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27/05/22

This week's newsletter is out today... https://t.co/Qh6Dn3j8AS Have a lovely half term break! https://t.co/QZHaMoCJXD

27/05/22

Term date reminder: half term Monday 30 May to Friday 3 June. To our students taking exams, remember to schedule in some breaks to your revision time. We look forward to seeing everyone back Monday 6 June for the final half term of the year. https://t.co/EBnoufzA50

26/05/22

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Love these - well done 👏👏👏

26/05/22

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It's amazing Can't wait to see it finished at https://t.co/ef9pS7f5W3

26/05/22

Fantastic work by all these students! https://t.co/7BlIjXu1uW

26/05/22

This half term look out for the Jubilee bunting which will be displayed as part of the celebrations Our thanks to our wonderful textiles students on their creations. https://t.co/Qe2skO322O

26/05/22

New Year 7 '22 cohort and current Year 7 and 8, reminder deadline for payment to secure iPads for the academic year 2022/2023 is Friday 3 June 2022 via ParentPay. https://t.co/QBunMJfEwm

26/05/22

Lawes Lowdown a round up of the events from this half term, produced by https://t.co/6y9xOgnhu3

26/05/22

Year 12 reminder: payment for the upcoming UCAS Convention trip is to be made by Monday 6 June 2022 https://t.co/TDY8no5XHc

26/05/22

The recording of our wonderful Jazz Night is now available to view on the school website https://t.co/32iBqLcR4x

26/05/22

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Today is National Thank a Teacher Day and SJL library would like to say thank you to all teachers, teacher assistants and support staff. If you would like to send a thank you to someone follow the link https://t.co/cjZOOPJFcV https://t.co/lSdI0Xmabk

26/05/22

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Massive thanks to the excellent hockey leaders from who officiated at the County primary schools hockey event today. https://t.co/T0YhYAP1hp

25/05/22

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Disappointingly tomorrow’s Yr10 cricket match against Beaumont has also had to be cancelled. We will now be playing RPS or SCC after half term.

25/05/22

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Looking forward to ? Check out our display for spooky reads that will take you to the Upside Down … https://t.co/drhjTKJaDj

25/05/22

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Thanks to Miss Smyth and , we now have copies of from available to read in the Library! Great for Film, Media Studies and English students 🥳 https://t.co/FblE8NTYEQ

25/05/22

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Some confusion about Yr10 cricket fixtures this week. Tomorrow’s game v Watford Boys is postponed until after half term. Sorry for the confusion!

24/05/22

2/2 Please also see Reception for any unclaimed jewellery. https://t.co/r7maXjhr2Y

24/05/22

1/2 Lost Property! We have an increasing number of glasses, pencil cases and keys in Lost Property. Owners should come to Reception to collect. Any unclaimed first week after half term will be donated/disposed of. https://t.co/vOhzVDOI0E

24/05/22

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Lettuce from the garden going into the canteen today. From plot to plate https://t.co/Ker2BaB8f0

23/05/22

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Whether GCSEs, A-Levels or university, exams can lead to a lot of anxiety for students - and the rest of the family, too. have created a list of tips for both students and parents/carers about managing exam stress. Check it out here: https://t.co/fol7lQJXJv https://t.co/KLsybp8e53

23/05/22

📢Support Vacancies 📢 Two highly sought after support vacancies currently available: Teaching Assistant full/part-time Reprographics Assistant part-time Join our friendly and professional support teams, apply now https://t.co/IzhoMPETY6 https://t.co/J8OJI7KHqL

23/05/22

🎸New lunch club 🎸 are excited to announce the introduction of SJL Guitar Group, for students in Years 7 - 9 For details of all the lunchtime co-curricular activities head to our website https://t.co/aBxfwKwsni https://t.co/eHJoWAAbQ1

23/05/22

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Best of luck to all the students out on work experience this week. It can be daunting at first to go out on work experience but it's amazing for your confidence, skills and CV and we hope you have a brilliant time. https://t.co/a6KRvFfeq2

23/05/22

Good luck to our Year 12 students who are out on work placements this week. The Year 12 team look forward to catching up with you and your employers during the course of the week

