Teachers are becoming increasingly convinced that that taking part in regular physical activity can have a significant impact on children’s behaviour. Crispin Andrews discusses

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Integrating sports psychology into the PE curriculum can increase motivation and improve performance, with benefits for students and the wider community. Lisa Symonds discusses and outlines ready-to-use motivation exercises

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For students interested in sport, playing for or coaching a famous team are not the only ways to work in a vocational sport position. Lisa Symonds has advice on supporting students who want to work in the the sport industry

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Students with desires to be professional sportsmen need to be encouraged to gain academic qualifications – but this is often no easy job. Chris Wall, Exeter College’s sports academy development coordinator, describes how they are doing it

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Schools can use the 2012 Olympics to promote sport, tackling PE participation problems. Primary headteacher Angela Youngman looks at how

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Four PE lesson plans for key stages 3 and 4, each with cross-curricular links

Four PE lesson plans for key stages 3 and 4, each with cross-curricular links

Improvement in PE and sport can have cross curricular benefits across a pupil’s school career. Lisa Symonds looks at how a rejuvenated look at sport had a positive impact on SEN and G&T students, as well as on PSHE and self-confidence, at three schools across the UK

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PE lesson plans are offered here by Crispin Andrews, who believes that striking and fielding activities can develop children’s thinking skills. The lesson plans for sport (cricket) are aimed at primary students in years 3 to 6

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Safety is an important part of any school sports programme. Risk from unstable goalposts might seem remote, but can unfortunately present more problems than you might think, as Chris Green reports

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Lessons in orienteering at school could provide cross curricular benefits to children of all ages. Lisa Symonds explores

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Girls are increasingly disengaged in PE. In order to combat this, Gerald Greggs explores an alternative curriculum for girls’ physical education

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Justin Irwin talks to Britain’s most famous table tennis player, Desmond Douglas, about his history with table tennis and its place in schools

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You can use the Olympic Games as inspiration for a number of activities across the primary curriculum, focusing on subjects such as sport, drama, literacy and design. Primary Know-How from PE & Sport Today offers loads of Olympic lesson plans and activities to get you started

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Mini-basketball — basketball for young children — is a school sport played by millions of primary PE pupils across the world, under the age of 12. It was was introduced internationally in 1964

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Social skills such as teamwork can be effectively demonstrated and taught using sport. Jody Specht discusses this cross-curricular method

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It is important for schools to identify gifted and talented pupils in sport at a young age so that they can help nurture and develop their strengths. Crispin Andrews discusses using a multi-skills approach in primary schools to do this

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Four PE lesson plans for Key Stages 3 and 4, each with cross-curricular links

Current research indicates that a significantly large proportion of females from ethnic minorities, particularly South Asian communities, are failing to participate in physical activity in the UK. Samaya Farooq and Gerald Griggs share their research

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Computer games can now be used to effectively encourage fitness in schools. PE & Sport examines how the popular Nintendo Wii and PSX Dance Mats can be used to build up stamina, muscle tone and coordination

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Boxing4Schools is the first project of its kind in the UK, linking schools with local amateur boxing clubs and endeavouring to address disaffected youths, discipline, respect and the battle against obesity

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For those who are gifted and talented in PE and sports, a support programme can give them the maximum opportunity to succeed. Godfrey Hall speaks to head of PE, Craig Fletcher, at Bucklers Mead School in Yeovil about theirs

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Assessment for learning plays an integral part in helping children reach their sporting potential. Crispin Andrews looks at how to help primary students develop their physical literacy

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Cricket games can offer a lighthearted approach to PE and sport that can really reach out to primary school children. Crispin Andrews devises some interesting primary cricket games and activities

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Helping primary students engage with the key stage 2 citizenship curriculum can be challenging. One tactic is to use sport as a vehicle for understanding rules and fairness. This example looks at cricket

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The performances of sporting legends can be used to engage pupils in maths lessons. Crispin Andrews looks at this cross curricular method, including easy-to-implement examples

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Cheerleading is the fastest growing spectator sport in Britain. A form of school athletics which has not always been popular in Britain, cheerleading is being recognised as a competitive sport which is exciting to watch

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Is wrestling taught in your school? Wolverley secondary school business studies teacher Chris Green teaches wrestling at his school as an after-school activity

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What are the origins of the Olympic Games? PE & Sport Today explores Dr William Penny Brookes’ involvement in the first modern olympic games, the Wenlock Olympic Games

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Newly-crowned European diving champion, teenager Tom Daley, talks about preparing for the Olympics and how he juggled school and sport

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We’ve been collecting your stories about the inspiring and encouraging experiences you’ve had at work during 2008. Here is a collection of the PE themed responses you sent to the question, What has been your most positive experience at work this year?

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Developing a culture where being bright is cool is the responsibility of school leaders. Paul Ainsworth thinks that teaching sport skills, such as cricket, is an effective way to do this

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Does two hours of PE a week really mean enough physical activity for children? Samantha Wilkinson discusses her research and findings

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Four PE lesson plans for Key Stages 3 and 4, each with cross-curricular links

Jill Wyatt investigates how Windsor High school used sport to boost achievement across the curriculum, seeing increases in independent learning and confidence as a result

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Four PE lesson plans that are designed to develop team work and trust

Providing sporting opportunities for each and every one of its students is something that King Edward VI Specialist College aimed for – and achieved. Lisa Symonds finds out how

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All children benefit from exercise – including those with asthma. Understanding the condition can help teachers support those who suffer from it, says Jill Wyatt

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This article looks at the English Schools Football Association (ESFA), which organises a range of football games and competitions for primary and secondary schools in partnership with the FA

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In the run up to the Beijing Olympics, PE & Sport Today spoke to Sharron Davies about being a child sports star and lessons she has learned

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Schools working with the National Healthy Schools Programme are embracing a range of non-traditional ‘street sports’, such as rollerblading or iceskating, in order to develop healthier lifestyles in young people

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For teachers at primary schools, the requirement of PE hours taught per week has risen from two to five. Crispin Andrews talks to primary headteachers about how they are coping with this change

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As the government looks to include more sport in the curriculum, Crispin Andrews looks at the safety dilemmas involved in using outside staff to deliver activities

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Ten free lesson plans for PE teachers for Key Stages 3 to 4, teaching a range of physical education skills to improve tactics and health

Eight free lesson plans for PE teachers for Key stages 3 to 4, teaching a range of PE skills to improve tactics and health

Two PE lesson plans for key stages 3 and 4, each with cross curricular links

Three PE lesson plans for gymnastics for years 6 and 7, focusing on organisation, leadership, sequence and aesthetic

A ready-to-print PE resource: this free teaching activity, a students’ fitness diary template for you to print out and use, allows pupils to create their own fitness programme

Ten free lesson plans for PE teachers for Key Stages 3 to 4, teaching a range of physical education skills to improve tactics and health

Suggestions for PE lessons plans for year 6, to strengthen the links between primary practices and the KS2 and KS3 cross-over

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