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Dragon Multi-Skills and Sport

KS2

Dragon Multi-skills and Sport - Aimed at children in primary school aged 7-11 years to develop key physical skills that are applicable to, and transferable across, a range of different sports and physical activities.

Resource: Dragon Multi Skills and Sport 
Purpose: Aimed at children in primary school aged 7-11 years to develop key physical skills that are applicable to, and transferable across, a range of different sports and physical activities.

Overview of content:

 

Technical Skills Cards (A4) - 50 Skill Cards - Differentiated for as learners develop, as learners progress, as learners become more skilful and as learners apply their skills. Development of locomotor (travelling) skills, body management skills and manipulative skills. Information and guidance including teaching points with visuals for each skill and helpful solutions to some high frequency errors. Traffic light system from a ‘Can you see…? section leads to the development of a Success Criteria and includes suggested activities for differentiation. A More Able and Talented section for ideas on how to challenge learners. Skills identified as being fundamental to activity and sport. 

 

Technical Skills Cards (A5) - 50 Skill Cards - Differentiated for as learners develop, as learners progress, as learners become more skilful and as they apply their skills. Development of locomotor (travelling) skills, body management skills and manipulative skills. Information and guidance including teaching points for each skill. 

Traffic light system from a ‘Can you see…? section leads to the development of a Success Criteria. Skills identified as being fundamental to activity and sport. 

 

17 Activity Skills cards (A4) for learners to apply a range of physical skills in a variety of fun games and activities. Images for interpretation and simple Let’s Play instructions. Model questions to develop learners’ skill, knowledge and understanding, guide for inclusive practice using STEP. 

 

17 Activity Skills cards (A5) with images for interpretation and simple Let’s Play instructions on back.

 

17 Dragon Sport Skills cards (A4) – for learners to apply a range of physical skills into sport related games and activities. Images for interpretation and simple Let’s Play instructions. Model questions to develop learners’ skill, knowledge and understanding, guide for inclusive practice using STEP. Context is in recognised sports although both skills activities and interchangeable and transferable. 

 

17 Dragon Sport Skills cards (A5) with images for interpretation and simple Let’s Play instructions on back.

 

13 Factsheets – covering a range of pedagogical considerations, practical application guidance and wider information.

 

Dragon Multi Skills and Sport CD Rom with wider information and electronic version of Technical Skills Cards, Activity Skills cards (A4), Activity Skills cards (A5), Dragon Sport Skills cards (A4), Dragon Sport Skills cards (A5) 

 

Significant Transferable Features:

 

Technical Skills Cards covering 50 physical skills which will be base of all physical development.

ABC – Agility, Balance, Coordination 

 

Where resource currently meets requirements of new curriculum:

 

Considers developmental needs of learners (e.g. as they develop, as they progress, as they become more skilful, as they apply their skills).

 

Opportunities for learners to explore and understand problems and tasks (e.g. opportunities for learner led and teacher led activities).

 

Confidence and Motivation
PupilsTeachers / practitioners
Helping children to develop their skills and movement gives them confidence to carry on being physically active and apply skills into new contexts.Gives teachers / practitioners the confidence that they can have the tools to teach this AoLE, and motivates them to do so.
Competence
PupilsTeachers / practitioners

Physical development of motor skills – locomotor (travelling) skills, body management skills and manipulative skills.

Learning key movement skills foster a lifelong enjoyment and engagement in sport and physical activity.

 

Offers clear guidance of how to teach the skills and apply them into activities and games. Subject and methodological experience and exciting classroom skills.

Information and guidance of each skill including how to correct typical technical errors.

Knowledge and Understanding
PupilsTeachers / practitioners

Learners know the correct technique of the skills and understand how these can be applied into games, activities and sport.

 

 

Teachers / practitioners know the teaching points for each skill and understand how transferable they are to other games, activities and sport. Teachers / practitioners understand the benefit of a skill rather than sport focus.
Opportunities
PupilsTeachers / practitioners
Multiple opportunities to practise skills, undertake activities and play sports related games. Opportunities to create their own interpretation of games and establish rules for play.Teachers / practitioners can facilitate learning using the cards as they ask learners to design their own games and scoring systems. Teachers / practitioners can guide them to e.g. increase activity levels, ensure all are involved, and challenge themselves. 

Links to other AoLE

 

Links could be made to all other AoLE:

Health and Wellbeing - If children enjoy being active, are confident in their ability and learn key movement skills this will foster a lifelong enjoyment of sport and physical activity and therefore better health and wellbeing. Decision making and relationships developed.

Mathematics and numeracy - scoring systems, positional language.

All resources are bilingual

 

Considerations and suggestions moving forwards:

 

Focus on Technical Skills and use Activity Skills cards and Dragon Sport Skills cards as the vehicle (rather than the other way around)

 

Utilise pedagogy of teachers leading and therefore developing their knowledge of and confidence with the resource and their competence of how to use it.

 

Highlight transferability of skills into multiple activities. 

 

Use familiar games and activities and layer with skills. 

 

Skills ladder – model range of skills available to practice in activities and games 

 

Skills Calendar – guides planning - this can be used to focus on a specific few skills over the duration of a month, incorporating them into a variety of games, activities and sport.

 

Incorporation / links to SMILES from outset. 

 

Highlight STEP at outset whilst introducing the Activity Skills cards and Dragon Sport Skills cards.

 

Fully utilise the professional development opportunities of the Factsheets.

 

CD ROMs are now difficult for many to use so resources need to be shared via different platform (it is apparent that this is possible due to the successful sharing of resources on the Sport Wales website during the COVID 19 lockdown). 

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