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  • Morag

    at 9:09 pm

    In my first placement, with a Y5 group, the school had a coach who took all classes for 2h of PE each week. While he was excellent in terms of subject knowledge and adapting mainstream sports for PE, there were occasions when it felt as though some of the less sporty children weren’t given the same leadership opportunities within those lessons. I have been teaching PE on my current placement in reception and have really enjoyed teaching the ‘phonics of PE’. We have been focussing on ball skills and seeing the progress some of them have made in terms of not only their ball skills but their gross motor skills generally has been incredible. I think the underlying purpose in this school is very much about physical literacy as well as team building, turn taking, etc