PE & Sport Curriculum

We strongly believe that provision of physical education both inside the curriculum and out is crucial in helping young people to learn and develop life skills. It is this reason that all our students will complete a GCSE in Sport Studies.

Students receive 2 x 1hr 20min lessons per week; one being an indoor lesson and the other an outdoor lesson. In Year 7 & 8 both of these lessons are practical/ skills focused.

In Year 9 students follow Edexcel GCSE Physical education qualification; one of the weekly sessions will then focus more on theory work such as the role of sport in a healthy lifestyle.

Students will take on a variety of roles such as leader and official, both of which can be used for moderation purposes for the GCSE course rather than a performance based assessment. Students are involved in the continuous process of planning, performing and evaluating their own and others work in each activity area we undertake.

Outstanding students who show good leadership qualities and attend regular extra-curricular activities may be selected as sports ambassadors in Year 10. This role allows students to act in a coaching capacity with local primary students, and to gain a qualification in Sports leadership. Other leadership qualifications such as the Young Sports Leaders award are also available.

 

Staff in PE

Mr Ashfaq – Lead Subject Teacher
Miss Delaney – Teacher
Miss Foster – Teacher
Mrs O’Brien – Teacher

The PE & Sport Curriculum

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Year 7

  • Football
  • Netball
  • Hockey
  • Cross Country
  • Rugby (Tag)
  • Football
  • Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Badminton
  • Trampolining
  • Gymnastics
  • Circuit – training
  • Netball
  • Cricket
  • Rounders
  • Short tennis

Year 8

  • Football
  • Netball
  • Hockey
  • Cross Country
  • Rugby
  • Football
  •  Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Badminton
  • Trampolining
  • Gymnastics
  • Circuit – training (fitness)
  • Cricket
  • Rounders
  • Short tennis

Year 9

  • Football
  • Netball
  • Basketball
  • Badminton
  • Cross Country
  • Fitness
  • Trampolining
  • Rugby
  • hockey
  • Athletics
  • Cricket
  • Rounders
  • Tennis
  GCSE PE

  • Healthy active lifestyle and how they can benefit you
GCSE PE

  • Influences on your healthy active lifestyle

 

 

Year 10

&

11

BTEC/GCSE PE

  • Exercise and fitness as part of your healthy, active lifestyle
  • Physical Activity as part of your healthy lifestyle
BTEC/GCSE PE

  • Your personal health and wellbeing
  • Physical activity and your healthy mind and body
  • A healthy active lifestyle and your CV system
BTEC/GCSE PE

  • A healthy active lifestyle and your respiratory system
  • A healthy active lifestyle and your muscular system
  • A healthy active lifestyle and your skeletal system
  •  Practical Sports – pupils study a range of sports for their assessment (4 sports)
  • Pupils also undertake a leadership award (JSLA)

 

hippingsathleticswinnersRhyddings hosted its first ever Hyndburn Primary School Athletics competition at its Heys Sports Complex on Thursday 2nd July.

Year 4 and 5 teams from Hippings Methodist, Moor End, St. Oswald’s, St. Nicholas’, West End, Belthorn and Sacred Heart competed for first place in a variety of disciplines at the school’s £1.2m community sports facility.

The overall winners were Hippings Methodist, whose boys also performed best overall. The overall girls winners for the day were Belthorn.

It was a fantastic day and the weather stayed fine for all the parents and families who came to support their children.

Rhyddings are delighted by the success of this year and are looking to build on it for subsequent yearly competitions.

PE teacher Mr Ashfaq, who organised the event, said: “The primary students were excellent, showing a lot of effort and determination. We are already looking forward to next year’s competition.”

Keturah’s success at Lancashire Schools

photo (3)Last October Keturah Bradley (9RR) finished 8th out of 90 runners in the Hyndburn and Ribble Valley Cross Country Championships, meaning she qualified to represent the borough at Lancashire Schools which took place on Saturday 7th February.

