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Physical Education makes every child stronger and every life longer

The PE department at Newfield School encourages all students to be curious about the sports they are taught, learning the skills and techniques, rules and regulations of each and applying them in lessons. Healthy competition is promoted through performance and game play where students are also encouraged to; be considerate to each other, abide by the rules of each sport, demonstrate fair play, respect and good sportsmanship as well as recognise where support can be given to others. Students are encouraged to be ambitious by attending extra-curricular clubs and being part of school teams. Students show dedication to sport by attending regular lunchtime and after school clubs alongside competing in fixtures and competitions against other schools. 

Physical Education is “education through the physical”. Our goal in every lesson is for students to be physically active for sustained periods of time. Students will follow a curriculum that develops physical competence and knowledge of movement and their ability to use these to perform in a wide range of activities associated with the development of an active and healthy lifestyle. Our curriculum aims to develop students’ confidence and generic skills of collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking and aesthetic appreciation. These together, with positive values and attitudes, high expectations, and routines for learning provide solid foundations for students’ lifelong learning.  

Physical Education prepares students to be physically and mentally active, fit and healthy for life. Our aim is to develop a love of physical activity alongside developing an understanding of the benefits of physical activity both now and in future life. There are many benefits students obtain from a quality PE provision; 

  • Improves physical fitness 
  • Develops sport specific skills and techniques 
  • Instils self-discipline 
  • Enables students to develop responsibility for their own health and fitness 
  • Improves self-confidence and self-esteem 

Lower School 

Our Lower School curriculum is designed to create an enjoyment of sport and physical activity, and motivate students to recognise the importance of physical activity through offering a range of sports and activities. Students will experience two different sports each half term selected from the following;  

Year Group 

Winter Term 

Spring Term 

Summer Term 

Year 7 and Year 8 

  • Problem Solving 
  • Orienteering 
  • Trampolining 
  • Rugby  
  • Table tennis 
  • Football 
  • Netball 

 

  • Gymnastics 
  • Netball 
  • Basketball 
  • Dance  
  • Fitness (Y8) 
  • Hockey 
  • Tennis 
  • Rounders 
  • Danish long ball 
  • Cricket  
  • Athletics track events – 800m, 300m, 200m, 100m, 4x100m relay 
  • Athletics field events – long jump, high jump, ball throw (Y7), shot put (Y8), howler (Y8) 

Year 9 

Our Year 9 curriculum revisits some of the sports covered in lower school, giving students the opportunity to take on leadership and officiating roles. As well as introducing students to new sports and events within athletics. 

Year Group 

Winter Term 

Spring Term 

Summer Term 

Year 9 

  • Problem Solving 
  • Orienteering 
  • Trampolining 
  • Rugby  
  • Table tennis 
  • Football 
  • Netball 
  • Netball 
  • Basketball 
  • Dance  
  • Fitness 
  • Hockey 
  • Badminton/ volleyball 
  • Tennis 
  • Rounders 
  • Danish long ball 
  • Softball 
  • Cricket  
  • Athletics track events – 800m, 300m, 200m, 100m, 4x100m relay 
  • Athletics field events – long jump, triple jump, high jump, javelin, shot put. 

Y10 and Y11 

Our Upper School curriculum gives students the opportunity to have more choice in the activities they follow. The Upper School curriculum is seen more as ‘recreational’ sport where students apply the skills and techniques learnt in Years 7-9 to their chosen activities. All students are allowed to pick which sport they would like to follow for the half term from a number of different options. Students are encouraged to take on leadership roles and responsibility of others during lesson time. 

Upper School Options 

Winter and Spring Terms 

Summer Term 

  • Football 
  • Netball  
  • Table tennis  
  • Badminton  
  • Volleyball  
  • Trampolining  
  • Fitness 
  • Dance 
  • Rugby 
  • Ballroom Dancing (Y11 Winter term) 
  • Rounders  
  • Tennis  
  • Softball  
  • Danish long ball  
  • Athletics 
  • Cricket 

The aim at upper school is to create active young people who are confident to continue with sport and physical activity in later life. Research shows that doing exercise influences the release and uptake of feel good chemicals in the brain, releasing tension and reducing stress, at a time which can be quite stressful for older students we see PE lessons as a break from constantly thinking about the pressures of exams and time that can help the brain reset and feel refreshed.  

BTEC Sport 

The BTEC Level 1/2 First Award in Sport has been designed to build on learning from Lower school, for those who may wish to explore a vocational sports route at Upper School. It enables learners to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills that enable progression within specific areas of employment such as exercise, fitness and coaching.  Students complete a variety of theory-based assignments as well as complete one practical unit. 

Students studying the BTEC Level 1/2 First Award will cover the following four units: 

  • Unit 1 Fitness for Sport and Exercise (Externally assessed – online assessment) 
  • Unit 2 Practical Performance in Sport  
  • (Internally assessed) 
  • Unit 3 Applying the Principles of Personal Training (Synoptic unit which is internally assessed) 
  • Unit 6 Leading Sports Activities