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Resources last updated:  06.09.17

Here you will find a range of sample resources. 

 ♦Recently Added

March 2017
Dance Scheme of Work _ Transformers (Year 5/6)
EYFS Creative Movement  Interactive Stimulus - Giraffes Can't Dance
10 Warm up activities
10 Cool down activities
April 2017

Athletic Activities updated and improved - lots of enjoyable and interesting investigative activities based on running, throwing and jumping for the Summer Term!  For example, Do people with the longest arms throw further? Can you run faster with short or long steps/strides?
Our web site improved, including a new homepage.
May 2017
♦56 Playground Games: A resource to support primary schools in utilising playtimes for children’s social, physical and cognitive development. Subscribers can access the resource on our RESOURCES page.
♦Parachute Play: 50 parachute activities that support children’s social, emotional, physical and cognitive development. Subscribers can access the resource on our RESOURCES page.

June 2017
♦Games Resource Units 1, 2 and 3 updated.
♦EYFS Physical Development Activity Cards: 60+ activities that support the development of children's physical skills.
July 2017
♦Dance Resource Units 1, 2 & 3 updated.
Aug 2017
♦Gymnastic Resource Units 1, 2 & 3 updated.
♦New sample material added: view 3 complete units - gymnastic activities Year 2; invasion games Year 6 and dance activities Year 1.
♦Athletic Activities Resource units updated.
Sept 2017
♦Subject Leaders' Sharing Best Practice in Physical Education in Primary SchoolsA PowerPoint resource containing 65 slides, supporting  PE subject leaders in developing and sharing with colleagues, a philosophy and pedagogy for teaching and learning.

 

The resources contained on this web site will provide you with expertly planned, tried and tested physical activities which address physical and creative development in the Early Years Foundation Stage and PE in key stage 1 and key stage 2.  We continually update and improve both the quality and quantity of our resources.  Our resources have been written by some of the best PE professionals in the UK; their pedagogical knowledge and understanding is outstanding (you can read about our authors at the bottom of this page).  Please be assured that you will have access to the highest-quality PE resources that will inspire all of your pupils to become physically literate. Further, and in line with the government’s guidance to schools on spending their PE and Sport Premium, we are providing you with the very best teaching resources to help you teach PE and sport.

 

♦♦Our web site includes♦♦

♦ 500+ detailed lesson plans in 100 units of study, for gymnastic, dance, games and athletic activities;
♦  'At a glance' overviews for each unit of study;
♦ 270 videos that help make learning ‘come alive;’
♦ Lesson plans hyperlinked to around 150 videos and over 350 images;
♦ 210 warm up activities and 105 cool down activities;
♦ Assessment and recording of pupil progress and attainment;
♦ An Adventurous Activities scheme of work;
♦ Assessment for Learning strategies, including pupil self-assessment.
♦ 56 Playground Games: A resource to support primary schools in utilising playtimes for children’s social, physical and cognitive development. 
♦Parachute Play: 50 parachute activities that support children’s social, emotional, physical and cognitive development. 
♦EYFS Physical Development Activity Cards: 60+ activities that support the development of children's physical skills. 
♦Subject Leaders' Sharing Best Practice in Physical Education in Primary Schools: Supporting  PE subject leaders in developing and sharing with colleagues, a philosophy and pedagogy for teaching and learning.

 

Guidelines for Using PE Primary’s Resources
It is impossible to cover all of the content contained on the site in one school year.  The reason that we have provided so much content is for variety, particularly for those schools that we have been working with for many years. 

Note that gym, dance and games all have resource units 1, 2 and 3.  The intention is to focus on one resource unit in each activity area over the school year, unless of course your children have more than one half term of e.g. dance activities. 

The learning outcomes, for example, in dance in the three Year 2 units, are the same in terms of children's progression, skill development, understanding etc.  This applies to all years/activity areas/resource units. So, given this consistency, you could decide to use, for example, dance resource units 1, gym resource units 2 and games resource units 3 in the same academic year.  Ultimately, it is a matter of each school’s choice and preference.  PE Primary resources have been developed to support and compliment schools’ long term planning, though small differences in term and half term duration across different parts of the country cannot be avoided. 

Schools use our resources in different ways, depending on staff expertise and confidence.  Some teachers are more secure using the step-by-step structure of the lesson plans, while other teachers use only the overviews that accompany each of the units.  Additionally, many teachers are using our resources as a starting point, from which they select and adapt lesson content to plan and deliver for the particular needs of their children. 

