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1 Redefining what s possible The Create Development Newsletter Issue 2 Spring 2012 welcome! Now is easily the most exciting time ever for Create. The Learning Nutrition pilots have been launched, a fantastic parental engagement Little Stars (3-7 year olds) project with the Welsh Rugby Union started, FUNS for everyone gets a fab make-over in its 2nd Edition, Physical Literacy stage/age expectations have been established, whilst new courses and resources First FUNS and Learn to Compete, Compete to Learn (L2C, C2L) have both enjoyed incredible early success. I think we could have predicted First FUNS would fly off the shelves given the advance demand and feedback we received, but I had previously suggested L2C, C2L would be a slow burner, a long term project. Now that I am involved in the final edit of the resource I can see how Tim and Pam can easily justify their long list of benefits to young people, but for me it is incredibly simple. It completely squashes the polarised arguments about competition and demonstrates how we can present it in a way that every young person can enjoy being included, challenged and supported through healthy competition. The feedback from the pilot courses supports my belief that it will revolutionise the way we approach and view competition. Before I leave you to browse I must thank so many of you for your anecdotes, examples and case studies that you send us. It is essential that we can prove that the work we do together genuinely makes a positive difference to young people. Ronnie Heath Ronnie Heath Managing Director. In this issue... Hot Topic: Developing Physical literacy and assessment including free download page 2 In Focus: 6 years of FUNS (including free downloads) page 3-4 Spotlight: Guns Village Primary School page 5 Hot off the press: School Based Support packages page 6 Creating a leadership legacy back page

2 hot topic physical literacy & assessment You probably wouldn t be reading this newsletter unless you were already aware of the importance of fundamental movement in maximising potential and life-long participation in PE and Sport. We have the tiered colours and profiles from the FUNS for everyone programme but we have been really searching for an effective way to communicate expected levels of Physical Literacy for different ages and stages and valuable ways to track progress and measure impact. With the help and feedback of our beacon schools we have been able to produce a graph and table to give broad expectations for key milestones for all, most and more able and talented young people. My health warning is that these illustrations have been compiled using data from children who have regularly used the FUNS programme but it gives us a clear understanding of what can be achieved with a broad cohort engaged in focused programmes around their Agility, Balance and Coordination abilities. We continue to collect data and learn from the differences our programmes can make. Through many case studies we are building on the success of the Sport Accelerate project in Wales last year (awarded the Olympic Inspiremark). We are working with 16 learning community schools in Central South-Wales to measure the impact of a 12 week programme with a cohort of KS2 children engaging with FUNS for the first time. In addition our partners Create Ireland are working with 40 students from the University of Cork, delivering FUNS to Early Years. Our pilots are successfully using a range of recording solutions including sticker books, wall charts and electronically through the web-based FUNS wheel. FUNS and Raising the Bar have given us, as teachers, the opportunity to move away from the very directed lessons we used to provide and focus on the individual development and needs of our children. Our children now have the capability to asses their own strengths and weaknesses and can focus on what they need to develop. (Danny Gunyon, PE Coordinator, Monega Primary School) Click on the following for a free download of the FUNS attainment graph and table The Create Development Newsletter page 2

3 in focus 6 years of FUNS for everyone! The FUNS and Raising the Bar training and courses have brought a whole new dimension to my coaching and [the] resources I received from Create Development have become essential tools within my coaching. (Dave Baldwin, Multi-Skills Coach for Coaching Northants) 6 years after its launch FUNS for everyone, a programme designed to include, challenge and support the Fundamental Movement Skills (Balance, Coordination and Agility) at all ages, stages and abilities, has now been accessed by over 5000 teachers, coaches and youth leaders and is the market leading Fundamental Movement Programme in the UK. It is now also being used in several other countries around the World. To read about the origins of the programme, how the programme and resources have developed over the years and the future of the programme, click on the at the bottom of the page. As well as developing the children s coordination, balance and movement skills, the children return to class ready to focus on their learning. (Jonathan Rodd, Deputy Head Teacher, Holy Trinity CofE School) A FUNDAMENTAL MOVEMENT PROGRAMME CREATED BY RONNIE HEATH Redefining what s possible... Special Offer! To celebrate the launch of the newly edited FUNS for everyone file, the first 500 purchases will receive a free set of FUNS Student Cards. Visit Click on the following to read the full FUNS article The Create Development Newsletter page 3

