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In Person Course

Building the Foundations for Physical Literacy in Key Stage 1

With Lesley Minervini

Building the Foundations for Physical Literacy in Key Stage 1
Dates & Venues

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, we do not have any courses scheduled. We will be releasing dates as soon as regulations change.

Many children arrive in school without a wide and varied movement vocabulary. Changes in childcare practices and technological developments, mean it is less likely that children have been allowed to play out, jump in puddles, climb trees and take part in rough and tumble play. Many children spend increasing amounts of time sitting, watching educational videos, playing with smart toys and in general being much more sedentary than in the past. Movement, however, is an essential ingredient for a child’s development and capacity to learn.

This introductory course is suitable for both specialist and non - specialist teachers and secondary teachers who teach Key Stage One. It will provide a range of fun physical development activities from Early Years upwards, giving children the firm foundations they need, to become Physically Literate and able to access Physical Education and Sport in later years. The course will focus on:

  • The importance of movement and play in child development
  • Creating an environment for children to explore and consolidate movement skills
  • Building the skills of locomotion, stability and object control in a developmentally appropriate way
  • Progressing from fundamental movement skills into games and activities
  • Pedagogical approaches to developing physical literacy
  • The importance of progression in cognitive skills alongside physical skills

1 place £189 2 places £315 4 places £499

Course runs 10.00am – 3.30pm. Price includes lunch, refreshments and notes. Excludes VAT.


Lesley Minervini

Lesley Minervini has over 25 years of experience working in education, and has worked with teachers throughout the world. She has authored many resources and courses including – Start to Move cards, Healthy Movers Take Home Pack , Purposeful Playtimes and PE Underpinning Achievement. She is the tutor trainer for British Athletics officials and officiates in Athletics around the world.

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