”The leaders of more than 30 top sporting organisations have called on the government to commit more money to improve sport in and outside school. It comes as ministers announce a long-awaited but limited action plan, including pilot trials to offer young people an hour of exercise a day.”

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BBC Children In Need have teamed up with Joe Wicks.  Joe is the new Schools Ambassador and is about to bring back his Schools Tour. To win a school visit from Joe to your schoolsign up for a FREE fundraising kit here: http://bit.ly/JoeWicksCIN

 

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“There is significant evidence to support the critical role of play, sport and physical education in increasing physical and mental health, developing character and life skills, improving cognitive performance, building social connectedness and promoting social mobility.”

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”Schools are poised to be the most influential actors in the fight for recognition of women in sport, encouraging girls to stay involved in sports as they get older and recognising how vital it is for female coaches to be positive, healthy role models.”

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Primary PE lesson plans

Today we are sharing our sample primary PE lesson plans in a new way; to celebrate the start of Wimbledon this week we are sharing 5 tennis lesson plans across the range of year groups.

Year 2 – Send and Return

Send and return is our name for Net/Wall games.  At Key Stage 1 we focus on children developing the fundamental skills to specialise in specific sports.  During ‘send and return’ we explore skills such as tracking a ball in flight, sending an object over a net and using hands and racquets to control objects in flight.  We’ve shared lesson 5 from Unit 1 which introduces the proper way to grip a tennis racquet and fun games to develop racquet control.

Year 3 Tennis Lesson Plan

We’ve made lesson 4 available which covers approaching a ball on the forehand to return.  This can be done using a racquet or simply the hand if the pupil is still developing their hand-eye coordination.

Year 4 Tennis Lesson Plan

We’ve shared Year 4 lesson 5 in which pupils get to work together to attempt to play as a pair.  Pupils are encouraged to use communication skills to work together and to try and improve their play.

Year 5 Tennis Lesson Plan

As our tennis units progress they become more sophisticated looking at the skills needed to perform specific shots.  In Year 5 lesson 2 pupils practise the steps required to complete a volley shot and then work with a partner to apply this skill in a simple activity.

Year 6 Tennis Lesson Plan

By now children should have received a good grounding in the basics of tennis and be looking to use their knowledge to apply more complex tactics in game situations.  Lesson 1 is an Assessment for Learning lesson where pupils are encouraged not only to score points but to work with a partner to defend.

To find out more about Wimbledon visit their website which has all the information on fixtures, players and the all-important weather!!!

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This week has been YST National School Sport Week

National School Sport Week will run from the 24th to 28th June 2019. Last year, this awareness week was a huge success, with schools all over the country taking part.

The first National School Sport Week was in 2008, and since then the initiative has grown with more than 5,000 schools and 1.8 million pupils taking part.

 

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“Almost two thirds of respondents “strongly or tended” to agree that PE should be a core subject in the national curriculum, with 80 per cent agreeing that there should be more opportunities for young people of all ages to be physically active at school.”

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So, I survived the year (hurrah!).  I knew it would be tough, I expected it to wear me down, but with a job secured in my host school and a whole heap of positive memories from my first year ever working in a school, I can’t deny that it was worth it!

What’s been tough?

Teaching up to 90% alongside weekly lesson observations, mentor meetings, constant evaluations, masters’ level assignments, updating individual child profiles and what feels like a daily average of a billion hours of planning.  I said goodbye to my weekends right at the start and often found myself trawling through text books, Ofsted documents and government policies late at night.    Doesn’t everyone enjoy the National Curriculum as bedtime reading?

Without doubt, the hardest part has not been one individual task, but fitting it all in.  In the beginning, planning one lesson took me an eternity.  Even once I was happy with the lesson content I would have seventeen goes tweaking the learning objective.  I’ve made sincere apologies to my social life, fitness regime, bank balance (returning to student-ism, eeek), diet and boyfriend.

What’s made it easier?

Apart from surrounding myself with positive people, remembering the reason why I took this on has been crucial to my endurance.  I wanted to be a teacher for a long time for the love of working with children, helping them to thrive and being part of a constantly varied working environment.  Of course the holidays are pretty peachy too!

Making use of the support around me has been crucial to my success.  Worrying about the standard of PE lessons is something I haven’t done, thanks to using the PE HUB scheme.  Saving me time and stress, it’s been reassuring to know objectives and assessment opportunities are already in place.  I’ve been observed teaching PE on several occasions and feedback has been excellent.  Tutors noted engaging tasks, good questioning within the lessons and a fluent progression of activities.  The literacy and numeracy links are what made me look really super though!

