Games teaching with young children can be challenging. Progress can be difficult to achieve. This is a course for teachers who wish to embrace a new, relevant and effective approach to teaching games at Key Stage Two. It acknowledges the growing appreciation of the need to engage this age group in positive early physical experiences, which the “skills and drills” approach struggles to achieve. This practical seminar looks at a range of other teaching approaches and curriculum content in order to ensure progress for all pupils, whilst still promoting excellence and achievement.
- Teaching exercise principles through games – the distraction theory
- Teaching games for understanding – adapted to this age group
- Tactical games and play practice models
- Fundamental movement skills
- Pupil designed games
- STEP principles (space, time, equipment, people)