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Parkside School

PE (core)

PE (core)

PE & Dance lessons at Parkside are fun, engaging and challenging. A fantastic way to improve your leadership skills, social skills and mental health, through leading peers, making friends and relieving stress. We aim to instil a love for sport and provide opportunities for all students to participate in a range of different activities.

 Mr Miller

Head of Faculty

 Miss Thackray

Asst Head of Faculty

 

Curriculum Plans

 

 

 

Year 7, 8 & 9

What are we studying?

Students will take part in a wide variety of activities, from invasion games, to net games, striking & fielding, Dance and much more.

Students currently have five lessons of PE & Dance over the 2 weeks. The double lessons are where the students are taught the Core & Advanced skills for each activity and the single lessons are where a Sport Education template is used, where students work in teams and can gain points by working hard, helping with equipment, etc. For each activity we also have a Knowledge Organiser which explains more, in depth, information about each of the activities taught. Please see example below:

How are we assessed?

Students will study each activity for a 4-week block of work. Core & Advanced skills will be used to assess the students through the 4-weeks, as we use live tracking, every lesson. The assessment is based on each student’s ability to perform the Core & Advanced skills both in isolation and in a competitive situation. Please see example of Core & Advanced Skills poster below:

Students will be given chance to improve/P4P their assessment score in their final week. They will then be provided with a sticker, which will be stuck in their planners, allowing them to see what colour quintile they have achieved for that activity.

What homework are we expected to do?

Students are encouraged to enhance their experience by partaking in extra-curricular opportunities from clubs, fixtures, leadership opportunities and community sport. In addition to this, students are encouraged to read about, and watch, a wide variety of sporting and physical activities.

What can parents do to help?

Please help with your child’s organisation to ensure they that bring appropriate PE kit to all lessons. Encourage them to participate in extra-curricular PE activities. Use ClassCharts and Edulink to communicate with staff on any concerns or matters regarding PE.

How we provide for SEN and most able students

Students are in set in ability groups, allowing them to be taught and challenged appropriately and effectively. We ensure the teaching, and resources, are differentiated to support all students. Learning coaches may be used to support SEN students. We pride ourselves on making all our PE & Dance lessons fun, engaging and accessible for all.

Useful resources and equipment

 Full PE kit needed for all practical lessons. 

Where can this subject take you? Career opportunities

Some examples of career opportunities linked to PE are: Sports science, PE teacher, Physiotherapist, Professional sportsperson, Sports coach/consultant, Sports policy at local and national level, Diet and fitness instructor, Personal trainer and many more.

Year 10 & 11

What are we studying?

In Years 10 & 11 we provide the students with pathways to allow them to partake in activities that best suit them, from invasion games, to net games, striking & fielding, Dance and much more.

Students currently have four lessons of PE over the 2 weeks. These lessons are great way for the students to relax and relieve some stress from their examined subjects. We still maintain our high expectations and standards, but we want the students to look forward to coming to PE and enjoying the fun and engaging lessons that we provide for them.

How are we assessed?

The students are assessed each data collection on their Attitude to Learning (A2L). This relates to how hard they work and how they apply themselves during PE lessons. We also take into account their organisation, in terms of bringing PE kit and their level of engagement. Progress pins are awarded for those students who do particularly well and show a fantastic attitude week in, week out.

What homework are we expected to do?

Students are encouraged to enhance their experience by partaking in extra-curricular opportunities from clubs, fixtures, leadership opportunities and community sport. In addition to this, students are encouraged to read about and watch a wide variety of sporting and physical activities.

What can parents do to help?

Please help with your child’s organisation to ensure they that bring appropriate PE kit to all lessons. Encourage them to participate in extra-curricular PE activities. Use ClassCharts and Edulink to communicate with staff on any concerns or matters regarding PE.

How we provide for SEN and most able students

Students are in mixed ability/pathway groups. We ensure the teaching, and resources, are differentiated to support all students. Learning coaches may be used to support SEN students. We pride ourselves on making all our PE lessons fun, engaging and accessible for all.

Useful resources and equipment

Full PE kit needed for all practical lessons.

Where can this subject take you? Career opportunities

Some examples of career opportunities linked to PE are: Sports science, PE teacher, Physiotherapist, Professional sportsperson, Sports coach/consultant, Sports policy at local and national level, Diet and fitness instructor, Personal trainer and many more.

 

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