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PE

At The Halifax Academy, Physical Education is an integral part of developing our students into healthy, active citizens. Innovative and dynamic teaching strategies are developed and applied to enable our students to experience high quality PE lessons. Enrichment activities offered by the PE department are key to the success and development of our students.

 

Key Stage 3

Year 7

What will my child learn about in PE this year?

Learning experiences in PE for Year 7 students will focus around the following key strands: Health and Fitness, Decision Making, Coaching, Performance and Leadership. Students will discover each of these strands through a variety of sporting activities throughout the year.

 

What type of homework will be set?

There will be on-going homework set for each theme. This may include research tasks, performance analysis as well as the planning of warm-up and skills for subsequent lessons. Students will be also be prompted to consider theoretical aspects of PE through completion of relevant pieces of homework.

 

How will my child be assessed in PE?

Students will be assessed in each of the five strands (Health and Fitness, Decision Making, Coaching, Performance and Leadership) on completion of an activity block. Students will regularly take part in peer assessment and self-assessments within lessons.

 

How can I support my child’s learning at home?

Engage in conversations about what they have been learning and encourage them to reflect on their progress.

Students should aim to lead a healthy and active lifestyle and should be encouraged to carry out regular exercise outside of school.

By joining a local running club or sports team will enable students to develop their knowledge of the sport as well as a number of social and life skills.

Students should try to engage with current sports, food and health coverage through local and national media to boost their knowledge and understanding of the subject.

 

Year 8

What will my child learn about in PE this year?

Learning experiences in PE for Year 8 students will focus on the development of key strands discovered in Year 7: Health and Fitness, Decision Making, Coaching, Performance and Leadership. Students will develop each of these strands through a variety of sporting activities throughout the year.

 

What type of homework will be set?

There will be on-going homework set for each theme. This may include research tasks, performance analysis as well as the planning of warm-up and skills for subsequent lessons. Students will be also be prompted to consider theoretical aspects of PE through completion of relevant pieces of homework.

 

How will my child be assessed in PE?

Students will be assessed in each of the five strands (Health and Fitness, Decision Making, Coaching, Performance and Leadership) on completion of an activity block. Students will regularly take part in peer assessment and self-assessments within lessons.

 

How can I support my child’s learning at home?

Engage in conversations about what they have been learning and encourage them to reflect on their progress.

Students should aim to lead a healthy and active lifestyle and should be encouraged to carry out regular exercise outside of school.

By joining a local running club or sports team will enable students to develop their knowledge of the sport as well as a number of social and life skills.

Students should try to engage with current sports, food and health coverage through local and national media to boost their knowledge and understanding of the subject.

 

Key Stage 4

What will my child learn ?

Year 10 and 11 students in PPE will focus on improving their fitness levels through a variety of sports and physical activities.  Students will have the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and be able to gain awards in officiating and leadership.

Students will learn aspects of theory when taking part in all lesson including classroom lessons.

 

What type of homework will be set?

Homework’s will be issued to enhance students learning and to develop their self confidence in PPE.  The homework is in the students workbooks which they will bring home.  They will also be required to complete practical homework and to be involved in sport.

 

How will my child be assessed?

Students will be given marks for their homework which will go towards their overall grade.  Students will be marked our of 9 in each unit of work.  For example handball.  They will be assessed in the 5 strands which are Health and Fitness, Decision Making, Coaching, Performance, and Leadership.  Students will also take part in peer assessment.

 

How can I support my child’s learning at home?

Encourage students to lead a healthy, fit and active lifestyle and to engage in physical activity and sport.  To discuss clubs and activities in and out of school which they can access and join.  Check homework and ensure they have completed this to the best of their ability.

  

What can my child move onto with PE?

Students will be able to access courses which involve sport, but also related to Science.  Such courses may include A Levels in PE, Biology, Physiology, and BTEC or equivalent in Sport, Movement, Dance, Biomechanics, Physiology.