PE and Sport

PE Curriculum Overview

 

Year 7 (FUNdamental Play and ABCs)

The Year 7 curriculum is designed to bond pupils as a group, develop an ethos of teamwork and nurture the ability to play safely. Activities are designed to be engaging, playful and fun. A strong emphasis is placed on the development of FUNdamentals. Lessons facilitate the knowledge and demonstration of the importance of leading an active lifestyle. Activity levels are high throughout and vigorous on occasion. A high level of personal fitness is a goal for all pupils and the development of ABCs (Agility, Balance, Coordination and speed) is a strong theme in all lessons. Local play facilities are also used on a regular basis. All pupils leave Year 7 water confident. The curriculum offers pupils the opportunity to develop skills in Swimming, Golf, Mini-Tennis, Mountain biking, Athletics, Trampolining, Gymnastics, Orienteering, Volleyball, Rock-it-ball as well as indoor and outdoor play amongst other onsite sports.

Year 8 (Engagement, Enjoyment & Gameplay)

The Year 8 curriculum transitions pupils from Year 7 core PE (FUNdamental Play and ABCs) to Year 8 Engagement, Enjoyment and Gameplay principles. Activities are engaging, fun and instil in pupils the importance of leading an active lifestyle. Activity levels are high throughout, vigorous on occasion and competition is encouraged. A high level of personal fitness is a goal for all pupils. Pupils develop knowledge of how to tactically play ‘the game’. Local leisure amenities are used where applicable as a reward to for consistently good behaviour. Pupils begin developing leadership skills and understanding how exercise effects the body. The curriculum offers pupils the opportunity to develop skills in Swimming, Golf, Mini-Tennis, Mountain biking, Fencing, Athletics, Trampolining, Orienteering, Volleyball, Basketball and Gymnastics as well as indoor and outdoor play amongst other onsite sports.

Year 9 (Transition)

The Year 9 curriculum has been designed to transition pupils from KS3 core PE (engagement, enjoyment and gameplay) to KS4 lifestyle hobby development and Entry Level Certificate/ GCSE work. Activities are mostly offsite and make good use of local leisure facilities. Activity levels are high throughout, vigorous on occasion and the development of leadership skills begins to play a key role in lessons. The curriculum offers pupils the opportunity to develop skills in Swimming, Climbing, Golf, Tennis, Canoeing, Kayaking, Mountain biking, the Gym, Fencing, Athletics, Boccia and Gymnastics amongst other onsite sports.  Pupils also begin gaining Unit Award Qualifications.

Key Stage 4 (Active Lifestyle Hobby Development, GCSE / ELC))

The main ethos of the KS4 curriculum is to engage pupils practically with a range of healthy lifestyle based activities to enable pupils to develop these into hobbies upon completion of their school career. Activities are engaging, memorable and opportunities are provided which allow pupils to step out of their comfort zones and develop lifelong leadership skills. Pupils will learn and embody the importance of leading an active lifestyle. A high level of personal fitness is a goal for all pupils. Local leisure facilities are used throughout to assist in the breaking down of barriers that may prevent pupils from accessing opportunities out of school hours. Gym training, Mountain biking and Outdoor Adventurous Activities play a large part in the curriculum which offers pupils the opportunity to develop skills further in in Swimming, Climbing, Golf, Tennis, Canoeing, Kayaking, Jet-skiing and Paddle boarding as well as other onsite sports. All pupils will have the opportunity to undertake an Entry Level Certificate in PE and those with the desire can also extend to a GCSE which includes a weekly theory lesson.

Staff Training – Level 2 Mountain Bike Leaders – Mr Hutchison, Mr Stewart & Mr Forster

 

The curriculum from September 2017 to December 2017 will be as follows (NB This is an overview. Staff will design curriculums around the needs of pupils):

Year 7 – Outdoor Play, Team Building & Mountain biking

Year 8 – Gameplay and Mountain biking

Year 9 – Outdoor Play and Trampolining

Year 10 – GYM, Climbing and Mountain biking, GCSE group

Year 11 – GYM, Climbing and Mountain biking, GCSE group

 

 

The curriculum from January 2018 to April 2018 will be as follows:

Year 7 – Indoor Play and Swimming

Year 8 – Gameplay and Swimming/ Climbing

Year 9 – GYM and Swimming

Year 10 – Entry Level Certificate activities, GCSE group

Year 11 – Entry Level Certificate activities, GCSE moderation

 

 

The curriculum from April 2018 to July 2018 will be as follows:

Year 7 – FUNdamental Play, Beach games, Water sports

Year 8 – Orienteering, Beach games, Watersports

Year 9 – Climbing, Watersports

Year 10 – Entry Level Certificate activities, Watersports, GCSE group

Year 11 – Entry Level Certificate activities, Watersports, GCSE exams

Alternative sports: Golf in the Sun!

With the Summer well and truly here its a great opportunity to get the lads out and about developing their skills in different sports that they may not often get a chance to turn their hand at. Golf for instance is a great leveller and for those who find it...

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Developing Physical Strength

We have a fantastic partnership with Valour Health Gym in Benton where we take groups for PE and reward based sessions. Going to the gym is an excellent way to get fit, build some strength and endurance and ultimately improve confidence. It is a fantastic facility up...

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Summer 2018 GCSE PE Exam

After some fantastic results last year (1x A, 1x B and 1x C) it's exam time again for our GCSE PE pupils. This year we have 2 entries with one pupil returning for another shot to add to the A he already has! Both pupils have selected indoor climbing, road cycling and...

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Monday afternoon PE

Here are some of the our Year 9 and 10's cycling a steady 5 mile route from school via tracks and cycle routes to Backworth and back home. Cycling is a great way to get fit and catch a tan in the Summer sun!

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Exploring local tracks

Developing a personalised curriculum is a large focus here at Atkinson House and mountain biking is just one aspect of PE that our pupils can choose from. We have excellent tracks just a few hundred metres from school that we use to develop pupils physical and mental...

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Strength and Conditioning at Valour Gym

Building active lifestyle hobbies is a core focus of our PE curriculum and a great asset in this drive is our partnership with Valour Health Gym in Benton. Pupils from Year 9 upwards have the opportunity to learn how to train safely and effectively on a range of...

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