Trip to Tokyo!

I hope everyone has had a good first day back, in the coming days I’m hoping to share quite a lot of my idea’s for the coming year. But for now I thought I’d share this quick and easy challenge my Schools are having a go at in this Olympic year. I hope this gets […]

Activities to improve the stamina of your younger pupils!

The most recent NHS Publication regarding Obesity in the UK makes for worrying reading. The ‘headlines’ are these… There were 10, 660 hospital admissions directly attributable to obesity 29% of adults are classified as obese 20% of Year 6 children are classified as obese (in less affluent areas the prevalence of obesity is double than […]

Lunchtime Supervisors Activity Pack

In one of our Schools we found an inconsistency with which activities and equipment were being set out for the children at dinner time. In an attempt to combat this, I met with the lunchtime supervisors one afternoon. I borrowed 10-12 Year 5 children and I showed the lunchtime some really easy, fun, engaging games […]

Spice up your Athletics approach this Summer!

Athletics is amazing once Summer finally comes around…. if you’re one of the fastest/strongest. If you aren’t in that privileged group then poorly taught Athletics can be pretty unrewarding/boring for the middle to lower ability children. In our group of Schools we emphasise that who wins races/events in lessons isn’t too important. That is for […]

Primary P.E Self Assessment sheet!

I believe kids should be as active as possible in P.E lessons – but I also wanted to help our kids reflect on their perceived progress. So I’ve had a go at creating a self-assessment sheet to help guide this process. The idea is for each child to have one of the sheets, once they […]

Activities to improve balance!

Last year one of our Schools had a child with dyspraxia join us – One key symptom was an inability to hold their balance a lot of the time. So I came up with some activities to help them practice the skill. I hope some of you find them useful!  

Athletics on a small yard? It’s only a small problem…

For some of my Schools a huge problem is space (or the lack of it). One way we get around this and ensure we can remain competitive is through ‘the Duel’. ‘The Duel’ enables the children to develop their ability to run at pace around a curve whilst also getting a more ‘match realistic’ experience […]

Boredom Beaters! – Ideas to keep kids active at home

This academic year I am spending as much time as possible with the families across the Schools I work with. I show them games they can play at home with little or no equipment that are both fun and active, to break sedentary days up or just to move even more. The parents from one […]

More Christmas based fun!

As the big day draws closer (and we finally get a break!), I’ve tried to have a little play with a few more Christmas games. Hope they can be of some use!