Welcome to the National Conference for teachers of Early Years PE
There is a growing awareness that the youngest school years are disproportionately important in establishing a foundation of skills in, and attitudes towards, physical activity. Positive experiences at this vital stage determines whether pupils continue to engage with activity and games as they go through school. There is no doubt that confidence in movement capability significantly influences both success and self esteem in the later prep years and beyond.It is now widely accepted that games skills emerge from a sound foundation of physical literacy. This places a considerable responsibility on those who teach Early Years PE to provide the right environment in which fundamental movement skills can flourish. This Conference will assemble some of the country’s most experienced practitioners to provide an update on current thinking for this age group. It will also provide a wide range of practical ideas that teachers can apply immediately with their classes, confident in the knowledge that they are applying best practice to their classes.
This event is suitable for specialist and non-specialist teachers of Early Years PE, including secondary specialists who are involved in teaching this age group.
9.30 – 10.00 am Conference assembles
10.00 am Physical Literacy: From Concept to Action
10.45 am Making PE Count in Reception
11.30 am Break
11.45 am Start to Move: Fundamental Movement Skills for the 4-7 age range
1.30-2.30 Showing Progression from Foundation to start of Key Stage Two
2.30-3.30 Creative Games Teaching in Key Stage One