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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 Knowledge, Skills and Understanding Across Areas of Activity
Developing knowledge, skills and understanding across areas of activity

Chapter 6 looked at the fundamental movement skills associated with the delivery of physical education. This chapter aims to build on this knowledge and understanding, with an increased focus on specific areas of activity. We will look at activities associated with athletics, dance, games, gymnastics, swimming, and OAA. Each sub-section focuses on generic principles appropriate to each area of activity, with additional practical examples located on the companion website.

Physical education has traditionally ...

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