Curriculum Overview

 

Key Stage 3 Key Stage 4 Sixth Form

Autumn Term Rotation 1: Fitness

Students will explore the different aspects to a training programme. The main focus is how students plan to see progression and overload in a training programme and build on their knowledge of fitness components and training methods from year 7 & 8. Students then research, plan and create a fitness programme for a target group.

Fitness programme
A plan to help someone improve their health and physical condition.

Skeletal
Relating to the bones and skeleton.

Muscles
A band or bundle of fibrous tissue in a human or animal body that has the ability to contract, producing movement in or maintaining the position of parts of the body.

Voluntary
Done, given, or acting of one's own free will.

Involuntary
Automatic response; done despite one's own free will.

Hamstring
Any of five tendons at the back of a person's knee.

Quadriceps
The large muscle at the front of the thigh, which is divided into four distinct portions and acts to extend the leg.

Gastrocnemius
The chief muscle of the calf of the leg, which flexes the knee and foot. It runs to the Achilles tendon from two heads attached to the femur.

Latissimus Dorsi
Either of a pair of large, roughly triangular muscles covering the lower part of the back, extending from the sacral, lumbar, and lower thoracic vertebrae to the armpits.

Abdominals
A large group of muscles in the front of the abdomen that assists in the regular breathing movement and supports the muscles of the spine while lifting and keeping abdominal organs such as the intestines in place. Abdominal muscles play a key role in exer

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Autumn Term Rotation 2: Net Games

Students will develop advanced skill technique, select and execute appropriate shots & use advanced tactical understanding to outwit opponent during a net game. This will be through either badminton or table tennis.

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Autumn Term Rotation 3: Invasion 5

Students will focus on a variety of attacking and defending principles that are needed across invasion games. During this, students will apply their core and developing advanced invasion skills to outwit opponents during conditioned and full matches. Students will be taught to select and apply the appropriate strategies that are needed in different sporting scenarios.

Analysis
Match analysis sheets identify all shots (or movements) and their effectiveness in a full performance situation. They can provide statistics and percentages on aspects of your performance and begin to identify strengths and weaknesses. Information is vali

Preparation
The act of getting ready for something.

Evaluation
Looking at the positives and negatives of a performance.

Korfball
Korfball (Dutch: Korfbal) is a ball sport, with similarities to netball and basketball. It is played by two teams of eight players with either eight females in each team or with four females and four males in each team. The objective is to throw a ball th

Contact
When tow things or people meet and touch each other.

Discipline
A branch of knowledge or expertise; to train someone to obey rules or behaviours.

Officials
A person holding public office or having official duties, especially as a representative of an organisation.

Officiating
Overseeing something; act as an official in charge of something, especially a sporting event.

Penalty
A disadvantage (as loss of yardage, time, or possession of the ball or an addition to or subtraction from the score) imposed on a team or competitor for violation of the rules of a sport.

Vision
Being able to see; planning for the future.

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Spring Term Rotation 1 : Gymnastics / Trampolining

Studetsn will complete either a gymnastics or trampolining unit of work:

Gymnastics - Students will study balance and rotation work to a higher level in year 9. The emphasis of the initial lessons will prepare students to take weight on their hands. They will then use these skills to complete more advanced moves off the springboard and then to vaulting - ranging from through vaults to handsprings.

Trampolining - Students build on the foundational work done in gymnastics during year 7 and 8 and apply it into trampolining skills. Students will explore the basic shapes and turns in the air which follow similar techniques from vaulting. Students will then study seat landings, back landings and front landings (with variations) and link those skills together in a routine.

Vaulting
Leaping upward or over something.

Trajectory
The path of something moving through space or the air.

Squat
Crouch or sit with one's knees bent and one's heels close to or touching one's buttocks or the back of one's thighs.

Straddle
An act of sitting or standing with one's legs wide apart.

Pike
A gymnastics body position used in jumps and saltos with the body bent forward at the waist with the legs kept straight.

