In year 7 the pupils will focus on a number of activities that they may touch on in primary school. The main aim is to consolidate their skills and understanding through units of work lasting 8 lessons. They take part in and experience numerous activities:
Health Related Fitness
In year 8 the pupils will have a better understanding of what level they are performing at for each module and will recognize what they need to do to improve. In this way they will become increasingly responsible for their progress towards their target. In year 8 pupils are grouped via ability, so each lesson caters the varying needs of each pupil. The year 8 curriculum allows the pupils to develop their skills further from year 7 by performing the same activities with the addition of Gymnastics.
In year 9 our curriculum offers pupils the opportunity to have a direct impact on what they are taught. Year 9 is our Option year, and pupils will choose a specific pathway for learning based on activities covered in years 7+8. The emphasis is on identifying whether the pupils learn more by being creative or through adopting strategies and tactics.
The pupils will be involved in activities that promote creativity. They will be expected to accurately replicate actions, phrases and sequences, as in gymnastic and dance activities, explore and communicate ideas, concepts and emotions, as in dance activities. They will also have the opportunity to be creative in their approach to games activities.
Tactics & Strategy Route
The pupils will be involved that promote the solving of problems to overcome challenges of an adventurous nature, as in outdoor activities. They will also be involved in the solving of a range of scenarios in order to outwit opponents in a games based approach.
Both routes will allow the pupils to work to maximum levels demonstrating good speed, strength stamina and suppleness. They will also be expected to evaluate any performances suggesting methods for improvement.
Assessment at Key Stage 3
Throughout KS3 pupils are continually assessed against the five strands of the National Curriculum. Accurate and regular assessment allows the pupils to set their own specific targets and know why they have achieved there grade and more importantly, what they have to do to improve. Pupils are encouraged to self assess and set target from the following criteria:
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|Developing Skills||Link skills, techniques & ideas & apply them accurately & appropriately. Show precision, control & fluency when performing.||Select & combine skills, techniques & ideas & apply them accurately & appropriately in different activities. Consistently show precision, control & fluency when performing different activities.||Select & combine skills, techniques & ideas & use them in a wider range of familiar/unfamiliar activities. Perform with consistent precision, control & fluency|
|Making and Applying Decisions||Show that they understand tactics and composition ||Draw on what they know about strategy, tactics & composition to produce effective outcomes. modify & refine skills & techniques to improve performance & adapt their actions in response to changing circumstances.||Use imaginative ways to solve problems, overcome challenges & entertain audiences. When planning & carrying out their own & others’ work, draw on what they know about strategy, tactics & composition in response to changing circumstances & what they know about their own & others’ strengths & weaknesses|
|Developing Mental & Physical Capacity||Have the confidence to attempt all activities & begin to develop an understanding of how the 4 elements of fitness affect performance. Show this in some activities||Are confident in all activities & attempt all challenges. show a good understanding of how the 4 elements of fitness affect performance Show this in more activities||Express emotions regarding winning & losing in a fair way Demonstrate the 4 elements of fitness in all activities|
|Evaluating & Improving||Compare & comment on skills, techniques & ideas used in own & others’ work Use this understanding to improve own performance||Analyse & comment on skills and techniques & how these are applied in own and others’ work Modify & refine Skills & techniques to improve their performance||Analyse & comment on how skills, techniques & ideas have been used in own & others’ work, & on compositional & other aspects of performanceUsing this suggest ways to improve |
|Making choices about healthy active lifestyle||Explain & apply basic safety principles in preparing for exercise.Describe the effects of exercise on their bodies & how this is valuable to their fitness and health||Warm up & cool down with relevance to the activity & explain how the body reacts during different types of exercise.Explain why regular safe exercise is good for fitness & health||Explain how to prepare for & recover from activities.Explain how different types of exercise contribute to their fitness & health & how they might get involved in these activities|
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|Developing Skills||Select & combine advanced skills, techniques & ideas, adapting them accurately & appropriately to meet the demands of increasingly complex situations. Consistently show precision, control, fluency & originality||Consistently distinguish between & apply advanced skills, techniques & ideas Always show high standards of precision, control, fluency and originality|
|Making and Applying Decisions||Apply the principles of advanced strategies. tactics & compositional ideas in their own & others’ work,& modify them in response to changing circumstances & other performers||Draw on what they know of the principles of advanced strategies, tactics & composition to apply them with proficiency, flair & originality in their own & others’ work. When adapting & responding to changing circumstances & other performers maintain the quality of performance|
|Developing Mental & Physical Capacity||Show sportsmanship in victory or defeat & have the desire to achieve success for themselves & others. Perform the 4 elements of fitness to a high level and use these to improve performance||Have a greater determination to succeed in all performances and deal with all challenges successfully . Show great strength, stamina, speed & flexibility to perform to a high standard.|
|Evaluating & Improving||Analyse & comment on own & others’ work as individuals & team members showing understanding of how skills, tactics or composition & fitness relate to performance qualityPlan ways to improve own and others’ performance ||Evaluate own & others’ work showing an understanding of the impact of skills, strategy & tactics or composition, & fitness on quality & effectiveness of performance Plan ways their own & others’ performance can be improved & create action plans & ways of monitoring improvement|
|Making choices about healthy active lifestyle||Explain the principles of practice & training & apply them effectively.Explain the benefits of regular, planned activity on health & fitness & plan their own appropriate exercise/activity programmes||Use their knowledge of health & fitness to plan & evaluate their own & others’ exercise & activity programmes|