Year 8 Physical Education

Physical Education 
Topic  Football
No of lessons  6-8
When is it happening  Term 1 Year 8
What will students learn

Students will recap and develop their ability to consistently perform football related skills such as passing, dribbling, shooting and controlling the football. Exploring different techniques with regard to passing, shooting and controlling the ball with different body parts. This might be a lofted or driven pass instead of using the inside of the foot and striking through the ball.  Students will recap and develop the knowledge and understanding of the rules of the game (when the ball is in or out of play/what is or isn't a foul/offside rule/handball and generally developing a deeper more cemented understanding of the rules of the game) Students will further develop their communication, teamwork and leadership skills through a series of different activities.  Students will also develop an understanding for attacking and defensive principles and the importance of different tactics to outwit their opponent. Students will also understand what a defensive or attacking formation may look like.  Students will recap the components of fitness required in football and develop a deeper understanding of when and why this components of fitness would be used in the game.

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  Recap the understanding of the origin of football (more than 2,000 years ago ancient China, Greece and parts of Central America claim to have started the sport; but it was England that transitioned football into the game we know today). Reinforce and retrieve understanding of the health benefits playing football has physically, mentally and socially. Students will elaborate on qualities like team work, problem solving and communication and why they are important. Students will develop and retrieve understanding of the required components of fitness with relation to football and how can they be transferred into other sports. Students will recap and further develop football specific skills such as ball familiarisation and control, passing, dribbling, beating an opponent, shooting and how to implement these skills into a competitive environment. Students will learn new skills such as different ways to strike the ball when passing or shooting and when and where to use these different techniques. Attacking and defensive principles will also be recapped and built upon through analysis on smart tv, then implemented into gameplay to see how well they can outwit an opponent. Students will develop an understanding of why it is important to have good body shape and footwork to allow them to perform on their strongest foot if possible, this will allow them to be more accurate and powerful when passing/shooting and will make it harder for the opposition.
This is knowledge that students may have met before but will need to deepen their understanding  Students will recap and develop knowledge of areas on the pitch and add to their knowledge of rules e.g lines, handball rule, fouling and what a foul can result in, offside, direct/indirect free kicks, throw ins and corners. Ask questions that will promote retrieval and curiosity such as: when might you pass and why, why might you use different types of passes? when might you dribble and why? when might you shoot and why? when might they need to beat an opponent and why? If students cannot retrieve the knowledge physically then they should be able to recite how to perform the skill verbally or know when the skill may be performed. Students will retrieve and build upon knowledge of tactics of keeping possession, formations, defending and attacking strategies. Students will implement attacking and defensive strategies into each lesson but also need to transfer these strategies when participating in other invasion sports such as rugby, hockey and basketball etc. Students will recall and refine their ability to perform sport specific actions such as controlling, passing, dribbling and shooting. Students will further develop their understanding of the components of fitness required and when they are required throughout a game situation. Students will demonstrate and explain when different types of passes/shots might be used depending on scenarios
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 Students will undergo a variety of practices focussing on football skills which will retrieve and develop their ability to perform key skills used in the sport such as passing, ball  control / familiarisation, dribbling/beating an opponent, shooting and implementing these skills into a competitive situation. Students will be involved in isolated practices which will force the skill development and a variety of 2v1, 3v1 and small sided games. This competition will force students to work under pressure and develop their skill to a higher ability whilst cementing their prior knowledge. Students will acquire new knowledge through participating in practices, watching and performing in demonstrations, using task cards and analysing video footage.
This is skills that students may have met before but will need to develop  Students will retrieve and develop skills and techniques of ball control / familiarisation, passing, dribbling, shooting, beating an opponent and implementing attacking and defensive principles in a competitive environment.  
Key vocabulary that students should know and understand Lofted, Driven, Dribble, Control, Awareness, Possession, Accuracy, Agility. Speed, Leadership, Organisation, Communication, Disguise, Body Shape, Endurance, Strategies 
The Big Question  What components of fitness are needed in football and how are these transferable to other sports (hinterland)


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


What are the different techniques used when shooting and why might you use the different techniques?
What are the three stages of a warm-up? Why do we warm up?
When would you pass with the inside of the foot and why? Is it more accurate? Is it used for short or long passing?
What are the teaching points for controlling the ball? What parts of the body can I use to control the ball? When might I use different parts of the body?
What are the teaching points for dribbling the ball? Why is it important to keep your head up and the ball close to your feet?
What are the different ways you can beat an opponent? Discuss skills?
When might you use these skills in a competitive situation?
How can we communicate in football?
What are common strategies for keeping possession of the ball?
What are the different types of pass and when might they be used?
How many muscles can you name that are used in football?
Why do we cool down?