Written by a team of experienced teacher educators, this textbook is designed for initial teacher training and for newly qualified teachers in physical education for five- to 11-year-olds. It covers the range of activities, from gymnastics to dance, adventurous activities to health education. It blends theory and practice, providing worksheets, sample documents and reports, and it covers pedagogical concepts, such as progression, differentiation, assessment and inclusive education. There is advice not only on teaching and learning but also on subject leadership and co-ordination. The treatment, which includes local authority and inspectoral perspectives, should show students how to meet requirements for qualified teacher status in this subject.
Tony MacFadyen is Lecturer in Sport and Physical Education at the University of Reading, UK. Richard Bailey is a writer and theorist on education and sport. A former teacher in both primary and secondary schools and a teacher trainer, he has been Professor at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK, University of Roehampton, UK, and, most recently, University of Birmingham, UK. He has written more than 100 publications, including books, academic and professional articles and journalism. Visit Richard's blog at: http: //talkingeducationandsport.blogspot.com
Good practice in primary physical education; physical education and primary schools; planing and preparation for effective teaching; promoting a positive learning environment; the effective use of teaching styles; assessment, recording and reporting; including all pupils in primary school physical education; movement development and the primary school child; co-ordinating primary physical education - leadership matters; creating a safe learning environment in physical education; content of primary physical education; teaching athletics 5-11; teaching dance 5-11; teaching games 5-11; teaching gymnastics 5-11; health related exercise 5-11; teaching outdoor and adventurous activities; teaching swimming.