanced skills.  Students analyse the performance of individuals and teams in order to aid improvements.

 

Facilities

Students are able to access lessons in our fully equipped sports hall, dance studio, MUGA, astroturf and extensive playing fields. The PE department also has its own classrooms that are equipped with interactive whiteboards and ICT equipment.

 

Enrichment

The PE team offer a wide range of enrichment opportunities for all students that aim to develop cooperation, communication and determination to achieve.  For those who strive for competition, we have various sporting teams that participate in both local and regional competitions. Taking part in as many activities throughout the year to provide our students with experiences of competing against other schools. We believe those experiences carry many life skills students require to succeed in later life.