“It’s a lot easier for somebody to learn if they’re having fun!”
Hello and as always a warm welcome to you, The PE Umbrella Community, to the ONLY Primary and Elementary PE Podcast!
This week sees the release of episode 43 in which I am joined by Early Years Physical Development Specialist Tania Swift. As the director of BInspired, a company specialising in training, tools and resources for teachers delivering early years PE, Tania has years of experience delivering CPD and workshops that improve the quality of provision in Early Years Physical Education. I personally feel that early years provision is sometimes overlooked for the ‘shiny object’ and ‘cool’ things that can be delivered to older children but in this episode we discuss the importance of a sound early years PE curriculum for laying the foundations towards a more physically literate life and boosting the enjoyment of physical education.
During this bumper episode, we discuss the importance of ‘starting early’, reflect on whether current early years PE provision is good enough and share some ‘go to’ resources and activity ideas for you in your own PE classroom! So why not come and join us ‘Under the Umbrella’ by clicking play right here, or subscribe to the PE Umbrella on iTunes to listen at your own leisure whenever you choose.
What I Learned: Early Years PE is UNBELIEVABLY important, in fact it is VITAL! If children miss out on quality physical development from being a baby into early years this can have a significant impact on their relationship with physical activity through their school years, not to mention social implications as a result. As Tania correctly alludes to, the ABC’s (Agility, Balance and Co-ordination) are essential when building the foundation of a child’s physical literacy journey, not forgetting the S (spacial awareness) too. Negative attitudes towards Physical Activity can form and become etched into a child’s outlook on life from such an early age if adequate differentiation and delivery isn’t in place from early years which in turn will more likely lead to a sedentary lifestyle. All children come from a variety of situations at home and they will never begin their PE journey on a level playing field. Are we prepared as teachers to cope with this and excited to inspire the next generation?
Tania’s Website- www.binspireduk.co.uk
Amaven – http://www.amaven.co.uk
Favourite EYFS Hook – STORY LESSONS
Ryan’s Top Tip – Pirates of the Caribbean Music for warm up:
Encourage, walking the plank, marching on the spot, climbing the rigging, sword battles and any other ‘Pirate’ movements to this song to fire the children up for your lesson! THEY LOVE IT!
Twitter – @binspiredtomove
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