“You don’t have to re-invent the wheel. Repeat games and look at the learning through a different umbrella/lens…”
Welcome to episode 124 of The PE Umbrella Podcast, the only Primary PE podcast in the world, as we talk ALL things Physical Education.
This week I am super pumped to bring you a reflection episode as I talk about all things EYFS Physical Education. Having recently presented at some local teach meets and delivered a workshop on EYFS PE, I wanted to create some accompanying audio content in which I could share and dive deeper into some of my best advice for teaching PE to EYFS classes. These tips have been curated from other guests of the podcast, without whom, much of what I implement in the classroom wouldn’t be possible. The suggestions that I share have all been/are used by myself when teaching this age group, and equally, many of them work across the whole Primary age range.
EYFS and KS1 is a crucial time for us teaching PE, especially if we want the young people we work with to buy into the enjoyment and importance of being physically active throughout life. Early impressions are formed here, but it is also the first place that preconceived and sometimes false impressions of what PE is, can actually be eradicated.
I don’t feel that any one of the suggestions made in this episode does/should hold more value over another, rather, they compliment each other and help the teacher deliver a successful PE session. Whether you take lots or even one thing away from this episode to try with your class (in EYFS or across Primary) I’d be keen to hear your thoughts and opinions. So please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet me @thepeumbrella.
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