Better Movers and Thinkers
This resource pack is designed to support teachers to plan and facilitate learning in physical education. It empowers teachers and learners with its innovative approach and content, resulting in a higher level of engagement and a positive experience for both.
Play allows children to experience fun, joy and laughter in a way that is important to them. In June 2013, the Scottish Government launched Scotland’s first national Play Strategy. This Strategy was built on the views of children and young people, parents and carers, the play sector and others involved in children’s wellbeing.
The Play Strategy articulates the critical importance of play, as well as our obligation to protect our children’s ability to play. If we want Scotland to be the best place in the world to grow up, then Scotland as a nation must embrace play as a life-enhancing daily experience for all our children and young people; in their homes, nurseries, schools and communities. But the strategy goes further than that. It also highlights that play is not just crucial to the wellbeing of each child, it is essential to the social, economic and environmental wellbeing of Scotland as a whole.
The Play Strategy Action Plan has been informed by children and young people and developed by a working group of key players within the play sector, who have been working hard to ensure there are clear, measurable and deliverable actions that will take us forward in the journey towards realising the vision that we have set out. I would like to thank them for the hard work and commitment they have brought to the development of this Action Plan.
Significant Aspects of Learning in Physical Education
This poster illustrates the significant aspects of learning within physical education (Physical Competencies, Physical Fitness, Personal Qualities and Cognitive Skills) and supports the narrative information on breadth, challenge and application from the Assessing Progress and Achievement in Health and Wellbeing – Physical Education paper. The skills and attributes highlighted are not intended to be definitive but to stimulate practitioners and learners to think about what supports learning through performing in physical education.
Early Movers - Helping under 5s live active and healthy lives
British Heart Foundation
The Early Movers guide aims to help and support you plan and organise developmentally appropriate physically active play environments for children under five. It aims to help you build on existing practices by supporting the adoption of a whole setting approach to physical activity and providing ideas to extend your physical activity provision. It will also help you meet the learning and development requirements of the various UK curriculums, in particular for physical development.