Product reviews for How to Move & Learn

Peter Hollindale, in The School Librarian magazine, Summer 2023

There is plentiful evidence that most primary school children are falling well short of the recommended time given to moderate or vigorous physical activity in the school day. This book is an account of the 'Move & Learn' approach designed to improve things. The writers are aware of the doubts many teachers will have about movement and activity spread beyond breaks and PE: lack of time, suitable spaces and resources, teacher confidence, fear of Ofsted. Their argument is therefore buttressed by theory and research-based evidence, and suggests many small steps that can gradually change a school's approach. The aim is to introduce movement, not only for its own sake but as a positive aid to subject learning, in the mainly sedentary parts of the curriculum, especially maths and English. There are practical examples of how this can be done, and two encouraging case studies written by teachers already using the approach successfully. The purpose is wholly admirable, and the book should be widely read.
Bethan | 26/06/2023 14:52
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