It has already been a memorable Summer – and we’re only just into August. With a prolonged heatwave that has put the fabled sunshine of 1976 in the shade and England’s most successful World Cup campai… Read More
Physical education is key to getting the children active, allowing them to keep fit and build a stronger, healthier body for when they get older. There is a lot in the press and news at the moment abo… Read More
Why not get your children involved in the World Cup this year by doing some lessons on it. Below are some resource for you to use with the children, you may need to change depending on the year group … Read More
Assessments are done in every subject that the children learn about. PE is another that assessment is crucial for the learning of all skills. Here we discuss what to think about when assessing and whe… Read More
Children now have a greater opportunity in most schools to be able to attend an afterschool club, this is due to the Sports premium funding and schools being able to use this to give children a variet… Read More
Throughout the school holidays it is hard for parents to keep the children entertained. Their school day is full of different activity’s and they want to do this in the holidays as well. By sending yo… Read More
Physical education can provide a number of benefits for all children but especially children with Special needs. Children need to be physically active to create a healthy lifestyle from the start. In … Read More
In decades past, before the Internet, PlayStations, Netflix and other distractions began streaming their abundance of effortless entertainment into our homes, kids would go out on their bikes during t… Read More
High quality physical education curriculum should inspire all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sports and other physically demanding activities. All children should be given the opportunity … Read More
With the world cup here there will be the third Street child world cup being held in Moscow. This is where children who live on the streets around the world will all come together and have their own w… Read More
In this mini series of blog articles, I have been talking about OFSTED’s key indicators for PE. We’ve looked at each of them and given some practical, simple ideas to meet the criteria OFSTED may look… Read More
As an external provider of PE services, I am often asked to work to the beat of another persons drum. By that I mean I am often asked to teach a subject or topic that I haven’t chosen myself. Most com… Read More
I recently came across a book called ‘Why We Sleep’ by neuroscientist and sleep expert, Matthew Walker, where he digs deep into the cosy world of sleep. It is not written from a daydreaming, catnap, o… Read More
The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan says he wants to tackle ‘The ticking time bomb of child obesity in the capital’ he wants to remove all advertising of fast food and sugary drinks from the London transpo… Read More
PE can be overlooked for the curriculum in Primary schools, but now there has been added funding for this subject known as Sports premium, it has made it easier for Primary schools to budget for speci… Read More
I watched an interesting TED Talk recently by a neuroscientist, Wendy Suzuki, about the effects of exercise on the brain. She started the talk by challenging her audience that if she was to tell them … Read More
Sorry to all you Mary Poppins fans out there, but a spoonful of sugar is likely to do as much damage as the medicine is doing good. OK, maybe not a single spoonful – but there is a growing wealth of e… Read More
In recent years there has been a move, by some schools, to stop identifying winners and losers in school sports day events. The old adage that ‘it is not the winning which matters, but the taking part… Read More
Testing children in physical education is important, and a lot easier than you think, but not enough schools are currently doing it!
So, why is this?
There are many reasons why this might be the… Read More
The ideas around what constitutes a great kids party come and go faster than a teenager’s sense of fashion these days. There are Frozen parties, dinosaur parties, magic parties, activity parties, days… Read More
The most important question that every school should ask if they’re considering using apprentices to support the schools PE & sport is this:
'What is the reason for having an apprentice?'
Then… … Read More
A 2016 UK Government report into the issue of child obesity opened with this depressing statement:
‘Today nearly a third of children aged 2 to 15 are overweight or obese, and younger generations ar… Read More
The above statement is true and this could be your school.
Coppermill Primary School in Walthamstow appeared in the national newspaper the other week because their predicted SAT’s results for Year… Read More
Staff monitoring is important. Agreed.
Monitoring PE isn't always top of the list. But is very important too. Agreed.
If you're busy trying to meet various deadlines, planning lessons or compili… Read More
Does the word ‘sport’ get you all excited or does it put the fear of god into you?
Words mean different things to different people. People attach beliefs and feelings to different words.
So, y… Read More