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Academic year 2022-23

AIMS OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION AT WYKHAM PARK

At Wykham Park we believe that the Physical Education Programme should be broad, balanced and provide for all individual needs, promoting a healthy lifestyle and lifelong involvement in being active.

Physical Education at Wykham Park aims to develop the whole person physically, mentally, emotionally, socially and aesthetically. We believe it should allow the opportunity to play, perform and evaluate theirs and others’ performance in a safe and enjoyable environment.

What are we studying?

During the year, pupils will be given the opportunity to experience the following activities:

Football – Football is our most popular team sport at Wykham Park among both boys and girls. In this unit, pupils will focus on ball familiarisation and moving with the ball, passing and receiving, defending and defensive tactics, attacking principles of play, shooting and small-sided game play. We also offer a chance for competitive play through our inter college 6 a side tournament which will take place after school and allow our pupils to get some friendly competition and put their learning into practice.

Fundamental Skills – This is a really fun unit we are introducing to our Year 7 curriculum offer. This is designed as the perfect transition into Year 7 and emphasises the key fundamental skills needed across a range of sports while our pupils are at Wykham Park. The unit focuses on the skills of running, jumping, throwing, balance, agility and co-ordination with the aim of providing a fun opportunity to develop these skills through game play.

Rugby – We have had much success in recent years with our school Rugby programme and it is a sport that instils some brilliant core values in our pupils. This unit of work focuses on evasive running, passing and receiving, tackling, attacking principles of play, rucking and mauling, kicking and small sided competitive game play. We also include a Tag Rugby unit with our mixed groups which is brilliant fun and enjoyed by all our pupils.

Netball – Netball is a fast paced and highly competitive sport at Wykham Park. This unit explores and develops the skills of ball handling, identifying space, movement, attacking principles of play, defensive principles, positional play and competitive game play.

Hockey – Hockey has always been popular at our school. Each year we regularly put out strong teams for inter school competitions and enjoy a high number pupils participating in our after school provision. This unit will focus on dribbling, passing and receiving, tackling, attacking principles of play, defensive principles, identifying and exploiting space, shooting and small-sided competitive game play.

Basketball – Basketball requires real hand eye coordination and the skills learnt in this unit will transfer to a number of other sports. At Wykham Park, our 6-week block will focus on dribbling, passing and receiving, shooting, defending, laws of the game and small-sided competitive game play.

OAA – This outdoor education unit involves plenty of opportunities for pupils to work together as a team in order to complete team and individual challenges. The focus for the unit is to provide challenges and opportunities for pupils to problem solve in real time and work towards a common goal.

Health Related Fitness – This a great unit for knowledge and understanding as well as providing an opportunity to take part in lots of fun and engaging activities. We link lots of the knowledge in this unit to our KS4 Sport Studies course so pupils can build up their knowledge and expertise. The HRF unit will focus on warming up, cardiovascular training, circuit training, stretching and flexibility, interval training, fartlek training, plyometrics and Yoga.

Badminton – Badminton is a fast-paced activity and one where our pupils develop and improve quickly. The Badminton unit at Wykham Park will focus on grip and court position, overhead and underhand clear, drop shots, the smash shot, serving, singles and doubles tactics and competitive match play.

Rounders – Co-ordination and teamwork are at the heart of what we do at the beginning of the summer term. The Rounders unit at will focus on the core skills of throwing, catching, bowling and striking as well as the  thinking skills around fielding roles and positions, tactics and competitive game play.

Cricket – The Cricket unit at will focus on the core skills of throwing, catching, bowling and batting as well as the thinking skills around fielding roles and positions, tactics and competitive game play.

Athletics – The Athletics unit at Wykham Park will cover a range of different events across multiple disciplines. The unit will focus on sprinting, pacing for middle and long distance, jumping (long jump and triple jump), javelin, relay and finish with competitive Olympic style competitions.

Sport Education – In KS4 we aim to empower our pupils through our Sport Education units. During this time pupils are encouraged to develop their leadership and teamwork skills. Through a chosen sport pupils are encouraged to deliver their own warm ups, practices and competitive game play within their teams with the aim of gaining points throughout the unit for leadership, punctuality, kit, sportsmanship and fair play.

