Curriculum Overview

 

Key Stage 3 Key Stage 4 Sixth Form

Autumn Term Rotation 1: Badminton

Students will learn and develop the basic badminton shots – serve, clear, smash and net shot. They will also develop these skills in a cooperative and competitive environment – learning the basic principles to matchplay.

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Autumn Term Rotation 2: Invasion 1 - Rugby

Students learn and develop the basic skills needed in tag rugby such as passing, dodging, receiving and angle of run. Students also learn and develop the contact skills of tackling and rucking and these are performed in drills and conditioned games. Students experience gameplay with different conditioned games and rules to give them a broad understanding of the different scenarios faced in a match.

Students are assessed on their level of progress with the key skills of the sport and their application in a match situation.

Passing
How the ball travels from one player to another with hands

Tackling
Physically bringing down an opposition player to the ground

Rucking
Once a player is tackled then players compete for the ball by pushing against each other

Side Step
Avoiding being tackled by dodging an opposition player

Offside
When a ruck is formed opposition players need to retreat back to their own side

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Autumn Term Rotation 3 : Fitness

Students will gain an understanding of the 3 stages of a warm-up the effect it has on the body. Pupils will experience and identify the immediate effects of exercise as well as consider the long term effects of exercise on the body in relation to a healthy, active lifestyle. Finally pupils will gain an understanding of the different components of fitness that are required in everyday life and for sporting activities, creating their own fitness circuit with a sporting theme.

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Spring Term Rotation 1: Gymnastics

Students will develop a range of fundamental gymnastic skills in isolation as well as demonstrating them in a full context environment. This will involve students creating pair and small group routines, predominantly focusing on demonstrating a range of balance and rotational skills.

Pair
Two

Group
More than two.

Point
A specific place or area.

Roll
Move in a particular direction by turning over and over on an axis.

Balance
An even distribution of weight enabling someone or something to remain upright and steady.

Motif
A dominant or recurring idea.

Creativity
The use of imagination or original ideas to create something; inventiveness.

Perform
Carry out, accomplish, or fulfil (an action, task, or function).

Extension
A part that is added to something to enlarge or prolong it.

Tension
Apply a force to (something) which tends to stretch it.

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Spring Term Rotation 2: Invasion 2 - Netball

Students will focus on developing fundamental passing and footwork skills as well as principles of attacking and defending strategies and techniques in the game of netball. They will link their knowledge and understanding of other games activities to develop the effectiveness of their play within netball. In games activities, students select and apply their skills so that they can carry out tactics with the intention of outwitting their opponent(s) through dodging and correctly selected passes to outwit them so that you can score goals.

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Spring Term Rotation 3: Table Tennis

Students learn and develop the fundamental skills needed within the sport. Students will develop the forehand and backhand drive and push shots. Students will also learn how to serve on their forehand and backhand. Students will also learn the basic gameplay of table tennis and the rules surrounding serving and winning a point.

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Summer Term Rotation 1: Athletics

Pupils will develop techniques for a throwing, jumping and running events in athletics. Pupils will also develop tactical understanding within competitions and try to improve their personal best level.

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Summer Term Rotation 2: Striking and Fielding

Pupils will learn and develop their catching, throwing and ground fielding skills. Pupils will also learn sport specific striking techniques in cricket, rounders and stoolball, as well as the rules involved in each sport.

Fielding
Attempt to catch or stop the ball and return it after it has been hit by the batsman or batter, thereby preventing runs being scored or base runners advancing.

Striking
An aggressive purposeful action with the aim of either preventing another team scoring or ensuring your own team scores.

Batting
The action of hitting with or using a bat, especially in cricket or baseball.

Throw
Propel (something) with force through the air by a movement of the arm and hand.

Catch
Intercept and hold (something which has been thrown, propelled, or dropped).

Cricket
An open-air game played on a large grass field with ball, bats, and two wickets, between teams of eleven players, the object of the game being to score more runs than the opposition.

Rounders
A ball game played (chiefly in British schools) with a cylindrical wooden bat, in which players run round a circuit of bases after hitting the ball.

Softball
A modified form of baseball played on a smaller field with a larger, softer ball, seven rather than nine innings, and underarm pitching. The game evolved in the US during the late 19th century from a form of indoor baseball.

Stoolball
(in the UK) A team game resembling cricket, with a board (originally a stool) as a wicket, played chiefly by women and girls.

Long Barrier
On a bumpy outfield, or if the ball is travelling at speed it makes sense to get a good barrier in front of the ball.

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