Year 8 — Physical Education

Term 1: Boys - Football / Girls - Netball

Football: Students build upon fundamental skills learned during Year 7 including: passing, dribbling, shooting, tackling and heading. Game focus in Year 8 with the aim of possession and applying skills into game situations.

Netball: Students build upon fundamental skills developed during Year 7 including: passing, footwork, movement and shooting. In Year 8 students are introduced to different positions within netball and basic rules. These are applied through game situations.

Students will be assessed on their skills (in isolation) and performance (as per GCSE practical assessment).

Interception

winning possession of the ball as it is being passed from one opposition to another

Strategy

a plan of action designed to achieve a long-term or overall aim.

Creating Space

moving into an area of the pitch that is empty to make space in the area where you were

Possession

keeping the football with your team mates

Movement

moving to enable yourself to be able to receive the ball

Communication

the imparting or exchanging of information by speaking, writing, or using some other medium.

Defence

the action of defending from or resisting attack.

Attack

using clear intent to attack the oppositions goal

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

Develop the individual:

Team work, respect, working to rules, character education

Create a supportive community:

Team cohesion, respect for others

Term 2: Boys - Rugby / Girls - Gymnastics

Rugby: Pupils will learn and develop movement, decision making and tactical understanding within Rugby. Students will work on the skills that they acquired in Year 7, and develop new techniques, such as mauling, scrummage and backs moves etc. The emphasis will be on the students' ability to adapt their skills, and utilise their teams strengths, to work successfully in the game situation.

Gymnastics: Students will build on their foundation skills of flight, rotation and balance and start to develop more complex movements. Students will explore pair and group balances as well as refining the different types of rotation. Students will then focus on the transition between gymnastic skills, using flight and creative composition to create a smooth and fluid gymnastic routine as part of their final assessment.

Students will be assessed on their skills (in isolation) and performance (as per GCSE practical assessment).

Conversion

A successful kick at goal after a try, scoring two points

Pressure

A compelling or constraining influence in the mind OR in defence, giving the opposition limited time on the ball and harrying them into making a mistake

Scrum

An ordered formation of players, used to restart play, in which the forwards of a team form up with arms interlocked and heads down, and push forward against a similar group from the opposing side

Maul

A loose scrum formed around a player with the ball off the ground.

Support

Provide opportunities for your team mates to pass/tackle by being in close proximity to them

Motif

Series of simple movements or gestures that are easily recognisable. they can help illustrate an aspect of a story.

Action

A basic movement which can help the audience understand the mood and atmosphere. There are six actions: travelling, turning, elevation, falling, stasis and gesture.

Unison

Performing the same action at the same time as someone else

Tension

The state of being stretched tight

Rotation

The action of rotating about an axis or centre

Roll

Rotation over an axis in the body over a surface

Flight

The action or process of flying through the air

Cannon

Movements are replicated one after the other by different people

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

Develop the individual:

cultural knowledge, out of comfort zone, performing in front of others, receiving feedback

Create a supportive community:

Learning to win and lose, develop character, learning new skills

Term 3: Boys - Table Tennis/Girls - Health Related Exercise

Table Tennis: Students will further develop skills for table tennis including serving, push, drive and backhand technique. Students will use the skills developed to their advantage in match situations.

Health Related Education: Students build upon knowledge and fitness levels from Year 7. Students are re-tested using national fitness tests to assess fitness level against Year 7 results and national expectation. Students building upon the following methods of training: continuous training, fartlek training, interval training and circuit training. Students fully aware of benefits of healthy active lifestyle.

Students will be assessed on their skills (in isolation) and performance (in line with GCSE practical assessment).

Frequency

How many times per week you exercise?

Intensity

How difficult is the exercise session?

Time

Length of fitness session

Type

Which training method was used? Interval, fartlek or continuous

Multi-Stage Fitness Test

National fitness test used to assess level of fitness

Progressive Overload

Gradually increasing intensity of the fitness session each week.

