Hero image

Bifkin's Shop

Former Head of PE in secondary school in the North of England with 10+ years teaching experience. My resources tend to be classroom based lessons for the GCSE PE course and form time resources when the register is done and everyone is staring at me expecting interesting and informative action!

108Uploads

64k+Views

27k+Downloads

Former Head of PE in secondary school in the North of England with 10+ years teaching experience. My resources tend to be classroom based lessons for the GCSE PE course and form time resources when the register is done and everyone is staring at me expecting interesting and informative action!
Principles of training
BifkinBifkin

Principles of training

(2)
AQA specification on the Principles of training - SPORT. Lesson starts with a 'Do Now,' activity and then works through Specificity, Progression, Overload, reversibility and Tedium with mini-tasks along the way. Lesson finishes with safety concerns.
Introduction to wellbeing.
BifkinBifkin

Introduction to wellbeing.

(1)
This powerpoint presentation is designed to be an introduction to the subject of wellbeing but can also be used as a tutor time activity to help students improve their well-being individually and collectively. There are individual tasks, group discussions and collaborative learning tasks. Any and all feedback is appreciated.
AQA Spec for Principles of Training (SPORT) GCSE PE
BifkinBifkin

AQA Spec for Principles of Training (SPORT) GCSE PE

(0)
AQA specification on the Principles of training - SPORT. Lesson starts with a ‘Do Now,’ activity and then works through Specificity, Progression, Overload, reversibility and Tedium with mini-tasks along the way. Lesson finishes with safety concerns. Teachers should be familiar with teaching methods such as “Think, Pair, Share,” and success criteria.
A quiz on the emerging superpower that is China!
BifkinBifkin

A quiz on the emerging superpower that is China!

(0)
This is a quiz with many rounds and varieties of questions including: *True or False - Inventions from China *Food *Movie titles translated from Chinese *Trivia plus many other questions about the history, culture, geography and other contextual, interesting facts about China. The quiz starts with multiple choice questions before moving on to more challenging questions that tend to be more fun based than informative. This is so that all students are able to participate and maintain interest until the end. Many questions have additional information attached to explain and provide further reference points. This would be ideal as an introduction to China, as a starter for a lesson or for a fun lesson at the end of term or form activity. Any and all feedback, positive or developmental is greatly appreciated.
Ready to use PPoint with 100 funny facts that are true or false. Ideal for form time/fun lesson.
BifkinBifkin

Ready to use PPoint with 100 funny facts that are true or false. Ideal for form time/fun lesson.

(1)
This is a powerpoint with 100 statements. Students decide whether the statement is True or False. Can be used as a form quiz or group activity. Each statement has it's own slide and the correct answer highlights itself upon the click of a button. There are further explanatory statements on some slides. Due to the size of the resource it can be completed over a period of time or in one big session. A variant that I have used is dividing the room into two sides ( True/False ) and have students move to the side they think is correct. Those who get it wrong are out. Last man standing wins. All feedback, good or bad, is gratefully received.
Introductory quiz for German lessons, interesting and fun, ready for immediate use.
BifkinBifkin

Introductory quiz for German lessons, interesting and fun, ready for immediate use.

(1)
This is a quiz with may rounds and varieties of questions including: *True or False - Celebrities born in Germany *Pet translations *English TV in Germany *German Football Teams plus many other questions about the history, culture, geography and other contextual, interesting facts about Germany. The quiz takes on bell model, starting with easier questions moving on to more challenging questions before finishing with easier ones again so that all students are able to participate and maintain interest until the end. Many questions have additional information attached to explain and provide further reference points. Some questions are asked in English with English answers, some are asked in German with English answers and some asked in German with German answers. This would be ideal as an introduction to German , as a starter for a lesson or for a fun lesson at the end of term. Any and all feedback, positive or developmental is greatly appreciated.
Fun quiz resource based on the Star Wars movies.
BifkinBifkin

Fun quiz resource based on the Star Wars movies.

