Year 7 Physical Education 

Physical Education
Topic  Sports Hall Athletics 
No of lessons  6-8
When is it happening  Term1 Year 7
What will students learn Students must develop their understanding of various athletic events and the type of skill related fitness required to succeed in them. They must develop this through testing their skill related fitness: agility (illinois agility test); balance (stork stand); coordination (hand wall toss); speed (30m sprint); reaction time (ruler drop) and power (standing broad jump) and participation in various sports hall athletics track and field event as per the competition format. 
Key Knowledge that students should know at the end of 'Topic' This is the knowledge that students will meet for the first time in this topic  The six skill related fitness components (agility, balance, coordination, reaction time, power, speed), appropriate tests for these components.  Protocols when conducting the tests.  Techniques in each athletic event to be successful e.g. the importance of arms, legs and head during sprint technique.  Strategies to apply to overcome an opponent e.g. downward/upward sweep during relay changeover.  How to start a track event. Rules of each event.  How an event is timed/measured.
This is knowledge that students may have met before but will need to deepen their understanding  Students will have knowledge of the impact of fitness on performance, knowledge of how to conduct fitness tests and record results, analyse results against national norms, evaluate own fitness, experience of athletics competitions in primary school and watching larger sporting events such as Olympics/Commonwealth Games.
Key Skills that students should be able to demonstrate at the end of 'Topic' This is the skills  that students will meet for the first time in this topic To carry out skill related fitness tests following the correct protocols, practice techniques/strategies required for a variety of sports hall athletics events (2lap/4 width race, long jump, triple jump, vertical jump, speed bounce, shotput, relay, hurdle relay, paarlauf), compete in various indoor track/field events following the correct rules.
This is skills that students may have met before but will need to develop  Carrying out a fitness test to the correct protocols, accurately record fitness tests using the correct units, running style technique and developing techniques of events they may already have had experience of e.g. the speed bounce.
Key vocabulary that students should know and understand Agility, generate, paarlauf, exert, personal best, speed endurance (4 lap/8 width race), stimulus, air resistance, acceleration, gravity 
The Big Question  Does good skill related fitness affect performance in Sports Hall Athletics events?


 Key questions that students should be able to answer at the end of the 'Topic'

What is a skill?
How is speed generated through the sprint technique?
Why is agility and reaction time important during the relay?
Which two elements are needed to produce power?
What is a biathlon/tri/quad/pent etc?
Which is more important:  coordination or  power when throwing the shot put?
Which strategy is best for you and your partner when competing in the paarlauf?