Written by a team of experienced teacher educators, this textbook is designed for initial teacher training and for newly qualified teachers in physical education for five- to 11-year-olds. It covers the range of activities, from gymnastics to dance, adventurous activities to health education. It blends theory and practice, providing worksheets, sample documents and reports, and it covers pedagogical concepts, such as progression, differentiation, assessment and inclusive education. There is advice not only on teaching and learning but also on subject leadership and co-ordination. The treatment, which includes local authority and inspectoral perspectives, should show students how to meet requirements for qualified teacher status in this subject.