PE and Games at The Wren School, Reading, Berkshire

Aiming High

PE & Games

Aims and Ethos

The PE Team:                                                      

Subject Leader of PE: Miss B. O’Brien

Assistant Head & Teacher of PE: Mr D. Zell

Teacher of Humanities & PE: Mr T. Le Coq

 

Aims and Ethos of the Department:

A broad, balanced, engaging and relevant curriculum helps to make PE a core and vital part of The Wren School; the balance of theory and practical content allows the department to prepare students best for future PE examinations and, more importantly, to understand their mind and body to maintain good health and fitness. Students will be taught the skills to make progress in a range of sports and in doing this will develop vital qualities, such as the Wren Skills, to help them overcome any barriers that present throughout the curriculum. PE is an area of the curriculum where students learn invaluable skills for every walk of life, such as: teamwork; communication; resilience; leadership; perseverance and many more. The department truly believes that PE is a vehicle for future success and will endeavour to help students enjoy the journey.

The aim of this department is to try to aid each student to identify an area of sport, physical activity or fitness that they enjoy and thrive upon, which will therefore lead to Wren students going on to lead a healthy, active lifestyle now and in the future.

 

A typical week in PE:

  • 1 x double lesson of outdoor games (at Prospect Park)
  • 1 x single lesson of onsite games (possibly indoors or outdoors)
  • 1 x single theory lesson onsite

 

The recipe for success:

  • Students should always aim to try 100% and therefore every member of the department will be happy with their effort and participation
  • Students, parents & carers need to ensure that all PE kit is bought to all lessons with no exception (e.g. torrential weather)
  • Parents & Carers please see the uniform section of the website for details of acceptable PE kit and take a collective responsibility to ensure that students have their PE at all lessons
  • Parents & Carers please assist your son/daughter in participating in PE consistently. If your son/daughter has a valid reason that they cannot participate in a lesson please provide them with a signed and dated note explaining the reason for their excuse. Alternatively, please phone the school office prior to the lesson

 

Curriculum Information:

Year 7

This is Me

Practical:

·         Rugby

·         Fitness

Theory:

·         My body & training

 

Wren Skills:

Changing & Learning; Resilience; British Values & Reflection

This is Us

Practical:

·         Hockey

·         Dance

Theory:

·         Animals v Humans

 

Wren Skills:

Teamwork & Positive Motivation

Genius of the Past

Practical:

·         Football

·         Table Tennis

Theory:

·         Olympics gone by

 

Wren Skills:

Research, Leadership & Risk Taking

Inventions of the Future

Practical:

·         Netball

·         Gymnastics

Theory:

·         Design a sport

 

Wren Skills:

Morals, Ethics & Social Justice, Interdependence & Creative Thinking

Power of Humans

Practical:

·         Cricket

·         Handball

Theory:

Summer Term: Double Practical

 

Wren Skills:

Awareness & Conflict Resolution

Power of the Earth

Practical:

·         Athletics

·         Tennis

Theory:

Summer Term: Double Practical

 

Wren Skills:

Seeing the Big Picture, Making a Difference & Reasoning

 

Year 8

My Values

Practical:

·         Rugby

·         Fitness

Theory:

·         Lance Armstrong Project

 

Wren Skills:

Morals, Ethics and Social Justice & Emotional Intelligence

Family Values

Practical:

·         Netball

·         Dance

Theory:

·         Influences to Participation

 

Wren Skills:

Critical Curiosity & Teamwork

Clashes of Culture

Practical:

·         Football

·         Table Tennis

Theory:

·         Sport Support: Fan Bases

 

Wren Skills:

Research & Risk Taking

Celebration of Culture

Practical:

·         Hockey (Sport Ed.)

·         Gymnastics

Theory:

·         Unique Sports (e.g. Kabaddi)

 

Wren Skills:

British Values & Reasoning

The Power of Technology

Practical:

·         Athletics

·         Tennis

Theory:

Summer Term: Double Practical

 

Wren Skills:

Resilience & Research

The Power of My Voice

 

Practical:

·         Cricket

·         Handball

Theory:

Summer Term: Double Practical

 

Wren Skills:

Making a Difference & Decision Making

 

Extra – Curricular Activities:

The PE department runs between 2 & 3 enrichment clubs a week. These clubs will take place between 3.40 – 4.30pm and throughout the year, the clubs will focus upon a variety of sports, which will change between terms.

Enrichment clubs at The Wren School are welcome to all; regardless of sporting ability; students may attend for enjoyment; ability or improvement purposes.

In Term 1 the timetable for clubs is as follows:

Monday

 

No Club

Tuesday

 

Touch Rugby

Wednesday

 

Staff Meetings

Thursday

 

Netball

Friday

 

Social Sports (Various)

 

The Wren School will continue to develop links with other schools with the intention of participating in a range of different sporting competitions. We are hopeful of participating in the following leagues, which run in set terms throughout the year:

Boys:                                                                           Girls:

Year 7: Rugby & Football                                         Year 7: Football & Netball

Year 8: Rugby & Football                                         Year 8: Netball

 

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the department: [email protected]

 

 

Term Dates

Term 4
Mon 20 Feb – Fri 7 Apr 2017
Term 5
Inset day – Mon 24 Apr 2017
Tue 25 Apr – Fri 26 May 2017
Term 6
Mon 5 Jun – Tue 18 July 2017
Inset days – Wed 19 July + Thur 20 July 2017

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