A fully comprehensive teaching manual full of interesting and exciting lesson material, presented in a progressive and developmental structure, enables school gymnastics to be easily and fully implemented for Key Stages 3 & 4 of the National Curriculum. It provides the"what","how" and "when" to teach gymnastics in a stimulating, practical and detailed manner and follows on naturally from the author's teaching manual for Key Stage 1 & 2. Lesson structure, principles of teaching gymnastics to this age group, useful techniques for making the most of available apparatus and a simple meaningful system for assessment and recording are some of the essential areas covered.
The major part of the manual comprises lesson material in 11 very detailed and progressive units of work organised in a way which enables the teacher to select the most appropiate phases of development or difficulty to match the expertise of a class. There are masters of 160 original work cards to aid extension and differentiation in the class situation and a comprehensive section on how to teach individual gymnastic skills by breaking them down into progressice stages.