Filled with ready-to-use lesson plans and proven activity ideas, this book explains how to effectively and safely deliver the health-related exercise (HRE) component of the National Curriculum for England and Wales.
Experienced physical education teachers Jo Harris and Jill Elbourn have played a key role in the success of the health-related exercise movement in Britain. Their in-service courses and resource materials have helped teachers recognise the need for HRE and learn how to teach it. In Teaching Health-Related Exercise at Key Stages 1 and 2, they share a variety of ways in which HRE can be organised and delivered within the curriculum, enabling teachers to determine which methods of delivery are most appropriate for their pupils.
Teaching Health-Related Exercise at Key Stages 1 and 2 translates National Curriculum theory into practice and links its physical education and health education requirements. Covering everything from planning to assessment, this indispensable guide
• addresses safety considerations for children`s exercise;
• examines successful programmes that schools have adopted for promoting exercise among their pupils;
• presents ideas that use simple, readily available equipment;
• provides detailed lesson examples that address the key issues of progression, differentiation and assessment and
• describes 19 practical activities that can be incorporated into health-related PE lessons.
Comprehensive and easy to understand, this resource gives teachers everything they need to promote active lifestyles through the primary curriculum.
List of Activities/Abbreviations
Chapter 1. Children and Exercise
How Healthy Are Children? • The Effects of Exercise on Children`s Health • How Active Are Children? • Childhood Activity and Adult Health • Fitness Testing • What Do Children Think About Physical Activity? • How Much Exercise Should Children Do? • Key Points
Chapter 2. Safe Exercise for Children
How Children Respond to Exercise • Appropriate Exercises for Children • Beginning and Ending Exercise Sessions • Exercises for Muscles, Bones and Joints • Special Exercise Situations • Key Points
Chapter 3. Health-Related Exercise in the National Curriculum
Aspects of HRE • The Role of the Primary School Teacher of PE • Teaching HRE • Possible Cross-Curricular Links in HRE Lessons • Key Points
Chapter 4. Whole-School Approach
The Health Promoting School • The Active School • The Exercise Challenge • The Fitness Challenge • Skipping Award Scheme • Youth Sport Trust • Promotional Events • Jump Rope for Heart Programme • Activity Promotion Ideas • Jump Rope Challenges • Key Points
Chapter 5. Key Stage 1 Lesson Examples
Assessment • Key Stage 1 HRE in the NC • Teaching HRE Through Dance • Teaching HRE Through Games • Teaching HRE Through Gymnastics
Chapter 6. Key Stage 2 Lesson Examples
Key Stage 2 HRE in the NC • Teaching HRE Through Athletics • Teaching HRE Through Games • Teaching HRE Through Outdoor and Adventurous Activities • Teaching About the Effects of Exercise on the Pulse Rate (A Focused Lesson) • Teaching About the Effects of Exercise on the Body (A Focused Lesson)
Chapter 7. Practical Activities
Warm-Up and Cool-Down Activities • Card Games • Codebreaker Activities • Active Field/Strike Games • Exercise Circuits • Miscellaneous Games
Teaching Resources for Primary Schools
About the Authors