(0)
9 rounds of over 50 questions with a total mark out of 70. Each round is called an episode in keeping with the Star Wars saga. Episode 1: Droids. Names of droids that appear in the movie or red herrings. Episode 2: Match the titles to the episode. Episode 3: Name the roles that these actors play. Episode 4: True or false, did these people have roles in the films? Episode 5: Match the planets to the characters. Episode 6: Name the character that these lightsabres, blasters and spaceships belong to. Episode 7: Match the quotes to the character who speaks them. Episode 8: Locations. Where on Earth were these famous scenes shot? Episode 9: Match the titles to the character. Lots of pictures with some easy questions for general fans and a few tricky ones to separate the Darths from the Anakins. Answers are given after each question so that students get immediate satisfaction. May the Force be with you.
Revision bundle for GCSE PE. Ready to use, including AQA test on 'Lucy.'
BifkinBifkin

Revision bundle for GCSE PE. Ready to use, including AQA test on 'Lucy.'

(1)
Question sheets 1-7 are best printed out on A3. I always kept a few of these in my classroom as extension tasks or homework. They are designed to encourage students to plan an answer before writing. Q1: Other subjects relevance to PE Q2: Qualities of a successful first aider Q3: Funding an athlete Q4: Unsuitable sponsorship Q5: Effects of fatigue Q6: How exercise affects the c/v system Q7: How correct technique prevents injury Quiz, quiz, trade is a starter and plenary activity where every student has a slip of paper with a questions and its answer on it. They go around the room and ask someone their question. Once they have answered it, the correct answer is given. Then they swap roles. Once the second question has been answered, they trade questions and find someone new. This can continue as long as you wish but allows for lots of people to ask and be asked questions. The plenary at the end is simply the teacher asking the questions again. Everyone should be able to provide an answer! I like to have the class all stand up, they can sit down when they've answered a question correctly. The revision loop is a series of answers with an unrelated question on the bottom. Each student gets one of these slips and has to use their answer to answer someone else's question. Next, two Tarsia jigsaw puzzles. Simply cut out and muddle up and then re-arrange. Lots of ambiguity to promote discussion and problem solving. Finally, a 17 question, exam style test on topics directly linked to Lucy. These come from past papers from 2010-12 and so are due to be dusted down for this exam! All q's are 2-8 marks and the test is out of 64. This bundle will save hours of prep. and can be used repeatedly as part of your revision. Any feedback, positive or negative, please let me know.
Ready to use, team-building exercise for the classroom. Discussion and decision making skills.
BifkinBifkin

Ready to use, team-building exercise for the classroom. Discussion and decision making skills.

(0)
This is the classic "Lost at Sea," exercise where students are presented with 15 items that they should rank in order of importance on their life raft having been "Lost at Sea." It comes with a power point presentation that details the task, gives tips on completion and shows the correct answers. Also it has a written sheet with the directions on for the students on, an answer sheet for them to complete and an answer sheet for the teacher with rationale for each ranking. It is entirely up to you how you run the exercise but, for me, the most important part is how the students come to a decision and end up agreeing as opposed to getting the correct answers. I have done this and the post-mortem discussion is always the most valuable and where one sees the best responses from students.
WORLD BOOK DAY - 2nd March 2017. Be ready for booky challenges with a hint of fun. Quiz and wordsear
BifkinBifkin

WORLD BOOK DAY - 2nd March 2017. Be ready for booky challenges with a hint of fun. Quiz and wordsear

(0)
World Book Day is on 2nd March 2017 and depending on what your school does, it can mean that you're left with a class that needs an activity. This is that activity. There are 8 rounds, comprising a total of 65 questions. Students can work individually or in groups. Answers are revealed straight after the question has been answered or at the end of the round so that students get immediate satisfaction. Round 1: Famous First Lines. What books are these the first lines to? Round 2: Celebrity Authors. Match the author to their book. Round 3: Missing Words. What are the words that missing from these titles? Round 4: Book Trivia. Multiple choice questions about books in general and their authors. Round 5: First Appearances. Match the character to the book that they first appeared in. Round 6: Banned Books. True or False round based on books that have been banned around the globe. Round 7: Famous book covers. Name the book from the cover. Round 7: Connections. What connects the book titles on display? To make this as accessible as possible, the majority of books are famous childrens' books with some classics thrown in for more advanced readers. Also included are 4 word searches on Harry Potter, Chronicles of Narnia, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and classic novels. There are 2 copies of each to allow for differentiation with one having the clues printed on and the other without. Any feedback, good or bad, is gratefully received.
New Year resource, ideal for form time. Self review of 2016 and goal-setting for 2017.
BifkinBifkin

New Year resource, ideal for form time. Self review of 2016 and goal-setting for 2017.

