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KS3 Curriculum Guide - Year 8 Physical Education
Term 1Girls - Netball and Football Boys - Basketball (Sport Education) and Handball  
Netball - Students will develop their technique for some of the main core skills in the top 2 team games for girls: Netball (during their double lessons) Football ( singles lessons) - Whilst developing individual skills, students will also begin to develop their tactical understanding of the game. Basketball – sport education: This term during double lessons students will develop their ability to perform the core skills in basketball. This will be delivered through the medium of sports education - a model that provides a particular focus on participation through providing opportunities for pupils of all abilities to achieve in a variety of roles associated with competitive and non-competitive sports). Students will develop their sportsmanship/etiquette to ensure a positive learning environment. Handball (single lessons) - students will be introduced to the sport of handball and will acquire basic skills and game understanding. Health and Fitness - Fitness testing + gain knowledge of components of fitn
Assessment: Students will be assessed on their skills (in isolation) and performance (as per GCSE practical assessment).Key Words and Terms
 
Term 2Girls - Accurate Replication and Badminton Boys - Outdoor Adventurous Activities and American Football  
Accurate replication (Sports Acro) - Students will develop their ability to create paired and group sequences, including an introduction to rhythmic gymnastics, incorporating apparatus (hoops, ball and ribbons) into group sequences. Students will further explore the concept of flight using apparatus. Badminton (single lessons) - Students will be introduced to the basic skills in badminton including serving and forehand/backhand shots. Outdoor and adventurous activities - Sudents will develop their cooperation, communication, leadership and thinking skills through activities such as team building tasks and orienteering activities. American Football (single lessons) - students will be introduced to the American Football and will acquire basic skills and game understanding. Health and Fitness - Students will learn about the different types of training methods: continuous, interval, fartlek and circuit training. Students will complete a third H+F assessment.
Assessment: Students will be assessed on their skills (in isolation) and performance (as per GCSE practical assessment). Students will complete their third written health and fitness assessment.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3Girls - Basketball and Handball Boys - Football  
Basketball – sport education - This term during double lessons students will develop their ability to perform the core skills in basketball. This will be delivered through the medium of sports education - a model that provides a particular focus on participation through providing opportunities for pupils of all abilities to achieve in a variety of roles associated with competitive and non-competitive sports). Students will develop their sportsmanship/etiquette to ensure a positive learning environment. Handball (single lessons) - students will be introduced to the sport of handball and will acquire basic skills and game understanding. Football - Students will develop their technique for all core skills in Football. They will develop their tactical and strategic understanding of the game. Health and Fitness - Students will apply their understanding of principles of training to plan and carry out an individual circuit training programme.
Assessment: Students will be assessed on their skills (in isolation) and performance (as per GCSE practical assessment).Key Words and Terms
 
Term 4Girls - Outdoor Adventurous Activities   
Outdoor and Adventurous activities - Students will develop their cooperation, communication, leadership and thinking skills through activities such as team building tasks and orienteering activities. Tag rugby (single lessons) - students will be introduced to the tag rugby and will acquire basic skills and game understanding. Parkour - During double lessons, students will refine their flight and vaulting techniques with varying degrees of difficulty and challenge appropriate to the individual. Badminton - (single lessons) - Students will be introduced to the basic skills in badminton including serving and forehand/backhand shots. Students will learn the rules and scoring system Health and Fitness - Students will finish exploring different training methods (term 2).
Assessment: Students will be assessed on their skills (in isolation) and performance (as per GCSE practical assessment).Key Words and Terms
 
Term 5Girls - Athletics Boys - Cricket and Tennis  
Athletics:Students will refine their technique in a variety of track and field events. Students will develop their officiating capacity and also explore the use of technology to aid self and peer assessment. Cricket: Students will develop their striking and fielding skills in double lessons this term including throwing/catching, bowling, batting and fielding in conditioned games. Tennis (single lessons) - students will transition from mini tennis to full court tennis, further developing their ability to serve, rally and outwit opponents. Health and Fitness - Students will learn about diet – specifically the types of energy that different food groups provide. Students will be introduced to some basic anatomy and physiology including how the muscular system creates movement.
Assessment: Students will be assessed on their skills (in isolation) and performance (as per GCSE practical assessment).Students will complete their 4th written H+F assessment.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 6Girls - Cricket and Tennis Boys - Athletics  
Cricket: Students will develop their striking and fielding skills in double lessons this term including throwing/catching, bowling, batting and fielding in conditioned games. Tennis (single lessons) - students will transition from mini tennis to full court tennis, further developing their ability to serve, rally and outwit opponents. Athletics:Students will refine their technique in a variety of track and field events. Students will develop their officiating capacity and also explore the use of technology to aid self and peer assessment. Health and Fitness - Students will learn about diet – specifically the types of energy that different food groups provide. Students will be introduced to some basic anatomy and physiology including how the muscular system creates movement.
Assessment: Students will be assessed on their skills (in isolation) and performance (as per GCSE practical assessment)Key Words and Terms
 

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