PE & Games
Aims and Ethos
The PE Team:
Subject Leader of PE: Mrs Bessie O’Brien ([email protected])
Assistant Head Teacher & Teacher of PE: Mr David Zell
Key Stage 4 Leader & Teacher of PE: Mr Olly Harrison
Year 9 Leader & Teacher of PE: Mrs Claire Rider (currently on Maternity leave)
Teacher of PE & Maths: Mr Kish Khetia
Aims and Ethos of the Department:
“Each child should find an enjoyable pathway which embeds a healthy, active lifestyle whilst using sport to develop the skills of leadership, communication & increased self-esteem”.
A broad, balanced, engaging and relevant curriculum helps to make PE a core and vital part of The Wren School; the balance of both theoretical 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.
A week in PE is made up of 3 components:
- 1 x double lesson of PE divided into 2 activities within the lesson;
- 1 x single PE theory lesson (between September & Easter at KS3)
The recipe for success in PE:
- 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 kit for 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. Without this, the department will always assume that your son/daughter can try their best.
- Students who cannot physically participated are expected to get changed into their PE kit and assist as a coach or umpire to ensure that learning is taking place.
- Please be aware of changes to footwear required for the all-weather pitch surface from January 2019 – these are listed on the website.
Key Stage 3 Curriculum Information:
|Year 7||Year 8|
|FUNdamentals; Rugby; Football; Handball; Netball; Fitness; Dance; Gymnastics; Table Tennis; Athletics; Badminton; Basketball; Social & Physical.||Rugby; Football; Handball; Netball; Fitness; Gymnastics; Table Tennis; Cricket; Athletics; Badminton; Basketball; Social, Mental & Physical.|
|My Body & Training; Components of Fitness; Effects of Exercise; Safety in Sport.||Benefits of Exercise; Drugs in Sport; Principles of Training & Diet and Nutrition.|
Key Stage 3-4 Curriculum Information:
|Practical Elements: Rugby; Football; Handball; Badminton; Basketball; Netball; Fitness; Gymnastics; Table Tennis & Volleyball.||Theoretical Elements: Functions of the Body Systems; The Body’s Response to Physical Activity; Risk Assessment and Injuries & Goal Setting & SMART Targets.|
|Key Stage 4 Curriculum Information:|
Extra – Curricular Activities:
The PE department runs extra-curricular clubs each week at both lunchtime and after school. The clubs 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. Although the clubs on offer may vary, the clubs will always be held on Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays after school and every day of the week at lunchtime. Extra-curricular PE is an area that we hope will grow each year and with the school.
Enrichment clubs at The Wren School are welcome to all; regardless of sporting ability; students may attend for enjoyment, ability or improvement purposes.
Students should keep their eye on posters in form rooms, outside the PE office in the sports hall or ask their PE teacher for the latest clubs on offer. These clubs range from table tennis to football.
The Wren School will continue to develop links with other schools with the intention of participating in a range of different sporting competitions.
We also run a gifted and talented club in PE at 9am, which selected students are invited to.