“Their memories of PE are often secondary based, so they often take those memories into a Primary PE setting”
Welcome to episode 112 of The PE Umbrella Podcast, the only primary and elementary PE podcast in the world as we talk ALL things Physical Education.
This week I am joined by Primary PE lecturer and former Primary PE specialist Sarah Williams. Originally from New Zealand, Sarah joined me in this episode with a wealth of experience from her teaching past and lecturing present to hash out the current state of primary PE. It was a real pleasure to hear insights from a lecturing point of view as she trains up the next batch of Primary PE specialists, something that can only be a good thing for the future of our students. She shares insights into some of the problems faced by trainee teachers as they venture into our Yorkshire schools and how there are still expectations in many places of delivering sport specific units and working towards competitions.
Click below to jump to timestamps for key talking points in this episode…
What is the end goal for Primary School PE? [10:52]
Competitive vs Inclusive sport? [17:53]
Can we create an environment in which children can’t compare themselves to each other? [21:50]
What is the Worst lesson you have ever taught in Physical Education? What did you learn? [29:28]
What is the best lesson you have ever taught? [40:45]
What is your favourite EVER warm up? [46:41]
What is your top class management tip for teaching PE in EYFS? [26:18]
Is Primary PE Currently good enough? What should our end goal be? [24:10]
Twitter – @kiwiinsheffield
Don’t forget to subscribe to The PE Umbrella on iTunes or Stitcher radio by following the links above. I would love for you to rate and review the show there, giving me insight into what I can do to further improve the quality of the show for you! Until next time though, have a great week motivating, engaging and inspiring the children that you teach, and I’ll see you soon, ‘Under the Umbrella’.