23/05/22

Thought for the Week: manners. Having manners means treating other people with courtesy and politeness, and showing correct public behaviour. https://t.co/Zb8khUXnni

22/05/22

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It's next week! Is there a teacher or support staff you want to personally thank? You can even do it anonymously if you're feeling shy 😊 Here's how to send a message: https://t.co/V6I2roHTkb

20/05/22

This week's newsletter is out today... https://t.co/6mkorMErvi https://t.co/QSLWrvea0Y

19/05/22

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Farewell to these A level drama lovelies whose bright futures are inevitable#theatreinschools https://t.co/vwTmJkAA2Q

19/05/22

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Well done to year 11 Drama students for being in fine form this afternoon for their drama exam#dramainschools https://t.co/i1jDgn7JTP

19/05/22

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Thanks to the staff for their support of plant sale. We sold out! Every single plant was raised from seed and tended by the students. Well done everyone! https://t.co/xW5IoDMC3D

19/05/22

Year 13 “There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.” Gandhi https://t.co/qqD3cZxHWA

19/05/22

Year 13 your ceremony awaits https://t.co/lAK7WGfJZB

19/05/22

A few helpful hints from ahead of tomorrow's GCSE mathematics paper. https://t.co/PG20DDIClY

19/05/22

Beautiful! https://t.co/OVgc54WbbX

19/05/22

Year 13 Leavers' Ceremony today 2.30pm. Pleas arrive from 2.15pm Good luck Year 13 - behind you are your memories, before you are your dreams https://t.co/bfPcAndcOH

18/05/22

Congratulations to the entire team on their tremendous hardwork and dedication, entwining sustainability and sport https://t.co/ceLNwYbe9I

18/05/22

The Watford Football Club’s Premier League Enterprise Programme winners are all ready for the audience with Richard Masters, CEO Premier League and Nigel Huddleston MP Under Secretary of State for Sport https://t.co/90MkZmtnRC

18/05/22

This Wellbeing Wednesday we take a look at some more revisions tips. Remember the full public examination timetables can be found on the school website https://t.co/bx3Twd5hz4 https://t.co/tzDlgFWrPC

18/05/22

Retweeted From JustTalkHerts

Are you a parent/carer of a young person preparing for exams? For helpful advice about how to support teenagers during exam periods, our website can signpost you to the right support: https://t.co/fol7lQJXJv https://t.co/xC8YIjUlGp

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Physical Education

About the Faculty

Physical Education, physical recreation and sport plays a central role in the life of Sir John Lawes School.

Our dedicated team of 6 experienced professionals ensures that there are opportunities for all students to gain an understanding of the importance of leading a healthy and active lifestyle and more importantly to find an enjoyable way in which to do so.

Through our broad and balanced curriculum and our extensive programme of extra-curricular physical recreation and sport we seek to provide pathways for all students to develop their interest and enjoyment of physical activity and to strive for excellence, both sporting and academic as they progress through SJL.

Curriculum Intent Statement

Our goal is provide all our students with enjoyable experiences that will motivate them to regularly engage in physical activities for the rest of their lives.

Based upon the whole school ethos of Achievement, Care and Excellence we aim to deliver a comprehensive PE programme that provides opportunities to fulfil all of the A.C.E qualities that guide and ensure effective personal development and welfare at SJL.

Key Stage 3 Curriculum

Learning in Key Stage 3 core PE is wholly a practical activity and engages students in an enjoyable process designed to make them aware of the potential of their physical abilities. Through a range of games, gymnastic, athletic, fitness and dance activities students learn to work independently and as part of a team. Students are taught to identify their strengths and weaknesses and their likes and dislikes in terms of sports and physical activity so that they can make more informed choices about what they like to participate in at Key Stage 4 and of course outside of school.

In Year 7 students have two lessons per week and are taught in mixed gender groups for most activities. These are also mixed ability groups.

In Year 8 students have three lessons per week and continue to be taught in mixed gender groups for most activities but are now taught in ability based groups.

In Year 9 students have two lessons per week and continue to be taught in mixed gender groups for most activities and continue to be taught in ability based groups.