Smash

The forehand smash in table tennis is an attacking stroke which you can use whenever your opponent plays a shot where the ball bounces higher than normal.

Backhand

A shot done with the racket to the left of the elbow for a righthander, the reverse for a lefthander.

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

Develop the individual:

healthy active lifestyle, life long success, mental well-being

Create a supportive community:

pushing boundaries, self-reflection, lifelong learning

Term 4: Health Related Exercise

Dance: Students further develop the different elements of dance; action, dynamics, space and relationships with a real emphasis on accuracy and aesthetic quality In Year 8 students develop different physical skills including actions, balance, coordination, control and isolation, jumps and lifts.

Health Related Education: Students build upon knowledge and fitness levels from Year 7. Students are re-tested using national fitness tests to assess fitness level against Year 7 results and national expectation. Students building upon the following methods of training: continuous training, fartlek training, interval training and circuit training. Students fully aware of benefits of healthy active lifestyle.

Students will be assessed on their skills (in isolation) and performance (as per GCSE practical assessment).

Tension

The state of being stretched tight

Rotation

The action of rotating about an axis or centre

Cannon

Movements are replicated one after the other by different people

Unison

Performing the same action at the same time as someone else

Type

Which training method was used? Interval, fartlek or continuous

Time

Length of fitness session

Progressive Overload

Gradually increasing intensity of the fitness session each week.

Multi-Stage Fitness Test

National fitness test used to assess level of fitness

Intensity

How difficult is the exercise session?

Frequency

How many times per week you exercise?

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

Develop the individual:

out of comfort zone, offering and receiving feedback, self-reflection

Create a supportive community:

team-work, enjoyment, imagination, creativity

Term 5: Athletics

Athletics: Students will continue to develop their technique in throwing, jumping and running events in athletics, with a greater focus on the technical skill need in running, throwing and jumping events. Students will develop their tactics within athletic races with the focus on trying to improve their personal best level. Students will be able to compare their results in all disciplines against the national average. Students will be working towards Sports Day.

Students will be assessed on their skills (in isolation) and performance (as per GCSE practical assessment)

Shot Put

The shot put is a track and field event involving (pushing rather than throwing) a heavy spherical object—the shot put—as far as possible. The shot put competition for men is part of the modern Olympics.

Long Jump

Long jump, also called broad jump, sport in athletics (track-and-field) consisting of a horizontal jump for distance. It was formerly performed from both standing and running starts. Long Jump is part of the Olympics.

High Jump

High jump, sport in athletics (track and field) in which the athlete takes a running jump to attain height.

Track

An area marked out for running on

Pacing

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

Distance

The area between one point and another.

Peer Analysis

When a colleague or friend is asked to evaluate your work.

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

Develop the individual:

Pushing personal boundaries, performing at a whole-school event, out of comfort zone

Create a supportive community:

team-work, self reflection, communication, discipline

Term 6: Boys - Softball / Girls - Rounders

Softball: Students build upon fundamental skills learned in Year 7 including the following skills: catching, throwing, bowling, fielding and batting. These skills are applied through game play increasing knowledge of rules.

Rounders: Students build upon fundamental skills from Primary School and Year 7. These skills are putting into small sided matches increasing knowledge of rules and attacking strategies.

Both softball and rounders are available via extra-curricular during the summer term.

Students will be assessed on their skills (in isolation) and performance (as per GCSE practical assessment)

Reaction Time

the amount of time it takes to respond to a stimulus.

Co-ordination

the ability to use different parts of the body together smoothly and efficiently.

Accuracy

the quality or state of being correct or precise.

Innings

each of two or four divisions of a game during which one side has a turn at batting.

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.

Power

move or travel with great speed or force.

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

Develop the individual:

new skills acquired, additional learning available after-school, compete against other schools promoting character education

Create a supportive community:

communication, team-work, resilience,