Resources & Useful Links
We will be launching a new Commonwealth Challenge "At Home" resource on Monday 18th January on this page. This resource is designed to be used by families to provide opportunities to stay active during the current lockdown restrictions and earn the chance to win sports equipment for their school
1. Youth Sport Trust Support Resources
In this section you will find a range of resources to support the widening of provision in your school with some year groups returning from 01 June. The resources below should be used in line with Government and statutory guidance and are focused on the principles and practicalities of delivering PE and sport under current restrictions.
YST Year 6/7 Transition Cards
In response to the current Covid-19 situation and the transition of pupils back into school, we have developed some free year 6 activity cards. With a focus on social connection and supporting year 6 pupils for their upcoming transition to secondary school, these cards provide activity ideas across a range of PE units, while linking to the My Personal Best strands of Healthy Me, Thinking Me and Social Me.
The safe return of school sport - a framework and planning tool
Following consultation with SGOs, Active Partnerships and NGBs, there was a strong call for support from those supporting local activity to help them in planning the provision of school sport in the 2020/21 academic year in light of COVID-19.
The Youth Sport Trust has worked collaboratively to develop a framework and planning tool which can help those who are providers of physical activity and multi-sport competition programmes locally in the education environment. The tool poses questions and provides principles to ensure that the provision of physical activity and sporting opportunities supports the most vulnerable, helps students re-socialise and to re-build their physical, social and emotional confidence.
A copy of the document can be found here. There will be a webinar which explains the framework and planning tool in more detail, available to watch from Friday 10 July.
Curriculum Mapping: An Introduction - Webinar
Aimed at new PE subject leaders, less experienced PE subject leads, NQTs and trainee teachers, this webinar provides an introduction to the curriculum mapping process, focusing on:
- establishing your starting point
- setting your intent
With perspective from the PE subject leader at Bathampton Primary School.
Accompanying this webinar is a free digital document - Curriculum Mapping: An Introduction guide. The full version of this document will be released in September as part of our 2020/21 membership offer. To find out more about Youth Sport Trust membership please click here.
2. Active Learning Time in Physical Education: The SHARP Principles – Teaching Resources
Source: Newman University
The SHARP Principles (Powell, Woodfield and Nevill, 2016) have been designed to help teachers and coaches to increase the amount of time children engage in physical activity during primary physical education lessons. The SHARP Principles place a focus on active learning time in lessons which provides the children with opportunities to practice their movement skills. Practitioners can apply the SHARP Principles to their existing planning.
The SHARP Principles have increased moderate to vigorous physical activity in PE lessons to 75% (average) of lesson time and are the most effective in comparison with similar strategies.
We have developed resources which are available free of charge to support practitioners with the planning and delivery of active physical education lessons. Practitioners can view the YouTube video here and request the resource cards from our online store.
We hope to offer teacher workshops in the future which will be advertised via social media.
Click here to watch video