PE Key Stage 3 | Rainhill High School

PE Key Stage 3

At Key Stage 3 we focus on participation, breadth of study and most importantly enjoyment. At Key Stage 3 we start building the block for lifelong participation by promoting the social, mental and physical benefits of exercise and by exposing our pupils to a wide range of physical disciplines. Pupils will follow a carousel of activaties that will take them through a variety of games sport, a full athletics programme, gymnastics activities and outdoor and adventurous pursuits. The intorudction of key theory elements will start at Key Stage 3 allowing pupils to understand the world of sport and exercise in greater depth. These will centre around the musculoskeletal system, warm-up and cool down, components of fitness and fitness testing, training methods and characteristics of skill.

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Reading for Pleasure

Book TitlePublishing InformationWhat's it about?
Marcus Rashford – You are a ChampionWritten with journalist Carl Anka, You Are a Champion is packed full of stories from Marcus’s own life, brilliant advice and top-tips from performance psychologist Katie Warriner. It will show you how to be the very BEST that you can be.
Be Amazing – The Inspiring Guide to being your own championAs a boy, Chris Hoy never would have believed that he could have achieved his dream of becoming an Olympic Champion. In his first motivational book for children, he shares everything he has learned on his journey to help inspire kids to fulfil their potential and be the best they can be.
Women in Sport – 50 fearless females who played to winWomen in Sport celebrates the success of the tough, bold and fearless women who paved the way for today's athletes. The sportswomen featured include well-known figures like tennis player Serena Williams and broadcaster Clare Balding, as well as lesser-known pioneers like Gertrude Ederle, the first woman to swim the English Channel, and Keiko Fukuda, the highest-ranked female judoka in history.
Do Goalkeepers wear Tiara’s“My name is Megan Fawcett and this is the story of how I set up the best football team in the world. Get ready for kick-off!” Nine-year-old Megan Fawcett loves football and is desperate to be on her school team. She tries everything to get the coach to notice her (even wearing a tiara!), but nothing seems to do the trick. Then Megan has her big brainwave: she could start her own team. An all-girls team! Now she just needs a pitch, a coach – oh, and ten other players… This is the first in a series of fun, topical early readers; join the Girls FC as they take the world by storm!
Gordons Game: Blue ThunderGordon D'Arcy - the only kid at school with a Six Nations medal hidden under his pillow! Though helping Ireland to win the Grand Slam feels like it was just a dream. Now, he's been given a brand new challenge - the chance to play for Leinster. After learning so many lessons playing for Ireland - including how to make a complete eejit of himself in front of millions of people - fitting in at Leinster should be a breeze. Right?!
GhostRunning. That's all Ghost (real name Castle Cranshaw) has ever known. But Ghost has been running for the wrong reasons -until he meets Coach, an ex-Olympic Medallist who sees something in Ghost: crazy natural talent. If Ghost can stay on track, literally and figuratively, he could be the best sprinter in the city.


We encourage all of our pupils to engage in enrichment and extra curricular activities in school. We are currently offering the following enrichment in KS3 but for up to date information, please consult the latest edition of the Parent Newsletter.

Club or ActivityWhen & WhereWho can I ask for more information?
Year 7 Boys FootballMonday - AstroMr Rachi
Year 8 Boys FootballMonday - AstroMr Wood
Year 9 Boys FootballFriday - AstroMr Wood
Girls FootballWednesday - AstroMiss Sumner
Year 7 NetballWednesday - Sports HallMiss Hunter
Year 8 NetballWednesday - Sports HallMiss Burgess
Year 9 NetballTuesday - Sports HallMiss Hunter
TrampoliningMonday - GymMiss Hunter/Miss Burgess
Girls RugbyMonday - AstroMiss Sumner
‘Reccy’ FootballFriday - AstroMr Rachi/Mr Wood
Year 7 Boys RugbyTuesday - FieldMr Rachi
Year 8 Boys RugbyTuesday - FieldMr Wood
Year 9 and 10 Boys RugbyThursday - FieldMrachi/Mr Wood

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