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Year 8

Curriculum Map

Half term

Unit of work

Home study

Autumn 1

Rugby

  1. Practice contact rugby in small sided games
  2. Be able to ruck and maul in small groups
  3. Play 2v1 and time pass to beat defender

Autumn 2

Badminton

  1. Practice badminton shots in singles and doubles
  2. Practice serve, clear, smash on forehand and backhand
  3. Research the rules and scoring system of badminton and produce a Powerpoint to show the class

Spring 1

Football

  1. Practice techniques learned in small sided games
  2. Practice 2v1 to goal with goalkeeper
  3. Practice possession in 5v5v5 game

Spring 2

Basketball/gymnastics vaulting

  1. Practice techniques learned in small sided games
  2. Practice lay up to basket
  3. Practice lay up against defender
  4. Practice 2v1 to basket and finish on lay up
  5. Watch a live game of basketball on Youtube and explain how they attack and defend

Summer 1

Handball or striking and fielding

  1. Practice techniques learned in small sided games
  2. Research the rules and scoring system of Handball/cricket/ baseball and produce a Powerpoint to show the class
  3. Watch a live game of handball on Youtube and explain how they attack and defend.

Summer 2

Athletics

  1. Practice and specialise in 3 chosen events
  2. Practice running 100m, 400m and 1500m and try and improve your personal best.

In Year 8 students will follow a similar curriculum in terms of activities to year 7. However, the challenge will be ramped up. You will be expected to have gained a lot of the basic movements for the activities in year 7. You will now be asked to think more for yourselves in small sided games and develop your own tactics and opinions on how you and your team mates perform at best levels. The teaching style becomes more discovery style and students start to take the lead in lessons.

You will also start to be assessed on leadership skills as we expect you to start learning how to teach each other and suggest new tactics/ways to solve problems to the rest of your peers.

You should still know how well you performing and receive feedback from the teacher on how to improve to the next stage. We want you all to start practicing your favourite sports outside of school more often.

By the end of year 8 you will decide whether you want to pursue P.E at GCSE level.