Planning a Physical Activity for young Learners

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Anne Gillespie


Task Two – Assignment – K2, K3, K7, K8, K9, K10, K12, K13, K14, K15, K16

PC’s C3.1.1, C3.1.2, C3.1.3, C3.1.4, C3.1.6

(x ref E3 – K11, M7 – K24)

When I introduce a child to a physical activity I plan and use equipment for the age and stage of the child.

To build on their experience and understanding I encourage them in all activities example once they have learned to walk in a line along the floor they can learn to balance and walk on a wooden bench. Also repeating activities and praising will help them participate in activities so that they use equipment independently and have a sense of achievement.

  • I always take into consideration safety in any activity indoors or outdoors.
  • Children are supervised at all times.
  • I use equipment and plan activities for the age and stage of the children.
  • I take into consideration the individual need of the children.
  • That there is enough space and no child is running around dangerously.
  •  That equipment is used in the correct manor
  • I make sure there are safety mats under slides and climbing frames.
  • I check daily that my toys and equipment are not broken and have no sharp edges.
  • I check my outside area for broken glass, dog pooh or needles.
  • I tell my parents about the children wearing jewellery I prefer them not to wear it as necklace’s and hoop earrings can get caught or pulled out during physical activities.
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In doing physical activities the child’s:

  • Self esteem is increased
  • It strengthens their muscles and joints.
  • Helps balance, co – ordination, and flexibility.
  • Promotes language, and co - operation.
  • Reduces the risk of heart disease in later life.
  • Gives you a healthy appetite.
  • Gives a sense of purpose and self fulfilment.

They also learn to:  

  • Run
  • Jump
  • Skip
  • Ride
  • Climb
  • Roll
  • Dance

I take the children regularly to the park as theirs more space and gets the children out into the fresh air and I tell the children ...

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