“You can’t be attached to your lesson plan too much…”
Welcome to episode 97 of The PE Umbrella Podcast, the only primary and elementary PE podcast in the world, for an episode centred around EYFS Physical Education.
Today, I am joined Under the Umbrella by Physical Education teacher Zack Smith. In this episode we get to the real crux of what it means to teach EYFS PE. Is it the most important age group to teach? Zack certainly has his work cut out to ensure the young children he teaches are given a solid base that will help them flourish in any social, emotional or physical pursuits they wish to do as they move through school.
As you can see by the length of this episode, it is packed full of content as Zack shares lots of actionable tips, sound advice and book recommendations that we should all go away and read. Through the thoughtful and honest discussion we unpick the traits that Zack has as a teacher himself, what it would be like to join his class, how he coped with his worst ever lesson and his all time favourite warm up games! You can click on the time stamps below to jump to any of these parts of the show…But why would you? You’re only going to miss out on some Physed gold if you do!
Describe yourself as a teacher? [05:35]
If it’s my first day in your class, what can I expect? [10:34]
What is the Worst lesson you have ever taught in EYFS Physical Education? What did you learn? [19:59]
What is the importance of EYFS Physical Education? [25:54]
Top Class Management tip for EYFS Physical Education? [37:02]
What is your favourite EVER warm up? [43:04]
Twitter – @mrzackpe
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