“The beauty of this particular tool is the visual simplicity”
Welcome back PE Umbrella community, Ryan Ellis here again ready to share with you a resource that I am hoping will make your life easier when it comes to Primary PE Assessment, if you are yet to have anything solid in place, then perhaps this can at least get the ball rolling! I created this particular tool almost a year ago now when I saw an obvious gap in PE assessment once levels were dropped. In fact, there are many questions lingering in terms of assessment/progress in other subject areas as I write this still. However, I felt and still do feel that assessment in PE, is and always has been massively overlooked in Primary School. I can only comment on what I have myself seen (and I’m sure many schools have wonderful records), but I am yet to see a comprehensive assessment tool that is been used by a school effectively, partly down to lack of urgency to have one but mostly down to the pressure from the government on ‘core’ subjects such as Numeracy and Literacy.
As a parent myself who is a strong believer in the importance of PE, I would want to see how my son is progressing in school. Often, in the past a teacher may have said
“Your son is a level 3 in PE Mr Ellis he’s doing well”
Now to the non teacher/PE enthusiast this would have been met with an agreeing nod but this ‘level’ doesn’t actually mean anything to them. If said parent did actually want to know more specifics they would have had to read through descriptors and may still have been non the wiser. I wanted my assessment tool to be visual, accessible and sustainable. That way, as a parent or teacher of a child, I can look at the ‘Assessment web’ and instantly get a good feel for some strengths and weaknesses. As technology is advancing we do have some amazing web technology based tools out there such as Striver and Skills2Achieve, but there is almost certainly still a place for solid paper assessment that is easy to maintain.
The KS1 assessment web is the perfect accompaniment to the themed KS1 lessons that I deliver as within those I always cover an element of object control, stability and locomotion. So grab the FREE PDF’s below of my KS1 assessment web and let me know what you think. I would love to hear your feedback, and if you find them useful then please get in touch as I have lower and upper KS2 versions as well! So what are you waiting for, listen to this weeks PE Umbrella podcast episode to hear exactly how they work and then get stuck in at school this week!
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