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Upcoming Games Training:

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To book your place on a Val Sabin Games KS1 and KS2 Training course please contact us on 01604 580974 or email:

NB. Inset options are available for Games KS1 and KS2 Training. These courses also have credits towards Level 5 Qualification. Learn more about Level 5 qualification.

Games Training 1 day course for:

Games Training Course Objectives:

  • To develop knowledge and understanding of principles and material content involved in the teaching of Games at Key Stage 1 and 2.
  • To develop and explore a progressive Scheme of Work.
  • To develop appropriate teaching and learning strategies.

The Training course will develop and extend the understanding of teachers and build confidence in their delivery of games lessons in the curriculum. Basic co-ordination and games skills will be built up progressively using appropriate teaching and learning strategies.

Suitable co-operative and competitive game – like activities will be explored and developed into small sided and mini games within the categories of target Net/Wall, Striking/Fielding and Invasion games. Basic game strategies and tactics will also be developed.

Organisation of Equipment

Safe organisation of equipment, playing space and children will be considered and addressed throughout the course as appropriate.

All aspects will be explored within the context of a balanced and Progressive scheme of Work which encourages inclusion and develops co-operation; problem solving; creativity; and teamwork.

Expected Standards

Minimum expected standards of performance will be identified in detail at Years 2, 4 and 6 to help participants make judgements about levels of attainment and progress, and methods of assessment will be discussed.

As part of the National or regional course each participant will receive a detailed and comprehensive teaching manuals containing one unit of work for each year group from Reception through to year 6. Partnership courses should provide for one manual per school as part of the training.

Course members should dress appropriately for some practical participation.

Target Audience:

  • Reception & Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 Teachers
  • Physical Education co-ordinators
  • School Games Organisers

NB.  This course is also available separately as Reception & Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2 and could be delivered as a bespoke inset for individual schools, but without the individual manuals.

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