Advice Centre for Teachers

These free resources have been developed to support primary school teachers who are working with children aged 4 to 11 years old, and looking to create fun, active learning environments where children can flourish, whilst maintaining good physical, emotional and social wellness.

Use these resources as often as you need them, share with your colleagues and keep checking back for new additions.

Click on the links in each section to go to the resources...

Teaching Physical Education with confidence...

How can you choose the right PE programme for your school?  These three short videos take you through 3 outdated approaches to PE; the seven secret ingredients every PE curriculum should include; and finally what Ofsted are really looking for from you. 

PE Curriculum Builder - this free webinar and guide has been developed to support a PE lead with PE planning for the entire school! Includes curriculum map, an example of a learning journey, progression of skills template for gymnastics and loads more useful info. 

How can you build up confidence in teaching what many see as the most challenging area of the whole primary school curriculum - physical education.  That’s why we’ve produced this FREE guide to help teachers build confidence and deliver OUTSTANDING PE lessons.

Supporting children's Mental Wellbeing...

Mental wellbeing can be broken down into 3 aspects; emotional wellbeing, social wellbeing, and physical wellbeing.  Click on the links to find a short video and loads of useful hints and tips on each aspect to use in your class tomorrow.

Helping children manage their emotions, or how to manage their worries or concerns can seem daunting.  Click on the links to use some simple techniques with your your children we've seen work time and time again.  

Managing anxiety and building a growth mindset so they can be resilient and more confident are important skills for any child to learn.  Click on the links to find out how you can support your children develop them.  

Creating an Active School...

Watch this short vlog to understand the benefits of an active school and class.

Overcome the bad behaviour hump and know how to set expectations when introducing activity into the classroom.

Learn how to set up your Active Classroom as an inspirational, safe, and practical active learning environment, then learn all about 8 teaching methods you can use straight away. 

Understand how to use standing-in-line activities and structured active play as brilliant ways to get your children active outside the classroom.

Finally, use these amazing ideas to get your class more active, and download this guide to create an active kids forum and shape your active school.

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Let the team answer some of your burning questions...

Understand how to create a more active classroom and what's important when you want to fit more activity throughout the school day

Understand how to get over the 'bad behaviour hump' and great ideas for a more active class

How to get your head teacher and senior leadership on board with a more active school - it's not what you think!

Teach dance with absolute confidence

Find out how to find the beat of the music, or how to use the 6 principles of dance to build an amazing dance lesson 

Understand how to use some really useful teaching methods for primary school dance, or how about the difference between teaching a dance style as opposed to a topic based dance?

Find out about some common dance terminology and also how to engage your class in the lesson

Using Pilates to build core strength and much more!

Find out how to build core strength or flexibility in your primary school class using these really simple techniques

Understand how to use Pilates whether as part of your physical education curriculum, or to support mental wellbeing through mindfulness

Or sit back for a full guide on how Pilates can help your children not only build core strength, but also support wellbeing, in this 35-minute CPD webinar packed full of hints and tips on how to successfully teach Pilates with children.  

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Support Mental Wellbeing

Are you interested in understanding how you can support your children's well-being in your classroom? Do you want to know what techniques you could use? Maybe you'd like to but aren't sure where to start?

Click on this link for an in depth guide with tips, ideas and activities that you can use to support the emotional, social and physical wellbeing of the children in your classroom.

PE Curriculum Builder

The imoves PE curriculum builder is made up of a guided workbook and a supporting 1-hour webinar. And it's COMPLETELY FREE!

We’re always being asked how primary schools should build their PE Curriculum given their individual circumstances.  That’s why we’ve produced this FREE PE Curriculum builder – to help teachers and PE subject leads build an OUTSTANDING PE curriculum.

Download your free workbook, then watch the supporting webinar.

Teach Dance with Confidence

Many primary school teachers find teaching dance one of the most daunting lessons they are expected to deliver. It can be difficult to know where to start, and how to even begin demonstrating the moves!

This 45-minute webinar gives an in-depth guide on how to find the beat to the music; what beat and phrase means; the 7 principles of dance and so much more - meaning you can lead a dance lesson in PE with confidence.

Build Core Strength using Pilates

Pilates is an amazing way to develop a child's core strength as well as improve their ABC's (agility, balance and coordination), some of the basic elements that every good PE curriculum should include. The movements can be taught safely and highly effectively in your classroom with the right resources.

This 30-minute webinar will provide the tips and guidance you need to confidently deliver Pilates activities with your children.

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Active Breaks and Play Time

Structured Play Zones - use these ideas for inspiration to set up your own zones for structured active play in the schools outdoor spaces. Download here

Lunchtime Game Idea - this fun 20-minute game of Rock, Paper, Scissors is a great additional to the school breaktime - it gets children working as a team and can be adapted for all age groups in Primary School.  Download here

Active 30 - why are teachers being asked to provide more activity for children, what are the benefits, and what types of activities are appropriate?  This simple guide will support teachers in ensuring children achieve 30 minutes of activity every day. Download here  

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Written by Imogen Buxton-Pickles (unpublished and raw)

Chapter 1 – The Key to a Brighter, Happier, Healthier Classroom. Read more >

Chapter 2 - Eating for Energy, Health and Learning. Read here >

Chapter 3 - Using Activity to improve Health, Mood & Behaviour. Read more >

Chapter 4 – Growth Mindset. Read here >

Imogen's Blog

Imogen's Blog

Welcome to the imoves blog for teachers! As the founder of imoves, I'm dedicated to promoting physical activity and wellbeing in the classroom. Our blog offers practical tips and research on incorporating movement into lessons, empowering you to create healthy, active, and engaged learning environments.