Physical Education

Physical Education Curriculum Intent

In year 7, 8 and 9 students will focus on improving their physical, social and emotional wellbeing through taking part and engaging in a range of sports, physical activities and extracurricular opportunities. 

Students follow content according to the National Curriculum for Physical Education, allowing them to experience a balanced and varied curriculum allowing students to participate in a wide variety of activities covering invasion games, net/wall games, striking and fielding, physical fitness, aesthetics and athletics. Pupils also experience opportunities of team building, problem solving and outdoor adventure activities. 

Development of student’s physical literacy is key, with students assessed on their attitude to learning, skills, performance and knowledge or becoming happy, healthy and successful people through PE. 

At Sherburn our Physical Education curriculum will give students the opportunity to:

  • Develop a healthy life-long love of physical activity, sport and physical exercise
  • Develop physical, technical and tactical sporting skills
  • Develop knowledge and understanding of the theory of fitness and different sports including rules, tactics and application
  • Develop values and morals while working as part of a team e.g. co-operation, teamwork and leadership
  • Use technical terminology with confidence accurately and precisely, building specialist vocabulary
  • Experience a variety of opportunities and experience through sport and physical activity
  • Attend and take part in extracurricular activities and competitions and have the opportunity to represent their school or community in sporting fixtures (development of local community links with sports teams and clubs)
  • Make positive informed choices around their health, well-being and diet
  • Are prepared to transition from KS3 to KS4 with the skills, knowledge, character and leadership to excel in KS4
  • Promoting foundation knowledge of GCSE PE in order to provide a foundation for a positive transition to KS4 e.g. in fitness the methods of training