A Framework for Physical Education in the Early Years

A Framework for Physical Education in the Early Years

A Framework for Physical Education in the Early Years

A Framework for Physical Education in the Early Years

Synopsis

This best-selling book examines the Natioanl Curriculum Physical Education to Key Stage 1. It identifies six basic principles which provide the foundation for the rationale, curriculum content, the teaching and teh planning processes required.

Excerpt

This book endeavours to cover a comprehensive look at National Curriculum physical education to Key Stage 1. Six basic principles are identified which provide the foundation for the rationale, curriculum content, teaching and planning processes required in providing a balanced programme for children between the ages of 3 and 7. A bank of ideas for warming up and calming down activities that can be used in lessons is also included.

Concise explanations of some of the terms used in physical education will help clarify technical phraseology which is often confusing to the non-specialist.

Special attention is paid to movement education in the nursery, an important area of physical activity which can lead on to the work that will be introduced in the reception classes. Games, gymnastic activities, dance and swimming are covered in detail and two sample units of work for each age group provide students in training and teachers with valuable material for use in schools. All the material provided has been tried and tested in schools by both students and practising infant teachers.

The final chapter looks at the role of the curriculum leader or coordinator for physical education at Key Stage 1 offering advice on how to agree and implement a common school policy with OFSTED inspections in mind.

It is not intended that this book should be read from cover to cover, but as a reference book to which students involved in initial teacher training and class teachers can go for help and ideas. Therefore in certain instances there is an element of repetition especially where important factors such as safety need to be stressed. In order to make the reading of the text simple and fluent, the word ‘she’ is used when referring to the teacher and the word ‘he’ refers to the child.

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