My KS2 pupils’ complaints about circuit training inspired me to create my own PE lesson plans involving an ‘Academy of Champions ‘board game’.
Now, we can still experience the physical activity that children need, but have a lot more fun while doing so. The plan is to be sweating but smiling!
PE lesson plans learning objectives
- How to coach and mentor their peers
- How regular exercise can improve physical fitness and performance
- The importance of mental health, as well as physical health
ls that you will be undertaking some circuit training, but with a difference! Ask around the class to see if anyone knows of some activities they might encounter in a circuit to help them keep fit and healthy.
Offer some suggestions if needs be, by asking them how they might exercise different muscles and organs (e.g. how do your lungs feel when you run around the playground? Do you feel the effects of running more in your arms or your legs?).
Next, introduce the concept of healthy minds and bodies being like superpowers – does anyone have a favourite superhero? How might they keep fit? Explain that you’re going to combine these two ideas in this lesson… can they guess how?
Marc Bowen is a deputy head and primary teacher in South Wales.