(0)
Power point guides students through reviewing the previous year. Students complete 1 of 3 worksheets that asks different questions about the past year (example: Who were your best friends? What could you have done better?) Because the sheets are all different, students won't simply copy their neighbour's information. Following that activity, students move on to looking forward to 2017 and creating resolutions in four fields: School, Home, Health and Happiness. They are requested to come up with specific steps to enable them to better achieve their resolutions. There is a sheet for them to complete accordingly. Finally, we try and emulate this with school targets. It would be ideal if these were available but, if not, it could be set as a homework or an extension task to complete. Again, there is a sheet for students to complete if required. The idea for this was to review the resolutions at regular periods but it would also be nice to keep them all in a folder to get out at this time next year, becoming an ongoing activity and a nice keepsake for students. Many thanks. Any feedback, good or bad is gratefully received.
Diff'd lesson on aerobic/anaerobic respiration.  Ready for immediate use, ideal for revision/recap.
BifkinBifkin

Diff'd lesson on aerobic/anaerobic respiration. Ready for immediate use, ideal for revision/recap.

(1)
This is a complete lesson that needs no preparation other than printing the two activity sheets above for some of your students to use. I used this lesson as a recap for my GCSE PE class after they returned from half term holidays thinking they'd struggle to remember the difference between aerobic and anaerobic respiration. I was right, but this lesson lulled them into remembering and applying their notes in a fun and enjoyable way. I was genuinely surprised by how well the lesson went and how much they learned. Lesson starter is a crossword with all the key terms of the lesson. There are two corsswords, one with a word bank of correct answers and one without to aid differentiation. The power point contains a youtube link to an old Merrie Melodies cartoon of the fable of the Tortoise and the Hare. It's 8 and a half minutes long and makes for an interesting start to the lesson. My students were surprisingly attentive throughout! We then had a debate about how we can link this story to demonstrate respiration and it's effects. Once students start to see the link we can begin with the main activity. Students have to retell the story but using some specific terms that relate to respiration. This task is differentiated in three ways. For the more able students they should write their story in continuous prose. For intermediate students there is the attached short version of the story to remind them or to stick in their book. For low ability students there is a comic strip for them to annotate or add dialogue. Any feedback, good or bad is gratefully received.
New Year resource, ideal for form time. Self review of 2016 and goal-setting for 2017.
BifkinBifkin

New Year resource, ideal for form time. Self review of 2016 and goal-setting for 2017.

(0)
Power point guides students through reviewing the previous year. Students complete 1 of 3 worksheets that asks different questions about the past year (example: Who were your best friends? What could you have done better?) Because there are 3 different sheets, students won't simply copy their neighbour's information. Following that activity, students move on to looking forward to 2017 and creating resolutions in four fields: School, Home, Health and Happiness. They are requested to come up with specific steps to enable them to better achieve their resolutions. There is a sheet for them to complete accordingly. Finally, we try and emulate this process but with school targets. It would be ideal if these were available but, if not, it could be set as a homework or an extension task to complete. Again, there is a sheet for students to complete if required. The idea for this was to review the resolutions at regular periods but it would also be nice to keep them all in a folder to get out at this time next year, becoming an ongoing activity and a nice keepsake for students. Many thanks. Any feedback, good or bad is gratefully received.
Be prepared! 20th Jan 2017 is Penguin Awareness Day! Fun, ready to use, activity and quiz.
BifkinBifkin

Be prepared! 20th Jan 2017 is Penguin Awareness Day! Fun, ready to use, activity and quiz.

(0)
I created this resource for my form a few years ago for a bit of fun and it turned into quite an event. I've added to it by creating a true or false quiz for a bit of fun and context to give the students some ideas. As well as being a bit of a lark, it actually gives students an opportunity to get creative, to do some research and to spread the word about the plight of one of our most entertaining but also threatened animals. All feedback is gratefully received, whether positive or developmental. Thanks.
Is Sport Sexist? Writing to argue task with lots of research activities. Ready for immediate use.
BifkinBifkin

Is Sport Sexist? Writing to argue task with lots of research activities. Ready for immediate use.

