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Teaching Physical Education in the Primary School

1st Edition

By Bev Hopper, Jenny Grey, Patricia Maude


192 pages

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This book includes information on all six areas of the PE National Curriculum (games, gymnastic activities, dance, swimming, outdoor and adventurous activities, athletic activities), to increase subject knowledge and to develop teaching, management and planning skills.

This book provides professional development for generalist primary teachers and student-teachers and also offers support to subject leaders charged with the responsibility for other colleagues. It will build on current practice and aim to increase knowledge, understanding, confidence and enthusiasm in an area of the curriculum which often receives a very short time allocation during initial teaching training courses.

Teaching Physical Education in the Primary School is a comprehensive guide to the subject for primary educators. It deals with not only the teaching and learning of PE, but also everything that is relevant to co-ordinating the subject.


'Teaching Physical Education in the Primary School will be useful for trainee teachers or anyone seeking professional development, but it is a must for subject leaders.' - Times Educational Supplement

Table of Contents

1. What is Physical Education in the Primary School 2. Knowledge and Understanding of the Six Areas of Activity 3. Physical Education and Other Areas of the Whole Curriculum 4.Planning for Physical Education at Key Stages 1 and 2 5. Teaching and Management of Physical Education at Key Stages 1 and 2 6.Assessment, Recording and Reporting in Physical Education 7.Study Sheets 8.Appendix A: Expectations of Trainee Teachers' Work With Children in Primary Physical Education 9.Appendix B: Blank Lesson Plan 10.Bibliography and Further Reading

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / General
EDUCATION / Physical Education