This is a comprehensive yet accessible guide to the teaching and learning of physical education in the primary school. By taking a developmental approach, readers are encouraged to plan lessons that are individually relevant, worthwhile and exciting for children, and to ensure that learning is at the heart of the physical education experience. In addition to covering all activity areas of the physical education curriculum, the authors provide guidance to ensure that the subject is planned, delivered, assessed and managed effectively. Teachers are encouraged to consider a range of issues that impact on subject delivery, and reflect on strategies and skills required for effective subject leadership. This book is invaluable reading for all in-service and trainee primary teachers, and those who work within wider school sports partnerships. It provides a theoretical and practical focus for those wishing to deliver high quality physical education in the primary school.
Ian Pickup is Senior Lecturer in Physical Education at Roehampton University, London, UK. Lawry Price is Principal Lecturer in Physical Education, also at Roehampton, and Assistant Dean (Learning and Teaching), School of Education, UK.
Section 1; 1. The role of Physical in Education; 2. Introduction to Motor Development Theories; 3. The Growing and Developing Child; Section 2; 1. Skill Themes and Movement Abilities - an overview; 2. Application to activity areas; a. Games activities; b. Dance activities; c. Gymnastic activities; d. Outdoor and adventurous activities; e. Athletic activities; f. Aquatic and swimming activities; Section 3; 1. Contemporary Issues; 2. Subject leadership; 3. Developing a personal philosophy for subject delivery.