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Health, Fitness and Wellbeing

KS3 & KS4

  • Health, Fitness and Wellbeing - To improve the quality of teaching and learning about health, fitness and wellbeing in secondary schools. 
Resource: Health, Fitness and Wellbeing  KS3 & 4
Purpose: To improve the quality of teaching and learning about health, fitness and wellbeing in secondary schools.

Overview of content:

 

Learning Activities 

Learning Activities KS3

Learning Activities for KS4

Learning Outcomes – safety issues, exercise effects, health benefits, and activity promotion.

Resources – activity cards, circuit cards, gateway posters, hearts clubs diamonds, lucky spot, seeking the benefits 

Planning unit of work examples – KS3 gymnastics, KS3 Heart health, KS3 Athletics, KS3 Hockey , KS3 Muscle health, KS4 Aerobics, KS4 Athletics, KS4 Personal exercise programme KS4 Weight training

Pupil booklet – colour KS3

Pupil booklet – black and white KS3

Pupil booklet – colour KS4

Pupil booklet – black and white KS4

Safety cards covering cardio vascular, cool down, getting warm, moving joints, stretches

Whole school approach – activity policy table, contribution table 

Assessment – fitness testing, monitoring success

Key messages

 

Health, Fitness and Wellbeing CD Rom with wider information and electronic version of skills cards and activity cards.

 

Significant Transferable Features:

 

Learning outcomes and activities 

Resources  

Pupil booklets

Safety cards

 

Where resource currently meets requirements of new curriculum:

 

Wider aspects of Health and Wellbeing Area of learning and Experience

 

Holistic and developmental in nature.

 

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

 

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

Learning how to accurately warm up and stretch, and how to take responsibility to experience success and improve health and fitness fosters a lifelong enjoyment and engagement in sport and physical activity.

 

Offers subject and methodological experience and exciting classroom skills and ideas. Guidance as to how to incorporate health, fitness and wellbeing learning outcomes into all activities and sports.
Knowledge and Understanding
PupilsTeachers / practitioners
Learners know the correct technique of warm up and stretch activities and understand safety issues, health promotion, activity promotion and exercise effects.Resource cards give clear content for teachers / practitioners along with clear learning outcomes to fulfil safety issues, health promotion, and activity promotion and exercise effects.
Opportunities
PupilsTeachers / practitioners
Opportunities to transfer learning outcomes into other sport and activity areas. Ensure health and wellbeing learning outcomes are systematically planned into lessons rather than them being covered in an ad hoc way.Multiple opportunities to both lead and facilitate learning. Opportunities to make connections and transfer learning outcomes into other sport and activity areas. Ensure health and wellbeing learning outcomes are systematically planned into lessons rather than them being covered in an ad hoc way.

Links to 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. Need for variety of foods and exercise for good health. Use prior knowledge to explain links between cause and effect. How food is used by the body as fuel during respiration and why the components of a balanced diet are needed for good health. Understand that human health is affected by the use and misuse of drugs and by medical treatment. Work independently and cooperatively to plan and complete a range of tasks. Review learning and action plan effectively, setting priorities for development and targets for improvement, recognise and manage stress.

Humanities Understand that human health is affected by a range of environmental and inherited factors.

Languages, Literacy and communication – Inclusion of a bank of words and phrases and a glossary. All resources are bilingual.

Mathematics and numeracy - Make comparisons and identify trends or patterns in data and information. Opportunities for counting and positional language.

Science and Technology – human body and body systems. Names, positions, functions and relative sizes of main organs. Need for variety of foods and exercise for good health. 

Making careful observations and accurate measurement’s using digital and ICT equipment. Use prior knowledge to explain links between cause and effect. Basic structure and function of some cells, tissues, organs and organ systems and how they support vital life process. How food is used by the body as fuel during respiration and why the components of a balanced diet are needed for good health.

 

Considerations and suggestions moving forwards:

 

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

 

Incorporation of health, fitness and wellbeing learning outcomes incorporated into other activities / games and activities.

 

Calendar approach or similar to map out where and how safety issues, exercise effects, health benefits or activity promotion can be incorporated into all physical session (and others) rather than them being more ad hoc.

 

Incorporation / links to SMILES and STEP from outset. 

 

CD ROM is 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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