Stretching your PE classes

Challenge cards, practical tasks and theory-based plenaries to push high-ability PE students

Tes Resources Team

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Motivate more-able students in the classroom or during practical lessons with these extension activities 

Trying to be the best you can be is an innate quality held by the majority of professional athletes and is something that your pupils should also be striving for in their PE lessons.

To help you out, we’ve hand-picked a selection of practical and theory-based extension ideas, designed to stretch and challenge those students who are going for gold. 

Challenging activities

Split into physical, cognitive, affective and social learning domains, these simple challenge cards can be used to encourage students to analyse and evaluate their practical work.  

Push all learners to think specifically about the muscle groups they are using during different exercises with these illustrated circuit stations tasks.

Alternatively, ask higher-level gymnastics pupils to demonstrate the perfect handstand with help from this easy-to-use guide, providing them with clear visual aids. 

Extension tasks

Fill any spare moments in the lesson with this adaptable plenary sheet, containing a range of thought-provoking questions. In the same way, these editable stretch and challenge cards* will stimulate more-able pupils to summarise, draw and create mind maps to prove that they have fully understood a topic. 

Quick links

Challenging activities Extension tasks
KS3 challenge cards Adaptable plenary sheet
Circuit stations tasks Stretch and challenge cards*
Handstand guide  

*This resource is being sold by the author

This blog post is featured in the February PE newsletter from TES Resources.

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