Curriculum: Key Stage 3

KS3 Curriculum Guide - Year 8 Physical Education
Term 1Rugby/Netball   
Rugby - Students will develop their levels of skill through a variety of contact situations including rucking, mauling and the tackle. Students will be exposed to a variety of conditioned drills and activities to improve their understanding of the game with a focus on improving their decision making. Students will have opportunities to put skills into practise through small sided games and there will be opportunities to compete in an interhouse competition at the end of the unit. Netball - Students will build upon the passing and footwork skills learnt in year 7 and will apply these skills to more complex drills and activities. Students will develop their understanding of the game through small sided conditioned games and will have the opportunity to compete in an interhouse competition at the end of the unit.
Assessment: Students will be assessed on their level of understanding, their ability to analyse performance and their practical performance throughout the unit.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 2Football/Basketball/Dance   
Football - Students will refine their first touch and passing technique through a variety of progressions, drills and activities. The principles of movement will be taught throughout the unit with a strong emphasis on decision making. Students will develop their decision making through small sided games and there will be an opportunity to compete in an interhouse competition at the end of the unit. Basketball - Students will refine their skills learned from year 7 in more competitive situations, through various progressions, drills and activities focusing on more pressure and competition. A strong focus will be on passing, dribbling, set shots and lay ups under pressure. Towards the end of the unit, students will be involved in more game related play and will then be challenged to improve and discuss their decision making.
Assessment: Students will be assessed on their level of understanding, their ability to analyse performance and their practical performance throughout the unit.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3Trampolining/Badminton/Hockey   
Trampolining - Students will learn the basic shapes along with twisting movements and landings. They will learn to construct routines on a trampoline. The students’ will develop a range of more complex movements, including a seat drop with progressions through to a swivel hips, front landing with progressions through to turntable, and back landing with progressions through to cradle. Badminton - Students will develop an understanding of the grip, the stance, and be given technical advice on how to improve their consistency and accuracy of overhead shots and in serving. Students will also learn the overhead clear, the drop shot, a net shot and the lift in preparation for shot variation. Hockey - students will develop the necessary passing, attacking and defensive skills to compete with in a small sided game. Students will also be challenged to develop their understanding of the tactics involved within the game.
Assessment: Students will be assessed on their level of understanding, their ability to analyse performance and their practical performance throughout the unit.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 4Basketball/Cricket   
Basketball - Students will refine their passing technique learnt in year 7 through various progressions, drills and activities. A strong focus will be on developing individual levels on skill in this unit, particularly dribbling, set shots and lay ups. Towards the end of the unit, students will be involved in more game related play and will then be challenged to improve their decision making. Cricket - Students will learn how to use tactics and strategy in the field to limit the number of runs scored. Students will be guided through orthodox bowling/pitching. They will have opportunities to challenge themselves by varying their deliveries. Students will learn a variety of shots, refining their current technique of known shots and learning new techniques for other types of shot. Through this unit of work, students will gain a deeper understanding of shot selection and thus improve their ability to bat well.
Assessment: Students will be assessed on their level of understanding, their ability to analyse performance and their practical performance throughout the unit.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 5Athletics   
Students will improve on their current system of pacing, ensuring that they set an appropriate pace for their level of fitness. They will be taught new skills such as how to hurdle efficiently. Sprint technique will be refined. For field events, students will discover more advanced techniques used in the shot put, including the shuffle and glide. Students will also learn how to throw the javelin further through effective use of a run up including a cross over step. The discus will be introduced and students will develop and refine their technique ensuring that the discus is released correctly. ‘Personal bests’ will be recorded and opportunities will be given for students to set new and improved personal bests. This provides the students with tangible evidence of progress in the various events.
Assessment: Students will be assessed on their level of understanding, their ability to analyse performance and their practical performance throughout the unit. Athletics - Demonstrate a sprint start plus one track and one field event. Assessment to be graded on the English Schools standards table.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 6Cricket/Rounders   
Cricket/Rounders - Students will learn how to apply and use tactics and strategies in the field to limit the number of runs scored. Students will be guided through orthodox bowling/pitching. They will have opportunities to challenge themselves by varying their deliveries. Students will learn a variety of shots, refining their current technique of known shots and learning new techniques for other types of shot. Through this unit of work, students will gain a deeper understanding of shot selection and thus improve their ability to bat well.
Assessment: Students will be assessed on their level of understanding, their ability to analyse performance and their practical performance throughout the unit.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3 - 6 PE at Becket Keys during Covid 
PE in lockdown at Becket Keys – Online curriculum During the lockdown period PE lessons will be continuing as per the timetable. We will, therefore, be providing work for the students on a weekly basis. Work for physical education lessons has been published on the schools VLE system. It compromises of a variety skill or fitness related tasks which the students will complete at home. A reminder will be sent to the students via Satchel One on the day of their PE lesson. Additionally, students will be able to contact their PE teacher via Satchel One if they require any guidance or feedback. We are also offering an extra-curricular provision for those who are passionate towards their health and fitness. The Race around the World challenge encourages students to log their exercise with the PE department. Students are able to either run, walk or cycle their way to fitness within this scheme. Distances are collated as a school, year group and form to generate a common goal of racing around the world together. Please follow our progress at #BKRaceAroundtheWorld. For those of you who would like skill or game based extra-curricular activities the PE staff have been posting a variety of skill-based tasks via Twitter @BecketKeysPE for the students to continue to work on their sporting fundamentals.
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