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Physical Education

Key Stage 3 - Study Matrix 2019 – 2020

Rationale

Each year of study within Physical Education explores the core principles of; invasion games, creative movement, athletics and healthy, active lifestyles. The content each year becomes more complex and requires greater skills, decision making, leadership, creativity, transference of skills and physical aptitude. Students are introduced to a range of sports which help to develop well-rounded athletes. We aim to give students as many opportunities to take part in sports as possible, regardless of the level of competition. We aim to inspire students to achieve and be resilient learners who will play a positive role in society. Through opportunities, fixtures and competition, we believe students will develop greater social mobility in later life allowing for better career chances. At St Aidan’s we have developed a culture of celebrating success through sports personality of the week and the celebration of results and fixtures of students, staff and local clubs. The implementation of leadership has proven to be very successful and continues to grow both within and outside the academy, through lunchtime leadership, sports council and primary leadership.

Intent

At St Aidan’s CE Academy, we believe that Physical Education and school sport contributes to the totality of the educational experience of students. Physical, personal, social, moral, spiritual, cultural and emotional development are enhanced by the movement experiences that make up our broad and balanced Physical Education curriculum. In addition, expression, communication, appreciation and understanding are developed. Physical Education provides a range of experiences that form the basis for lifelong sporting and recreational activity which inspires all students to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for students to become physically confident and develop resilience in a way which supports their health, fitness, mental health and well-being. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect. Structured work in Physical Education should develop from the way in which many students enjoy exploring their own environment and their own physical abilities through practical work.

Implementation

Our PE curriculum is designed to allow all students at St Aidan’s a range of opportunities and the ability to be positive, conscientious citizens. They are written specifically to meet the complex needs of our students to allow them to achieve their full potential in a fully inclusive approach. This will be achieved by : -

Students study the core principles outlined below throughout KS3.

Invasion games Examples include rugby, basketball, football and netball based games. Games are taught as a Unit in a specific game and then built onto each other across other games activity areas. The level of demand made on individual students will relate to the rate at which each student progresses.
Creativity Dance & Gymnastic activities provide opportunities for the development of skilful body management involving moving with poise, control and confidence on the floor and on apparatus, constantly working on safety issues. These activities also provide opportunities for creating artistic experiences or for being involved in them through bodily movement and opportunities for the development of skills involving planning, performance and evaluation.
Healthy, active lifestyles Students are given the opportunity to engage in health promoting physical activity and understand the true value of health and fitness and how physical activity helps your well-being. This includes how to prepare for particular activities and how to recover afterwards, the short and long term effects of exercise on the various body systems and the role of exercise in establishing and maintaining health. Students learn how their bodies react to particular exercise regimes or activities. Health and fitness is delivered in a cross curricular manner. Students develop leadership and creativity through leading warm up’s and cool down’s within their groups.
Athletics In this unit students concentrate on developing good running, jumping and throwing techniques. They are set challenges for distance and time that involve using different styles and combinations of running, jumping and throwing. As in all athletic activities students think about how to achieve the greatest possible height, speed, distance or accuracy. Students use this unit to prepare for Town sports athletics and the annual St Aidan’s sports day.

Impact

Throughout key stage 3 we offer a Physical Education curriculum appropriate to each individual child. Our curriculum is delivered in a fully inclusive manner. Students are provided with a balance of individual, group and team activities some of which are competitive. We promote the impact that Physical activity can have on a students’ mental health and well-being. Students have access to a highly differentiated revised curriculum linked to games, creative activities, athletic activities and healthy, active lifestyles. This range of experiences is intended to provide for students’ increasing self confidence in their ability to manage themselves and their bodies within a variety of movement situations and to increase understanding of the importance of a healthy lifestyle. Leadership allows for students to develop as part of a team, learning how to communicate with others and work individually as an official and or competition organiser. It allows them to share skills, communicate in an appropriate manner, organise others and apply rules and regulations. The emphasis in Physical Education is upon providing a supportive learning environment that encourages maximum participation and rewards endeavour while remaining sympathetic to students’ physical needs and degree of learning difficulty. Students have access to out-of-school competitions such as School Games. Some students access regional and national events which we support and celebrate weekly.

