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The PE Umbrella | Podcasting ALL things Primary Physical Education

Ryan Ellis here, the founder and host of the PE Umbrella, a Primary Physical Education podcast that discusses all things PE. Interviewing inspiring practitioners from the primary education sector, I will be sharing the latest in excellent practice and discussing what makes PE and Sport such an important tool to engage and enhance the learning of children (across the curriculum) so they are ready to leave school with a solid platform to lead a healthy lifestyle and enjoy lifelong physical activity! I will share insights into what makes the top practitioners of today tick, asking about their favourite PE resources, what activities are a must have in the locker for any teacher and success stories about WHAT REALLY WORKS! All in all, the PE Umbrella is about inspiring YOU in YOUR own teaching practice and providing you with the tools, ideas and resources to take ACTION! So come and join me under the PE Umbrella!
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Now displaying: May, 2020
May 31, 2020

Welcome to episode 162 of The PE Umbrella Podcast!

This week I am joined by Primary PE consultant Steve Busby. On this episode we chat about ALL things PE, and take a trip down the regular show questions, seeking to draw out knowledge bombs from Steve and his many years experience teaching Primary PE. This means you can expect answers to questions such as:

- What currently excites you about PE?

- What misconceptions about our subject should be banished to room 101?

- Why is EYFS Critical?

- What is your ideal PE lesson recipe?

- What is your worst ever PE lesson and what did you learn from it?

ALL of that and SO much more as Steve really brings his A-game to the show. Not to mention the odd rant cannon from me thrown in there for good measure too! So what are you waiting for? Jump under the umbrella with us and join in the conversation by tweeting me @thepeumbrella. Note pad ready!

May 24, 2020

Welcome to episode 161 of The PE Umbrella Podcast!

This week I am joined by coach for the Ebor Academy Trust Steven Jeff. On this episode, we chat about ALL things PE, and take a trip down the regular show questions, seeking to draw out knowledge bombs from Steven and his experience teaching Primary PE. This means you can expect answers to questions such as:

- What currently excites you about PE?

- What misconceptions about our subject should be banished to room 101?

- Describe yourself as a teacher in 3 words?

- What is your ideal PE lesson recipe?

- What is your worst ever PE lesson and what did you learn from it?

ALL of that and SO much more as Steven shares some real pearls of wisdom! So what are you waiting for? Jump under the umbrella with us and join in the conversation by tweeting me @thepeumbrella. Note pad ready!

May 17, 2020

Welcome to episode 160 of The PE Umbrella Podcast!

This week I am joined by co-founder of Yoginis Yoga Susan Hartley. On this episode we simply chat about ALL things Yoga, Wellbeing and Mindfulness in relation to primary school children. You could argue, with the current circumstances of the Covid-19 pandemic, that never has the physical and mental wellbeing of our children been more important, and this presents us a unique opportunity going forward. In a way, our hands are being forced to make changes during and (hopefully) off the back of this.

During this episode we talk about the great benefits of yoga, stretching beyond the physical and how these can be easily intertwined with a school day. We also learn what a stand-alone yoga session might look like in a Primary School and how we might engage those reluctant learners.

So what are you waiting for? Jump under the umbrella with us and join in the conversation by tweeting me @thepeumbrella. Note pad ready!

May 10, 2020

Welcome to episode 159 of The PE Umbrella Podcast!

This week I am delighted to be joined for a second time on the show by Rachel Ford. On this episode, we simply chat about ALL things PE, with a particular focus on the power of a theme/story to hook children into their learning.

Having recently been through a 3-month lockdown in China, we then discuss the first 2 weeks back teaching face to face and what this has meant for Rachel. How have things changed? What has surprised her? How has she adapted?

So what are you waiting for? Jump under the umbrella with us and join in the conversation by tweeting me @thepeumbrella. Note pad ready!

May 3, 2020

Welcome to episode 158 of The PE Umbrella Podcast!

This week I am joined by Teacher and founder of Motion Dance Initiative Jessica Livock. On this episode, we simply chat about ALL things Dance in relation to primary PE and the wider reach it can have around a school. We dive into the past experiences Jess has faced in teaching, her favourite dance warm-up activities and how a typical unit of work would be structured for dance, contrasting KS1 & KS2 expectations.

Not only this, but we share top tips throughout for winning over those reluctant learners, including dance in creative ways throughout the curriculum and so much more!

So what are you waiting for? Jump under the umbrella with us and join in the conversation by tweeting me @thepeumbrella. Note pad ready!

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