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Disclaimer - New National Curriculum

The current national curriculum programmes of study for PE at key stages 1 and 2 have been disapplied with effect from 1 September 2013 and are no longer statutory. This means that schools are free to develop their own curriculums for PE that best meet the needs of their pupils, in preparation for the introduction of the new national curriculum from September 2014

PE remains a compulsory national curriculum subject at all 4 key stages. New statutory programmes of study will be introduced from September 2014. For more information visit the DfE website:

Please note: The information on this page was originally put together to support the old QCA schemes of work for PE. Teachers may find some of the links to resources still useful but the units of work no longer apply and you should independently verify the accuracy of the information yourself before placing any reliance upon it.

 

 

 

 

Athletics

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Unit 1

Athletic activities

 

 

Children explore running, jumping and throwing activities. Experiment with different ways of travelling, throwing and jumping, increasing their awareness of speed and distance.

Here is the government UKSport web site. Latest news and views on all sports.

Unit 2

Athletic activities

 

 

Concentrate on developing good basic running, jumping and throwing techniques. Set different challenges for distance and time. Combine skills learnt.

Here is an article that describes how to improve running skills.

Unit 3

Athletic activities

 

 

Focus on developing technical understanding of athletic activity. Set own targets and improve own performance.

This is the Web Site for UK Athletics - The National Governing Body for the sport of athletics in the UK.

Games

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Teaching activity

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Unit 1

Games activities

 

Children develop basic game-playing skills, in particular throwing and catching. Play games based on net games and striking and fielding games. Play one on one, one on two, one on three.

Key Stage one motor skills activities that could be used as part of a lesson.

Key stage one lesson plans and ideas - free registration

Unit 2

Games activities

 

Children will improve their basic skills. Play games that require simple decisions on using space to avoid opponents, keep ball and score points.

PE central is a large web site full of activities for classes. It is also great for teachers to use for personal development with ideas for classroom management and research reports to name but two.

A series of ideas for lessons and warm ups.

Link unit

Games activities

 

Focus on basic principles of attack or defence. Plan strategies for games. Improve skills in three different games areas(invasion, net/wall, strike/field)

This is the PE Associations web site. A useful site for policy documents.

Unit 1

Invasion games

 

Children learn to outwit opponents and score. Develop skills in finding and using space. Use basic court set-up but a variety of equipment.

Here is a link to the official FA Web site.

Unit 2

Invasion games

 

Learn simple attacking tactics using a range of equipment and skills. Begin to organise defence. Start with uneven sided games move to even sided.

Here is a link to the official RFU Web site.

Unit 3

Invasion games

 

Develop skilful attacking and team play. Explore a range of ways to defend.

A mixture of games and ideas mostly Invasion games.

Unit 4

Invasion games

Children improve their defending and attacking play. Play even sided mini versions of invasion games.

 

Unit 1

Striking and fielding games

Learn to hit or strike a ball into spaces. When fielding, learn to work as a team.

Some warm up activities to use before a lesson.

Lesson plans that could be taught to compliment a scheme that is currently used.

Unit 2

Striking and fielding games

Develop skills and understanding of the games. Play different roles within the team.

Access to the latest information in the cricket world through Channel 4's Web Site.

The Official ECB Web Site.

Unit 1

Net/wall games

Develop skills for net/wall games. Learn to direct the ball into the target area and away from opponents.

The Official UK Lawn Tennis Associations web site.

Unit 2

Net/wall games

Develop skills when playing games using rackets. Learn specific skills for games such as short tennis.

An In depth look at the skills of tennis in 8 steps.

Gymnastics

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Unit 1

Gymnastics activities

Children investigate movement, stillness and using space safely. Use basic gymnastic actions on the floor and on apparatus. Short movement phrases eg two rolls, two jumps.

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Here are some simple lessons that could be used to compliment a gymnastics lesson.

Unit 2

Gymnastics activities

Children Increase their range of basic gymnastic skills. Create simple 'unlike' sequences on the floor and then transfer onto apparatus.

Bottom of this Web page has very good demonstration techniques for gymnastics.

Unit 3

Gymnastics activities

Using floor and apparatus create and perform a sequence of contrasting actions. Show extension when balancing and flow when transferring weight. Children improve the quality of their movement.

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Here is a site that has optical illusions that could be used as a starting point for a dance lesson. These pictures could also be used with other year groups.

Unit 4

Gymnastics activities

Children create sequences that include changes of level and speed. Focus on body shapes with partner or small groups.

Lesson activities with video clip examples.

Unit 5

Gymnastics activities

Children create longer sequences to perform for an audience. They learn a wider range of actions and explore more difficult ways to perform.

A series of ideas for lessons.

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This is an equipment layout worksheet that could be used as part of a lesson.

Unit 6

Gymnastics activities

Children use knowledge of compositional principles to develop sequences that show an awareness of their audience.

Here is a site with some advice on a variety of gymnastic skills.

Link unit

Gymnastics activities

Work on relationships between performers and timing in small group sequences. Use music and choose apparatus and layout.

This is the Official British Gymnastics Web Site.

Outdoor

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Teaching activity

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Unit 1

Outdoor and adventurous activities

Children take part in simple orientation activities. Solve problems and physical challenges on their own or in small groups.

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Unit 2

Outdoor and adventurous activities

Children learn to read different types of map and symbol trails. They take part in trust and communication activities.

Unit 3

Outdoor and adventurous activities

 

 

Develop orienteering skills and problem solving skills. Building trust and working as a team.

This is a link to The Official British Orienteering Web Site. Here there is information on forthcoming events, links to all the local clubs as well as contact addresses.

Swimming

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Teaching activity

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Unit 1

Swimming activities and water safety

Children enjoy being in the water. Learn to keep afloat and move in the water. Meet challenges and breath whilst swimming.

This is a list of the swimming pools in Hertfordshire.

Unit 2

Swimming activities and water safety

Focus on swimming more fluently. Improving swimming strokes and learning personal survival techniques.

This is the Official British Swimming Web Site.

General Links

 

AfPE and ASA Promote School Swimming

Save School Swimming, Save Lives

Health & Safety

General

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Start to Move:
Developing Physical Literacy

FREE Programme

http://www.afpe.org.uk/images/stories/Bupa_STM_composite_logo_small.jpgThe Youth Sport Trust has been working with Bupa to develop a revolutionary approach to teaching PE to 4-7 year olds.

Start to Move: Developing Physical Literacy aims to provide teachers with greater knowledge and confidence in how best to deliver PE in a fun and engaging way.

 

From September 2011 to December 2011, over 300 primary school teachers took part in the free Start to Move pilot and received training on how to use this new curriculum approach to develop their children’s fundamental movement skills - locomotion, stability and object control.

 

Teachers are encouraged to build their understanding of how young children learn to move and to build on the skills the children have, rather than focusing on teaching adult sports before children have the skills to participate.

The programme is free to all primary schools and starts with a day of training delivered by experienced national trainers. Support is then provided on an ongoing basis from local educational specialists.

Visit the Youth Sport Trust site for more information:

Register Online:

If you would like to get involved with the free programme, you can sign up now: Email: primarypesupport@youthsporttrust.org   

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