Boys Year 7 Year 8
Autumn 1 Healthy, Active lifestyles: HAL Creative movement: Gymnastics Games: HAL Creative movement: Gymnastics
Autumn 2 Games: Rugby Athletics: Cross country Games: Football Games: Rugby Athletics: Cross country Games: Football
Spring 1 Games: Basketball Games: Netball Games: Basketball Games: Netball
Spring 2 Games: Netball Games: Rugby Games: Netball Games: Rugby
Summer 1 Athletics: Athletics Athletics: Athletics
Summer 2 Athletics: Athletics Games: Cricket/Rounders Athletics: Athletics Games: Cricket/Rounders
Girls Year 7 Year 8
Autumn 1 Healthy, Active lifestyles: HAL Creative movement: Dance Healthy, Active lifestyles: HAL Creative movement: Dance
Autumn 2 Games: Netball Athletics: Cross country Games: Rugby Games: Netball Athletics: Cross country Games: Rugby
Spring 1 Games: Football Games: Basketball Games: Football Games: Basketball
Spring 2 Games: Basketball Creative movement: Gymnastics Games: Basketball Creative movement: Gymnastics
Summer 1 Athletics: Athletics Athletics: Athletics
Summer 2 Athletics: Athletics Games: Cricket/Rounders Athletics: Athletics Games: Cricket/Rounders

Key Stage 4 - Study Matrix 2019 – 2020

Rationale

In Key Stage 4 we deliver a breadth of opportunities and a selection of courses to the full cohort at St Aidan’s. Students have the ability to choose either GCSE PE or BTEC Sport. We cover the full breadth of the curriculum with a rich diet of sports and opportunities to develop the whole child. The content each year becomes more complex and requires greater skills, decision making, leadership, creativity, transference of skills and physical aptitude which develops of from Key Stage 3. Students develop skills in sports to ensure success throughout the courses and continue their love of sport performance and thirst for life-long participation. We aim to continue giving students as many opportunities to take part in sports as possible, regardless of the level of competition. We aim to inspire students to achieve and be resilient learners who will play a positive role in society. Through the courses that we offer, opportunities, fixtures and competition, we believe students will develop greater social mobility in later life allowing for better career chances. At St Aidan’s we have developed a culture of celebrating success through sports personality of the week and the celebration of results and fixtures of students, staff and local clubs. The implementation of leadership has proven to be very successful and continues to grow both within and outside the academy, through lunchtime leadership, sports council and primary leadership.

Intent

At St Aidan’s CE Academy, we believe that Physical Education and school sport contributes to the totality of the educational experience of students. Physical, personal, social, moral, spiritual, cultural and emotional development are enhanced by the movement experiences that make up our broad and balanced Physical Education curriculum. In addition, expression, communication, appreciation and understanding are developed. Physical Education provides a range of experiences that form the basis for lifelong sporting and recreational activity which inspires all students to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for students to become physically confident and develop resilience in a way which supports their health, fitness, mental health and well-being. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect. Structured work in Physical Education should develop from the way in which many students enjoy exploring their own environment and their own physical abilities through practical and theoretical work.

Implementation

Our PE curriculum is designed to allow all students at St Aidan’s a range of opportunities and the ability to be positive, conscientious citizens able to reflect and understand the effects, opportunities and rationale of sport. They are written specifically to meet the complex needs of our students to allow them to achieve their full potential in a fully inclusive approach. This will be achieved by : -

Impact

Throughout Key Stage 4 we offer a Physical Education curriculum appropriate to each individual child. Our curriculum is delivered in a fully inclusive manner. Students are provided with a balance of individual, group and team activities some of which are competitive along with a theoretical approach which allows for success of all students. We promote the impact that Physical activity can have on a students’ mental health and well-being. Students have access to a highly differentiated revised curriculum linked to games, creative activities, athletic activities and healthy, active lifestyles along with support for theory lessons. This range of experiences is intended to provide for students’ increasing self confidence in their ability to manage themselves and their bodies within a variety of movement situations and to increase understanding of the importance of a healthy lifestyle. The emphasis in Physical Education is upon providing a supportive learning environment that encourages maximum participation and rewards endeavour while remaining sympathetic to students’ physical needs and degree of learning difficulty. Students have access to out-of-school competitions such as School Games. Some students access regional and national events which we support and celebrate weekly.

GCSE BTEC
Autumn & Spring 1 Anatomy & Physiology Autumn 1 Unit 1
Summer 1 Physical training Spring 1 Unit 1
Autumn & Spring 2 Psychology Summer 1 Unit 2A & B
Spring & Summer 2 Socio-cultural Autumn 2 Unit 2B & C Unit 4A
Autumn & Spring 3 Movement analysis Spring 2 Unit 4B Unit 3A
Summer 3 Health, fitness & well-being Summer 2 Unit 3B Unit 3C