(0)
This is a topic that I would advise be completed over a two lesson period rather than rushed and squeezed into one. In my experience, most of my GCSE classes believe that sport ISN'T sexist because they see top sportswomen representing their country and people like Karren Brady and Delia Smith being influential figures at football clubs. This lesson seeks to redress those beliefs and enable students to apply a more balanced and thorough view. The lesson begins with a Do Now task where the answer is that all the activities are competed by only one gender. The main part of the lesson are a number of tasks to be completed. These can be done on an individual level or in groups. The activities are as follows: Select and retrieve. Students read one of the two articles and select passages of interest and relevance. Spot the difference. Students look at the differences between the genders in two different sports. Mystery Guest. Students name the sportspeople and attempt to explain whether they found it more difficult to name one gender over the other. Gender Equality. To add some balance there are examples of women being treated "equally" in sport, but is it fair? What’s your opinion? Some statements about sports issues that may or not be deemed sexist. Students should formulate an opinion based upon them and be able to explain their thought processes. Why the difference? A number of sports are listed with examples of the differences between them when it comes to gender participation with some questions to answer. Once students have collated some information from their sheets they get into groups with students who have had different sheets and share their info. It's important that they make notes so that they have a broad view of sport as opposed to just their info. sheet. Using these notes, students should then pick out their best points and complete the "writing to argue," worksheet. This should be the tool that enables students to write an essay using their knowledge to support their opinion. This can be done as a homework task if required. Any feedback, positive or developmental, is greatly appreciated.
Two complete lessons, ready for use on components of fitness and skill-related factors of fitness.
BifkinBifkin

Two complete lessons, ready for use on components of fitness and skill-related factors of fitness.

(0)
The first lesson is on the components of fitness, it is a power-point that goes through each element and has an accompanying worksheet for those who are less able. The last task is to rank the components in order of importance for different sports, the worksheet has two different pages for this task so that students using the sheets will have different sports to discuss, eliminating copying and promoting discussion. The second lesson is on skill-related factors of fitness, again it is a power-point and has an accompanying worksheet for the less able. Any and all feedback is gratefully received, positive or developmental. This resource was created for the AQA spec but can easily be adapted should you require.
AQA Spec. Powerpoint lesson on Role Models
BifkinBifkin

AQA Spec. Powerpoint lesson on Role Models

(1)
Powerpoint begins with a Do Now activity, answering questions linked to previous lesson on sponsorship. Lesson goes on to question characteristics of a role model and the pressures upon them ending in some GCSE exam style questions. Accompanying the lesson are some differentiated worksheets to assist the less able.
Ready to use English Premier League quiz and prediction activity with team selector. Soccer!
BifkinBifkin

Ready to use English Premier League quiz and prediction activity with team selector. Soccer!

(0)
This is an ideal activity for form time or even as a lesson starter to come back to over the year. The Premier League Quiz has approx 50 questions and match-up activities all in rounds of 10 marks to help you keep tabs on scores. You could even do the quiz over a number of days/weeks as there are 6 separate rounds on topics like 'Last Season', and 'Premier league Legends.' All the question slides are visually stimulating with either photographs or information boxes to add context and interest. As an ongoing activity I have included a Premier League prediction sheet that, in conjunction with the powerpoint presentation will allow students to predict what happens in the next season. These sheets can be re-visited periodically to see how accurate they were. A prize could even be awarded for the most accurate. There is also a number of team selector sheets where students can create their own Premier League team. I have included three different formations and left one blank in case they want to create their own formation. Any and all feedback gratefully received. Any questions, please let me know.
Anglophile quiz. Fun, ready-to-use resource that educates us about England.
BifkinBifkin

Anglophile quiz. Fun, ready-to-use resource that educates us about England.

(0)
8 rounds with 60 questions in total on a variety of topics. Hosted by Headingley, the Queen's head butler, the quiz offers a unique and interesting insight into some of the differences between our countries but also some lesser known information about one of the most fascinating countries in the world. Round 1 - Multiple choice - General knowledge Round 2 - True or False - Born in England. Were these celebrities born in England? Round 3 - History Round 4 - Geography - places with the same name in both the US and England Round 5 - Sport - Which positions belong to cricket and which to rugby league? Round 6 - People - Which people are real historical characters and which are myths? Round 7 - Match-up - Match the English terms to their US counterparts. Round 8 - Multiple choice - Trivia When required, answers are revealed with supporting pictures and text boxes with additional information in. I should add that Queen Elizabeth II did not really request this quiz to be made. It was Prince William.