Article by Kaye McArdle
During Key Stage 2 pupils enjoy being active and using their creativity and imagination in physical activity. When I was at school, P.E was my favourite part of the week and could not understand why some of my friends ‘forgot their P.E kit’ to get out of doing physical activities!
Anyway, when doing Physical Education, pupils learn new skills, find out how to use them in different ways, and link them to make actions, phrases and sequences of movement. They enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They develop an understanding of how to succeed in different activities and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.
They will learn to gain new skills and perform actions and skills with more consistent control and quality; they will plan, use and adapt strategies, tactics and ideas for individual and group activities. While abiding to the Health and Safety aspects associated with P.E, they will learn and understand the rules of a game, such as Netball. Football. Basketball.Swimming.Athletics.Gymnastics.Dance.
Another factor on P.E is that pupils understand the scoring and points systems and timings specific to each activity. Although P.E is usually associated with physical activities and games, a large part of the learning is educational. During this education, along with the physical aspect – pupils will study how exercise affects the body in the short and long term, why it is good for their health and well-being, how to warm up correctly, the reasons why warm up is important and why appropriate clothing and hygiene is important to P.E.
Science plays a part in P.E also, with regards to life processes and living things, including how the heart acts as a pump to circulate the blood through vessels around the body and lungs, and the understanding about the effect of exercise and rest on your pulse rate.
Have you got an interest in online education at Key Stage Two Level, typically children aged 7-11?
Nowadays, more and more parents are seeking online educational tools to help teach their children. With the wealth of material that is now available online, it is very easy to teach your own child. I am not suggesting pulling them from school and doing it all yourself! Unless of course this is a route you have carefully considered. You do not have to be qualified to teach your child, just access to the internet and the time.Spending as little as 40-50 minutes per night Monday to Thursday is more than enough to boost their learning with great noticeable results.
Combining games with learning is a fantastic way to teach children, making education fun for them is the key to success. Based on this rule http://www.keystagetwo.com, a virtual learning environment has now become one of the top websites for Key Stage Two pupils. The website successfully manages to combine learning while kids play Buccaneers and Lobsters, which is great fun for the little ones – and with the added benefit of learning at the same time!
As KeyStageTwo.com is compliant with the National Curriculum in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, UK schools are now availing of the service. On completion of quick set-up and installation, Schools and teachers use it for…..
-Saving time on marking tests. -By issuing homework online, reducing photocopying and paper costs.-By using the individual and class results summary, pinpointing areas requiring improvement, thus raising children’s performance.-Clearly viewing children’s analysis displaying strengths and weaknesses, allowing the teacher to focus on them and provide feedback where necessary.
Parents use the system under two scenarios, firstly if their children’s school is enrolled in the system already, parents can log on and view their own child’s performance and results, tracking their progress. They also use it to read teacher feedback and use the system with their little ones on a one-to-one basis. Secondly, if a child’s school is not yet enrolled parents can sign up to the system for just ten pounds per month offering unlimited anytime access to all the resources, effectively tutoring the child themselves, at a tiny fraction of the traditional tutoring costs.
Finally, and most importantly KeyStageTwo.com offers fantastic benefits for the kids, too many to mention here! Nip over to the website to learn more, for which I have provided a link here http://www.KeyStageTwo.com
We would love to have you on board, whether you are a school, primary teacher, parent, tutor or even just a casual reader seeking educational resources with a difference!