Introduction to Physical Education at Harris Academy Morden
Within PE lessons at Harris Academy Morden, students are introduced to, develop and extend their skills and understanding in a variety of different sports with a view to gaining confidence and knowledge about different activities they will seek to pursue throughout key stage 3 and 4 and beyond their school curriculum. Lessons at both key stage 3 and 4 are practically based but will call upon students acting as independent enquirers when seeking methods to outwit opponents in team games such as Basketball, Football and Rugby, alongside self-motivation in more independent activities such as Athletics, Gymnastics and Fitness.
Throughout their PE lessons at Harris Academy Morden, students will equip themselves with the understanding and application to fulfil a variety of roles within sport including; performer, official, coach, manager and composer. The knowledge of qualities needed for each of these roles will widen their understanding of different physical activities and equip them with the fundamentals to compete and engage in physical activities within and beyond Harris Academy Morden. Alongside the sporting context of skill development and application to competitive gameplay, students will develop their physical literacy by understanding about how their bodies allow them to exercise, how to ready themselves for exercise physically and psychologically and the effects that exercise has on the body. Complimenting this will be awareness of the role of diet, nutrition and water in-take to maximise engagement in physical activity.
PE National Curriculum
Aims – The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:
- Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
- Are physically active for sustained periods of time
- Engage in competitive sports and activities
- Lead healthy, active lives
Attainment targets – By the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study.
Please see the document below for details of the Intent, Implemetation and Impact for Physical Education at Harris Academy Morden