Subject Focus: PE, English and Art

Heart of England School > Year 6 > Subject Focus: PE, English and Art

Art

Welcome to all of you who will be joining us in Year 7. We are very much looking forward to meeting you!

The Art Department at Heart of England is a fun, vibrant, friendly and enthusiastic team. We are all passionate about Art and love helping students to develop their artistic skills and creativity. We aim to provide you with a creative, varied and thought provoking experience.

When you arrive at Heart of England, you will be in mixed ability groups in Art and the teachers will work hard to support your individual needs. We look forward to seeing you face to face and getting to know you and your talents.

Mr McLarnon and the Art Team

English

Welcome to all of you who will be joining us in September!  We are very much looking forward to meeting you.

The English Department at Heart of England is very friendly and enthusiastic! We are all passionate about reading and love to help our students find or develop their own passion for the written word as well as thinking, writing and discussion.  English at secondary school is very different to Literacy at primary school; it is more varied, more creative and more thought provoking.

When you arrive at Heart of England, you will be in mixed ability groups in English in the first instance and thereafter, we propose to set you based on your needs.  Your main priority this summer is to stay well, stay active and stay creative.  We look forward to seeing you face to face and getting to know you and your talents.

Mrs McLarnon and the English Team

Physical Education

Welcome to PE at Heart of England, where we hope you will enjoy your lessons and get involved as much as you can in the clubs we put on offer!

In Year 7 you have two PE lessons every week where you will participate in different activities, typically one indoor lesson and one outdoors. In addition to this you also have an extra lesson every fortnight which is a fitness lesson – make the most of this because it is only for Year 7s!

To fit in with the traditional sporting seasons, we learn and improve in different sports and activities every half term and by the end of the year everyone will have had a go at everything. There is a big range of activities to participate in and whilst you may not enjoy them all, there will be plenty that you will enjoy and these are the ones we encourage you to do further, at lunch or after school.

Across the whole of Year 7 everyone will do football, netball, basketball, rugby, badminton, tennis, gymnastics, dance, fitness, athletics, rounders and cricket. Every lesson will require you to wear your Heart of England PE kit which is the same for everyone…so remember to get it well labelled!

From Year 7 until Year 9 PE is separate for boys and girls s however clubs are open to everyone, and whilst most teams are again single gender there are no boundaries to your participation. All the clubs are free and if we have enough interest Year 7s will have a chance to represent the school in several sports.

In PE we expect all of our students to show and develop the following behaviours:

  • Polite: to everyone, always displaying good manners
  • Respectful: of your peers, teachers, our spaces and the equipment
  • Listen: so you can safely follow instructions and learn well
  • Responsibility: to bring your PE kit every PE lesson
  • Effort: We expect you to try your best

Ms Sykes and the PE Team