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02/07/22

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Flowers, flowers, flowers 💐 🌺 🌸 https://t.co/nXrHuOwRJs

02/07/22

Congratulations - we’re very proud of you all! https://t.co/geYdkcPKKh

02/07/22

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Congratulations to all of the teachers and leaders gaining Chartered Status today. A fantastic achievement! https://t.co/Qc4rYzO7cu

02/07/22

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A huge congratulations to each and every one of our Chartered Status graduates today! 🎓 🎉 Find out more about becoming Chartered, and the path that's right for you: https://t.co/Ay6h9dH3Mw https://t.co/BcqCIasTmX

02/07/22

Congratulations and have a wonderful day all! https://t.co/qmKtoApmwt

01/07/22

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Yr 7 Cricket team are through to the District Cup Final. After posting 176-4 they bowled KWS out for 101 from 19.4 overs. The final takes place on Wednesday 🏏 https://t.co/ykPh0JJLzP

01/07/22

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The judging is over and the winners of Mrs Dholakia’s “Create Your Form Tutor” competition are … 7H, 9A and 10R! Ms Robins and Mr Newbery were very impressed with all the entries. Prizes coming soon! https://t.co/538EJ3ysxA

01/07/22

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Year 12 Geographers are investigating river processes at Batford Springs today. https://t.co/c8akOCBhSO

01/07/22

Year 9 engaging with a powerful performance of Chelsea’s Story this morning as part of their Life Skills education. An important part of our work to deliver the C for Care in our ACE https://t.co/ge3FUIxO8n

01/07/22

This week's newsletter is out today... https://t.co/Qh6Dn31xJk https://t.co/zOPGNR5H8B

30/06/22

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Our display is up! What will you read this summer? 🌻📚 https://t.co/T6iGcQXdbG

30/06/22

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We learnt about garlic scapes today and how we can eat the flowering stem. Then we got busy watering, weeding as well as transplanting herb seedlings for food technology to use in September. https://t.co/0RAwQPPJJh

30/06/22

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Yr7 Cricket District Cup semi final v tomorrow Friday 1st July 2pm start.

30/06/22

Lost property: lost property is currently on display in the school canteen. Any lost property unclaimed before end of term will be donated/disposed of. Please ensure student property is *named* so it can be returned to its rightful owner. https://t.co/8VqItAEbwK

30/06/22

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The 2022 SJL Bronze Award launch presentation and enrolment form can now be found on the school website https://t.co/ZUexxrssUP https://t.co/tHq4zaka45

30/06/22

Lilac Class producing some spectacular prints in their art lesson this morning. The children once again so well behaved and thoroughly enjoying their sessions. https://t.co/b5D3EPMboS

30/06/22

Great to be working with yr3 students in Technology again this week. Mr James demonstrating the 3D Printers. https://t.co/NTIN6ZDHRp

30/06/22

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It was a lovely to see so many people tonight at the launch! EduLink email with the presentation & application form to be sent out ASAP. Please bring completed forms to reception. https://t.co/cmi6DCX8Vm

29/06/22

It was great to see so many Yr9 students and parents at the DofE launch evening tonight. Personal Development is a key part of the SJL ACE. https://t.co/eycCz487QS

29/06/22

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They really enjoyed establishing where the best place on the school site would be to put a new bench, based on the microclimate and the environmental quality of each site. Looking forward to seeing their results next week! https://t.co/aLnqKdOjPi

29/06/22

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Yr8 cricket team lost an exciting game against St George’s in the district cup. We have the makings of a really good team who will challenge for a trophy next year.

29/06/22

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Yr7 cricket team reach district semi final by beating Sandringham in a close game. Capt Benji leading the way with his first 50 for SJL ending not out 60. KWS await on Friday in what should be an exciting game. https://t.co/fOdmQiUls2

29/06/22

Yr 7 taking part in a Microclimate Investigation as part of their Yr7 Geography lessons https://t.co/TuEYsrZizO

28/06/22

Delighted to welcome parents to our Year 6 Induction evening. Mr Newbery and the pastoral team address them from the stage about the ACE and the many opportunities open to our new students! https://t.co/vtJX4ZOhDt

28/06/22

We have thoroughly enjoyed having join us to take part in lessons with . We cannot wait to welcome you back. https://t.co/xgtiYVKoqQ

28/06/22

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Students in Years 7, 8 and 9 have been hard at work this lunchtime, examining evidence and attempting to solve our 'One of SJL is Lying' murder mystery. It's inspired by our most popular book this year - One of Us is Lying by 🕵️🔎 https://t.co/um1ojNLYDO

28/06/22

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We are extremely pleased to tell you that SJL are launching the Duke of Edinburgh's Bronze Award to students in Year 9 for completion in Year 10. Come along to our Parents' Information evening Wednesday 29 June, 6pm to find out more https://t.co/ZVMRhpsU9u https://t.co/k1iFg6FBAU

28/06/22

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Our Parliamentary Action Day last week was very successful and empowering to our incredible Campaign Champions. Thank you for your time, the in-depth discussion and the support you continue to show. https://t.co/23YqUbNm7E

28/06/22

Year 6 parents an email is coming out this afternoon, via Operoo, containing important information for tonight’s Parents’ Induction Evening and also including Form Group allocations for September. Please check spam folders. https://t.co/MvK1pLnVNN

28/06/22

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It was inspiring to meet with Campaigners last week in Parliament. They are campaigning to support the worlds teachers and ensure everyone around the world has access to education. https://t.co/15O50H7OeK

28/06/22

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It's that time of year again - Wimbledon fortnight! Here are some of our book titles to get into the spirit of the Championships. https://t.co/CZnADUy9Cf

28/06/22

We look forward to welcoming Year 6 parent/carers this evening at 7pm to our Induction Evening. Reminder students are not expected to attend. https://t.co/c3GAVsiRlL

27/06/22

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Yr7 & Yr8 cricket tomorrow. Games are ON. Yr7 home v Sandringham 2pm. Yr8 away v St George’s 2pm start.

27/06/22

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Best of luck to the Students out on work experience this week, we hope you have a really interesting week! https://t.co/1lBlGFw3zu

27/06/22

Thought for the Week: the power of our words. Be careful what you say. You can say something hurtful in ten seconds, but ten years later, the wounds are still there." Joel Osteen https://t.co/SLS1K8X5Rr

25/06/22

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Thanks to all who came to our 300th Anniversary Concert . Delighted that and joined us. Big thanks to pupils from local schools for your amazing performances! https://t.co/KTNXUGdltQ

24/06/22

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The big houseplant takeover continued this week with Year 9 students learning how to divide, take cuttings and repot plants. We had expert help from our houseplant champion, Josie Lloyd, also in Year 9. https://t.co/hxU5Vd5Bq2

24/06/22

Term date reminder: school will be closed to students Monday 27 June 2022 https://t.co/n4Mizj1wdM https://t.co/dUn2WxJP03

24/06/22

This week's newsletter is out today... https://t.co/Qh6Dn3j8AS https://t.co/MpWk9bDLx8

23/06/22

Retweeted From Sir John Lawes Music

Congratulations to SJL yr7&8 choir and all involved in the James Marshall Foundation 300th Anniversary celebration concert! https://t.co/BcSmYWXY23

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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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