Suggested HWB Experiences & Outcomes
- I am developing skills and techniques and improving my level of performance and fitness. HWB 1-22a
- I can recognise progress and achievement by discussing my thoughts and feelings and giving and accepting feedback.
- HWB 1-24a
Suggested Learning Intentions
- To develop an understanding that physical activity develops fitness.
- To understand that practising and refining skills improves level of performance.
- To reflect regularly on their skills and strengths to help plan next steps in learning.
Suggested Success Criteria (I can...)
- Give examples of different ways to be active to improve my fitness. HWB 1-22a
- Set simple targets and persevere in order to achieve them. HWB 1-24a
- Engage actively in a variety of activities and games in new and challenging situations. HWB 1-22a
- Give and accept constructive feedback to improve my own and others progress. HWB 1-24a
Suggested Learning Experiences
The Healthy Schools approach has been designed to run alongside a core PE programme. This enables more effective support for pupils’ understanding of the importance of an active lifestyle and helps to develop skills associated with habitual physical activity.
- Learners should be encouraged to experience various activities indoors and outdoors, which target movements that improve aspects of fitness and performance.
- Individual - Engage in a range of activities that will increase heart rate eg, running, skipping, jumping.Create a fitness diary or training log to monitor progress. Record heart rate and feelings eg, tired, following each activity. Evaluate own performance and set simple, achievable goals to improve fitness.
- Partner/Group - Work with a training partner to record and monitor levels of activity. Compare and contrast different activities and discuss how they affect the body.
- Use orienteering games to develop fitness and enjoyment outdoors eg score orienteering event.
- Through outdoor learning, engage in a variety of tasks which allow learners to develop the movement skills of run, climb, jump, balance etc.
- Mind map the things that they do that are not easy and require commitment and practice.
- Identify how to give positive, constructive feedback to motivate others eg, two stars and a wish.
- Create situations where children will be able to achieve success at their level. Discuss how their own and their peers’ performance can be improved. This could lead to discussions about perseverance and reinforcing the importance of trying and not giving up. Children could consider an athlete, for example, and discuss why they keep going and persevere eg, personal commitment, motivation, willingness to succeed, despite physical demands of the training.
Suggested Cross-Curricular Links
- ENG 1-19a – select and ‘read’ a range of stories which emphasise ‘not giving up.’
- LIT 1-02a – Circle time activities – discuss times when they have found something really difficult. How did it make them feel? What could they do to make difficult challenges easier ie, keep practicing, never give up etc.
Suggested Word Bank
Parent & Community Engagement
Pathways, Tracking & Monitoring
- Year Planner (First Level)
- Achieving E/O Bundle (Rights Respecting Schools)
- Pupil Learning Log and Benchmarks fap
- Annual Progression Planner ( First Level)
- Topic Specific Planners (First Level)
- Personalised Year Planner (First Level)
- Better Movers and Thinkers (BMT) is an approach to learning and teaching in physical education designed to develop the ability of all children and young people to move and think in a more cohesive way.