Lancashire Schools Cross Country is a very prestigious event in the athletics calendar and the competition is very tough. Keturah completed the very demanding course, finishing mid-table, overtaking several competitors up the famous ‘saucer’ hill and on the home straight. This competition is run by many club runners who are very talented in the sport, and Keturah really shone as an athlete. A tremendous effort and many congratulations on completing such a difficult course, well done Keturah!

 

Keturah’s Town Team Success

keturahYesterday, Wednesday 15th October, Accrington Academy hosted the annual Hyndburn and Ribble Valley X-Country championships.

Ten schools across the district competed in wet and windy conditions across a very challenging course. Rhyddings took a team of 45 athletes across five year groups to participate in the championships.

Our biggest success story was that of Keturah Bradley in Year 9, who finished in 7th place out of 88 competitors.

This place secured her a spot in the Hyndburn and Ribble Valley town team where she will represent the district at Witton Park in February. From there Keturah will have the opportunity to represent Lancashire in the prestigious English schools X-Country championships, which is the biggest school athletics event in the world.

Good luck Keturah, and well done to all our athletes!

Yr11 Netball Success

yr11 netballOn Wednesday 8th October the Year 11 netball team travelled to Accrington Academy for the annual Hyndburn & Ribble Valley Tournament. Nine schools from the district were entered into this year’s competition.

Captained by Beth Rothera, the team started off on a high winning their first game 8-0 against Norden in only seven minutes. Their success didn’t stop there. They continued to beat their opponents losing only one game to St Augustine’s, who eventually topped the competition.

Rhyddings finished as runners-up of the whole tournament. It was an impressive performance and a great way to end their netball success at Rhyddings.

Mrs O’Brien’s player of the tournament goes to Charmaine Kelly and she would like to commend Maizee Cryne, who stepped up from Year 10 to play for the team and out of her usual position, performing at a very high level.

Well done to all the girls and I hope you continue with netball after your time at Rhyddings!

Inter-Schools Athletics Postponed

Due to weather concerns tomorrow the organisers of the inter-schools athletics have decided to cancel tomorrow’s competition and they have re-organised it for Tuesday 9th July.

All students must come to school tomorrow in normal uniform and go to all lessons as normal.

Practices for the athletics will still go ahead tonight and tomorrow night after school.

Rhyddings triumph over Mount Carmel!

Last night Rhyddings hosted the first Rounders League games for years 7,8,9 and 10. The sun was shining out over the Heys in more ways than one last night as three of the four teams won their first game. It is the first year that the Hyndburn and Ribble Valley Schools have come together for a rounders league, and with 12 schools entered into the competition the weeks leading up to the summer holidays will be jam packed full of rounders fun! Over 40 students represented Rhyddings last night at the Heys and new members are more than welcome to join. Teams will be rotated each week to ensure everyone gets a game. Ask Mrs O’Brien or Miss Delaney about practice times or more information about joining our growing extra curricular programme!

Results.

Year 7s WON 12-2 (Captain – Amy Gargan)

Year 8s WON 4-2 1/2 (Captain – Olivia Cryer)

Year 9s WON 3 1/2 – 2 1/2 (Captain – Taylor Mellor)

Yeat 10s Lost (Just) 5 – 4 (Captain – Abby Rogers)

Well done to all players. Next games are TUESDAY 7th May against St Augustine’s, and WEDNESDAY 8th May against Clitheroe Royal Grammar School. Team sheets will be up TODAY!

Fitness For Females!

Starting next week the PE department are offering year 9 and 10 GIRLS the opportunity to participate in a fun, varied, active fitness programme that is completely FREE! Each week we are offering something different. Classes such as Zumba, Tae-Bo, Bollywood fitness and Circuits are just a few of whats on offer. Each class will aim to improve your cardiovascular fitness as well as help you tone up, helping you shape up for summer!

It starts next Wednesday (24th May) and we have Aerobics in the Gym. For a full programme of events please see Mrs O’Brien, and pick up a registration form to join our new and exciting programme!