AFPE Primary Dance DVD - The Association for Physical Education has produced a DVD to support primary schools to use dance across the curriculum. The film aims to: (1) support non-specialist primary teachers to deliver high quality dance lessons, (2) use dance as a catalyst for learning within a cross curricular framework, (3) show how a child-led approach to learning can enthuse and motivate, (4) illustrate how a school can work alongside professional artists. Read more
AfPE Dance Development Using dance to support learning across the curriculum.
- Support non-specialist primary teachers to deliver high quality dance lessons
- Use dance as a catalyst for learning within a cross curricular framework
- Show how a child-led approach to learning can enthuse and motivate
- Illustrate how a school can work alongside professional artists
- Evidence of the process of starting with an initial theme and developing it through to a final dance performance
- Evidence of how three classes (one Year 4 and two Year 3) developed the theme in original ways
- Evidence of children engaged in cross curricular work (particularly literacy) relating to their dance
- Evidence of children creating an environment in their classrooms supported by a visiting vial artist
- A year 4 dance lesson, midway through the project, showing one way of developing performance, composition and appreciation
- The dress rehearsal and final performance
The new primary school aged programme from England Netball has launched.
Bee Netball is not just a game, but a framework for children to get a great start in life through learning valuable skills including social, emotional & teamwork, all through netball.
Schools can sign up now to get access to the Hive, which contains handy Bee Netball resources & equipment.
Blendavenda is UK's original smoothie bike company working with schools, councils and companies.
It promotes health, active and happy lifestyles in a super fun, interactive and effective way with safe, attractive and reliable smoothie bikes. They offer bespoke smoothie bikes, electricity generating bikes, smoothie packs and staff support. Packages can be tailored to suit customer needs.
As a Sussex based business they offer local councils and schools a discount.
Website - www.blendavendasmoothiebikes.com
With the knowledge that physical activity contributes to attainment, educational outcomes & the health & wellbeing of pupils; BORN TO MOVE™ Schools has officially launched in the UK.
This online platform aims to support physical activity by meeting and adapting to the needs of pupils, parents, teachers & school. Take a look at their Disney, 'The Avengers' video for a sample of what they can provide.
HSBC UK Ready Set Ride is a BRAND NEW simple learn to ride programme for kids aged 18 months to 8 years, created by British Cycling and the Youth Sport Trust. All of the games & activities can easily be delivered by teachers and school staff without training - plus you don’t need any bikes to get started.
British Gymnastics has a brand new partner school programme for 2019.
Schools can now become a partner school (free) or a premium partner school (£50). Each package comes with it's own benefits including extra-curricular session plans, discounts and access to further resources.
Burn2Learn provides schools with the opportunity to embed a culture of physical activity across the school.
Burn2Learn teaching strategies & activities channel all that youthful energy into positive communication, motivational behaviours & respect for their peers.
Chance to Shine have created a powerful bank of free resources, including lesson plans & instructional videos, for primary schools.
As well as developing pupils' technical skills & getting them physically active, the resources use the sport to support the national curriculum through cricket-themed lessons.
Watch their video.
Update (Jan 2018) - Public Health England have released more great resources to help schools encourage pupils to eat well and move more. There are a variety of free resources available including lesson plans, fun wallcharts, calendars and much more. Check them out and see what you could use at your school New Resources
Change4Life launches Our Healthy Year - A new Change4Life initiative, Our Healthy Year, has been launched by Public Health England. It is designed to encourage schools to build healthy habits in children during the school years in which they are weighed and measured as part of the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP). Our Healthy Year is designed to help schools to run a whole year of fun, healthy, curriculum-linked activity and also support parents who are looking for ideas to help live healthier lives. More than 16,000 primary schools across England will receive the Change4Life Our Healthy Year Reception and Year 6 teaching toolkits this term. The toolkits will include curriculum-linked activity ideas, a classroom poster, stickers and inspiration for whole-school activities. Supporting resources will be available to download from the Change4Life School Zone online, including take-home activities for children and parents, as well as resources for school nurses. Read more
Change4Life and Star WarsTM are teaming up to inspire pupils to get more active. Over the coming year you'll find a range of free, fun Star Wars inspired ideas for classrooms and the whole school. The programme is being developed with teachers and focuses on physical activity and resilience for Reception, KS1 and KS2 pupils.
Join Change4Life and Disney on an exciting journey through the Galaxy this summer with the Star Wars inspired Train Like a Jedi programme for schools. Physical activity has been linked to better health, social and academic outcomes, so inspire your pupils to move more and Train Like a Jedi with Change4Life.
Reframe your view of gymnastics & challenge existing stereotypes in this CPD opportunity on Monday 24 February in Horsham.
Understand why gymnastics is an important part of the PE curriculum, set up & explore large climbing apparatus & associated activities, discuss the Health & Safety aspects of gymnastics apparatus & build on your knowledge to deliver Real Gym with confidence.
