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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Maths of the Day is an innovative and creative online resource library of over 1000 lesson plans for "Active Maths". Schools can access a free trial and there is a £100 discount available for Sussex primary schools just use the code sussexsept17100 (valid until 8th of December 2017).
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to get your school's squash journey moving
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.
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.
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.
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.