Physical Education

Within Physical Education at Westhoughton, our aim is for our students to develop a passion for sport through opportunities to become physically confident, opportunities to develop the skills and character needed to participate in competitive sport and the creation of habits that make our students life-long health and fitness learners. Our aim is to ensure that the character and qualities that are built – and taught – through sport such as equality, equity, resilience, confidence and respect are transferred to their character beyond the classroom. This is achieved by all pupils having enjoyable experiences in a wide range of sports within school and across the wider community as we celebrate both participation and the attainment of students.

Lessons are not only purposeful but exciting, and that inspires a love for PE and a love for learning. Our PE staff are role models for students and strive to role model leading healthy and active lifestyles. PE is at the heart of Westhoughton High School, with our enrichment and extracurricular opportunities offering a rich diet to engage students’ wider interests. Participation rates at extracurricular clubs are outstanding and pupils are proud to be part of the Westhoughton Team.

Our aim is to provide pupils with the opportunity to get involved in alternative sports alongside traditional sports. It is an opportunity to extend learning, enjoy recreational time with others and to compete against others at the highest possible level. This includes netball, football, swimming, boxing, gymnastics, rugby, dance, and fitness, to name a few… but we are constantly looking to evolve and remain inclusive to all.

 

Key Stage 3

Rotation  Year 7 Year 8 Year 9
Topics
Studied
Baseline Activities

Students complete a range of skilled sports to baseline agility, performance and skills, with students forming mixed-gender ability sets after week 3. After that, Year 7 sports are taught on rotation, with students spending 4 weeks on each of the following sports, rotating between groups.

Swimming

Football

Netball

Fitness

Dodgeball

Badminton

Tag Rugby

Gymnastics

Cricket

Rounders

Athletics

Students complete a range of sports within single-sex ability sets based on PE performance within Year 7. Students study, and build upon the skills developed in Year 7, within the following sports:

Girls’ PE

Netball

Fitness

Swimming

Badminton

Gymnastics

Football

Dance

Outdoor Adventure Activities

Rounders

Dodgeball

Leadership in Sport

Boys’ PE

Fitness

Football

Badminton

Swimming

Rugby

Dodgeball

Basketball

Outdoor Adventure Activities

Indoor and Outdoor Athletics

Table Tennis

Cricket

Softball

Leadership in Sport

Students complete a range of sports within single-sex ability sets based on PE performance within Year 8. Students study, and build upon the skills developed in Year 7/8, within the following sports:

Girls’ PE

Netball

Fitness (Gym)

Gymnastics

Football

Dance

Handball

Dodgeball

Outdoor Adventure Activities

Rounders

Athletics

Leadership

Boys’ PE

Football

Badminton

Swimming

Rugby

Dodgeball

Basketball

Fitness (Gym)

Handball

Table Tennis

Indoor and Outdoor Athletics

Cricket

Softball

Leadership in Sport

Links for
Support/Help at Home
Following of our WHS PE department Twitter for participation in sports challenges

Building upon interests that form throughout the topics studied by practising more at home

Joining local teams within a set sport(s)

Ensuring correct kit is brought to school

Use of YouTube tutorials for further practice on skills covered

Participation within national competitions promoted by the PE Department via social media/posters

Participating in enrichment opportunities and clubs at lunch and after school

Key Stage 4

Year 10  Autumn Term 1 Autumn Term 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Topics
Studied in
Core
Games
W band

Girls: Football/Fitness

Boys: Rugby/Football

H Band

Girls: Netball/ Gym

Mixed: Gym/Fitness

Boys: Football/Rugby

W band

Girls: Fitness/ Badminton/Gym

Boys: Football/Fitness

H Band

Girls: Gym/Indoor Invasion/Boxing

Mixed: Football/ Badminton

Boys: Rugby/Boxing/Table Tennis

W band

Girls: Gym/Basketball

Boys: Football/Boxing

H Band

Girls: Boxing/ Dodgeball

Mixed: Badminton/ Boxing

Boys: Table Tennis/ Basketball

W band

Girls: Netball/Boxing

Boys: Basketball/Gym

H Band

Girls: Dance/Handball

Mixed: Fitness/ Dodgeball

Boys: Gym/Football

W band

Girls: Rugby/Athletics

Boys: Cricket/ Badminton

H Band

Girls: Rounders/ Athletics

Mixed: Basketball/ Softball

Boys: Cricket/Athletics

W band

Girls: Athletics/Rounders

Boys: Badminton/ Athletics

H Band

Girls: Athletics/ Badminton

Mixed: Softball/Rounders

Boys: Athletics

Links for
Support/
Help at
Home
Following of our WHS PE department Twitter for participation in sports challenges

Building upon interests that form throughout the topics studied by practising more at home

Joining local teams within a set sport(s)

Ensuring correct kit is brought to school

Use of YouTube tutorials for further practice on skills covered

Participation within national competitions promoted by the PE Department via social media/posters

Participating in enrichment opportunities and clubs at lunch and after school

 

Year 11  Autumn Term 1 Autumn Term 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Topics
Studied in Core Games 
W band

Girls: Football/Fitness

Boys: Rugby/Football

H Band

Girls: Netball/Gym

Mixed: Gym/Netball/ Badminton/Dodgeball

Boys: Football/Rugby

W band

Girls: Fitness/Badminton

Boys: Football/Fitness

H Band

Girls: Gym/Basketball/ Boxing

Mixed: Netball/Gym/ Badminton/Dodgeball

Boys: Rugby/Boxing/ Football

W band

Girls: Gym/Handball

Boys: Football/Boxing

H Band

Girls: Boxing/Dodgeball

Mixed: Badminton/ Gym/Boxing

Boys: Football/ Basketball

W band

Girls: Netball/Boxing

Boys: Handball/Gym

H Band

Girls: Dance/Football

Mixed: Football/ Dodgeball/Netball/Gym

Boys: Gym/Badminton

W band

Girls: Rugby/Athletics

Boys: Cricket/Badminton

H Band

Girls: Rounders/Athletics

Mixed: Cricket/Softball/ Rounders/ Outdoor Adventure Activities

Boys: Cricket/Athletics

End of schooling
Links for
Support/
Help at
Home
Following of our WHS PE department Twitter for participation in sports challenges

Building upon interests that form throughout the topics studied by practising more at home

Joining local teams within a set sport(s)

Ensuring correct kit is brought to school

Use of YouTube tutorials for further practice on skills covered

Participation within national competitions promoted by the PE Department via social media/posters

Participating in enrichment opportunities and clubs at lunch and after school