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Physical Education is an important part of the primary curriculum and one that provides unique challenges for those involved with its teaching. Teaching Primary Physical Education provides a concise overview of the knowledge, skills and understanding required for the confident teaching of physical education in primary schools.

Author Julia Lawrence offers a balanced and comprehensive overview of the subject, covering issues such as safe practice in PE, inclusion, subject leadership and cross-curricular approaches to physical education supported by an accessible theory-informed approach.

Teaching Primary Physical Education is supported by a companion website http://www.sagepub.co.uk/lawrence, which includes further practical examples of applications, links to relevant literature and teaching resources, offering further student-friendly material for use across different physical disciplines.

This is essential reading for all students studying primary physical education courses including undergraduate, graduate, and employment-based routes into teaching and also for those on Sports Studies courses with a Primary PE component.

Developing Motor Competences
Developing motor competences

Chapter 2 introduced principles of child development predominantly focusing on learning. The aim of this chapter is to look in detail at the fundamental motor skills that pupils should develop from the ages of 3 to 11. We also consider a range of developmental activities that can be integrated into lesson planning in order to emphasise key teaching points associated with skill development.

Developing Early Motor Skills

According to Gallahue and Ozmun (1995) and QCDA (2010a) three discrete stages of motor development occur: the initial or early, the elementary ...

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