Introductory PE lessons

Introduce new practical and theoretical topics to PE students with these hand-picked resources

Sian Evans

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Skills cards, activities and presentations to introduce new topics to secondary PE classes

Whether in the gym, on the field or in the classroom, it is important to clearly explain a new topic so that students can start learning related skills as quickly as possible.

To help you begin the new term as you mean to go on, we’ve selected a range of resources that are ideal for introducing new sports and theory.

Practical introductions

Kick off a fitness scheme of work with these basic toning exercise cards, which offer step-by-step instructions to encourage pupils to teach their peers.

Or, why not try out this introductory activity in a first dance lesson? Ask students to interpret referee signals from a specific sport into dance as a way of helping them to develop individual movement.

Alternatively, get back outside and perfect the side tackle in rugby lessons with these illustrated skills cards including peer-assessed tasks.

Theory introductions

Teach your class about the muscular system using this learning mat, which asks them to label the 10 major muscles and write explanations for how muscles lead to movement.  

For older learners, this detailed fitness presentation outlines different testing and training requirements, lifestyle factors and how psychology can contribute to achieving excellence in a sport.

Finally, investigate the key principles of sport and exercise psychology by using this introductory presentation to explore how sportspeople can optimise their performance.

Quick links

Practical introductions Theory introductions

Basic toning exercise cards

Dance introductory lesson

Rugby tackle skills cards

Muscular system learning mat

Fitness testing and training presentation

Introduction to sport and exercise psychology

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