Year 8 / ks3

PE

The purpose of the Little Lever PE curriculum is to have a high-quality curriculum that inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. We provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way that supports their health and fitness. The opportunities we provide for the students to compete in sport and other activities help build character and embed values such as fair play, respect and etiquette.

Key Stage 3

We will encourage pupils to acquire new skills and continue to embed the physical development and skills learned in key stages 1 and 2. There are opportunities to become more competent, confident and expert in their techniques, and apply them across different sports and physical activities. They will understand what makes a performance effective and how to apply these principles to their own and others’ work.

We develop and promote pupils’ confidence and interest to get involved in exercise, sports and activities out of school and in later life. We give them the opportunity to understand and apply the long-term health benefits of physical activity.

Pupils are taught and/or encouraged to:

  • use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in direct competition through team and individual games including; badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders, rugby, tennis, table tennis, softball, dodgeball and handball.
  • develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports for example in athletics, cross country, dance, health related fitness, trampolining and gymnastics.
  • perform dances using advanced dance techniques within a range of dance styles and forms.
  • take part in outdoor and adventurous activities which present intellectual and physical challenges and be encouraged to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group in orienteering, team building and leadership.
  • analyse their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best with the use of feedback, times, levels and assessment booklets.
  • take part in extra-curricular clubs, visits and sports tours.
  • take part in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs.
  • gain an understanding of theoretical practices from GCSE and Cambridge Nationals through homework and low stakes quizzes using various online platforms.

An opportunity to further enhance knowledge and understanding by taking PE as an option subject.