KS2 Fitness Unit 2 Session 4

Learning Intentions

  1. Work to complete movement over the full range of motion
  2. Perform a superset and describe its features
  3. Explain some of the reasons why sleep is important

Success Criteria

  1. I can perform movements with control
  2. I can work to get in the correct positions for the movements
  3. I can list some of the reasons why we need to sleep

National Curriculum Links

Developing a healthy active lifestyle

Starter Activity

Crabs and Scorpians – Pupils must move around on the teacher’s command as either a

  • Crab  – on all fours tummy facing the floor
  • Scorpion – on all fours tummy facing the sky

When a ‘heatwave’ is called all pupils must lie on their backs waving their legs and arms in the air until the teacher calls the next command.  Mix it up to keep the children on their toes.

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.

Super Sets

Complete each superset 4 times through – a superset should be completed for quality and range of movement, not as quickly as possible.

Superset 1

  1. Jab Cross Knee x 10
  2. Turkish Get Ups x 5 (do not rush these try and get the movement order correct)

Superset 2

  1. Plank Jack x 10
  2. Side lunge x 10 (alternating sides)

If rest is needed rest after the entire set e.g. complete the plank jacks and transition quickly to sidelunge then rest before starting the next round.

Cool down

Complete Fit Bits 010 video

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Teaching Points

superset is a form of strength training in which you move quickly from one exercise to a separate exercise without taking a break for rest in between the two exercises. If rest is needed, rest between sets of an exercise.

Sleep is very important.  Children need more sleep than adults because they are still growing. Our bodies and our brains recover when we sleep and when we do not get enough sleep it can be bad for our health.  Children need between 9 and 11 hours of sleep per night.  Some of the main reasons we need to sleep include:

  • Strengthening our immune system so we get unwell less often
  • Reduces hunger so don’t eat when we don’t need to
  • Improves your heart health keeping it strong

Key Questions

  1. Can you describe the key features of a superset?
  2. How much sleep do children need and what are some of the reason we need sleep?
  3. Which movement did you find challenging today?

KS2 Fitness Unit 2 Session 4

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Learning Intentions

  1. Work to complete movement over the full range of motion
  2. Perform a superset and describe its features
  3. Explain some of the reasons why sleep is important
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Success Criteria

  1. I can perform movements with control
  2. I can work to get in the correct positions for the movements
  3. I can list some of the reasons why we need to sleep
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National Curriculum Links

Developing a healthy active lifestyle

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KS2 Fitness Unit 2 Session 4

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Starter Activity

Crabs and Scorpians – Pupils must move around on the teacher’s command as either a

  • Crab  – on all fours tummy facing the floor
  • Scorpion – on all fours tummy facing the sky

When a ‘heatwave’ is called all pupils must lie on their backs waving their legs and arms in the air until the teacher calls the next command.  Mix it up to keep the children on their toes.

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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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Super Sets

Complete each superset 4 times through – a superset should be completed for quality and range of movement, not as quickly as possible.

Superset 1

  1. Jab Cross Knee x 10
  2. Turkish Get Ups x 5 (do not rush these try and get the movement order correct)

Superset 2

  1. Plank Jack x 10
  2. Side lunge x 10 (alternating sides)

If rest is needed rest after the entire set e.g. complete the plank jacks and transition quickly to sidelunge then rest before starting the next round.

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Cool down

Complete Fit Bits 010 video

User Information

School Name:
Postcode:

Teaching Points

superset is a form of strength training in which you move quickly from one exercise to a separate exercise without taking a break for rest in between the two exercises. If rest is needed, rest between sets of an exercise.

Sleep is very important.  Children need more sleep than adults because they are still growing. Our bodies and our brains recover when we sleep and when we do not get enough sleep it can be bad for our health.  Children need between 9 and 11 hours of sleep per night.  Some of the main reasons we need to sleep include:

  • Strengthening our immune system so we get unwell less often
  • Reduces hunger so don’t eat when we don’t need to
  • Improves your heart health keeping it strong

Key Questions

  1. Can you describe the key features of a superset?
  2. How much sleep do children need and what are some of the reason we need sleep?
  3. Which movement did you find challenging today?