KS2 Fitness Unit 2 Session 3

Learning Intentions

  1. Work with maximum effort for a short period of time
  2. Participate in balance based movements in combination
  3. Work to improve their weekly burpees score

Success Criteria

  1. I can try and overcome my mind telling me to rest and push to do a max effort
  2. I can stay balanced while performing movements
  3. I attempted to beat my weekly fitness score

National Curriculum Links

Developing a healthy active lifestyle

Starter Activity

Ladders

  • Organise pupils into even teams
  • In each team give each pupil a number starting at 1 e.g. 1 – 6
  • Each numbered pupil sits opposite their corresponding number of the opposite team

How to play:

  1. When the teacher calls a number, e.g. ‘3’ player ‘3’ from both teams jump into the middle of the teams and jump to the bottom over the cones/hurdles
  2. They then run around the back of their team to the top and jump down the middle and sit back down in their place – Call out the next number and repeat
  3. Ensure there is enough space between each pupil

Fitness Progression Activity

  • Each week before the main part of the lesson you will give the pupils 30, 45 or 60 seconds (depending on the age of pupils) to complete a max effort number of Burpees.
  • After their first session, record the pupils score to look for improvement over the 6 weeks.  Do not expect to see improvement every session but it should be more than possible to improve by 2/3 reps over the 6 weeks.  This will be a combination of increased fitness and understanding how hard they can push themselves.
  • You may wish to pair pupils up to count each other reps.

Max Effort

Choose a suitable amount of time for your group to perform each exercise 30, 45 or 60 seconds.

Max effort wall sit

Rest 1 min

Max effort single leg runners (swap legs half way)

Rest 1 min

Max effort plank jacks

21-15-9

21-15-9 is a classic descending workout of alternating exercises.  Pupils should perform 21 of each of the 2 movements, 15 of both then 9.  This workout should be attempted ‘unbroken’ i.e. without rest.  It should be a very quick workout which will challenge pupils coordination and cardiovascular fitness.

  • Running Man
  • Ice skaters

Easier: High knees and kangaroo jumps

Cool Down

I am strong 

  1. Take the children through the movements on the worksheet.  Spend as much time as you need initially to ensure children are getting into correct or visibly similar shape.
  2. Depending on the time available take children through a flow of each movement 2 or 3 times finally ending in relaxed pose.
  3. Try and hold each pose for at least 5 breaths in and out of the nose
  4. If possible perform with the children from the front so they can follow the teacher’s cues
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Teaching Points

Max Effort – With any max effort exercise the aim is to do as many reps in the time given, or to hold a static position for the given time.  In the static position, the pupils’ should hold for as long as they can with as few breaks as possible. Pupils may wish to count how many seconds they actually hold the position for within the period of time e.g. 30 seconds of the 45 seconds given (stop counting if they break to rest).

Why we eat – We eat for energy, to help us grow and to repair our bodies from injuries.  The type of food we eat is important.  We need to eat plenty of fruit and vegetables to give our bodies all the things they need for energy, growth and repair.  What you eat matters to stay healthy and free from illness.  We need the following nutrients from food to maintain our health:

  • Protein from foods like lentils, beans, meat and fish
  • Healthy fats from foods like avocado, dairy, seeds and nuts
  • Carbohydrates from foods such as potatoes, pasta and rice
  • Vitamins from foods such as fruit
  • Minerals from foods such as green leafy vegetables, porridge and mushrooms
  • Fibre from fruit, vegetables, beans and grains
  • Water from the tap!

 

Key Questions

  1. What does max effort mean (can you give an example)?
  2. What are the 3 main reasons we eat food (what are healthy foods)?
  3. What are some of the main nutrients we need from food (can yu give examples of food they are found in)?

KS2 Fitness Unit 2 Session 3

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Learning Intentions

  1. Work with maximum effort for a short period of time
  2. Participate in balance based movements in combination
  3. Work to improve their weekly burpees score
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Success Criteria

  1. I can try and overcome my mind telling me to rest and push to do a max effort
  2. I can stay balanced while performing movements
  3. I attempted to beat my weekly fitness score
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National Curriculum Links

Developing a healthy active lifestyle

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KS2 Fitness Unit 2 Session 3

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Starter Activity

Ladders

  • Organise pupils into even teams
  • In each team give each pupil a number starting at 1 e.g. 1 – 6
  • Each numbered pupil sits opposite their corresponding number of the opposite team

How to play:

  1. When the teacher calls a number, e.g. ‘3’ player ‘3’ from both teams jump into the middle of the teams and jump to the bottom over the cones/hurdles
  2. They then run around the back of their team to the top and jump down the middle and sit back down in their place – Call out the next number and repeat
  3. Ensure there is enough space between each pupil
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Fitness Progression Activity

  • Each week before the main part of the lesson you will give the pupils 30, 45 or 60 seconds (depending on the age of pupils) to complete a max effort number of Burpees.
  • After their first session, record the pupils score to look for improvement over the 6 weeks.  Do not expect to see improvement every session but it should be more than possible to improve by 2/3 reps over the 6 weeks.  This will be a combination of increased fitness and understanding how hard they can push themselves.
  • You may wish to pair pupils up to count each other reps.
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Max Effort

Choose a suitable amount of time for your group to perform each exercise 30, 45 or 60 seconds.

Max effort wall sit

Rest 1 min

Max effort single leg runners (swap legs half way)

Rest 1 min

Max effort plank jacks

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21-15-9

21-15-9 is a classic descending workout of alternating exercises.  Pupils should perform 21 of each of the 2 movements, 15 of both then 9.  This workout should be attempted ‘unbroken’ i.e. without rest.  It should be a very quick workout which will challenge pupils coordination and cardiovascular fitness.

  • Running Man
  • Ice skaters

Easier: High knees and kangaroo jumps

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Cool Down

I am strong 

  1. Take the children through the movements on the worksheet.  Spend as much time as you need initially to ensure children are getting into correct or visibly similar shape.
  2. Depending on the time available take children through a flow of each movement 2 or 3 times finally ending in relaxed pose.
  3. Try and hold each pose for at least 5 breaths in and out of the nose
  4. If possible perform with the children from the front so they can follow the teacher’s cues

User Information

School Name:
Postcode:

Teaching Points

Max Effort – With any max effort exercise the aim is to do as many reps in the time given, or to hold a static position for the given time.  In the static position, the pupils’ should hold for as long as they can with as few breaks as possible. Pupils may wish to count how many seconds they actually hold the position for within the period of time e.g. 30 seconds of the 45 seconds given (stop counting if they break to rest).

Why we eat – We eat for energy, to help us grow and to repair our bodies from injuries.  The type of food we eat is important.  We need to eat plenty of fruit and vegetables to give our bodies all the things they need for energy, growth and repair.  What you eat matters to stay healthy and free from illness.  We need the following nutrients from food to maintain our health:

  • Protein from foods like lentils, beans, meat and fish
  • Healthy fats from foods like avocado, dairy, seeds and nuts
  • Carbohydrates from foods such as potatoes, pasta and rice
  • Vitamins from foods such as fruit
  • Minerals from foods such as green leafy vegetables, porridge and mushrooms
  • Fibre from fruit, vegetables, beans and grains
  • Water from the tap!

 


Key Questions

  1. What does max effort mean (can you give an example)?
  2. What are the 3 main reasons we eat food (what are healthy foods)?
  3. What are some of the main nutrients we need from food (can yu give examples of food they are found in)?