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Primary 6 PE ideas??

Discussion in 'Physical education' started by 2011starter, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. Hi All,

    I have just started my NQT year with a P6 class and am taking two P6 classes for PE. Having had about 3 PE lessons during my PGCE, I am blank on ideas of what to teach them in PE!

    Our first three weeks are circuits - they will make up their own circuits in week 4. However, I am trying to plan for the next 4 week block and don't really know what to try and teach as I need to build up my confidence to tackle PE but don't want to shortchange the children in an important subject area!

    Does anyone have any suggestions for a series of lessons for PE which aren't hockey, circuits or ball skills (all covered by the main PE teacher this term)? I'm not confident enough to try gymnastics at this stage but am trying to get onto a CPD course to try and tackle that.

    Any ideas would be much appreciated! Thanks
     
  2. Hi All,

    I have just started my NQT year with a P6 class and am taking two P6 classes for PE. Having had about 3 PE lessons during my PGCE, I am blank on ideas of what to teach them in PE!

    Our first three weeks are circuits - they will make up their own circuits in week 4. However, I am trying to plan for the next 4 week block and don't really know what to try and teach as I need to build up my confidence to tackle PE but don't want to shortchange the children in an important subject area!

    Does anyone have any suggestions for a series of lessons for PE which aren't hockey, circuits or ball skills (all covered by the main PE teacher this term)? I'm not confident enough to try gymnastics at this stage but am trying to get onto a CPD course to try and tackle that.

    Any ideas would be much appreciated! Thanks
     
  3. gogojonny

    gogojonny New commenter

    I would sign up to UK Athletics AVIVA scheme:
    Sports Hall Athletics - 6 weeks work indoors
    Endurance work - 6 weeks work outdoors
    Track and field - 6-12 weeks work outdoors (does not need a track and field though)
    With these sessions you demonstrate the skill and the pupils then spend the rest of the lesson trying to earn points with the skill (long jump, chest push, sprint etc).
    On top of that I would also include:
    Circuits - 6 weeks work
    Gymnastics - 6 weeks work
    Gymnastics really isn't that scary. It is basically the flexibility aspect of fitness. Pupils should learn to put movements together into a sequence with a start, middle and end, and make sure these movements vary in level (high, low on the floor), speed and direction. If you're not confident in some movements (forward roll) then don't do it, but there are many other movements you can do.
    I don't mean to sound funny but during your PGCE how have you managed not to encounter PE? If there was little tuition on your course then surely there were opportunities to shadow teachers in school and help out with clubs? However I do understand that PE standards in primary schools are shocking, you sound prepared and keen so hopefully you can buck the trend.
     
  4. Hi,
    With that lack of PE training, how come you've been given two classes to teach? Our NQTs usually get Games, but not PE. That's because they don't need to plan for Games and team-teach with a more experienced member of staff. Once they are confident enough, they get PE as well, which involves planning and assessment and reports.
    Check with your school whether you've got any SOWs in place already. If you do, use them as a basis and then adapt what you want to do.
    Is the other teacher planning the first four weeks and including hockey, circuits and ball skills in these four weeks? I didn't quite understand where your planning comes in. Even if you don't have complete SOWs, you should at least have a topic overview for the year, so you know what is coming next.
    I've got Year 5 (which should be the same as P6) and we are starting with basic skills. For that, I've planned sessions mainly based around tag rugby. However, I will dip into other things as well. One of my colleagues has asked me to include the nerf balls in the planning, just because it's good fun. :) (We've got SOWs for everything, but I tend to adapt them quite a bit and just use the objectives.)
    Then it's gymnastics, which my class last year loved. We are doing lots of stuntmen/-women activities and they will be allowed to get the big apparatus out. Especially if you've got another teacher present, you could use this as the perfect opportunity to team-teach and learn from someone else.
    At the same time, ours will be doing rugby and hockey in Games.
    This is followed by dance and fitness (which includes orienteering, bleep test, circuits and cross-country) in the spring term, with football and netball in Games.
    In the summer term, we are doing athletics, swimming, rounders/cricket and tennis/volleyball.
    If you've got no set activities that you have to do, think about what you like(d) in PE and go with that.
     
  5. Hi,

    Thank you to both of you for all of your ideas, there is a wealth of ideas there for me to use and plan through.

    The school doesn't have any set SOWs in place for class teacher PE - the specialist PE teacher who takes the class for 45 mins this term does though having spoken to her today, so I am going to look through those to start the planning based on the ideas you have suggested - thank you!

    I'm teaching the 2 classes because I take the other P6 teachers class whilst she takes mine for another subject, so I have mine & another class. The difference appears to be my school rather than the PGCE/curriculum here - on placement, the lessons I observed & taught were games, but at my NQT school, the 1hr 15min session that the class teacher takes is PE as well as their specialist PE time rather than games, which is why I was feeling rather stuck! The PE teacher has asked me to ensure I am not covering the same thing as her so the children are not bored, but in discussion today we clarified that the children will cover similar skills in many sports so we will overlap at some point anyway.

    Thanks for your help - your ideas combined with the SOW will hopefully mean I can plan & teach well planned/managed lessons!
     
  6. gogojonny

    gogojonny New commenter

    So they have 1hr 15 mins for PE, but 45 mins for games?
    I would swap it around, 45 mins for a PE lesson is fine. Games lessons need longer - allows chance for a game at the end.
    I once timed my class doing circuits - it took 5 minutes to set up then they did 15 mins of activity, and were practically of the floor but were feeling great!
    Best advice I can give is that if you are doing 'PE' then make sure you are looking at personal achievement in fitness. You can link this into games by saying 'we need to be flexible, this will help with basketball which you have with Mr / Miss..'.
     

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