In reality, there is no ‘one size fits all’ model.   No two schools will organise their programmes identically - there are too many variables.   We recommend that schools plan their own use of our resources within their statements of policy which should provide a number of guiding principles.  These should provide a clear focus and direction for the school and its staff to promote progress, towards each pupil attaining the highest standard possible.  Hence, the flexibility and choice provided by PE Primary resources.

Consistent across all our resources is the excellent pedagogy - the material has been written by some of the very best PE practitioners in the UK. 



Sample Units of Activity
(updated Summer 2017)

Gymnastic activities - Year 2 Invasion Games - Year 6 Dance activities - Year 4
'Strike a Pose'

 

FREE RESOURCE - added 06.09.17
‘Subject Leaders’ Sharing Best Practice in Physical Education in Primary Schools.’



To view the videos, please click on each one.

Chest Pass
Catching a Ball
 
Gymnastics
Y4 Set Floor
Sequence
Dance
Foundation
Principle of attack
[Invasion Games]


Overview of Units

Dance Activities
Resource Units 1
(Updated July 2017)
Resource Units 2
(Updated July 2017)
Resource Units 3
(Updated July 2017)
EYFS - Activities focus on physical (agility, balance and co-ordination) and creative development (responding to experiences, expressing and communicating ideas, creating dance and developing imagination).
EYFS The Weather; 
Mr Wolf's Week
Nursery Rhymes & Fairy Tales;
Traditional Games
Under the Sea; 
Giraffes Can't Dance
Key Stage 1 - Activities focus on developing agility, balance and co-ordination, through imaginative response to a range of stimuli.
Y1 'The Toy Maker'
by Becca
'Mr Gumpy’s Outing'
by John Burningham
Jungle Fever;
Ourselves
Y2 'James and the
Giant Peach’
by Roald Dahl
'Funny Bones' by
Janet and Allan Ahlberg
Around the World;
Ugly Bug Ball
Key Stage 2 -Activities focus on performing dances using a range of movement patterns, along with developing flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance.
Y3 Emotions
& Feelings
'Charlie and the
Chocolate Factory'
by Roald Dahl
Mythological Worlds;
The Weather
Y4 Clowns; Machines
& Christmas Frolics
Cartoon Characters Strike a Pose;
Rainforests
Y5 Traditional English
Dance
The Magic Faraway Tree Times Pas t-
G.I. Blues;
Water
Y6 Sporting Themes Paintings, photographs 
postcards;
Strictly the Jive!
Grease is the Word; 
Transformers
♦♦Music for the Dance Units
♦Due to strict copyright legislation, we do not provide the music suggested in each unit. 
♦Music used in our dance units can be accessed at  iTunes http://www.apple.com/uk/itunes/ 
or found at https://www.youtube.com

Gymnastic Activities
Resource Units 1
(Updated Aug 2017)
Resource Units 2
(Updated Aug 2017)
Resource Units 3
(Updated Aug 2017)
EYFS - Activities focus on physical (agility, balance and co-ordination) and creative development (responding to experiences, expressing and communicating ideas, creating dance and developing imagination).
EYFS Physical Development
Foundation
Physical Development
Foundation
Physical Development
Foundation
Key Stage 1 - Activities focus on developing agility, balance and co-ordination,  through  travelling skills, using hands and feet, jumping, rolling, hanging, swinging and climbing
Y1   Multi-activities &
supporting movement 
concepts
Multi-activities & 
supporting movement 
concepts
Multi-activities & 
supporting movement 
concepts
Y2 Multi-activities & 
supporting movement 
concepts
Multi-activities & 
supporting movement 
concepts
Multi-activities & 
supporting movement 
concepts
Key Stage 2 - Activities focus on developing flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance, through combining and performing gymnastic actions, shapes and balances.
Y3 Multi-activities & 
supporting movement 
concepts
Multi-activities & 
supporting movement 
concepts
Multi-activities & 
supporting movement 
concepts
Y4 Multi-activities & 
supporting movement 
concepts
Multi-activities & 
supporting movement 
concepts
Multi-activities & 
supporting movement 
concepts
Y5 Multi-activities & 
supporting movement 
concepts
Multi-activities & 
supporting movement 
concepts
Multi-activities & 
supporting movement 
concepts
Y6 Multi-activities & 
supporting movement 
concepts
Multi-activities & 
supporting movement 
concepts
Multi-activities & 
supporting movement 
concepts

