morning football and goes right through to MOTD2. At the start of every term we begin a new topic. This term it is net and wall games and from the aspiration of 2016, we decided on tennis to create our own 2017 stars. Once I know what we are studying I’ll spend my first Sunday printing off all the lesson plans from the first till the final week, just in case I’m not there and another B&A Sports coach needs to know what lesson we are on.
I’ll then spend a couple hours going through the following week’s lesson plan, printing it off and
highlighting any key words, learning outcomes and challenges the children can take on.
Children learn in all different ways but I, myself have always found visual and kinetic learning the
best. This probably explains why I excelled in sports and not science, highlighting the phrases just
makes it easy for me to pick up on educational points I want the children to remember.
P.E isn’t just about being a great sportsperson, it’s about understanding the educational side; what
sport does for the body, why we exercise and of course, the healthy eating, which is huge in primary
schools. With my Sunday coming to an end and Monday getting closer, I’ll check all my necessities are packed, lesson plans, apples, water and of course an ironed uniform. My evening finishes listening to Mark, Gabbie or Gary dissecting our beloved Premier League and examining all things football. 7:00am Monday morning, it’s here and we’re live, no place for hiding it’s time to get up and face the
My mornings start the same as everybody else’s. Groans and moans mixed with breakfast and a
hope that it will be a good day. Despite my work only being around a 9 minute drive away I always leave myself a good half hour, just in case of traffic or more importantly if there are any schedule changes, which I can assure you there is always something. 8.30am and now the work begins, my routine starts with signing in at the office, checking if any messages or schedule changes for the week have been left for me and trust me when it comes to schools there is always something to check and keep up on.
Most, if not all, the schools I work in run a breakfast club which takes place in the sports hall. I am
always very keen to help out because as a sports person I know how crucial it is for a full stomach to
run and think off. After 15 minutes of continuous stories of what every child at the club has done with their weekend, I slowly drift away into my office (equipment closet) and start my own prep.
Work is printed out, equipment is ready, breakfast is packed away and now its show time, the
curtains are up, the director is ready, and all that is missing are the stars. The clock is ticking, the crowd of cones eagerly waiting for the show and I begin to act out how I want the lesson to go. Thinking of my learning objectives for both the class and individuals I make sure our challenges are fixed for all varieties of ability. Then as we near to 9:10am the room falls silent, a crescendo of sound begins through the playground and into the sports hall, this is where it all begins…