In this core component of the KS3 curriculum activities are delivered to allow students to:

  • use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in direct competition through team and individual games
  • develop their technique and improve their performance in gymnastics, trampolining and athletics
  • perform dances using advanced dance techniques within a range of dance styles and forms
  • take part in activities which present intellectual and physical challenges encouraging teamwork, trust and problem solving
  • to achieve their personal best
  • to make links with local community sports clubs.

Year 9 students are also able to take an optional two lessons per week through our enrichment pathway which is designed to give them an insight into some of the topics covered in GCSE PE allowing them to make a considered choice at the end of Year 9 when selecting their GCSE courses. Topics include:

  • Components of Fitness, Fitness Testing, Methods of Training, Skill Analysis, Participation Patterns and Local Provision.

KS3 Curriculum Map

Key Stage 4 Curriculum

Learning in Key Stage 4 PE slowly introduces more student choice and student leadership opportunities as well as offering an academic qualification pathway. Although we continue to work closely with our students to develop their physical attributes and their understanding of health and fitness, they begin to make some choices about the nature of the activities they want to participate in. The pathways available are designed to help students find appropriate exit routes into community activities that they can follow outside of school.

In Year 10 students have one double lesson per week and continue to be taught in mixed gender groups for most activities and continue to be taught in ability based groups.

In Year 11 students have one double lesson per week and they make activity choices on a four week cycle – groupings vary between mixed and single gender and are all mixed ability.

In this core component of the KS4 curriculum activities are delivered to allow students to continue making progress against the following strands:

  • use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in direct competition through team and individual games
  • develop their technique and improve their performance in gymnastics, trampolining and athletics
  • perform dances using advanced dance techniques within a range of dance styles and forms
  • take part in activities which present intellectual and physical challenges encouraging teamwork, trust and problem solving
  • to achieve their personal best
  • to make links with local community sports clubs.

At the start of Year 10 students also have the opportunity to take a GCSE qualification in Physical Education (OCR) if they so desire.

Students selecting to undertake the GCSE course will study the following programme:

  • Applied anatomy and physiology and physical training 30%
  • Socio-cultural influences Sports psychology Health, fitness and well-being 30%
  • Practical activity assessment Analysing and Evaluating Performance (AEP) 40%

Key Stage 5 Curriculum

Board: AQA (7582)

Learning in Key Stage 5 continues to provide both physical recreation activities through Year 12 core PE and higher level academic development via the AQA PE and Sport A Level course.

Year 12 students have one double lesson that involves a choice of activities both on and off site at various times of the year. Students are encouraged and supported in making their own decisions about which activities and which local provision to access during their core PE time.

Students selecting to undertake the A Level course will study the following programme:

Course content

Sport and Physical Education is designed to develop knowledge and understanding of the factors influencing performance in a variety of activities and how performance may be improved through analysis, training and practice. Students study how the body and mind work in Physiology, Biomechanics and Psychology. They look at how sport has developed through history and the influence of social and cultural factors on participation in physical activity as well as the ever changing impact of technology in sport. Every opportunity is taken to put theory into practice and students will be involved in practical experiments and demonstrations.

Assessment

The theory content of the course is 70% and is assessed through two written examinations at the end of the two year course. Coursework makes up 30% of the course and students to submit one activity as a performer or coach/leader and to complete an Analysis of Performance document for that activity.

Extended Curriculum

Our extensive programme of extra-curricular activities is designed to provide opportunities for engagement for all students through lunchtime, afterschool clubs and Saturday morning fixtures. Within these, students of all abilities are encouraged to participate primarily for enjoyment but also to stretch and challenge themselves. Those wishing to develop their involvement in competitive sport are provided with numerous opportunities to do so through National, County and District competitions in; Football; Rugby; Hockey; Netball; Basketball; Badminton; Cross Country; Athletics; Tennis; Cricket; Rounders, Table Tennis, Golf, Trampolining and Gymnastics as well as a range of sports through the School Games programme.

Additionally, the school year is awash with sporting events but some of the highlights are the annual Gym and Dance Display, the biennial Sports tour to Holland, Sports Day and the Sports Awards Evening.

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