Other Sports – This year we are also looking at providing some new opportunities for our pupils in a range of sports. These include Handball, Tchoukball and Tennis.

OUR CURRICULUM PROVISION

YEAR 7

TERM 1 and 2

Year 7 girls will participate in Fundamental Skills, Hockey and Netball during Term 1 and Term 2.

Year 7 boys will participate in Fundamental Skills, Football and Rugby during Term 1 and Term 2.

In Year 7, there will also be a mixed group who will participate in Fundamental Skills, Hockey and Netball during Term 1 and Term 2.

TERM 3 AND TERM 4

Year 7 girls will participate in Football, Health Related Fitness and Badminton during Term 3 and Term 4.

Year 7 boys will participate in Basketball, Badminton and Health related Fitness in Term 3 and Term 4.

In Year 7, there will also be a mixed group who will participate in Football, Health Related Fitness and Badminton during Term 3 and Term 4.

TERM 5 AND TERM 6

Year 7 girls will participate in Rounders, OAA and Athletics during Term 5 and Term 6. This is to enable preparation for the external sports fixtures that will be running at this time.

Year 7 boys will participate in OAA, Cricket and Athletics during Term 5 and Term 6. This is to enable preparation for the external sports fixtures that will be running at this time.

Year 7 mixed group will participate in Tennis, OAA and Athletics during Term 5 and Term 6. This is to enable preparation for the external sports fixtures that will be running at this time.

OTHER INFORMATION
After School clubs will begin the week commencing 14th September. We will run a number of traditional clubs along with offering pupils the chance to tell us which clubs they would like to run through our student voice survey. These will be displayed by the PE offices.

YEAR 8

TERM 1 and 2

Year 8 girls will participate in Hockey, Football and Netball during Term 1 and Term 2.

Year 8 boys will participate in Football, Handball and Rugby during Term 1 and Term 2.

In Year 8, there will also be a mixed group who will participate in Hockey, Football and Netball during Term 1 and Term 2.

TERM 3 AND TERM 4

Year 8 girls will participate in Badminton, Basketball and OAA during Term 3 and Term 4.

Year 8 boys will participate in Badminton, Basketball and OAA during Term 3 and Term 4.

In Year 8, there will also be a mixed group who will participate in OAA, Basketball and Health Related Fitness in Term 3 and Term 4.

TERM 5 AND TERM 6

Year 8 girls will participate in Rounders, Tennis and Athletics during Term 5 and Term 6. This is to enable preparation for the external sports fixtures that will be running at this time.

Year 8 boys will participate in Softball, Cricket and Athletics during Term 5 and Term 6. This is to enable preparation for the external sports fixtures that will be running at this time.

Year 8 mixed groups will participate in Tennis, Rounders and Athletics during Term 5 and Term 6. This is to enable preparation for the external sports fixtures that will be running at this time.

OTHER INFORMATION
After School clubs will begin the week commencing 14th September. We will run a number of traditional clubs along with offering pupils the chance to tell us which clubs they would like to run through our student voice survey. These will be displayed by the PE offices.

YEAR 9

TERM 1 and 2

Year 9 girls will participate in Hockey, Rugby and Netball during Term 1 and Term 2.

Year 9 boys will participate in Rugby, Tchoukball and Football during Term 1 and Term 2.

In Year 9, there will also be a mixed group who will participate in Hockey, Tag Rugby and Netball in Term 1 and Term 2.

TERM 3 AND TERM 4

Year 9 girls will participate in Netball, Badminton and Football during Term 3 and Term 4.

Year 9 boys will participate in Basketball, Health Related Fitness and Badminton during Term 3 and Basketball during Term 4.

In Year 9, there will also be a mixed group who will participate in Netball, Basketball and Handball in Term 3 and Term 4.

TERM 5 AND TERM 6

Year 9 girls will participate in Rounders, Tennis and Athletics during Term 5 and Term 6. This is to enable preparation for the external sports fixtures that will be running at this time.

