Year 4 Athletics

Overview

  • Show controlled movements and body actions in response to specific instructions
  • Can demonstrate agility and speed
  • Jump for height and distance with control and balance
  •  Throw with speed and power and apply appropriate force
  • Using running, jumping and throwing stations, children investigate in small groups different ways of performing these activities
  • Using a variety of equipment, ways of measuring and timing, comparing the effectiveness of different styles of runs, jumps and throws.

Run, jump, throw, agility, power, speed, track, force, distance, curve, accelerate, hurdles, foam javelins, vortex howler, bounce, target, take off, sling, exchange, accuracy.

A variety of balls, hoops, bean bags, quoits, throw down markers, foam javelins, balloons, stopwatch, measuring tape, skipping ropes, foam discus, quoits, low hurdles.

Compete against self and others developing simple technique
Master basic movements including running, throwing and jumping
Work collaboratively and individually to help improve self and others

Literacy:Decide ways to improve running, jumping and throwing and implement these
Numeracy:Measure distances of throws. Time runs either with a stop clock or through counting patterns

Jumping:1 foot—1 foot, 2—1, 1—2, 2—2      Jumping as a team: how far can you travel with jumps, hops 1 2, 2-1?          Rebound Jumping: how many times in 1 minute?
Jump for height against the wall

Throwing:Variety or equipment, bean bags, large balls, smalls balls, quoits, hoops. Practise throwing all pieces of equipment as; underarm, overarm, push, pulls, sling, two hands, overhead, backwards, through legs.

Running:Running a variety of distances using steps such as; tiptoes, flat foot, sidesteps, backwards, swinging arms, not swinging arms, high knees, bounding. If possible time these-this could be counting patterns.

    Knowledge Organiser

    Prior Learning
  • Show controlled movements and body actions in response to specific instructions
  • Can demonstrate agility and speed
  • Jump for height and distance with control and balance
  •  Throw with speed and power and apply appropriate force
    Unit Focus
  • Using running, jumping and throwing stations, children investigate in small groups different ways of performing these activities
  • Using a variety of equipment, ways of measuring and timing, comparing the effectiveness of different styles of runs, jumps and throws.
    Vocabulary

Run, jump, throw, agility, power, speed, track, force, distance, curve, accelerate, hurdles, foam javelins, vortex howler, bounce, target, take off, sling, exchange, accuracy.

    Equipment

A variety of balls, hoops, bean bags, quoits, throw down markers, foam javelins, balloons, stopwatch, measuring tape, skipping ropes, foam discus, quoits, low hurdles.

    National Curriculum Focus

Compete against self and others developing simple technique
Master basic movements including running, throwing and jumping
Work collaboratively and individually to help improve self and others

    Cross Curricular Links

Literacy:Decide ways to improve running, jumping and throwing and implement these
Numeracy:Measure distances of throws. Time runs either with a stop clock or through counting patterns

    Assessment for Learning

Jumping:1 foot—1 foot, 2—1, 1—2, 2—2      Jumping as a team: how far can you travel with jumps, hops 1 2, 2-1?          Rebound Jumping: how many times in 1 minute?
Jump for height against the wall

Throwing:Variety or equipment, bean bags, large balls, smalls balls, quoits, hoops. Practise throwing all pieces of equipment as; underarm, overarm, push, pulls, sling, two hands, overhead, backwards, through legs.

Running:Running a variety of distances using steps such as; tiptoes, flat foot, sidesteps, backwards, swinging arms, not swinging arms, high knees, bounding. If possible time these-this could be counting patterns.

Lesson Overview

Lesson 1

  1. Challenge yourself to jump in a variety of ways for distance and height
  2. Show different ways of running
  3. Compare different throws with different equipment

Skill Development: Aiming at targets
Activity: Assessment for Learning

Lesson 2

  1. Assess what fast running feels like
  2. Practice and perform running at speed
  3. Compete over shorts distances against self and others

Skill Development:Accelerating over short distances
Activity:Gears and running games

Lesson 3

  1. Use running to increase the distance of jumps
  2. Judge speed to take off a specified point
  3. Demonstrate control upon take off

Skill Development:Take off 1 foot when running
Activity:Cone take off, hopscotch, measuring jumps

Lesson 4

  1. Introduce sling technique for discus throws
  2. Practice wind up technique
  3. Practice with different equipment

Skill Development: Sling Throw
Activity: Measuring rules, throwing with own technique, throwing using sling throw technique

Lesson 5

  1. Perform running on a curve
  2. Perform a baton exchange
  3. Analyse as a team how to improve the baton exchange

Skill Development: Baton Exchange
Activity: Running on curves, practising the baton exchange. (Printable pictures available for baton exchange).

Lesson 6

  1. Work together in small teams to score points on running, jumping and throwing activities
  2. Challenge self to improve scores using appropriate techniques
  3. Evaluate to aim to improve performance second time

Skill Development: Working to improve
Activity: Stations Competition

Downloadable Resources

Baton Exchange

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Javelin Throw

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Broad Jump

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Sprint Start

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Scissor Jump

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Year 4 Athletics KO

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Videos

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Skill – Sprint Start Crouch

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Skill – Sprint Start Standing

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Skill – Standing Long Jump

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