Schools are tasked with the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity. The Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school (PPSP Key Indicator 1).
This activity can come in the form of PE Lessons, active brain breaks, active lessons, active break times and clubs and active travel. We have highlighted some resources below to assist your school with planning active and engaging PE lessons and becoming more physically active.
Premier League Primary Stars
FREE PE, PSHE, Maths and English lesson plans and resources. Created to make lessons activity-led and themed around sport and football. PE resources cover fundamental movement skills, games and athletics lessons. Visit their website.
Chance to Shine
FREE resources to support schools in achieving existing priorities for the children in your class. Focussed on National Curriculum outcomes, and in addition to coaching and PE Lesson resources, there are activities in maths, English, science, geography, history, art, computing and PSHE. All activities have practical elements. Find out more.
FREE fun videos content-led ideas to inspire children to be more active throughout their day and learn while they move. Videos are targeted at different age groups and include famous faces from the worlds of football, children’s television and music. Videos themes include maths, English and PSHE and are a perfect way to get pupils moving quickly in the classroom. Take a look.
A vast variety of short, fun videos to get pupils moving more in classrooms. Videos range from maths and English to mindfulness and stretching. Perfect for a quick brain break. Visit their website.
An online website offering videos and resources to help deliver yoga, mindfulness and relaxation sessions. The resources, including FREE videos, can be used as part of PE lessons or within a classroom setting. Take a look.
The Daily Mile
Balfour Primary School utilised the Daily Mile to get pupils more active. Alongside improving the fitness levels of their pupils, staff also found that it improved behaviour, improved focus and developed pupil-student relationships. Read their case study here.
Other useful resources for creating PE Lesson Plans:
- How can Physical Education support the national literacy strategy?
- PE and Maths ideas from Leicestershire Council
- AfPE’s using Dance to support learning across the curriculum video
- A Youth Sport Trust guide to differentiating for talented pupils
We have also created a Primary Providers Directory 2021 that details providers offering services across the county to schools in areas such as PE lesson CPD, extra-curricular sports clubs and off-site activities.
Primary PE Page Links:
- Primary PE and Sport Premium
- PE Coordinators
- Sports Information
- CPD Opportunities
- PE Lesson Resources
- Preparing for OFSTED
For more information please contact:
Primary PE & School Sport Officer
David leads on supporting Sussex primary schools receiving the PE and Sport Premium. He promotes initiatives, programmes and local offers that develop PE, sport and physical activity within primary education.