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)

 

Well done Sports Captains!

sportscaptainsgA big congratulations to our new Sports Captains.

Caitlin Derbyshire, Ciara Wilson, Katie Aspin, Chloe Wilkinson and Ellie Sowerbutts have been chosen for this role because of their dedication and commitment to school sport.

Caitlin, Chloe and Ellie successfully started their role last night organising and motivating their teams for a fixture against Ribble Valley school, Oakhill.

Apply to be a Sports Captain

We are introducing a new role for all our sports teams this year. We would like all team players to apply for the position of sports captain. There will be one successful applicant for each sport, for each year group. The captain must attend practices and encourage all other team players to play. They will be responsible for informing players on upcoming fixtures, drum up support, encourage participation, and be able to communicate effectively will staff and students.

We would like candidates to apply through a letter of application, which outlines the skills of a successful leader and how their personal qualities will help them succeed in this role.

The successful candidate will be awarded with a blue metal badge for their blazer and various rewards throughout the year.

All applications to myself please. Deadline is Friday 23rd October.

Good Luck!

The World Cup!

Global HandsThe House Continents are launching their very first inter house football competition. This very exciting competition will run every break time until all the fixtures have been fulfilled, with the winning teams earning valuable points for their continent.

Teams can be made up from all 5 year groups as long as the players represent the same continent, and can be made up from boys and girls. Please send a team sheet to Mrs O’Brien by the deadline of Tuesday 20th October, in order for the fixtures to start the first week back after half term. Games will be 5 a side, but you can enter a team of up to 8.

***** One School – 5 Forms – 5 Years – 5 Continents – One World *****

 

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!