KS2 Fitness Unit 2 Session 5

Learning Intentions

  1. Participate in a pyramid work out and explain its principles
  2. Use repetition to improve movement quality
  3. Describe some benefits of playing outdoors

Success Criteria

  1. I can perform a pyramid work out and (some) suggest suitable exercises
  2. I can recall the benefits of playing outside
  3. I can share my favourite activities to play outside

National Curriculum Links

Developing a healthy active lifestyle

Starter Activity

Different action

  • Set out cones 2 – 3 metres apart, 3 – 4 cones should work.  Set up several rows of cones depending on the number of pupils.
  • Children should form a line behind the row of cones. At each cone, a different action should be performed for example a jump. This activity can easily be progressed from relatively simple to more complex routines, where children have given more or less input from the teacher.
  • Run through, so pupils get at least 4 or 5 goes to perform like actions at each cone so, e.g. all jumps, all balances, or a fitness action such as high knees. Then mix up the different actions, so perform a jump then a balance then high knees etc.

Challenge: Can older children choose their own combinations of actions to perform at each cone?

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.

Pyramid

In this pyramid work out pupils will undertake 2 alternating exercises they must complete the number at each stage of the pyramid for both exercises. So 5 kangaroo jumps, 5 shoulder taps, 10 kangaroo jumps, 10 shoulder taps etc.

Pyramid – 5 – 10 -20 -10 – 5

  • Kangaroo Jumps
  • Shoulder Taps

Challenge: 10 – 20 – 30 – 20 – 10

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Cool Down

Lemon – This exercise releases muscle tension. Pupils should pretend they have a lemon in their hand

  • Reach up to the tree and pick a lemon with each hand.
  • Squeeze the lemons hard to get all the juice out – squeeze, squeeze, squeeze.
  • Throw the lemons on the floor and relax your hands.
  • Then repeat, until you have enough juice for a glass of lemonade!
  • After your last squeeze and throw, shake out your hands to relax!
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Teaching Points

Pyramid means more at the bottom and less at the top. You start with a lot of reps and decrease to the top of the pyramid, then increase again as you get to the bottom.  The purpose is to increase volume (amount) in an exercise in a manageable and interesting way.

Playing outdoors – Children experience a sense of freedom playing outdoors that they do not get inside. Playing out on the playground, in the woods with friends and in the garden helps build children’s confidence. Some of the benefits of playing outside include:

  • Improved eyesight
  • Development and maintenance of strong bones through running and jumping
  • Climbing trees and combing frames develop strength and coordination
  • Improved communication skills with the freedom to shout, call, laugh and talk away from adults direct supervision

Key Questions

  1. What is a pyramid workout?
  2. Can you suggest any different structures and actions to create your own pyramid workout?
  3. What are some of the benefits of playing outdoors?

KS2 Fitness Unit 2 Session 5

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Learning Intentions

  1. Participate in a pyramid work out and explain its principles
  2. Use repetition to improve movement quality
  3. Describe some benefits of playing outdoors
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Success Criteria

  1. I can perform a pyramid work out and (some) suggest suitable exercises
  2. I can recall the benefits of playing outside
  3. I can share my favourite activities to play outside
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National Curriculum Links

Developing a healthy active lifestyle

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Videos

KS2 Fitness Unit 2 Session 5

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Starter Activity

Different action

  • Set out cones 2 – 3 metres apart, 3 – 4 cones should work.  Set up several rows of cones depending on the number of pupils.
  • Children should form a line behind the row of cones. At each cone, a different action should be performed for example a jump. This activity can easily be progressed from relatively simple to more complex routines, where children have given more or less input from the teacher.
  • Run through, so pupils get at least 4 or 5 goes to perform like actions at each cone so, e.g. all jumps, all balances, or a fitness action such as high knees. Then mix up the different actions, so perform a jump then a balance then high knees etc.

Challenge: Can older children choose their own combinations of actions to perform at each cone?

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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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Pyramid

In this pyramid work out pupils will undertake 2 alternating exercises they must complete the number at each stage of the pyramid for both exercises. So 5 kangaroo jumps, 5 shoulder taps, 10 kangaroo jumps, 10 shoulder taps etc.

Pyramid – 5 – 10 -20 -10 – 5

  • Kangaroo Jumps
  • Shoulder Taps

Challenge: 10 – 20 – 30 – 20 – 10

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Fit bits 003

Complete Fit Bits 003 video

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Cool Down

Lemon – This exercise releases muscle tension. Pupils should pretend they have a lemon in their hand

  • Reach up to the tree and pick a lemon with each hand.
  • Squeeze the lemons hard to get all the juice out – squeeze, squeeze, squeeze.
  • Throw the lemons on the floor and relax your hands.
  • Then repeat, until you have enough juice for a glass of lemonade!
  • After your last squeeze and throw, shake out your hands to relax!

User Information

School Name:
Postcode:

Teaching Points

Pyramid means more at the bottom and less at the top. You start with a lot of reps and decrease to the top of the pyramid, then increase again as you get to the bottom.  The purpose is to increase volume (amount) in an exercise in a manageable and interesting way.

Playing outdoors – Children experience a sense of freedom playing outdoors that they do not get inside. Playing out on the playground, in the woods with friends and in the garden helps build children’s confidence. Some of the benefits of playing outside include:

  • Improved eyesight
  • Development and maintenance of strong bones through running and jumping
  • Climbing trees and combing frames develop strength and coordination
  • Improved communication skills with the freedom to shout, call, laugh and talk away from adults direct supervision

Key Questions

  1. What is a pyramid workout?
  2. Can you suggest any different structures and actions to create your own pyramid workout?
  3. What are some of the benefits of playing outdoors?