Curriculum: Key Stage 3

KS3 Curriculum Guide - Year 9 Physical Education
Term 1Basketball/Football/Netball   
Basketball - Students will build upon their ability to pass the ball through a selection of differentiated activities and conditioned games. The various components of shooting will be taught and students will be challenged with their decision making. Students will have opportunities to develop their dribbling style and learn ways in which to outwit their opponent. Students will also learn defensive technique combined with a range of defensive strategies. Attacking strategies will be learned through conditioned games and students will evaluate the effectiveness of their plays. Football - Students will learn how to keep possession as an individual, as a team, they will learn basic attacking moves including shooting, and basic defensive moves including making tackles. Netball - Students will develop advanced skills in shooting, passing and footwork. They will learn tactics and strategies specific to their position and how to attack and defend as a team.
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 2Volleyball/Cheerleading   
Volleyball - Students will develop their coordination and control through simple progressions, drills and activities. The dig and set will be key skills to master. Through conditioned games, students will have the opportunity to put the skills and tactics learned into practise. Decision making will be emphasised and promoted strongly during gameplay. Cheerleading - Pupils will develop an aesthetic routine in groups of 6-8. The routine will be made up of elements such as lifts, motions, rotation and jumps. There is a focus on aesthetic components such as choreographic devices, tempo and performance.
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 3Badminton/Health Related Fitness/Hockey   
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, the net shot and the lift in preparation for shot variation. Health Related Fitness - Students will develop an understanding of how circuit training works and how it can benefit levels of health and fitness. They will discover new exercises that utilise a variety of muscle groups and learn how to differentiate these exercises to suit the needs of the student. Students will discover different ways to improve their self-motivation and thus their mental toughness. Their stamina will improve when intensive fitness lessons are matched by fitness activities at home. Hockey - Hockey - Students will gain an understanding of how to perform the basic hockey skills including passing, receiving, tackling and shooting. They will be experiment with a variety of techniques.
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/Football/Rugby   
Basketball - Students will develop the skills learned in Year 8. They will be challenged and will have to improve passing the ball through specifically looking at decision making in different situations. The various aspects involved in shooting will be developed too, with opportunities to attempt and design scenario shooting in groups. Students will have opportunities to develop their dribbling style and learn ways in which to outwit their opponent. Attacking and defensive strategies will be learned through conditioned games linking all basic skills, leading to students evaluating the effectiveness of their plays. Football - Students will learn how to keep possession as an individual, as a team, they will learn basic attacking moves including shooting, and basic defensive moves including making tackles. Rugby - Students will learn the basic principles of passing and tackling. They will learn to tactics to attack space and defend as a team.
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
Athletics - Students will improve on their levels of fitness in this unit of work, in particular stamina, speed, strength and power. For throwing events, students will have the opportunity to develop more advanced techniques used in the shot put, javelin and discus. Greater emphasis will be placed on student’s technique in jumping activities; they will gain knowledge and experience in the high, long and triple jump events. ‘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 event plus one jump and one throw. Students will also be assessed in their ability to hurdle (4 flights). Assessment to be graded on the English Schools standards table.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 6Softball/Cricket
Students will learn how to improve their reaction time, agility and coordination in order to collect the ball in the field rapidly. Students will also spend time developing their power and accuracy in over arm throwing through a variety of differentiated activities. Students will build on their knowledge of tactics and strategy in the field to limit the number of runs scored. Students will dedicate time to refining medium pace bowling with accuracy and consistency being the main focus. Once this standard is met, students will be encouraged to experiment with changing the line, length and pace of delivery. Students will refine their current technique of known shots and learn new techniques for other types of shot. Through this unit of work, students will gain a deeper understanding of shot selection and field placements, 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.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 

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