What do we do next about being responsible when playing games?

About this Guide

This First Level guide will help you to create activities around the wellbeing indicator of Responsible using the Physical Education, Physical Activity and Sport section of the Health and Wellbeing curriculum.

Suggested HWB Experiences & Outcomes

HWB 1-23a

I can follow and understand rules and procedures, developing my ability to achieve personal goals. I recognise and can adopt different roles in a range of practical activities.

HWB 1-24a

I can recognise progress and achievement by discussing my thoughts and feelings and giving and accepting feedback.

Suggested Learning Intentions

  • To recognise the importance of their role in a range of activities and how this can contribute to overall performance.
  • To understand and appreciate the need to follow rules and procedures.
  • To develop a positive attitude towards setting personal goals to improve performance.

Suggested Success Criteria (I Can…)

HWB 1-23a

Identify and discuss how to be a good winner and cope appropriately with losing.

Identify and discuss the role of leader and the associated responsibilities.

HWB 1-24a

Celebrate and use achievements as part of improving my performance.

Respond and contribute to self and peer assessment with respect.

Suggested Learning Experiences

Large space

  • Facilitate opportunities for children to work in teams and groups by adopting different playing and non-playing roles on a rotational basis eg player, coach, referee, timer, recorder.
  • Self / peer assessment – observing and recording own and others’ performance in a range of different activities. Explain how targets are being achieved and, by using two stars and a wish, outline how performance can be improved.
  • Use IT to record the performance of a task eg a forward roll and show children how to self assess what can be improved.

Small Space

  • Discuss which role they preferred, found most challenging, required most skill etc.
  • Create own goals/targets to work towards to improve their performance in a specific role / roles.
  • Explain to a friend how they will go about achieving these goals/targets and how they will know when they have been successful in achieving them.
  • Discuss the importance and need for specific rules and roles within a game / activity.
  • Describe the qualities needed to be successful in the role and demonstrate them in performance eg. communication skills, empathy towards others, building trusting relationships, accept and receiving positive, constructive feedback.
  • Work with a partner to create simple rules for a game that they have made up themselves.

Suggested Cross-Curricular Links

TCH 1-04aTCH 1-04b

Create short video clips of children working in group / team activities eg gymnastics to support and enhance learning eg, self and peer assessment.

Suggested Word Bank

  • Role
  •  Contribution
  •  Rules
  •  Procedures
  •  Positive
  •  Attitude
  •  Goals
  •  Performance
  •  Skills
  •  Strengths
  •  Team
  •  Group
  •  Player
  •  Referee
  •  Timer
  •  Recorder
  •  Self/Peer Assessment
  •  Observer
  •  Qualities
  •  Successful
  •  Communicate
  •  Empathy
  •  Trust
  •  Relationships
  •  Accept
  •  Targets
  •  Improve