Physical Education

At Brook Green we run a vibrant Physical Education department with fantastic facilities. The curriculum is broad and balanced, designed specifically with our students in mind. We offer a wide variety of activities allowing our students the opportunity to “play to their strengths.”

Each activity allows our students to explore ideas and strategies whilst developing their control, co-ordination and precision within both non-competitive and competitive situations. We develop leadership skills through warm ups and student designed sessions allowing our students to develop both their communication and organisational skills.

We further encourage our students to regularly take part in physical activity by running an extracurricular Sports club on a Thursday afternoon and opening the sports hall at both break and lunchtime, providing more supervised activity sessions.

Alongside this we engage in a very competitive Intra-sports program involving 5 tournaments between our House teams (Earth, Wind, Fire and Water) culminating in our end of year sports day, current champions Earth.

In Key Stage 4 we presently run two exam courses. The WJEC (Welsh Joint Examining Committee) Entry Level 2 and 3 Award in Healthy living and Fitness, consisting of three modules in; Team Competitive Activities, Frequent and Regular Physical Activity for Health and Well- Being and Adventurous Activities.

We also run a BTEC course in Sport and Active Leisure. This is an exciting new development designed to give those students interested in the Sport and Leisure industry a chance to gain knowledge, understanding and skills that may be required for employment within that sector.

Both courses allowing our students to gain relevant qualifications and credits toward their chosen career path or further education.

Brook Green has a strong ethos of physical education, positively encouraging every young person to engage regularly in some sort of activity, be it in the sports hall, on the field or in the outdoors.

BTEC Sport Home Learning

Website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/science-ks2-how-do-muscles-and-bones-work/zfgtscw

 

This gives an overview about how the skeletal and muscular systems work.  It is aimed at Year 10 and 11 BTEC Sports’ students.  It links to Unit 11 (1.1) of your coursework.

Website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/zpkq7ty/test

 

This website is a review of knowledge of bones and muscles.  It is aimed at Year 10 and 11 BTEC Sports’ students.  It links to Unit 11 (1.1) of your coursework.

 

Website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwdr6yc/articles/ztg6gdm

 

This website is a video outlining how the heart works.  It is aimed at Year 10 and 11 BTEC Sports’ students.  It links to Unit 11 (1.2) of your coursework.

 

Website: https://www.free-anatomy-quiz.com/heartQs1.html

 

This website is a review of knowledge of the heart.  It is aimed at Year 10 and 11 BTEC Sports’ students.  It links to Unit 11 (2.1) of your coursework.

 

Website: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVU_zANtroE

 

This website is a video outlining how the lungs works.  It is aimed at Year 10 and 11 BTEC Sports’ students.  It links to Unit 11 (2.2) of your coursework.

Other learning activities you could do with your child

 

As BTEC Sports students, you should be trying to maintain a continuous level of fitness, even in the holidays.  Given the current restrictions, I am aware this is more difficult so here are some suggestions. 

Home Circuit

(we will have covered most in PE)

 

(1 minute on each)

  • Star jumps

  • Push ups (box or full)

  • Step ups (use the stairs where possible)

  • Sit ups

  • Skipping (travelling/with or without a rope)

  • High knees (either on the spot or travelling if you have space)

  • Tricep dips (hands on a strep, knuckles facing out and dip from the elbow)

 

If you would like to share your diary of exercise or videos, please feel free to share with me as you usually would on aaherne@bgcfl.org.uk

PE Home Learning

Website: https://www.peplanning.org.uk/peathome.html

 

Different activities for all the family. Just choose one that suits you and go for it.

 

Website: https://www.thebodycoach.com                  

 

 

This is great site for home work outs of all levels of fitness led by Joe Wicks

 

Website: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sX05HHni9Wk          

 

Mad Fit is a great site to watch live at 9.00am every day suitable for all levels of fitness and one for the children to do together.

 

Website: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpQ34afVgk8cRQBjSJ1xuJQ

 

A site designed with more Aerobics style moves

Website:  https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/10-minute-workouts

 

An excellent site again for all abilities with specific work outs for different goals. You could do two work outs in one session if you’re up for it.

Other learning activities you could do with your child

 

A list of exercises you can do at home using your own body weight

  • Squats

  • Lunges/ Jumping lunges

  • Press up / press up on knees

  • Jogging on the spot, high knees

  • Burpees

  • Hill climbers

  • Sit ups/ crunches

  • Plank

  • Side plank

  • Star jumps

  • Tricep dips

  • Spotty Dogs

  • Tuck Jumps

Choose up to 4/5 moves and make up your own mini circuits to do with your family.

Aim for 10 -12 repetitions and try up to 3 rounds.

If you do have any equipment such as Dumb bells for example add them to the work out to increase the intensity and challenge your self

To check for technique, you can visit YouTube where there are plenty of demonstrations.

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