Monday, 31 July 2017

1101PEA - Sepak Takraw

  • Explain the physical activity you participated in.
The physical activity I participated is called Sepak Takraw("twine and kick") it is a game that origins from south east Asia. You could say it is a mix between football/soccer and volleyball because you play it in a volleyball type court with a net that is almost exactly the same. The rule to the game though are like football/soccer because you are only aloud to use your head,torso and feet. The objective is the same as volleyball you have to make it touch the ground on the opposing teams side.


  • What level of effort and engagement were you participating at during today's physical activity ? why ?
My level of effort and engagement for this physical activity was an achieved.
Marking criteria :
  1. I was organised and prepared for the lesson because I brought the correct gear. 
  2. I demonstrated skills related to the activity from using football skills to hit the ball to the other side.
  3. I was actively involved in the task by playing for the whole lesson.
  • What were three factors that influenced your participation?
(Competition +) Competition positively influenced me because it was slightly competitive because we were all versing each other.
(Skill level -) Skill level negatively influenced me because Sepak takraw is a game that requires a lot of agility and high weird looking jumps.   
(Challenge +) Challenge positively influenced me because I like a challenge sometimes even when it's a game that I've never played or heard of and plus was like playing football and volleyball at the same time.

  • How could you increase your (or your peer's) participation in this activity in the future ?
I could encourage my peers to stay focused on the activity and to try their best at successfully passing the ball from side to side.  

Projectile motion_1101PEA

What is projectile motion ?

Projectile motion is the motion that is made by a projectile that is propelled by a projector of sorts which is usually things such as sports balls, bullets, arrows,people,planes/helicopters and any other object that is either thrown or propelled into the air and has a flight path.

What are the three parts of projectile motion ?

Height of release - for things like sports(shot put) the height of an athlete can effect the projectile motion of the shot put. For example if two athletes were to throw a shot put at the same height, angle and speed but one was much taller than the other the taller athlete's shot put would travel a longer distance

Angle of release - The angle of release is also in-cooperated into projectile motion because for shot put if an athlete through a shot put at two high of an angle (for example 45 degrees) the shot put would not go it's full potential of distance. The recommended angle of release for a shot putter is in between 31 - 38 degrees because at this angle the shot put has the potential to go it's maximum distance with also the right amount of height and speed.  

Speed of release - The speed of release is also important because for a sport like badminton the speed of release must be much lower to sports such as volleyball because the projectile (shuttlecock) is much lighter than any other projectile used in sport. But the speed of release is important because even for badminton you need to make sure you use the right amount of speed for every hit to find a way to score.

Explain the activity this morning relating to projectile motion.

The activity we did this morning was that our teacher gave us a rubber band and a piece of paper and told us to try propel the piece of paper using the rubber band and that we could screw up, rip up and fold the paper any way we wanted to and try get the paper as far across the room as possible. But most of us didn't succeed in doing it the right way by tilting it up to change the angle of release and to change the height of release as well as the speed of release.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

11PE :1.1 Reflections - Zumba

  • Explain the physical activity you participated in. 
The physical activity my class and I participated in was Zumba which is a dancing fitness programme. In this activity you watch a video of a Zumba instructor dancing to music which then you must follow their moves though out the song for an over all work out that involves both music and dancing.

  • What level of effort and engagement were you participating at during today's physical activity? Why? (grade your self NA, A, M and refer to marking criteria)  
(Early on in today's physical lesson I would had graded my effort and engagement a NA for not participating at all). But my level of effort and engagement by the end of the lesson I would mark myself a A for participating and trying(marking criteria - Being organised and prepared for the activity, Being actively involved in the task and Attempting to improve my level of performance.

  • What were three factors that influenced your participation? 
(choose from the list below, and put a + or - beside the three factors to show whether it positively or negatively influenced your participation).

  • Explain how these factors affected your participation (with specific examples)
1.  (Challenge - ) Challenge negatively influenced my participation because it was a bit of a challenge to follow the dance moves of the instructors on each of the videos.

2. (Skill - ) Skill negatively influenced my participation because I don't have much skill when it comes to things like dancing and i'm sure many of my other class mates would agree that they don't either.

3. (Equipment + ) Equipment positively influenced my participation because I remembered to bring my P.E gear and it was appropriate to the activity we were participating at.

  • How could you increase your (or your peers) participation in this activity
I could have been involved from the start and encouraged my peers to join in as well and realised that even though it would have meant me stepping out of my comfort zone if everyone else was doing it it wouldn't matter.

1101PEA: The 3 classes of levers

The 3 parts of levers :

  • Fulcrum - The fulcrum is the pivot point of each lever. (Triangle)
  • Effort - The effort is the part of the lever that uses the pressure or pivot applied to it from either the fulcrum or an external force to move the load. (Rectangle) 
  • Load - The load is last part of the lever that is moved from the fulcrum and effort. It is also the resistance of each of the other lever parts. (Square)

Classes of levers :

3rd class
  1. Seesaw
  2. Wheel barrow
  3. Arm