Today, I discuss the importance of 'variety' in the development of children in sport and physical activity during their primary years. I share with you my personal experience and 'aha' moment in seeing first hand, how exposing children to a diverse range of activities can open your eyes as a teacher, allowing you to see your children in a different light. So why wait, come on over and join me 'Under the Umbrella'
Today, I share with you another one of my MUST HAVE PE activities. This activity, called 'cone to cone' has served me well for over 7 years. It has been used by myself as a coach and as a PE teacher with equal success and enjoyment! It really is one of those teaching activities that I couldn't live without and is essential for any PE teachers locker!
In this episode I share some top PE teaching tips for current and trainee primary school teachers. I explain how these tips have helped improve my own teaching practice and shaped me into becoming a better practitioner.
"Many a false step was made by standing still"
Today I bring you a superb indoor Primary PE activity for those days when poor weather means going outside is simply not an option. This activity can be done in even the most spatially challenged schools with enormous success. Problem Solving, Leadership and Communication are just some of the key skills your children will be working on. Don't worry about lack of space again and have your class playing the Team Maze Challenge!
In this episode of The PE Umbrella, I am joined by Simon Blower, a former primary school teacher, deputy headteacher and co-founder of a wonderful resource called 'Pobble' that uses an online platform to share children's writing with a worldwide audience. We delve into his experience to chat ALL things Primary PE including his top tips, favourite resources, how physical activity impacts on attainment and how it is used to enrich Pobble writing days! So come and join us Under the Umbrella.
This week Under the Umbrella, I use the concept of the 'Six Thinking Hats' and share with you how it has helped clear my mind when reflecting on my PE lessons and teaching as a whole. For quick, straight to the point thinking with concepts that YOU can use right away, this episode is a MUST listen!
Today, I am joined by Kate Thornton-Bousfield. Kate is the primary lead and development manager for physical literacy at the Youth Sport Trust and has teaching experience that spans both primary and secondary schools. We chat about all things primary PE, sharing her favourite teaching practice, helpful resources and her thoughts on where primary PE will be in 5 years time! You simply don't want to miss this!
In this episode of The PE Umbrella, I am joined by the founder of Tagtiv8 himself, Bryn Llewellyn, as we talk about active learning and a whole lot more. As a former deputy and acting headteacher, Bryn discusses his favourite resources, activities and how we can feel confident in our PE teaching once more. This episode is filled with simply brilliant advice and ideas that you won't want to miss!
In this episode, I discuss how you can host your own LEG-A-THON fundraising event in your school to support Sue Ryder hospices across the country. Let's get those children ACTIVE!
In this episode, I discuss the fine balancing act that teachers must play in enhancing the fundamental physical skills of a child in their class while ensuring their enjoyment and enthusiasm for physical activity remains intact.
I look at the argument from both a coach and a teacher perspective and suggest ways in which we can strike a happy medium.
Join me today as I share with you my 'aha' moment that has inspired me to teach KS1 PE a different way. I share my ideas on how I enthuse, engage and excite KS1 children once again to make them fall in love with physical activity.
"From below the national average to the TOP 10% nationwide"
Join me as I talk to Maths of the Day founder Jon Smedley and discuss how active learning helped transform attitudes and attainment in maths at his old school!
A warm welcome to The PE Umbrella. All about me, your host, Ryan Ellis. I take you through a whistle stop tour of my humble beginnings in Leeds, to my current position as a PE teacher at Sporting Influence Ltd and founder at The PE Umbrella
Today, I discuss the one activity/drill I simply couldn't live without as a primary PE teacher. I explain how it can be best used, and how its versatility has served me well over the years!
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