In the new national curriculum for PE at KS2 we are asked to play competitive games such as badminton, basketball, cricket, football, netball, rounders and tennis.
Traditional team games are great – but not for everyone. So often children who struggle with these sports see themselves as failures and develop a lifelong antipathy towards physical activity.
The rules pupils have to follow when playing these games are well established, but why limit their imagination and creativity? Given the opportunity, they can create new and exciting activities that allow those who are less ‘sporty’ or combative to engage with and excel in physical education.
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