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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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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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For the past month you’ve been able to access for free on The PE Hub as sample plans the following:

PE Primary Plans

Today we are sharing Reception dance, year 2 run, jump, throw, year 3 badminton, year 4 tag rugby and year 6 dance.

Reception Dance Lesson Plans

At the PE Hub, we are passionate about dance as part of the PE curriculum.  We have two units of dance for every year group!  The reception dance lesson plans show activities for creating patterns. The lesson includes the teaching of traditional dance movements such as promenading with a partner. For the next month, you can feast your eyes on both reception and year 6 dance PE lessons plans.

Year 6 Dance Lesson Plan

The year 6 dance lesson plan we have shared shows a snapshot of our west side story themed unit of work.  In this plan, year 6 explore more complex themes such as live aural setting. Furthermore, teachers have an extensive range of video resources at their disposal.  See one of our dance teaching videos below.

Claps – Lesson 3 from The PE Hub on Vimeo.

Year 2 Run jump throw

Run jump throw is our name for athletic activity at Key Stage 1.  These units taught at Key Stage 1 prepare pupils for the skills they will need to participate in athletics at Key Stage 2.  We have 2 units of run, jump, throw for both years 1 and 2 therefore is ideal to teach across an entire term.

Year 3 Badminton Lesson Plan

Once pupils hit Key Stage 2 they are expected to start specialising in recognised sports and activities such as badminton.  Our year 3 lesson aims to build on pupils prior learning from send and return (net-wall games) during Key Stage 1 PE.  Badminton is a brand new sport to The PE Hub, and we will be rolling out units across key stage 2.

Year 4 Tag Rugby Lesson Plan

Tag rugby is increasing in popularity and so we knew it was essential to include it for every year of Key Stage 2.  All our planning works in line with the school games.  For that reason, you can be sure that your pupils will know all the correct rules and tactics.  Competition between self and other features in our Tag Rugby PE lesson plans, this helps prepare pupils for extracurricular activities.

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For the past few months you’ve been able to access for free on The PE Hub as sample PE lesson plans the following:

Today we are sharing Reception Physical Literacy, Year 2 Hit, catch, run (striking and fielding games), Year 4 Athletics, Year 5 rounders and a beginners swimming lesson plan.

Reception – Physical Literacy

Although you are not required to teach ‘PE’ during Reception, our focus at The PE hub is to get pupils prepared for the rigours of Key Stage 1. This is done in a relaxed, informal, and fun way.  Taking part in focused activity that helps develop children’s physical literacy is an excellent way for them to become confident.  Watch Sport Wales brilliant video that explains what physical literacy is all about!

Year 2 Hit, Catch, Run

What is hit, catch, run I hear you ask?  It’s our unit description for striking and fielding games.  At Key Stage 1, we focus on the fundamental skills needed to play striking and fielding games competently. This includes working in partners, small teams and as an individual.  We’ve made lesson 2 from Unit 1 available which covers defending a target.

Year 4 Athletics

Athletics can often be an activity area that teachers are retiscent to teach, believing it is dangerous.  Fear not, delivering athletics is exceptionally safe.  Creating the correct lesson organisation and following necessary safety precautions means pupils can develop their skills in a relaxed and safe environment.  If you want to know more about safety, check out AfPE’s Safe Practise In PE, all schools in England should have a copy for reference.

Year 5 Rounders

One of my fondest memories from school and a contributing factor in wanting to become a PE teacher was my love of playing rounders.  It is an extremely inclusive and fast-paced game which can easily be adapted to ensure everyone achieves success.  By changing the equipment or size of the pitch, the number of players or merely reducing the rules all pupils will learn to love this exciting game.  If you want further details, Rounders England have excellent courses and updates – as well as their 10 reasons to play rounders!

10 reasons to play rounders
10 reasons to play rounders

Beginners Swimming

Our swimming lesson plans are not linked to a particular year group as children’s experiences of swimming vary so widely.  We have 3 units available, beginner, intermediate and advanced.  Today we’re sharing a beginners lesson plan to show you the expectations needed of new swimmers to ensure they make good progress.  It is rewarding to take a pupil who cannot swim and get them confidently swimming widths and lengths.  However, it is also vital that we challenge children to become more swimmers and develop a love of water.  Lesson 6 looks at focusing on areas of the stroke to improve and working with a partner to develop keen observation skills.

