2nd Edition

Developing Physical Health and Well-Being through Gymnastic Activity (5-7)
A Session-by-Session Approach

ISBN 9780415591065
Published February 8, 2011 by Routledge
180 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations

USD $46.95

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Book Description

How can you make gymnastics activity fun, lively and inclusive? How can you improve the health and well-being of all your children? How can you ensure progression over time?

This practical and easy-to-use teacher’s guide is the brand new edition of the popular workbook Movement Education leading to Gymnastics 4-7. It takes a session-by-session approach to teaching physical development and well-being through gymnastics for the five to seven age range.

Fully updated with the most current schemes of work to use at Key Stage 1, it sets out a series of forty sessions over the two year span, to give you planned and logical progression of both content and advice.

This one-stop resource includes twenty session plans per year group, which you can follow as a complete course or dip into for ideas and inspiration. It also includes Specific Skills Guide to help you support children in developing the correct techniques.

Each session plan includes:

  • learning objectives
  • assessment criteria
  • teaching approaches
  • warm up and cool down activities
  • the content of the session
  • apparatus needed 
  • health and safety considerations.

The companion volume, Developing Physical Health, Fitness and Well-Being through Gymnastics 7-11 follows the same format, and together, these user-friendly books provide a progressive programme of work from Years 1-6. If you are a practising or student teacher, this guide will give you all the confidence you need to teach gymnastics in your school.

Table of Contents

1. Preface  2. Introduction  3. The Approach  4. The Overall Plan  5. The Sessions: Year 1  6. The Sessions: Year 2  7. Specific Skills Guide

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Maggie Carroll retired from her post as Head of the School of Education at the University of Brighton, UK in 2004. Since this time she has worked in a freelance consultative capacity, in addition to her role as associate lecturer in Education Studies at Brighton.

Jackie Hannay is currently the course leader of BA (HONS) Education Key Stage 2/3 course with QTS and Principal Lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Brighton, UK.


'If teachers do not have gymnastic insight or do not have time to think, then this book will guide them well to the vital Key Stages as identified by official documentation.'Physical Education Review