Today, I bring you yet another magnificent team game, ideal for both KS1 and KS2 aged children. Inspired by my time coaching at UKElite soccer, I have adapted this football activity and created a variation non sport specific that can be played as a result of a unit of work, or just as easily as a one off competition. This game is HERO WARS! Although the game centres around a 'tag' focus, there really are so many learning outcomes and discussion points that can be raised from playing it and strong links with traditional sports can be made. All of this and more is discussed 'Under the Umbrella' today so come and join me to listen, and head over to www.peumbrella.com to download the FREE PDF so you can start playing this awesome game with your class NOW!
In this Episode of The PE Umbrella Podcast, I reflect on my teaching and whether or not it is promoting 'Learned Helplessness' amongst the children I work with.
Having recently read 'essentialism' by Greg McKeown, I was intrigued by the term 'learned helplessness' and actually, how prevalent it is, not only in education, but every day life.
I explore the meaning behind the term, how it relates closely to education and PE, and share ways in which we can ensure we are doing all that we can to stop our children taking the path of the 'I can't do it culture'.
So what are you waiting for? Come and join me 'Under the Umbrella'
Today, I share with you a resource that is not only what I believe ALL primary PE cupboards should have, but also one of the most under utilised by the schools that currently do have them! The equipment in question is a SPEED LADDER. They are a real hook to your lessons and give the children the opportunity to challenge themselves in Speed, Agility and Quickness (SAQ) challenges. With uses in KS1 and KS2, come and see how you can dust them off this week to start your lessons with a bang. Fear not if your school doesn't have any, I provide you with an alternative that you can all access. So what are you waiting for? Come and join me 'Under the Umbrella' to grab your FREE downloadable PDF and put it into action yourself!
In this episode of The PE Umbrella, I am joined by PE teacher Adam Llevo. Originally from from the North West of England, Adam currently works as a PE teacher and athletic director in Saudi Arabia. In addition to this, he runs a successful blog and resource website www.mradampe.com packed full of great content. We delve into his vast experience to chat ALL things Primary PE including his top tips, favourite resources and how bin liners and basketballs exposed some children to an otherwise unaccessible sport! So come and join us 'Under the Umbrella' for an information packed episode.
In this episode of The PE Umbrella, I am joined by Rob Wilkinson. Rob is the Director of 'Moving Matters', a London based company who are responsible for delivering high quality PE to over 40 primary schools across the city. As well as sharing his top tips, advice and resources, we talk about the inspiration behind Moving Matters through research conducted in a document named 'Designed to Move'. This document holds stark truths about the possible future pathways for our children if we don't act on the current 'inactivity' crisis now. Moving really does Matter. So what are you waiting for? I'll see you all 'Under the Umbrella'
Today, I bring you a truly wonderful activity called Hula Hut Throwdown. Inspired by Ben Landers @thepespecialist, I have adapted his amazing game and created a variation that is accessible for most primary schools, but still keeps all of the excitement, engagement and inspiration of the original! The true beauty of this game is how inclusive it really is. Centring around a variety of 'roles' in a team, children of all ages can compete together and each play a part towards their teams success. So come and join me 'Under the Umbrella' to listen, and head over to www.peumbrella.com to download the FREE PDF.
In this episode of The PE Umbrella, I am joined by Jarrod Robinson, otherwise known as The PE Geek. Jarrod is a Physical Education teacher from County Victoria, Australia, with a passion and enthusiasm for the role emerging technologies play within teaching and learning. Jarrod runs his online community at www.thepegeek.com and has his own amazing podcast of the same name, sharing top advice all year round! We delve into his vast experience to chat ALL things Primary PE including his top tips, favourite resources and how the Physed landscape compares across the globe! So come and join us 'Under the Umbrella' for an episode you simply do not want to miss!
In this very special episode of The PE Umbrella, I am joined by Mary Corder and Simon McLoughlin. Mary is the content marketing manager for a magnificent classroom resource called 'GoNoodle' and Simon is a busy Primary School teacher who uses it on a daily basis! We delve into how the 'active learning' inspired videos can help transform your classroom and provide your children with not only healthy bodies, but healthy minds too. So come on over and join us Under the Umbrella!
Join me today as I chat with Kurt Boyd. Kurt is the president of 'Stack 52', a unique card based exercise game with the aim of making fitness fun! Kurt shares his own experiences linking physical activity and happiness and why 'functional' bodyweight exercises are so important. So come on over and join me 'Under the Umbrella'
In this episode, I share a simple yet effective PE assessment tool that can be used across primary school. This gives teachers a hassle free and simplistic method to visually see how their children are performing! So what are you waiting for? Come and join me 'Under the Umbrella' to hear all about it!
Grab the FREE PDF of the assessment tool and success criteria at www.peumbrella.com
Today, I share with you another one of my favourite warm up activities! This activity, called 'Shark Attack' has served me brilliantly over the past year working with 'Sporting Influence' and yet again It really is one of those teaching activities that I couldn't live without. It works equally well with KS1, KS2, KS3 and even with adults! So what are you waiting for? Come and join me 'Under the Umbrella' to grab it and put it into action yourself!
Join me today for the first episode of 2016! I chat with Dave Bamber, a lead Primary PE teacher and the founder of Primary Energise, a wonderful wake up shake up resource that is hassle free and packed with benefits for children in both KS1 and KS2. In addition to this, Dave talks about the PE activity he couldn't live without and shares his advice for all primary teachers who may feel like they are in a rut with their PE teaching. So come on over and join me 'Under the Umbrella'
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!