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- How do I find the prices of the manuals?
Answer: Please contact us and we will send you the relevant pricing information.
- What is the delivery time?
Answer: Manuals are delivered within the UK the next working day (*subject to availability) if ordered before 12 noon. Please email to ask about overseas delivery:.
- How do you go about purchasing the manuals?
If you wish to purchase the manuals yourself (as an individual) you will need to send a cheque for the appropriate amount (including £9 for postage and packing within the UK) made payable to Val Sabin Publications to the address above. We can also take credit/debit cards. Please email us if you need further help with this.
- Are the schemes of work up to date and compatible with the 2014 National Curriculum?
Answer: All the schemes of work and lesson plans contained in Val Sabin teaching manuals are compatible with all current government initiatives. They are up to date and exceed National Curriculum guidelines.
- Is it possible to see an inspection copy of the manual before we make a purchase?
- What’s the difference between the individual manuals and the KS1 and KS2 Hardback manuals?
Answer: Nothing. There is no difference in content between the individual paperback manuals and the hardback KS1 and KS2 manuals. We created the individual manuals for teachers who just want a PE teaching resource that cover a specific year (i.e. Gymnastics Year 5). Contact us for more information.
- What are your terms of sale/returns/damaged goods information?
Answer: You can view our terms of sale, returns, copyright/data protection and other relevant information here.
- What is the best way of using the Val Sabin schemes of work?
Answer: The PE coordinator and staff choose the units and places them in the long-term plan. At the beginning of the unit the coordinator photocopies the medium-term framework and lesson plans for each teacher for the half-term and retains the master copy. Over the year, the lesson plans are handed-out at the appropriate time until teachers all have their own collection of lesson plans ready to use the next year. It is also helpful to photocopy any relevant pages from the teaching guide and the assessment sheets. Keep the ‘master’ copy safely stored (we often have phone calls asking for replacements for lesson plans that have ‘disappeared’ from the master copy!)
- We have some vertically grouped classes – how can we use the manuals most effectively for these classes?
Answer: Vertically grouped classes e.g. Year 5/6 will need a two-year rolling programme and in Gymnastics and Games it would be:
- PROG A
- Unit T
- Unit Y
- Unit V
- Unit AA
- PROG B
- Unit X
- Unit U
- Unit Z
- Unit W
- PROG A
- Yr5 Unit 1
- Yr6 Unit 2
- Yr5 Unit 3
- Yr6 Unit 4
- PROG B
- Yr5 Unit 2
- Yr6 Unit 2
- Yr6 Unit 3
- Yr5 Unit 4
Dance – Dances can be chosen from different year groups within an overall scheme and dances made more or less complex as appropriate (see Q on dance below).
- How can we use Link units for Key Stage 2-3 Transition to best effect?
Answer: There are several ways the units can be used to great effect. First of all, it is helpful if there is a consistent approach to physical education from the Primary school (i.e. all use the same schemes of work) but even if there isn’t, the Link units can be used as a framework for standardising experiences and understanding and enable further challenging programming to be planned for all pupils.
- The secondary school can use them as the first unit of work for each area of activity in Year 7 and use the assessment sheets provided to make professional judgements about the levels of attainment of pupils. This information can then be used to decide on the type and level of further progression which is appropriate.
- In a partnership it could be agreed that one (or two) of the units is (are) delivered as the last unit(s) of work in that area of activity in the primary school and the remaining unit(s) is (are) delivered by the secondary school and used to determine levels of attainment and make judgement about the next stage.
- In a partnership it could be agreed that the first phases of each unit are delivered by the Primary schools at the end of Key Stage 2 and the continuing phases are delivered by the receiving secondary school at the beginning of Year 7.
Whichever way you choose to use the units; they will ensure a standardisation of experiences and give a more accurate understanding of the levels of attainment of a diverse group of children and enable continuity and a smooth transition between Key Stages.