Games Activities
Resource Units 1
(Updated June 2017)
Resource Units 2
(Updated June 2017)
Resource Units 3
(Updated June 2017)
EYFS - Activities focus on physical development gross motor skills  -agility, balance
and co-ordination (ABC)
EYFS Physical Development
- agility, balance
co-ordination
Physical Development 
- agility, balance
co-ordination
Physical Development 
- agility, balance
co-ordination
Key Stage 1 - Activities focus on developing agility, balance, co-ordination, running, jumping, throwing and catching, team games, simple tactics for attacking and defending.
Y1 Modified Games 
- skills of
sending, receiving & travelling
Modified Games 
- skills of
sending, receiving & travelling
Modified Games 
- skills of
sending, receiving & travelling
Y2 Modified Games 
- skills of
sending, receiving & travelling
Modified Games 
- skills of
sending, receiving & travelling
Modified Games 
- skills of
sending, receiving & travelling
Key Stage 2 -Activities focus on performing dances using a range of movement patterns, along with developing flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance.
Y3 Invasion Games
S&F Games
Net Games
Invasion Games
S&F Games
Net Games
Invasion Games
S&F Games
Net Games
Y4 Invasion Games
S&F Games
Net Games
Invasion Games
S&F Games
Net Games
Invasion Games
S&F Games
Net Games
Y5 Invasion Games
S&F Games
Net Games
Invasion Games
S&F Games
Net Games
Invasion Games
S&F Games
Net Games
Y6 Invasion Games
S&F Games
Net Games
Invasion Games
S&F Games
Net Games
Invasion Games
S&F Games
Net Games

Athletic Activities
(Updated Aug 2017)
Key Stage 2 Athletic Activities develop running, jumping, throwing and catching skills.  Children are also able to compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.
Y3/4 Exploring and developing basic running, jumping and throwing actions with control and coordination. Selecting appropriate actions and linking them in ways that suit the activities.  Discussing their own and others’ running, jumping and throwing actions and suggesting improvements. Suggesting reasons why warming up and cooling down are important and why physical activity is good for health and wellbeing.
Y5/6 Linking running, jumping and throwing actions and applying them accurately and appropriately. Developing precision, control and fluency in performance. Analysing and commenting on running, jumping and throwing skills and techniques. Modifying and refining skills and techniques to improve performance. Describing the effects exercise has on their body and its value to health and wellbeing.

 

EYFS - Physical Development Activity Cards
A resource that provides over 60 fun activities that support the development of children’s physical skills
♦A Power Point Resource
♦66 slides
♦High visual impact
♦Activities link to all other areas of learning and development, including literacy, mathematics and communication and language
♦The resource is FREE to our subscribers
♦Non-subscribers - £30.00 + VAT
Contact: info@peprimary.co.uk

 

Parachute Play
A resource that provides50 parachute activities that support children’s social, emotional, physical and cognitive development. 
♦A Power Point Resource
♦54 slides
♦High visual impact
♦Children can easily use the resource and have choice about their activities 
♦The resource is FREE to our subscribers
♦Non-subscribers - £30.00 + VAT
Contact: info@peprimary.co.uk


 

56 Playground Games
A resource to support primary schools in utilising playtimes for children’s social, physical and cognitive development.
♦A Power Point Resource
♦56 fun, active & health-promoting activities
♦65 slides
♦High visual impact
♦Children can easily use the resource and have choice about their activities 
♦provides excellent support and guidance for lunchtime supervisors
♦The resource is FREE to our subscribers
♦Non-subscribers - £30.00 + VAT
Contact: info@peprimary.co.uk

 

Subscription Costs 2016 - 2017
Single school subscription - £265.00 + VAT
Sports Colleges/Partnerships/Local Authority/ Shared Access Licence
Up to 10 Schools - £950.00 + VAT
Up to 20 Schools - £1200.00 + VAT
Up to 30 Schools - £1450.00 + VAT
Up to 40 Schools - £1750.00 + VAT
Up to 50 Schools - £1900.00 + VAT
Up to 75 Schools - £2000.00 + VAT
75 Schools +       - £2250.00 + VAT

ABOUT OUR AUTHORS

Gymnastic Activities
Tansin Benn (PhD, MSc, M.Ed, B.Ed, DPSE)
Tansin was an Associate Professor in the School of Education at the University of Birmingham. After teaching in schools for several years she moved into higher education at Anstey College in 1981 to train secondary physical education specialists. In 1985 she moved to Newman and Westhill Colleges, Birmingham, predominantly to train primary teachers with a physical education specialism. In 1993 she became Head of Physical Education, Sports Studies and Dance at Westhill, developing diversified degree programmes alongside initial teacher training and continuing professional development courses with Birmingham LEA. Since retiring from the University of Birmingham in 2012, Tansin is a Visiting Professor at the University of Plymouth.   She continues to publish in collaboration with colleagues around the world, responding to invitations to attend conference / academic events and supporting the work of the International Association of Physical Education and Sport for Girls and Women (www.iapesgw.org).   Tansin's passion to support others continues; she volunteers with AGEUK, teaching physical activity in sheltered accommodation.