Year 9 boys will participate in Softball, Cricket and Athletics during Term 5 and Term 6. This is to enable preparation for the external sports fixtures that will be running at this time.

Year 9 mixed groups will participate in Tennis, Rounders and Athletics during Term 5 and Term 6. This is to enable preparation for the external sports fixtures that will be running at this time.

OTHER INFORMATION
After School clubs will begin the week commencing 14th September. We will run a number of traditional clubs along with offering pupils the chance to tell us which clubs they would like to run through our student voice survey. These will be displayed by the PE offices.

YEAR 10

TERM 1 and 2

Year 10 girls will participate in Hockey, Tchoukball and Netball during Term 1 and Term 2.

Year 10 boys will participate in Rugby, Football and tchoukball during Term 1 and Term 2.

In Year 10, there will also be a mixed group who will participate in Hockey, Handball and Netball in Term 1 and Term 2.

OCR Sports Studies: RO51 and RO52

Students are assessed on an on-going basis with a cumulative grade.

TERM 3 AND TERM 4

Year 10 girls will participate in Football, Handball and Health Related Fitness during Term 3 and Term 4.

Year 10 boys will participate in Basketball, Health Related Fitness and Badminton during Term 3 and Term 4.

In Year 10, there will also be a mixed group who will participate in Basketball, Health Related Fitness and Badminton during Term 3 and Term 4.

OCR Sports Studies: RO52 and RO53

Students are assessed on an on-going basis with a cumulative grade – OCR.

TERM 5 AND TERM 6

Year 10 girls will participate in Rounders, Cricket and Athletics during Term 5 and Term 6. This is to enable preparation for the external sports fixtures that will be running at this time.

Year 10 boys will participate in Rounders, Cricket and Athletics during Term 5 and Term 6. This is to enable preparation for the external sports fixtures that will be running at this time.

Year 10 mixed groups will participate in Cricket, Rounders and Athletics during Term 5 and Term 6. This is to enable preparation for the external sports fixtures that will be running at this time.

OTHER INFORMATION
After School clubs will begin the week commencing 14th September. We will run a number of traditional clubs along with offering pupils the chance to tell us which clubs they would like to run through our student voice survey. These will be displayed by the PE offices.

.OCR Sports Studies: RO52 and RO53

OTHER INFORMATION
Students are assessed on an on-going basis with a cumulative grade – OCR.

YEAR 11

TERM 1 AND TERM 2

Year 11 girls will participate in Hockey, Tchoukball and Netball during Term 1 and Term 2.

Year 11 boys will participate in Rugby, Football and Tchoukball during Term 1 and Football during Term 2.

OCR Sports Studies: RO52 and RO53

Students are assessed on an on-going basis with a cumulative grade – OCR. 

TERM 3 AND TERM 4

Year 11 girls will participate in Football, Handball and Health Related Fitness during Term 3 and Term 4.

Year 11 boys will participate in Basketball, Health Related Fitness and Badminton during Term 3 and Term 4.

OCR Sports Studies: RO53 and RO54

Students are assessed on an on-going basis with a cumulative grade – OCR.

TERM 5 AND TERM 6

Year 11 girls will participate in Rounders and Athletics during Term 5 and Term 6.

Year 11 boys will participate in Cricket and Athletics during Term 5 and Term 6.

WEBSITES

https://www.bbc.com/education/subjects/zdhs34j

https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/cambridge-nationals/sport-studies-level-1-2-j803-j813/

STAFF CONTACT DETAILS

Lewis Pratt – lpratt@wykhampark-aspirations.org

Emma Hancocks – ehancocks@wykhampark-aspirations.org

Lauren Hanson – lhanson@wykhampark-aspirations.org

Tom Bowen – tbowen@wykhampark-aspirations.org

Siobhan Pithouse – spithouse@wykhampark-aspirations.org

Mark Smith – msmith@wykhampark-aspirations.org

THE PE TOOLBOX
Everything you need to be successful in PE

  • Bring your full PE kit to every practical lesson.
  • A positive attitude to each and every lesson
  • Complete your coursework on time to allow drafts to be marked and improved on. Take part in one after school club a week to expand your sports ability and compete for the school.
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