Last Updated: Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Better Movers and Thinkers - scaffolding practices

What is this?

​This resource is intended to help develop the content and delivery of physical education by providing exemplars of a series of scaffolding practices.

The BMT scaffolding practices are created to help the learner practice the skills and attributes that make up the Significant Aspects of Learning. They achieve this by placing a focus of attention on the Significant Aspect of Learning that is being scaffolded, then adding layers of complexity to the basic actions.

Who is this for?

​This is relevant to practitioners across all sectors, and those working in Local Authorities delivering sport education.

How to use this learning and assessment resource to improve practice?

This resource has a number of supporting videos that demonstrate a range of scaffolding practices.

Staff using the resource can view the different video clips, and the explanatory notes that appear with the clips, to help with their session planning.

  • In what ways could you  introduce different scaffolding practices to develop your lesson content?
  • What criteria could you use to help select an appropriate scaffolding practice?
  • In what ways could you assess the value and effect of the scaffolding practice?
  • In what ways could you support the young person to make progress and identify their next steps in their learning?

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PDF file: Better Movers and Thinkers - Scaffolding practices(146 KB)

PDF file: Better Movers and Thinkers - Session exemplars (170 KB)

PDF file: Better Movers and Thinkers - Significant Aspects of Learning in Physical Education (219 KB)

PDF file: Better Movers and Thinkers - Planning Templates Exemplar (49 KB)

​Explore this learning and assessment resource

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The videos of the scaffolding practices should be used alongside the lesson exemplars that are listed in the BMT Session exemplars document.

Videos demonstrating movement skills, competencies and concepts

Gross motor skills activities (There are 9 videos in this set)

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PDF file: Scaffolding practice: Moving and thinking (45 KB)

PDF file: Scaffolding practice: Airplanes and helicopters (44 KB)

PDF file: Scaffolding practice: Misdirection signals (47 KB)

PDF file: Scaffolding practice: The '1-2-3 hop' sequence (44 KB)

PDF file: Scaffolding practice: Making movement sequences with the number 4 (45 KB)

PDF file: Scaffolding practice: Square cross sequence (44 KB)

PDF file: Scaffolding practice: Arm fold (44 KB)

PDF file: Scaffolding practice: Jumping jacks (45 KB)

PDF file: Scaffolding practice: Spot the dog (45 KB)

Balance and postural control (There are 4 videos in this set)

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PDF file: Scaffolding practice: Changing shapes (44 KB)

PDF file: Scaffolding practice: Knee accent on 3 (45 KB)

PDF file: Scaffolding practice: Alternating arms standing (44 KB)

PDF file: Scaffolding practice: Crossing arms pattern (45 KB)

Rhythm and timing (There are 8 videos in this set)

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PDF file: Scaffolding practice: Jump-clap-turn (44 KB)

PDF file: Scaffolding practice: Clap-clap-stamp (44 KB)

PDF file: Scaffolding practice: Tapping circles (44 KB)

PDF file: Scaffolding practice: Opposite-opposite-same (44 KB)

PDF file: Scaffolding practice: Making 4 step patterns (44 KB)

PDF file: Scaffolding practice: 2 – 2 Foot patterns (44 KB)

PDF file: Scaffolding practice: Clap-clap patterns (44 KB)

PDF file: Scaffolding practice: Count 5 jumping pattern (44 KB)

Fine motor skills (There are 6 videos in this set)

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PDF file: Scaffolding practice: Standing spiders (44 KB)

PDF file: Scaffolding practice: Tap and lift fingers (44 KB)

PDF file: Scaffolding practice: Dinosaur fingers (44 KB)

PDF file: Scaffolding practice: Finger circles (44 KB)

PDF file: Scaffolding practice: Touch-tap-fingers (44 KB)

PDF file: Scaffolding practice: Eyes-open-closed-catch (44 KB)

Videos demonstrating co-operation and competition

Focus and concentration (There are 7 videos in this set)

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PDF file: Scaffolding practice: Touch and lift (44 KB)

PDF file: Scaffolding practice: Clap-clap sequence (44 KB)

PDF file: Scaffolding practice: Clap–clap with thinking skills (44 KB)

PDF file: Scaffolding practice: Running opposites (44 KB)

PDF file: Scaffolding practice: Ball exchange (44 KB)

PDF file: Scaffolding practice: High ball - low ball (44 KB)

PDF file: Scaffolding practice: Two handed juggling (44 KB)

Videos demonstrating evaluating and appreciating

Focus and concentration (There are 8 videos in this set)

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PDF file: Scaffolding practice: Start-stop-follow (44 KB)

PDF file: Scaffolding practice: Making movement numbers (44 KB)

PDF file: Scaffolding practice: Making a movement sentence (44 KB)

PDF file: Scaffolding practice: Copy 4 (44 KB)

PDF file: Scaffolding practice: Movement mirror (44 KB)

PDF file: Scaffolding practice: Tennis ball juggling (44 KB)

PDF file: Scaffolding practice: Tennis ball juggling 2 (44 KB)

PDF file: Scaffolding practice: Tennis ball juggling 3 (44 KB)