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For the past month you’ve been able to access for free on The PE Hub as sample plans the following:

Today we are sharing Reception Gymnastics, Year 2 Attack, Defend, Shoot (invasion games), Year 4 Handball, Year 5 Outdoor and Adventurous Activities and an advanced swimming lesson plan.

Reception – Gymnastics

Although teaching ‘PE’ is not required in Reception, our focus at The PE hub is to get pupils prepared for the rigours of Key Stage 1 but in a relaxed, informal, and fun way.  Taking part in gymnastics is a great way for children to become confident in their own bodies, gain essential balance and coordination skills and generally learn through play activities.

Year 2 Attack, Defend, Shoot

What is attack, defend, shoot I hear you ask?  It’s our unit description for invasion games.  We focus on the fundamental skills needed to competently play invasion games including working in partners, small teams and as an individual.  We’ve made lesson 3 available which covers working as a team to keep possession of a ball and sending a ball accurately.

Year 4 Handball

If you’ve never played Handball before don’t let that put you off having a go at teaching it!  Our lesson plans guide you through the rules, positions, skills and drills you will need to introduce pupils to this exciting game.  We’ve shared lesson 3 which investigates the role of the ‘circle runner’ and their pivotal role in the game.

Year 5 Outdoor and adventurous activities (OAA)

Let’s be honest teaching outdoor education can be a bit of a faff!  Who has time to create all the resources needed to teach this activity to an outstanding level?  Well we do!  Whether its score cards, control points, pictures, or map icons, it’s all there ready for you, simply print and laminate and you’re set!  Check out our Year 5 lesson 2 which focuses on following routes and recording accurate information.  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!

Advanced Swimming

Our swimming lesson plans are not linked to any particular year group as children’s experiences of swimming vary so widely.  We have 3 units available, beginner, intermediate and advanced.  Today we’re sharing an advanced lesson plan to show you the high expectations needed of more experienced swimmers to ensure they too make good progress.  It is really rewarding to take a pupil who cannot swim and get them confidently swimming widths and lengths, however, it is also vital that we challenge more capable swimmers.  Lesson 9 looks at focusing on areas of the stroke to improve and working with a partner to develop keen observation skills.

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For the past month you’ve been able to access for free on The PE Hub as sample plans the following:

Primary PE lesson plans

Today we are sharing Reception physical literacy, intermediate swimming lesson plans, year 3 handball and year 5 outdoor and adventurous activities (OAA)

Intermediate – Swimming lesson plans

With the end of the summer term on the horizon it’s a good time to work with those year 6 pupils who have not yet achieved the 25m swimming target.  It is required that schools now report on their numbers of pupils swimming 25m.  Our swimming lesson plans support teachers to deliver topup swim to those pupils still falling short of their 25m badge.

Reception – Physical Literacy

Although there is no requirement for schools to offer official ‘PE’ lessons in Reception, it can be a great opportunity to introduce pupils physical activity in a more formal way, preparing them for Key Stage 1 learning.  We cover 3 activity areas only The PE Hub, Physical Literacy, Gymnastics and Dance which support the Early Years framework for Physical Development.

Year 3 – Handball lesson plans

With all Handball units now complete of the PE Hub, here’s a sneak peak and year 3 handball, our introductory unit to the sport.  The handball scheme of work and lesson plans cover all the basics to get your class started with this exciting sport.

Year 5 – Outdoor Education lesson plans

During the editing process of writing year 5 outdoor and adventurous activities (OAA) lesson plan Sammy said her particular favorite was lesson 4;  Therefore, we have shared this with you.  Finally, OAA is now complete for all Key Stage 2 year groups.

We change our sample PE lesson plans once a month, you can follow our blog and stay updated via our Facebook page—or subscribe to one of our PE lesson plan services today.

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For the past two weeks you’ve been able to access for free on The PE Hub as sample plans the following:

Primary PE Lesson Plans

Today we are sharing Reception gymnastics, Year 2 Run, Jump, Throw, Year 4 rounders and a Year 6 Tag Rugby lesson.

Reception – Gymnastics Unit 1 Lesson 5

Although there is no requirement for schools to offer official ‘PE’ lessons in Reception, it can be a great opportunity to introduce pupils physical activity in a more formal way, preparing them for Key Stage 1 learning.  We cover 3 activity areas only The PE Hub, Physical Literacy, Gymnastics and Dance which support the Early Years framework for Physical Development.

