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Physical Education

Year 8 Physical Education

In Year 8 the pupils will build on previous learning from Year 7. There will be added skills and rules in the different game in rugby and football for the U13 age group. Pitch sizes and the number of players increase in both sports. 

The pupils will look at different aspects during physical education lessons which will give them a wider range of core skills from differing activities.

Enrichment

Basketball, Trampolining, Volleyball

Facilities

We have 3 specific areas for teaching physical education and games.

Playing fields - 7 acres of fields, an astro surface tennis court and  a pavilion with changing facilities and an area for match teas

Sports Hall - New facility, which will give the pupils opportunities to experience different activities

Swimming Pool - 18m indoor swimming pool with changing facilities 

Autumn Term

Rugby - 13 aside

Tackling
Rucking
Mauling
Passing
Gameplay

6 players in a fully contested scrum (all players must be confident and competent) 
No limit on numbers contesting for the ball including in the maul and ruck 
Sin Bin: 5 minutes

Fixtures for all pupils against local schools where safe to do so

Block 1 - Table Tennis

Backhand and Forehand shots including push, drive, Lob and smash
Serving 
Gameplay 

Block 2 - Handball

Dribbling
Passing
Defensive shape
Gameplay

Block 3 - Futsal

Controlling the ball
Passing
Shooting
Attack and defence structure

Block 4 - Badminton

Overhead clear 
Smash
Drop shots
Serve 
Gameplay including doubles     

Swimming

Front crawl - 
Arm action
Leg kick
Breathing 
Starts and turns 

Breastroke - 
Arm action
Leg kick
Breathing 
Starts and turns 

Backstroke - 
Arm action
Leg kick
Breathing 
Starts and turns

 

Spring Term

Football - 11 aside

Defend as a team 
Passing
Dribbling
Finishing

Summer Term

Cricket - Hardball 

Batting front foot
Batting back foot
Fielding
Bowling line and length

Athletics

Sprinting
Middle distance
Throws 
Jumps 

Fixtures for all pupils against local schools that wish to play

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ADMISSIONS TO THORPE HOUSE SCHOOL

We continue to invite parents to come and visit Thorpe House School whilst we operate a phased return for our pupils. Our Admissions team is available to answer any questions you may have about joining the school and the Headmaster would be delighted to give you a tour of the site. Please contact our Registrar on [email protected] to arrange a chat or visit.