Routine
In gymnastics, a routine is combination of skill elements on one apparatus or event. The number and difficulty of skills depends on the competition format, and skill level of the competitors.

Counterbalance
A weight that balances another.

Parallel
Side by side, having the same distance between two things continuously; occurring or existing at the same time in a similar way.

Perpendicular
At an angle of 90° to a given line, plane, or surface or to the ground.

Springboard
A strong, flexible board from which someone may jump in order to gain added impetus when performing a dive or a gymnastic movement.

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Spring Term Rotation 2: Invasion 6

Students will continue to focus on a variety of attacking and defending principles that are needed across invasion games. During this, students will apply their core and developing advanced invasion skills to outwit opponents during conditioned and full matches. Students will be taught to select and apply the appropriate strategies that are needed in different sporting scenarios.

Overload
Fitness can only be improved by training more than you normally do. You must work hard.

Intensity
How hard to train.

Cardiovascular
Related to the heart and veins. Cardiovascular fitness is the ability to exercise the whole body for long periods of time and is sometimes called stamina.

Endurance
Muscular endurance is the ability to use voluntary muscles many times without becoming tired. It helps sportspeople to sprint or repeat quick actions for longer.

Muscular
Relating to the muscles.

Coordination
Linking actions smoothly in the correct order.

Threshold
The level at which you can train without injuring or hurting yourself. Level of endurance.

Analysis
Match analysis sheets are factual data which provide an overview of a full performance on all skills, is a permanent record of performance, and allows you to identify weaknesses in your performance. Analysis means a breakdown of how something works.

Observation
To watch someone or something closely for specific things. The observation schedule is broken down into 3 parts – Preparation, Action and Recovery. Observation schedules allow more focussed analysis of skills and compares your performance to that of a mod

Vaulting
Leaping upward or over something.

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Summer Term Rotation 1: Athletics

Students will aim to develop more advanced technique in throwing, jumping and running events in athletics, with a continued focus on the technical skill needed in throwing and jumping events. Students will constantly be aiming to improve their own personal best score. Students will also develop their self and peer analysis skills to further improve themselves and their peers.

Pacing
Move or develop (something) at a particular rate or speed.

Pace maker
Someone who is present to set a standard speed.

Middle distance
Denoting or relating to a race distance of between 800 and 5,000 metres.

Long distance
Denoting or relating to a race distance of 6 miles or 10,000 metres (6 miles 376 yds), or longer.

Muscle fibres
A cylindrical, multinucleate cell composed of numerous myofibrils that contracts when stimulated.

Slow twitch
(of a muscle fibre) contracting slowly, providing endurance rather than strength.

Fast twitch
(of a muscle fibre) contracting rapidly, thus providing strength rather than endurance.

Fatigue
Extreme tiredness resulting from mental or physical exertion or illness.

Lactic acid
A colourless syrupy organic acid formed in sour milk, and produced in the muscle tissues during strenuous exercise.

Qualification
A quality, accomplishment, etc., that fits a person for some function, sport, or the like.

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Summer Term Rotation 2: Striking and Fielding

Students will aim to build on previous techniques learnt in year 7 and 8 and include more advanced technique in their bowling, batting and fielding. Greater emphasis will be placed on the tactics of the batting and bowling team in a variety of sports including cricket, rounders and stoolball.

Sending
Cause to go or be taken to a particular destination or in a particular direction.

Receiving
Being passed the ball by a teammate; taking possession.

Base
A check point; a starting point e.g. first base

Distance
The amount of space between one thing and another.

Umpire
A person who controls play and makes sure that players act according to the rules in a sports event (such as a baseball game or a cricket or tennis match)

Preparation
The act of getting ready for something.

Execution
To carry out; to accomplish something.

Recovery
Improving; getting better. Can be applied to a sport/game e.g. the team made a recovery or an individual he made a recovery after an injury meant he was out of play.

Timing
The control of speed e.g. of a strike or blow in sport.

Decision Making
Choosing a definitive course of action.

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