Mrs Gemma Sprague
Welcome to PE
The PE curriculum at Queensway South aims to provide pupils with opportunities to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. We try to develop pupils’ resilience to help them be physically active for sustained periods of time and to compete in sport and other activities which build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.
For pupils in KS2 our aim is for them to enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other whilst developing a range of skills. We aim to help pupils develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.
At Queensway South KS2 pupils will be taught to:
- use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination.
- play competitive games, modified where appropriate (for example, handball, basketball, football, hockey, cricket, rounders, badminton, tennis and table-tennis), and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending.
- develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance through athletics and gymnastics.
- take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team.
- compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.
For pupils in KS3 our aim is for them to build on and embed the physical development and skills learned in key stages 1 and 2, become more competent, confident and expert in their techniques, and apply them across different sports and physical activities. They should understand what makes a performance effective and how to apply these principles to their own and others’ work. They should develop the confidence and interest to get involved in exercise, sports and activities out of school and in later life, and understand and apply the long-term health benefits of physical activity.
At Queensway South KS3 pupils will be taught to:
- use a range of tactics and strategies to outwit opponents in direct competition through team and individual games including handball, basketball, football, hockey, cricket, rounders, badminton, tennis and table-tennis.
- develop their technique and improve their performance in athletics and gymnastics.
- 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.
- analyse their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best
take part in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs.
For pupils in KS4 our aim is for them to tackle complex and demanding physical activities. They will be given opportunities to get involved in a range of activities that develop personal fitness and promotes an active, healthy lifestyle.
At Queensway South KS4 pupils will be taught to:
- use and develop a variety of tactics and strategies to outwit opponents in team and individual games including handball, basketball, football, hockey, cricket, rounders, badminton, tennis and table-tennis.
- develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports including gymnastics and athletics.
- take part in further outdoor and adventurous activities in a range of environments which present intellectual and physical challenges and which encourage pupils to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group.
- evaluate their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement across a range of physical activities to achieve their personal best
- continue to take part regularly in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs.
Cambridge Nationals in Sport Science
In KS4 pupils are given the opportunity to achieve a sport qualification. Elite sport has embraced sport science disciplines wholeheartedly in the past few decades, moving from a perspective which assumed the primacy of natural talent in producing outstanding performance, to one which considers every minute detail of an athlete’s training programme, rest time, environment and psychology in the pursuit of excellence. The Cambridge Nationals in Sport Science offer learners the opportunity to study key areas of sport science including anatomy and physiology linked to fitness, health, injury and performance; the science of training and application of training principles and psychology in sport and sports performance
This is a vocationally-related qualification that takes an engaging, practical and inspiring approach to learning and assessment. The new Cambridge Nationals in Sport Science reflect this and provide students with a broad knowledge and understanding of different aspects of sports science including sports psychology and nutrition and equip students with practical skills such as learning to design and evaluate a training programme.
We believe that nothing quite beats some friendly competition and as such, extra-curricular sport plays a vital part of life at Queensway South. With a focus on inclusion and taking part, all students have the opportunity to represent Queensway South against neighbouring schools in a variety of sports. If there’s a sport you would like us to try and arrange a fixture for that we haven’t thought of – just ask! Pupils at Queensway South will get the opportunity to attend sport clubs at the end of each day every Monday and Wednesday. We are looking forward to regular friendly competitions against Queensway North this year. Both schools have the same clubs on the same day so that we can arrange regular fixtures.
It is important that all pupils feel comfortable in school and as such, hygiene is important to us in PE. All pupils are expected to get changed into school PE kit before taking part. Pupils may buy their own PE kit from the school office or borrow kit from school. Failure to change into appropriate kit will prevent students from taking part in practical lessons. In this instance, students will complete theory work on the current topic.