Teaching Health-Related Exercise at Key Stages 1 and 2

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Foreword
: Len AlmondFilled with ready-to-use lesson plans and proven activity ideas, this book explains how to effectively and safely deliver the health-related exercise (HRE) component of the National Curriculum for England and Wales.

Experienced physical education teachers Jo Harris and Jill Elbourn have played a key role in the success of the health-related exercise movement in Britain. Their in-service courses and resource materials have helped teachers recognise the need for HRE and learn how to teach it. In Teaching Health-Related Exercise at Key Stages 1 and 2, they share a variety of ways in which HRE can be organised and delivered within the curriculum, enabling teachers to determine which methods of delivery are most appropriate for their pupils.

Teaching Health-Related Exercise at Key Stages 1 and 2 translates National Curriculum theory into practice and links its physical education and health education requirements. Covering everything from planning to assessment, this indispensable guide

• addresses safety considerations for children’s exercise;
• examines successful programmes that schools have adopted for promoting exercise among their pupils;
• presents ideas that use simple, readily available equipment;
• provides detailed lesson examples that address the key issues of progression, differentiation and assessment and
• describes 19 practical activities that can be incorporated into health-related PE lessons.

Comprehensive and easy to understand, this resource gives teachers everything they need to promote active lifestyles through the primary curriculum.


About the Author

Jo Harris and Jill Elbourn have played a significant role in the success of the health-related exercise movement in Britain. From 1987 to 1993, they were involved in the "Health and Physical Education" national project at Loughborough University, which required them to actively promote the teaching of health-related exercise in schools across the country.

Since 1988, they have been delivering in-service training courses in health-related exercise for primary and secondary school teachers. Harris and Elbourn have also collaborated on several health-related exercise books and articles, including "Action for Heart Health," "Further Activity Ideas for Heart Health" and "Warming Up and Cooling Down."

Harris has been a lecturer in physical education at Loughborough University since 1990. Prior to that, she was involved in teacher education in Cheltenham for two years and taught physical education and health education at the secondary school level for twelve years. From 1990 to 1994, Harris was the co-director of the Loughborough Summer School Course entitled "Health Related Exercise in the National Curriculum." She holds a master’s degree in physical education from Birmingham University and will earn her PhD in pedagogy, exercise and children’s health in 1997.

Elbourn is a freelance educational exercise consultant and a part-time lecturer at Loughborough University and other institutions. She also has twelve years’ experience teaching physical education at the secondary school level. Elbourn co-directed the Loughborough Summer School Course in "Teaching HRE in Schools" from 1990 to 1994. She holds a bachelor’s degree in physical education and social administration from London University and will earn her master’s degree in physical education from Loughborough University in 1999.


Table of Contents

List of Activities/Abbreviations
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction

Chapter 1. Children and Exercise
How Healthy Are Children? • The Effects of Exercise on Children’s Health • How Active Are Children? • Childhood Activity and Adult Health • Fitness Testing • What Do Children Think About Physical Activity? • How Much Exercise Should Children Do? • Key Points

Chapter 2. Safe Exercise for Children
How Children Respond to Exercise • Appropriate Exercises for Children • Beginning and Ending Exercise Sessions • Exercises for Muscles, Bones and Joints • Special Exercise Situations • Key Points

Chapter 3. Health-Related Exercise in the National Curriculum
Aspects of HRE • The Role of the Primary School Teacher of PE • Teaching HRE • Possible Cross-Curricular Links in HRE Lessons • Key Points

Chapter 4. Whole-School Approach
The Health Promoting School • The Active School • The Exercise Challenge • The Fitness Challenge • Skipping Award Scheme • Youth Sport Trust • Promotional Events • Jump Rope for Heart Programme • Activity Promotion Ideas • Jump Rope Challenges • Key Points

Chapter 5. Key Stage 1 Lesson Examples
Assessment • Key Stage 1 HRE in the NC • Teaching HRE Through Dance • Teaching HRE Through Games • Teaching HRE Through Gymnastics

Chapter 6. Key Stage 2 Lesson Examples
Key Stage 2 HRE in the NC • Teaching HRE Through Athletics • Teaching HRE Through Games • Teaching HRE Through Outdoor and Adventurous Activities • Teaching About the Effects of Exercise on the Pulse Rate (A Focused Lesson) • Teaching About the Effects of Exercise on the Body (A Focused Lesson)

Chapter 7. Practical Activities
Warm-Up and Cool-Down Activities • Card Games • Codebreaker Activities • Active Field/Strike Games • Exercise Circuits • Miscellaneous Games

Teaching Resources for Primary Schools
Useful Addresses
Glossary
References
About the Authors


Audiences

Reference for non-specialist and specialist primary school physical education teachers and curriculum leaders. Teaching resource for advisers and lecturers involved in primary school initial teacher training and in-service courses. Reference for sports coaches, exercise teachers and health promotion staff who work with children in the 5 to 11 age range. 
 

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