So I say farewell to teacher training I look ahead to my  with year 6 (apparently the school trusts me!).  I’m not worried about it; I call it nervous excitement.  Nervous that the hormones in year six will be the end of me, but excited to embrace the challenge!

What is assessment for learning in PE (AFL) and how can you use it to support your pupils progress?  AFL is an assessment process used in all subject areas but lends itself very well to PE.  Assessment for learning is formative by nature and therefore involves specific processes to be truly effective.

Features of formative assessment

Task orientated

Assessment for learning is task orientated, and this makes it perfect for PE.  Set your pupils a task which shapes the learning to come.  An open task, yet outcome led and involves principles and skills you wish the children to develop.  Throughout the task encourage your pupils to analyse their progress, what’s working and what’s not?  Make sure this analysis is in line with the desired outcomes, e.g. if the task is based on attacking as a small group, try to shape all feedback around this principle.

As a teacher, you should facilitate questioning that is thought-provoking for pupils.  Try and provide feedback that is in line with the desired outcomes.  In the example above, it is counterproductive to comment on their defensive skills when you’re trying to develop attacking principles. Pupils should be encouraged to take part in peer evaluation and self-assessment to improve their work.

Example assessment for learning task

Suitable for net/wall game such as tennis. The aim of the game is to score points by making a ball bounce twice in an opponents area. Play the game 1 v 1 on a long narrow court over a bench. One player feeds the ball over the bench and the second player needs to either catch it before the second bounce or return the ball with their hand. Players score a point if their opponent does not catch/return the ball before the second bounce.

Development Using a larger ball, changing the size of the court or remove the bench.

Challenge Hitting the ball to return or rallying to get the ball back and forth.

What good looks like

When working in an AFL framework, children need to know what good looks like.  What are they trying to achieve?  How can they take steps towards good?  What are the key teaching points to achieve a good performance of the desired activity or task?  We can show children what good looks like through a combination of;

Encourage children to think for themselves

A key feature of AFL is children taking control of their own learning facilitated by the teacher.  The thought cycle below can be used by both the teacher and the pupils to devise the steps to success.

 

Try assessment for learning in your next lesson; you may be doing it already!  Check out AFL resources to support your teaching or sign up for one of our packages, which contains assessment for learning in every unit of work — wishing you the best for your next PE lesson.  Share with us what happens you can find us on Twitter @thepehub or on our Facebook page.

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For the past month, you’ve been able to access example lesson plans for physical education.

Recent example lesson plans

Today we are sharing example lesson plans for physical education that include reception ‘Cooperate & solve problems’, Year 3 outdoor education, Year 1 gymnastics, Year 5 cricket and beginners swimming.

Reception cooperate and solve problems

Our latest resource for reception and key stage 1 is ‘cooperate and solve problems.  This scheme of work introduces the idea of pupils learning self-reliance.  It also guides children in working effectively together to complete tasks through which they improve communication.

Swimming for beginners

Our swimming lesson plans are not linked to a specific year group; we know children’s experiences of swimming vary widely.  We have 3 units available, beginner, intermediate and advanced.  Today we’re sharing a beginners swimming lesson plan to show you the level of expectation needed to get none swimmers, swimming.  It is gratifying to take a pupil who cannot swim and get them confidently swimming widths and lengths.  Lesson 4 looks at pupils’ gaining confidence by putting their face in the water.

Year 3 Outdoor and adventurous activities (OAA)

We make teaching outdoor education simple!  We’ve created all the scorecards, control points, pictures, or map icons you could ever need. Just print and laminate and you’re set to go!  Check out our Year 3 lesson 5 which focuses on working well together and being considerate of others.  OAA doesn’t mean children are not raising their heart rates; all our outdoor education lesson gets the blood pumping; working both mind and body!

Year 1 Gymnastics

At the PE Hub, we are passionate about gymnastics, and that’s why we’ve brought you two units for every year group!  For the next month, you have access to year 1 gymnastics unit 1.  In this lesson, children are supported to explore and demonstrate shape in their work and use tension to improve their performance.

Year 5 Cricket

We introduce cricket in Year 3, based around the school games format, so children develop gameplay skill and the capacity to engage in competition.  Lesson 2 for Year 5 pupils focuses on catching and throwing for accuracy.  The purpose of developing this accuracy is to attempt to run batters out during a modified game.

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