At Callerton Academy, we provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.
Key Stage 3 pupils are taught to:
• Use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in direct competition through team and individual games (for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders, rugby and tennis)
• Develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports (for example, athletics and gymnastics)
• Perform dances using advanced dance techniques in a range of dance styles and forms
• 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.
During the year, students continue to develop on all of the skills they have mastered in Key Stage 2. Pupils use target setting to help improve performance.They take part in physical activities that involve; competing with and outwitting opponents, e.g. football and netball; accurate replication of actions, e.g. gymnastics, optimum performance, e.g. athletics; and creative problem solving.
A broad and balanced PE curriculum is delivered to provide the best opportunity for all pupils to lead active, healthy lifestyles. Within Key Stage 3, all pupils receive two lessons per week with a specialist physical education teacher. This enables subject specific expertise in developing motor skills together with a progressive introduction for pupils into competitive sports. Opportunity to participate and compete is evident throughout the curriculum.
In Year 7, pupils develop their confidence in exercising safely and effectively, in order to improve their health and wellbeing.