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PE schemes of work

Discussion in 'Primary' started by laconn, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. laconn

    laconn New commenter

    As a new PE coordinator next year one of my targets on action plan is to review the schemes of work being used (currently QCA) to see if we can make it easier for staff to do good lessons as currently 'high quality' PE doesnt seem to be happening.
    I personally do not like QCA schemes but do not know much about the alternatives. currently we devise our own short term plans using QCA as medium term plan. One thought is to find a more specialised scheme for each area of PE e.g. val sabin for dance etc.but alot of this is outdated though or too expensive.
    Another option is rewriting a primary scheme of work for the school to follow? any views on this? anyone started reviewing schemes of work from scratch? or what schemes do other people follow?
     
  2. I have the same idea for next year and i'm also not too keen on QCA! Somebody recommended the LCP schemes of work to me - they are based on QCA, however when i downloaded samples of the material from their website they look quite good. Has anybody used LCP and what do you think of it? or any other suggestions of good schemes of work would be much appreciated
     
  3. upsadaisy

    upsadaisy New commenter

    This is going to sound really unhelpful, but a few years ago, I was at Frith Manor in Mill Hill and they had a new p.e. scheme of work that was really good. But for the life of me, I cannot remember the name of it. I'm sure it had red cards.
     
  4. DFC

    DFC New commenter

    Are you refering to the TOPS cards?
     
  5. DFC

    DFC New commenter

    Oops I meant referring!
     
  6. DFC

    DFC New commenter

    Val Sabin is also good.
     
  7. DFC

    DFC New commenter

    To see the TOPS cards you need to access the Youth Sports Trust site (YST).
     
  8. laconn

    laconn New commenter

    I have got tops cards from a course I went on and we have some val sabin stuff at school but think we need something new to revamp PE in the school. Someone sent me message about the new Lancashire PE scheme only released this year. There is some info about it on the grid for learning website but no other details may look into it. LCP seems a but expensive to me.
     
  9. DFC

    DFC New commenter

    Although I named the schemes, our school do not follow any specific one. We work from the objectives only to implement a skills based curriculum, rather than a year group learning to play Kwik Cricket etc.
    Before you invest in anything look at the requirments for the PESSYP forms and incorporate that into your future plans.
     
  10. DFC

    DFC New commenter

    Although I named the schemes, our school do not follow any specific one. We work from the objectives only to implement a skills based curriculum, rather than a year group learning to play Kwik Cricket etc.
    Before you invest in anything look at the requirments for the PESSYP forms and incorporate that into your future plans.

     
  11. I am a new PE leader in my school and am currently looking for materials for our new HLTAs to use for PE. I have used LCP in a previous school and as someone who generally dislikes published schemes greatly - I found this an exception. The plans easily fit in to other areas of the curriculum and the lessons are interesting. One of the best things about it was the accompanying CD with all the appropriate tracks - saving huge amounts of time and frustration. I realise that this is a very expensive resource but if I were to buy a PE scheme (and I may decide to if the budget allows) then I would buy this one. However it was a few years ago that I used it and I tend not to use qca topics anymore - I'm not sure how adaptable LCP is.

    The other option is creating something new, contextualised and cross-curricular. This would be the best and cheapest option. It does however require huge amounts of time and commitment from you and also the rest of the staff - they would need to contribute and then actually use what is put in place. It depends if PE is a main priority in your school.

    Good luck
     
  12. LCP is worth the investment !
     
  13. we use val sabin
     
  14. We use Val Sabin at my school and it is really good, lots of lesson ideas and lots of information on key skills that should be taught with lots of diagrams to aid as well.
     
  15. tange

    tange New commenter

    I agree with you about QCA, but one thing I do find QCA useful for are the core tasks. These are good to use for assessment purposes; my PDM gave me a dvd which included examples of how all of the core tasks should be performed and this also came with a set of activity cards.
    I still haven't found a good scheme that covers all aspects of QCA and the four principles. So I use QCA as my starting point and then dip into other schemes and use my own ideas to make the lessons more interesting.
    Good luck!


     
  16. Have used LCP and it has been great as a starting point. Some lessons will need to be adapted (as with most resources). There are often links with the topics you are studying, e.g. river dance for Year Six and Tudor dance for Year Three.
    Am going to be really cheeky and jump on the bandwagon - but have just moved to Year Four and the LCP PE has been lost for Year Four! Would anybody please be kind enough to e-mail me what the units for Year Four are please? pasta (dot) lover (at) live (dot) co (dot) uk
    Thanks.
     
  17. Would someone be kind enough to send me the LCP for Year 4? It would be of great help.

    Thank you
     
  18. We subscribe to PE Primary web site [www.peprimary.co.uk]. There are over 100 video clips on it, so if you want material for your new HTLAs to look at and use, then this might be your easiest way. Can't remember what it costs, think it's around £130.00. We use their lesson plans too and many of the videos are built in to the lessons which makes it easier, especially for non-speciualist in PE.
     
  19. blueprintteacher

    blueprintteacher New commenter

    ahh just read your message- that was my first ever primary school!!!
     

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