Physical Education

 

Year Group

 

 Autumn Term

 Spring Term

 Summer Term

 

7

 

 

Outdoor Invasion

Games

Trampolining

Mini games

Fitness

Gymnastics

Basketball

Orienteering

Problem solving

Cricket

Softball

Short tennis

Athletics

 

8

 

 

Outdoor Invasion

Games

Trampolining

Mini games

Fitness

Gymnastics

Basketball

Orienteering

Problem solving

Cricket

Softball

Tennis

Athletics

 

9

 

 

Outdoor Invasion

Games

Trampolining

Badminton

Fitness

Health & Fitness

Outdoor invasion games

Gymnastics

Cricket

Softball

Short tennis

Athletics

 

10

 

 

GCSE Short course PE

Outdoor invasion games

Trampolining

GCSE Short course PE

Basketball

Volleyball

GCSE Short course PE Cricket

Softball

Tennis

Athletics

 

11

 

 

GCSE Short course PE

Outdoor invasion games

Trampolining

GCSE Short course PE

Basketball

Volleyball

GCSE Short course PE

Cricket

Softball

Tennis

Athletics

PHYSICAL EDUCATION CURRICULUM RATIONALE

 

  • PE is a compulsory part of the curriculum at Windlestone School, for all years. We offer a broad and balanced programme which meets national curriculum guidelines, and some more. It is designed based on the needs of the current cohort of students, the expertise of the staff, the timetable and the facilities available.
  • The intent of our curriculum is to provide, opportunities to work in numerous different activity areas and sports whilst still allowing a high degree of competency to be acquired in each. This is fully supported by our range of Out Of School Hours Learning clubs and extended evening activities. Within each activity during lessons and after school we impress upon the students British values of fair play, playing to the rules, respecting each other, the rules or laws of a game and the referee. We instil the value and rewards of working hard as a team as well as an individual and we encourage tolerance of each other no matter what the differences might be in terms of culture, interests or ability.
  • Because of the nature of our school and the students within it each activity has a high emphasis placed on the personal development side of PE. Fair-play, sportsmanship, etiquette and teamwork are all integral parts to each lesson as well as the value of maintaining a balanced lifestyle. For this reason, particularly in Key stage 3 the students take part in a lot of ‘Games’. This is deliberately planned to allow the students to improve their ability to work with others, be part of a team, and be a good winner and also a good loser. Many of our younger students struggle with the challenge of learning to be part of a team and will often use work avoidance strategies to get themselves out of competitive situations however with positive encouragement and lots of staff input most make progress in this area, which in our opinion is a very important life skill, not just a PE skill.
  • Personal achievement and progress in PE is always celebrated to the full.
  • In years 7 and 8 each pupil receives 3 lessons of PE, A double lesson with both classes together, predominantly covering team games and a single lesson for just their class covering individual sports and activities. IN year 9 each class receives 2 single lessons of PE.Within all of Key Stage 3, students follow a broad programme of activities which includes; football, rugby, badminton, basketball, gymnastics, athletics, Outdoor and Adventurous Activities and cricket. Each activity is followed for a half-term at a time (two per half term) and is designed to take account of the seasons and weather conditions. PE groups are often quite small therefore scaled down versions of full sports are often used in order to enable the students to learn the skills of these sports, make progress in them and enjoy them.
  • In KS 4 Students still get a compulsory ‘core’ PE lesson with their class group however they are also given the option to follow a course in PE which will lead to some form of accreditation. Our range of accreditation changes from year to year to suit the physical and academic ability and also the level of interest of the cohort who choose to follow PE as an option. In the past we have ran a Level 1 award in Public Services as well as full course GCSE PE however we are currently running the edexcel GCSE short course in PE. Other possibilities for future students include the AQA unit awards scheme and OCR GCSE PE.
  • The KS4 curriculum largely mirrors the KS3 curriculum, where possible however it changes regularly to suit the needs and interests of the students. The aim of KS4 core PE is to allow the students to build up an interest and a level of knowledge and skill which will encourage and enable them to take part in sport or some form of physical activity after they leave Windlestone.
  • Outside the curriculum Windlestone students are given many opportunities to participate in numerous festivals and competitions including, football, cross country, basketball and rugby. As well as half termly inter house competition
  • The PE facilities at Windlestone School are superb. We have an indoor sports hall, used for all indoor games and activities, including our brand new trampoline, an outdoor Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) which has a 3G surface and is suitable for most outdoor games and a playing field with football/rugby pitch. We also have a state of the art fitness suite which is manned by qualified staff during all social times of the school day.
  • Our ultimate aim is that within PE students can learn the value of practice and hard work to bring about personal improvements in any form.
  • All students have the opportunity every day to take part in sports and physical activities in social times during the day and during our extended evening after school.
  • Some of the activities are based in school and some off site. This also includes an opportunity for KS4 students to follow and achieve the Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze award.