“To promote physical wellbeing and a healthy active lifestyle, and encourage lifelong participation in physical activity.”
Mr D Marlow ~ Leader of Learning
.Physical Education - Curriculum Intent
The curriculum is designed to be enjoyable, but at the same time develop and stimulate the students physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively. It aims to provide an equal opportunity of learning experiences in games, gymnastics, dance, athletics and outdoor athletics. Students will be encouraged to take on different roles and enjoy physical activity as performers, spectators and referees/umpires/officials.
To promote the physical well-being of the student.
● To enjoy exercise and promote a concern for health and fitness through participation in physical activity.
● To develop their ability to ‘strive to be their best’, by working at maximum effort.
● To assist in the aims of education at The Becket School by contributing to and enhancing the following aspects of the curriculum:
1. aesthetic and creative;
4. personal and social;
6. through the medium of movement and its related studies.
● To develop positive attitudes towards self-esteem, co-operative learning, leadership and respect for others’ abilities.
Key Principle 1 - Gospel Values
Gospel values are embedded throughout our PE curriculum, teaching and classroom environment. To develop positive attitudes to study and education as lifelong sources of personal satisfaction and as a means of developing the individual's talents for the benefit of the wider community.
Core gospel values such as teamwork, respect, self-discipline, patience, compassion and resilience will underpin every PE lesson.
To promote the catholic ethos PE staff will Reference our PE Gospel Values area to allow for moments of reflection and reconciliation.
Students Achievement through effort, commitment and hard work will be constantly promoted within all aspects of our department.
Key Principle 2 - Powerful Knowledge
Lessons and schemes/units of work are structured to allow students the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills within a physical education environment. The learning environment is appropriate to the age, maturity and skill level of the students.
KS3 - For students to attain powerful knowledge in PE they will be taught a range of core and advanced motor skills, decision making and tactical awareness skills and develop physical attributes for all 6 activity areas of PE. This foundation of motor skills and PE knowledge will give students a pathway into the GCSE course.
KS4 – Pupils will develop their understanding of both the physical and social factors that affect physical performance. They will analyse and evaluate the performances of others and create training programs for improvement.
Interleaved retrieval practice will be integrated into the scheme of work to reinforce the working memory. This will be alongside centralised differentiated teaching and revision resources to enable all students to achieve their potential. Modern technological
teaching resources will support all examination classes and allow for the extension of learning and improved communication outside the classroom.
Key Principle 3 - Enrichment
Students from all years will be encouraged, supported and enthused to engage in all aspects of our extra-curricular programme covering all PE areas of activity. Clubs, practices, inter-house and inter-school fixtures will cover all activity areas and participation will be promoted for all years and abilities always ensuring activities will be inclusive and available to all.
1. Opportunity for all KS3/4 students to have access to extracurricular activities. Target 200 students a week experiencing PE extra-curricular.
2. Monday night clubs to offer activities in 5 different sports.
3. Promoting positivity and PE awareness school communication systems and social media platforms.
4. Extra –curricular activities to continue to help promote GCSE PE and sustain excellent examination course numbers.
5. Through school-club links external providers will deliver specialist sessions during lessons and afterschool.