4 Create Development in focus create resources We have been asked several times by teachers and coaches how are resources together and support each other... FUNS for everyone Teacher s Folder, launched 2006 The folder is a toolkit to support the teaching of PE and Sport and to harness children s enthusiasm for movement by teaching them in a developmental and fun way. It consists of a variety of colour coded cards, each structured around a staged series of challenges that introduce, build and develop the core Fundamental Movement Skills - Balance, Coordination and Agility. FUNS for everyone Interactive Inclusive DVD, launched 2008 The DVD supports the FUNS Folder and contains video clips of children demonstrating all the challenges on the programme. It is a valuable visual aid and can be used to motivate and inspire and now includes clips showing a range of young disabled people performing progressive activities based on the FUNS for everyone stations. FUNS for everyone Student Cards, launched double-sided cards containing activities, progressions and more than 200 additional questions, prompts and challenges to help students/athletes work more independently and with reciprocal learning opportunities. FUNS for everyone Sticker Books, launched 2009 These form part of the award scheme for the FUNS programme and are a tool for monitoring, rewarding achievement and celebrating progress. Sticker Book Group Packs come with 30 sticker books and a free Class Wall Chart. A FU N DA M E N TA L M O V E M E N T P R O G R A M M E C R E AT E D BY R O N N I E H E AT H Redefining what s possible... Raising the Bar Folder, launched double-sided A3 cards providing a huge menu of lessons, fusion warm-ups, games and activities that integrate and extend the FUNS for everyone programme and also help include, challenge and support Personal, Physical, Social, Cognitive and Creative abilities. ACCELERATING Abilities, launched 2010 A flexible online platform which gives real time access to assessments and personalised learning profiles and makes it simple for teachers/coaches and students to review progress, set targets, identify next steps, celebrate success and inform planning. Includes a version designed specifically for the FUNS for everyone programme. Raising the Bar Student Cards, launched double-sided A5 cards providing a menu of cooperative and competitive games and activities that directly to the FUNS for everyone programme and provide an alternative focus on Personal, Social, Cognitive and Creative abilities. First FUNS, launched 2011 A mix of creative songs, stories, games and challenges specifically designed to bring the FUNS for everyone programme to life for children in Early Years and Key Stage1. Learn to Compete, Compete to Learn, launched games and competitive skill based stations that support the development of essential social and life skills in children and directly to the FUNS programme. The resource also provides creative competitive formats to include and challenge all children. C L L C 2 Learn to Compete Compete to Learn To purchase any of our resources our webstore - Visit Use the following code to access a 10% discount: - FPW10CD A FRESH, EXCITING AND ACTION PACKED RESOURCE USING INNOVATIVE ACTIVITIES AND CREATIVE STRATEGIES TO ENABLE EVERY CHILD TO PREPARE FOR AND LEARN THROUGH HEALTHY INCLUSIVE COMPETITION ILLUSTRATIONS BY PHIL WEARE CREATED BY PAM STEVENSON AND TIM DANCER EDITED BY JOHN PARSONS Create Development The Create Development Newsletter page 4

5 guns village primary school in the spotlight In this Case Study, Martin Harvey, the PE Coordinator at Guns Village Primary School in West Bromwich, explains how the school has embraced and utilised FUNS for everyone to raise standards across the whole school. The case study outlines the changes made since the school started using FUNS for everyone and Create Development s unique approach in September 2011 and highlights in detail the impact this has made across the school. The FUNS programme has revolutionised how our school provides Physical Education I'm confident if your school uses this resource properly then PE will go from Satisfactory to Good/Outstanding in 12 months no matter what the PE confidence of the staff... How do I know? I've seen it at Guns Village! (Martin Harvey, PE Coordinator, Guns Village Primary School) To read the full case study click on the following Visit Follow us @creatorpam The Create Development Newsletter page 5

6 hot off the press school based support packages Create Development is pleased to announce its school based support packages which enables our Market Leading solutions to be disseminated, embedded and implemented across your teaching workforce, providing exceptional results and best value for your school. Support includes: Inset training and supportive delivery resources for staff Developing Lead Practitioners and establishing an internal learning community Team teaching, lesson observations and feedback Introducing and implementing an Assessment for Learning programme Click here for the flyer The Create Development Newsletter page 6

7 creating a leadership legacy Create Development has been applying its Market Leading solutions in the training of young leaders and Young Ambassadors from across primary and secondary schools. The training, delivered in both conference and workshop formats, sees young leaders and Young Ambassadors given the opportunity to identify and practice their leadership skills, create a shared plan for future learning around the Values and an opportunity for them to create challenges to deliver a PE based legacy across their school. I thought the session was excellent, I thought you achieved fantastic results as far as the young leaders were concerned, getting them to work as cohesive groups, building on the Values they'd been learning about. They definitely understood and knew what the Values were and understood their application in the activities they undertook last Thursday. I was really pleased with the way they worked together and their responses to you. Jane-Marie and Jo, Winchcombe School, Newbury For more information, please or call Create Development provides Solutions to Accelerate Learning which will change the way you teach and change the way your pupils learn. As UK Market Leader in Multi-skills and Multi-abilities, Create Development has a network of sector leading trainers who deliver nationally and internationally. Create Development 2 Mountside Stanmore Middlesex HA7 2DT +44(0) The Create Development Newsletter

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