Sports for Fun

Intent:

The sports for fun curriculum option at Fosse Way has been designed to provide each student with confidence in their physical skills, so enabling them to participate in a range of leisure activities in the wider world.

Students develop their communication skills within the sports context alongside their individual and team talents, including leadership, negotiation and resilience.

Each student is treated as an individual, where class teams and paired groupings allow for freedom of choice in activities, personal improvement and challenge alongside tasters of new activities.

Progression is ensured in a fun, relaxed environment which, whenever possible, maximizes access to the outdoors in school, and is enriched by activities accessed within the wider community.

The focus is fun and enjoyment.

Implementation:

The sports curriculum encourages students to participate in individual activities such as cycling, as well as in team games such as football and basketball, bowling and table tennis.

Students develop their techniques, such as throwing and catching, and improve their performance in competitive sports and physical activities.

Understanding tactics of the game and how scoring works contribute to self -improvement and present intellectual challenges which encourage pupils to problem solve in real time.

Students evaluate their performances compared to previous ones and improve across a range of physical activities – to achieve their personal best.

Impact:

The sports for fun option contributes to the health and fitness of students.

Sports encourages tolerance and respect for others.

It affords the opportunity to work with a wider range of students and staff.

For some students sports for fun is the highlight of their week.

Careers:

At Fosse Way, we know that the sports curriculum contributes to the skills students need to be successful in many careers.

The teaching of skills linked to physical fitness, independence, target setting, resilience, problem solving and team work are important in employment.

The students are provided with the opportunity to explore a wide range of sports and possible job roles.