Year 2 – Run, Jump, Throw Unit 1 Lesson 2

At Key Stage 1 pupils are still learning the fundamental skills needed to access more organised physical activity such as athletics and tag rugby.  At KS1 we have split these activity areas in to their specific types for example Run, Jump, Throw is a prequel to teaching athletic activity.

Year 4 – Rounders Year 4 Lesson 2

At times it feels like spring is in the air!! Except when you wake up to a hard frost like his morning!!  However, with the inevitable change of season upon us this means striking and field games are back on the agenda.  Rounders can be extremely inclusive simply by making equipment changes with children of all abilities being able to play side by side.

For more support on delivering rounders in your school visit the Rounders England website or sign up for our lesson planning service today.

Year 6 – Tag Rugby Lesson 1

Tag Rugby is on the competition calendar of the school games so it makes sense to start teaching it in curriculum time.  There are also many opportunities for children to link to clubs outside of school time through organisations such as England Touch.

Our lesson plans guide teachers through all the skills and rules of the games so no previous experience is necessary.

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We change our sample PE lesson plans once a fortnight, you can follow our blog and stay updated via our Facebook page—or subscribe to one of our PE lesson plan services today!

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For the past two weeks you’ve been able to access for free on The PE Hub as sample plans the following:

Primary PE Lesson plans

Today we are sharing Year 3 Outdoor and Adventurous Activities (OAA) to demonstrate how assessment for learning (AFL) can work in this exciting activity. AFL is just as important in PE as other subjects. We will cover this in more depth in a future Blog post.

Year 3 – OAA Lesson Plan

OAA can be one of the most rewarding activity areas to teach, so with good planning and preparation your pupils will discover new ways to problem solve.  In today’s sample we are sharing Lesson 1 from our Key stage 2 primary PE SOW.  This PE lesson contains 2 assessment for learning tasks.  These tasks encourage pupils work together to solve problems and improve their performance.

Year 1 – Dance Lesson Plan

In Year 1 Dance Unit 1 we explore the story of Penguin Small and the movie Happy Feet.  Penguin Small is last penguin at the North Pole who struggles to follow his friends south, whilst Happy Feet tells the tale of a young penguin that cannot sing.

We touch on a variety of compositional ideas including the use of formations, solo and levels.  Take a look at our sample dance Year 2 Lesson.

Year 5 – Football Lesson Plan

Football is extremely popular in the UK and most children will have experience of playing.  We have developed our plans with this in mind and they cater for progress at all levels. Year 5 football Lesson 3, looks at passing on the move and encouraging pupils to run with the ball.

There’s more!

This fortnight we have also included a Year 4 Tennis Sample Lesson which explores the development of the forehand shot and a Unit 5 Physical Literacy Lesson which follows the unit theme of manipulating objects and greater coordination.

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Since we launched in September, we’ve had four lesson plan samples available for you to view, including:

Today—and every fortnight from here out—we’re going to bring you the same spread of samples from across the EYFS and primary years. But for the first time, we’ll be sharing an overview scheme of work.

Reception – Physical Literacy

We get a huge amount of enquiries from Reception Foundation stage teachers about the content of our plans, so this week we’ve included the overview for Unit 3 Physical Literacy.  The overview includes previous learning and unit focus as well as a week-by-week breakdown of teaching content.

Year 1 Hit, Catch, Run

We are also sharing Year 1 Hit, Catch, Run (Unit 1, Lesson 1).  Hit, catch, run covers all the basic fundamental skills to prepare pupils to play striking and fielding games such as rounders and cricket. These lessons carry through to Key Stage 2, so we’ve also linked to one of our rounders lesson plans for Year 6 to give you an idea of skills development over time.

All our lessons are tied into the school games, so your pupils will learn to play in the same format as other schools. Linking competition with curriculum PE just got a little easier!

PE Teaching Resource Sample – Gymnastics

Finally, we want to show you an example of our PE teaching resources, which are a fundamental part of The PE Hub experience, you can find these embedded within the  Year 3 Gymnastics plan we have shared with you . Our resources support our PE lesson plans and help you deliver skills.  They’re also ideal for pupils to print and use to support independent learning.  We’ve chosen the gymnastics teaching resource card that shows the skill of the ‘Dolly Roll’ broken down in to four clear stages—click here to see it.

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