PE planning picks for the new year

Schemes of work, units and lesson plans to refresh PE planning for all ages and abilities

Sian Evans

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Make the process of planning less painful by exploring these detailed lesson plans and schemes of work   

With planning season fast approaching, the thought of refreshing your lessons, or writing plans from scratch, can seem incredibly daunting. But don’t worry, we’re here to help!

Whether you are coming up with imaginative ways to engage students with sport or accessible ways to break down complex theory, do take the time to check out this collection of inspirational planning documents, all written by members of the Tes community.

KS3 resources

When teaching fanatics or novices, this compilation of football lesson plans*, with accompanying activities and helpful teaching points, provides a range of ideas to keep them engaged. Equally, this scheme of work for rounders* offers a comprehensive approach to teaching the sport to learners of all abilities.

Alternatively, head back to the 1980s and encourage groups of students to move like zombies with this pack of lesson plans for a dance unit using Michael Jackson’s song Thriller.

KS4 resources

Keep on top of GCSE theory planning with help from this collection of lesson plans*, including topics such as optimum weight, blood pressure and the effects of exercise on the cardiovascular system. And, if teaching the new specification fills you with panic, why not use this basic scheme of work, displayed as a colour-coded template, as a starting point?  

Meanwhile back in practical lessons, go against the norm and add dodgeball to your teaching repertoire by taking ideas from these detailed planning documents*.

Post-16 resources

Refresh your lessons on diet and nutrition by exploring this visually appealing unit of work*, featuring a detailed presentation and a student friendly workbook for AS-level learners. Or, in preparation for the new specifications, this comprehensive scheme of work* on sport and its role within society will give you the inspiration you need to tackle the upcoming changes.   

Finally, this easily adaptable long-term planning for dance can help you structure a programme across two years, designed to develop key skills and explore a range of styles.  

Quick links

KS3 resources KS4 resources Post-16 resources
Football lesson plans* GCSE theory collection* Diet and nutrition SoW*
Rounders scheme* New specification SoW Sport and society unit*
Dance lesson plans Dodgeball planning* Adaptable dance planning

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