PE and PD Planning
This module looks at how to plan PE Lessons and Physical Activity Sessions for children in the early years.
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Planning PE Lessons and Physical Activity Sessions
When planning a PE Lesson or Activity Session, children will benefit more if planning is based on skills. Identify what outcome you would like to achieve, identify the skills you would like children to develop and then base the activity on this.
Identify Outcome you would like to achieve
Identify skills you will cover and focus on
Plan a warm up, 2 or 3 activities based on the outcomes and skills Differentiation
Once activities are planned identify any other skills that will be covered
Additional EYFS/KS1 Outcomes
Identify any other EYFS/KS1 outcomes that will be covered
Elements of Physical Education
Fundamental Movement Skills – Mainly jumping, balancing and travelling
Shapes with their bodies
Use of large equipment
Working in pairs
Movement to Music and Dance
Large and small movements
Fast and slow movements
5 Dance Basics
Use of variety of types of music such as children’s songs, classical, pop, etc.
Competitive and Cooperative Games
- Team games, which can be competitive or cooperative (or a combination of both)
- Group games, which will be cooperative
Hand-Eye and Foot-Eye Coordination
- Ball skills – Throwing, Catching, Kicking, Striking, etc.
- Target games – Aiming, Estimating, Predicting
Handy Back-up resources
CD player with music
Fundamental Movement Skills
Cross-body and Bilateral Movements
Bilateral coordination is when we use both sides of our bodies independently from each other in the following ways:
For the same action such as throwing a ball
For different actions such as throwing a ball in the air and striking it with a racket
For alternating the use of each side of the body, such as skipping, running, crawling, marching
Cross-body movements are when you use one side of the body in the other side’s space, relying on good bilateral coordination.
Efficient bilateral and cross-body coordination allows a child to use both hands and feet together for smooth movements and also supports the development of fine motor skills, reading and writing.