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Teaching Primary Physical Education

Teaching Primary Physical Education

192 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Physical Education is an important part of the primary curriculum and one that provides unique challenges for those involved with its teaching. Teaching Primary Physical Education provides a concise overview of the knowledge, skills and understanding required for the confident teaching of physical education in primary schools.

Author Julia Lawrence offers a balanced and comprehensive overview of the subject, covering issues such as safe practice in PE, inclusion, subject leadership and cross-curricular approaches to physical education supported by an accessible theory-informed approach.

Teaching Primary Physical Education is supported with extra online material which includes further practical examples of applications, links to relevant literature and teaching resources, offering further student-friendly material for use across different physical disciplines.

This is essential reading for all students studying primary physical education courses including undergraduate, graduate, and employment-based routes into teaching and also for those on Sports Studies courses with a Primary PE component.

Why Physical Education?
How Pupils Learn and Develop
Approaches to the Teaching of Physical Education
Inclusion in Physical Education
Safe Practice in Physical Education
Developing Motor Competencies
Developing Knowledge, Skills and Understanding Across Areas of Activity
Planning the Learning Experience
Promoting Physical Education Across the Curriculum
Physical Education and the Wider Community
Subject Leadership in Physical Education

'In a period when the amount of time devoted to physical education on primary initial teacher training routes is increasingly becoming 'squeezed', trainee teachers will welcome the concise and reader-friendly format this book offers. Julia Lawrence has taken great care to provide a balanced and relevant overview of the major topics trainee teachers often lack confidence in, when planning and delivering lessons. The book follows a logical sequence, firstly exploring and justifying the importance of the subject within the primary context, before using an accessible theory-informed approach to discuss other important areas such as Safe Practice and how children develop movement competencies. A particularly useful and welcome feature for trainee teachers is the book's companion website. Helpful links to teaching resources and further reading will appeal in particular to non-specialist trainees hoping to gain a deeper understanding of this subject. This book provides essential reading for all trainee primary teachers who are following undergraduate, postgraduate or employment-based routes into teaching' -
Nigel Clarke, Senior Lecturer in Physical Education, University of Cumbria

Excellent text for helping students at third level understand requirements within the research process

Mr Kerry Larkin
Business and Humanities, Sligo Institute of Technology
May 21, 2016

This book has been particularly useful for the final year students who choose a theme around physical education. It is comprehensive and inclusive and develops confidence in teaching the subject.

Mrs Sarah Martin-Denham
Education , Sunderland University
April 21, 2015

Useful for the non-specialist as well as the specialist. Great to support the current priority around PE Premium.

Mrs Catherine Carden
POINTED, Canterbury Christ Church University
March 26, 2014

Very good introduction to primary physical education. The support materials are also excellent.

Mr Richard Bowles
Dept of Education, University of Limerick
October 26, 2013

The book meets with my students' needs. Although it develops England PE primary curriculum it covers other important issues. It is also an easy reading book suitable for students that learn the subject through the medium of English, which is their third language. Nevertheless, in this field of work, in the future should be necessary books with more 'international' PE contents suitable for teaching and learning PE in any European context.

Dr Josep Coral
Departament of Teaching Music, Arts & Craft and Physical Education, Autonomous University of Barcelona
October 24, 2013

A vey useful text for those students wishing to enter primary teaching. Content is a good mix of theoretical and practical perspectives.

Mr Gareth Williams
Physical Education , Edge Hill University
April 26, 2013

Whilst this book is well written our students require publication that is more indepth. The focus of our programme is perfromance skills and as such the need for indepth study is essential. As a text for a module which is classes as a minor subject I would recommend the text, but not for a major subject.

Miss Heulwen Price
Faculty of Education, Royal Academy of Dance
April 10, 2013

A helpful overview of the subject for primary trainees

Michelle Lowe
Institute for Education Policy Research (Stoke), Staffordshire University
February 14, 2013

A very useful and comprehensive text on an area of the curriculum in which many trainees feel anxiety

Ms Ingrid Spencer
School of Education, University of Leicester
January 22, 2013

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1

Chapter 2: Coaching Plan

Chapter 2: Reciprocal Card: Standing Long Jump

Chapter 2: Reciprocal Card - Throwing Activities

Chapter 3: Sport Education Support Materials

Chapter 3: Task Card - Running for Distance

Chapter 3: Task Card - Throwing Activities

Chapter 4: Behaviour Management Strategies

Chapter 4: Differentiation Strategies

Chapter 4: Key Words

Chapter 5: Activity Specific Websites

Chapter 5: Entering and Exiting the Pool

Chapter 5: Risk Assessment Checklist - Athletics

Chapter 5: Risk Assessment Checklist - Dance

Chapter 5: Risk Assessment Checklist - Games

Chapter 5: Risk Assessment Checklist - Gymnastics

Chapter 5: Risk Assessment Checklist - Outdoors

Chapter 5: Risk Assessment Checklist - Swimming

Chapter 5: Warm Up Activities - Games

Chapter 5: Warm Up Activities - Swimming

Chapter 6: Resource Cards

Chapter 7: Athletics - Key Words

Chapter 7: Athletics - Circuit Score Card

Chapter 7: Athletics Circuit

Chapter 7: Athletics

Chapter 7: Cricket and Rounders

Chapter 7: Developing Swimming Skills - Back Crawl

Chapter 7: Developing Swimming Skills - Breststroke

Chapter 7: Developing Swimming Skills - Front Crawl

Chapter 7: Developing Swimming Skills - Generic Practices

Chapter 7: Developing Swimming Skills - Generic Practices

Chapter 7: Games - Key Words

Chapter 7: Gym and Dance - Key Words

Chapter 7: Gym and Dance - Pathway Sheet

Chapter 7: Gym and Dance - Sequence Story Board

Chapter 7: Gymnastics Apparatus Cards

Chapter 7: Invasion Games

Chapter 7: Jumping Skills Pictures

Chapter 7: Orienteering

Chapter 7: Problem Solving Activities

Chapter 7: Sprinting

Chapter 7: Swimming - Key Words

Chapter 7: Swimming - Shapes in the Pool

Chapter 7: Teaching Points for Rolls

Chapter 7: Tennis and Badminton

Chapter 7: Tennis and Badminton

Chapter 8: Planning Template

Chapter 8: Reciprocal Card - Standing Long Jump

Chapter 8: Sample Lesson Plan - Acquatics

Chapter 8: Sample Lesson Plan - Athletics

Chapter 8: Shapes in the Pool

Chapter 9: Promoting Cross Curricular Themes

Sample chapter - Why Physical Education?

Julia Lawrence

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