Has your school signed up to The Daily Mile yet?
The Daily Mile is fully-inclusive, free & simple. It improves the physical & mental health & wellbeing of children. There is no extra workload for teachers & it helps to raise attainment.
Watch their video.
Click here to see how a Sussex school has implemented the Daily Mile.
The new Disney-inspired 10 Minute Shake Up programme launches this term & will help pupils get active for 30 minutes a day with 10 minute-bursts of active fun inspired by their favourite characters from Disney Pixar's Toy Story 4 & Incredibles 2 & Disney's Frozen & The Lion King.
Why not introduce these to teachers/pupils at your school or promote them to parents to try at home with their children.
Do you want to teach street dance in your primary school? Educ8Dance offer workshops for primary school teachers combined with year 5/6 sport leaders. They also offer an online dance teaching resource for pupils in KS2. Please contact Karen Keeman for more information.
Firefighter Fit Kids is an online resource that combines vigorous exercise with different activities to educate children about health, fitness & fire safety. The resource; developed by Rob Lindley, a firefighter & father of 3 who is passionate about the health & wellbeing of children; includes videos, HIIT workouts & covers topics from The Great Fire of London to road safety.
Improve physical and mental wellbeing at your school through this easy-to-use online programme.
Schools who use Fitter Future see a huge increase in attention and focus whilst behavioural issues decrease significantly. With Fitter Future you can fight childhood obesity and give children the tools to improve their mental and emotional well-being in one easy and fun programme.
Food – a fact of life (FFL) is a comprehensive, progressive education programme which communicates up-to-date and accurate messages around ‘food’ to all those involved in education.
Managed by the British Nutrition Foundation, FFL has produced FREE downloadable lesson resources for each stage of education from 3-16 year olds.
Get Set Eat Fresh - Get Set to Eat Fresh is a health education programme that aims to build pupils' appreciation of eating fresh, healthy food. The programme offers free Team GB-inspired, curriculum-linked resources to promote the benefits of healthy eating as well as providing unique insight into athlete nutrition.
British Cycling’s HSBC-UK ‘Go-Ride’ scheme focuses on fun coaching sessions for young riders. The scheme enables your school to benefit from FREE Go-Ride coaching, introducing cycling to your current physical education provision.
For fun on-site coaching sessions at your school, contact Go-Ride Coach Keith Reed.
England Handball has developed a programme of coaching support for schools.
The programme includes a number of different packages allowing you to choose the best to suit your school. Packages include: equipment, teacher training, lesson resources. More information
Please contact Luke Hornsley should you require any further information.
A brand new website bringing together quality-assured information, advice and resources to help primary schools understand and promote children’s mental health and wellbeing. Their aim is to increase staff awareness, knowledge and confidence to help you support your pupils.
Modeshift STARS is a national schools awards scheme, established to recognise schools that have demonstrated excellence in supporting cycling, walking & other forms of sustainable travel.
The scheme encourages schools to increase levels of active travel in order to improve the health & well-being of pupils.
Schools in Sussex can participate in Modeshift STARS for free. On completion of an application, schools will also automatically have a brand new national standard School Travel Plan!
OPAL supports primary schools to dramatically improve the quality of day-to-day play times.
The programme has a beneficial impact on lunchtime behaviour (some schools have seen serious behavioural problems completely disappear!), engagement, learning, personal development & physical activity/literacy.
Watch their video.
Active Sussex is offering Create Development's online tool to primary schools in Sussex. The tool has been designed to help schools to celebrate and evidence the impact of the primary PE and sport premium.
If you wish to access the wheel or want more information please get in contact.
.The PlayMaker Award from is a great introduction to leadership for pupils or students aged nine and over. Sports Leaders UK have reduced the price so that primary schools only pay £48 per year for an annual licence.
Premier League Primary Stars provides free online education content for all primary school teachers and pupils in England and Wales. By registering, you'll get free access to world-class teaching resources from the Premier League to inspire girls and boys aged 5-11. Get resources, assemblies, videos and more.
The Government recently released the updated guidance on the Primary PE and Sport Premium. Here is the announcement https://www.gov.uk/government/news/pe-and-sports-premium-doubles-to-320-million . Updated grant conditions here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/pe-and-sport-premium-for-primary-schools .
The KPIs are the same, all be it with reference to the recommended daily amount of physical activity for children and young people. A key difference to note: schools will be required to publish the number of pupils who have reached the national curriculum requirement of being able to swim 25 metres competently by the time they leave primary school.
Updated (Sept 2017) Quality Start Award documents are available as follows:
Racket Pack - Badminton England have launched their new primary initiative: The Racket Pack. It is designed to deliver fun & engaging skills based sessions, ensuring a positive first experience of badminton. For more information about how your school can get involved go to the website
Re-frame your view of gymnastics, challenge existing stereotypes & understand why gymnastics is an important part of the PE curriculum.