Barry Benn (MA, DPE, DLC)
Barry was a part-time lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Birmingham. After teaching in secondary, then primary schools he went on to further professional training at Leeds University before entering Birmingham’s Adult Education Service. Under Barry’s guidance this department quickly became part of Birmingham Leisure Services and Barry was appointed Gymnastics Development Officer for the city. Since retiring from coaching in 1995 he continued to dedicate himself to educational gymnastics, delivering teachers’ courses throughout the country. Barry has contributed three gymnastics books for teachers and other professional resources such as the 1988 BAALPE video on secondary gymnastics and co-authoring “Primary Gymnastics – a multi-activities approach” with Tansin in 1992. 

Dance Activities
Sue Chedzoy (M.Ed., B.Ed., F.P.E.A [UK]
Sue graduated from the University of London with Bachelor of Education and qualifications in Physical Education and Drama, began a teaching career teaching secondary English and Drama and presenting programmes for children with Special Educational Needs for Educational Television.  Sue went on to teach Physical Education and was head of department in two large secondary comprehensive schools. Having taught in secondary schools for eleven years she was then seconded to work as an advisory teacher in Devon supporting primary and secondary school teachers in the teaching of Physical Education and Dance.   Her research interest in Health Related Physical Activity and primary school children culminated in Master’s Degree from the University of Hull.  Sue has published widely and authored books and research papers mostly focusing on enhancing the provision of high quality teaching and learning for young people in Physical Education and the Arts.  During her academic career at the University of Exeter she has been responsible for the initial training of Early Years, Primary, Middle School and Secondary School trainee teachers. In addition she has been Programme Director of Primary / Key Stage 2/3 and the Master’s Programme in Teaching and Learning.   Sue supervised a number of international doctoral students all of whom have had teaching and learning in Physical Education and the Arts at the heart of their studies.  Sue has also been awarded the Ling Award by the Physical Education Association of the United Kingdom in recognition of outstanding contribution to the Physical Education profession. Sue currently works as a Consultant/Evaluator for the Cognitive Education Development Unit within the Centre for Teaching Thinking and Dialogue.(Source: http://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/education/staff/index.php?web_id=sue_chedzoy)

Merie Eglesfield-Hope [B.Ed., MA]
Merie has worked in sports colleges in South Birmingham.  Her role was supporting first and primary schools, contributing to the raising of standards in PE, specialising in dance. Merie has also taught dance in a special school (SLD as the dance specialist, as well as teaching GCSE dance.  Previous to this, Merie worked in primary education as a class teacher and PE-coordinator and was a Partnership  Development  Manager for a Sports College managing the infrastructure of 30 primary schools.  Merie has delivered a variety of INSET, including TOP Dance and disability dance ideas. Some of her work has also been published as a 'Best Practice Case Study'. Merie posesses a Masters in Dance Education.

Games Activities
Graham Haines [B. Ed., M.Ed.]
Graham is a senior lecturer in PE at Cardiff Metropolitan University.  Before working in higher education, Graham was a head teacher in a primary school in Cardiff.  Graham's specialism is in primary games.  He has also lead the development of ICT to support teaching and learning in PE in Wales.

Huw Davies [Cert. Ed., M.A.] 
The author of all material written by Physical Education Primary Ltd. Huw is the founder of Physical Education Primary Ltd. He was a senior Lecturer in PE at the University of the West of England [UWE] Bristol (1999 – 2013), before becoming Education Director at play learn play Ltd. in 2013.

Athletic Activities
Kevin Morgan (B.Ed, MA)
Kevin is a Principal Lecturer in PE at Cardiff Metropolitan University.   He is Programme Director for the Taught Doctorate in Sport Coaching. In 2014, Kevin achieved Senior Fellowship of the HEA in recognition of his expertise in pedagogical practice, research and leadership.  Kevin is also the author of widely celebrated 'Primary Athletics Challenges' resource pack. 

E mail:   info@peprimary.co.uk                      Tel:  01495 315563 / 07941 445977

Resources last updated:  06.09.17