DID YOU KNOW THAT INCREASED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COUPLED WITH HEALTH AND WELL BEING CAN IMPROVE EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT?
iTEAM PROGRAMME OVERVIEW
In order to deliver outstanding physical education opportunities, the curriculum requires variety, innovation and above all, should capture the imagination of our students. Introducing cross curricular opportunities enables practitioners to provide an inclusive learning environment where students can thrive on new sporting and physical experiences, as well as gaining an understanding of health and well being.
Ofsted summarise that an outstanding PE curriculum should contain the following attributes:
- imaginative and stimulating and provides all pupils with an outstanding range of opportunities to participate and excel in PE and sport.
- contain links with other subjects including English, mathematics and science strengthen pupils’ learning in PE.
- identify ‘non-participants’ in extra-curricular sport and provide additional activities to encourage their immediate and longer-term participation in sport and physical activity.
- use a wide range of equipment and resources, including computers and video technology, is used to enable pupils to enhance their learning and performance.
Our iTeam programme can help your staff and students to be physically active whilst incorporating technology to facilitate links to other subject areas.
Whilst PE is traditionally focused on physical activity and sport participation, it can also provide an engaging medium through which Literacy and Numeracy can be developed, along with other key learning areas such as Computing and Science.
Embedding technology can take this even further, as it facilitates additional opportunities to engage in a stimulating curriculum, ultimately strengthening learners’ understanding of the subject.
EYFS/Foundation Phase, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4
During the workshops, you will:
- Understand how PE and cross curricular opportunities can be developed through the blended use of technology.
- Explore how technology and physical activity can cement key Literacy and Numeracy concepts.
- Discover how to implement a range of apps and software during your PE lessons.
- Develop use of video technology to gain greater insight into technique and form.
- Use physical resources to deliver computational thinking concepts whilst providing a physical activity for your students.
- Take PE ‘beyond the physical’, by providing learners with an inclusive curriculum that offers a greater focus on health and wellbeing.
iTeam consists of 5 key units that cover a wide range of subject areas:
- Physical Development
- Health and Wellbeing
- Community Engagement
Workshops typically take place across 5 mornings/afternoons.
The course is a great insight on how to bring technology and different apps into lesson not only can it be used for one subject but you can cross curricular link with IT. The apps and course coverage can not only be used for PE but across the curriculum.
Breachwood Green JMI
The course is a really engaging course. You are always learning and understanding innovative ways to bring technology into PE. However, you will always be thinking about impacting on your own school life in general not just PE. You won’t be getting a scheme of work, but you will get the knowledge and understanding to adapt what you learn to suit the need of your individual school.
Greenway Primary School
This is an ideal way to use sports premium to engage pupils, be innovative, have clear records of impact and deepen the pupils understanding in a cross curricular way. This is not just a PE course!
There is currently nothing in place to assess PE except for teacher feedback and photos/video. The use of the range of apps plus See-Saw to save information will be very helpful. In addition, the students’ ICT learning will benefit particularly for children who don’t have their own iPad.
Manor Fields Primary School
The course is extremely worthwhile – definitely the way forward in education!
Bonney Grove Primary School