This one-day CPD event is designed specifically for primary school practitioners & provides a unique whole school approach to gymnastics that is stage appropriate & progressive.
Location: Trafalgar Community Infant School, Horsham
Date: Monday 24 February 2020
Real Play offers training to support teachers & practitioners with a unique approach & fun strategies to encourage families to play, learn & be physically active together.
This one-day training course is for up to two members of staff & includes all necessary resources.
Location: Holbrook Primary School, Horsham
Date: Tuesday 24 March 2020
With skateboarding now officially part of the Olympics in 2020 and with over a million children now riding scooters in England - there has never been a better time to introduce these sports into schools.
Skateability and Scootability offer courses in schools to help familiarise young people with the key skills needed to ride safely. They provide all necessary equipment including: skateboards, scooters, pads and helmets.
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Why not give squash a try in your school?
Mini Squash is an adapted version of the sport specifically designed for primary schools and pupils. It's a fun activity that allows the development of agility, balance and coordination skills (ABCs). England Squash have also released a Primary School scheme of work for pupils in years 1-6.
Contact email@example.com to get your school's squash journey moving
Did you know that children in England are eating an extra 2,800 sugar cubes a year?
Utilise the new free resources from Public Health England & take your pupils on an adventure in ‘Sugar Smart World’.
Reception, Key Stage 1 & Key Stage 2 English & maths curriculum-linked resources are now available to help pupils discover how much sugar is in their food & drink, & how they can make healthier sugar swaps.
Swim England has a range of useful school swimming resources to help improve school swimming lessons. Browse through the selection of FREE materials and receive support to deliver quality, effective school swimming lessons.
Make sure your pupils are safe near water this summer.
Free colourful resources, created by Swim England and the RNLI, will help children aged 7–14 stay safe when in or near open water. They can be used to deliver fun filled lessons on water safety, as well as inform parents through your noticeboard, email, newsletters or social media.
What is a safe self-rescue? What are the National Curriculum swimming expectations? What are the teacher-to-pupils ratios for swimming?
Together with Swim England, we have created a new up-to-date guide on primary school swimming.
What is Tagtiv8? Think Tig/Tag or Tag Rugby meet Scrabble & Countdown (watch their video).
Tagtiv8 physically active learning approaches tackle inactivity & obesity levels while impacting on standards & academic performance.
Tagtiv8offer resources for Maths & English (EYFS, KS1 & KS2) & Foreign Languages, activity days or sessions & CPD for staff.
Improve attitudes & attainment in Maths & English while increasing physical activity levels.
Teach Active is an online resource that provides teachers with lesson plans & resources to deliver the Primary Maths & English curriculum through physical activity.
Watch their video to find out more.
Tech-Know Trail is a new, exciting treasure hunt style game developed by Wildgoose.
It has been designed to get primary school pupils more physically active throughout the school dayby making Maths & English lively and fun! Contributing to every primary school's aim of engaging all pupils in 30 minutes daily physical activity.
Primary schools in Sussex are being given the opportunity to buy the game for a trial price of £75 for the 2018/19 academic year.
Travel to Tokyo aims to inspire children aged 5–11 & their families to try new activities and get active together in the run-up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic & Paralympic Games.
Upon registry, schools will receive access to free classroom resources & the chance to win exclusive prizes, like sports equipment & amazing experiences like school visits from athletes!
With the Six Nations underway, Twinkl have teamed up with England Rugby to bring you some excellent powerpoints, worksheets & more to excite your students.
All the resources are free! Including the Twinkl Move Tag Rugby Resources, perfect for your PE lessons. The resources also include links to watch England rugby skills, get free rugby equipment for your school & find a local rugby club.
One-third of primary school pupils in Britain are overweight or obese. One really simple thing that’ll have a massive impact on this, is convincing kids to eat more veg.
But, many British kids don’t like veg. 80% don’t eat enough and 50% of parents say they have given up trying to get their kids to eat 5-a-day.
The Veg Power campaign is back to help. Schools can download FREE posters, lesson resources, activities, assemblies and reward charts to help spread the message to pupils at your school.
Wellbeing for Schools programmes and resources are specifically designed to engage children. They run exciting, affordable, unique and varied programmes for all ages and settings.
They support regular learning practices with additional workshops, resource packs and fun activities to promote the latest health messages as set out by the relevant governing bodies and institutions.
The Woodland Trust has launches a new resource, Tree Tools for Schools, which goes hand in hand with a scheme funded in 2016 by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) which will provide 100,000 trees a year to state funded primary schools in England by 2020.
The resource includes an interactive planning tool, games, quizzes and printable worksheets, all aimed at helping with lesson planning. There’s also a section on after care including a simulation showing how the trees will grow over ten years and the management they will need each season. All elements are curriculum-linked and teachers can search by key stage or subject.