Rec/KS1 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 down ups score

Success Criteria

  1. I can show maximum effort in the 3 exercises
  2. I can stay balanced while performing movements
  3. I attempted to beat my weekly fitness score

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Developing a healthy active lifestyle

Starter Activity

Children have to listen very carefully to the teacher’s instructions:

GO – children must stop still
STOP – children must jog on the spot
UP – children must sit or lay down
DOWN – children must stretch up to the ceiling

As children get used to the game increase the speed to try and catch them out!

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 down ups.
  • 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 back support

Rest 1 min

Max effort crab kicks

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Cool Down

Each pupil needs a dish cone and a ball.  Younger children can balance the ball within the cone and the older children balance the ball on the top of the cone. Work through the following progressions:

  1. Sit down and stand up again cone in right hand (swap hands)
  2. Repeat but do no use other hand to push yourself up
  3. Lie on tummy and stand again holding with right hand (swap hands)
  4. Lie on back and stand again holding with right hand (swap hands)

Can the children suggest any variations?

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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.

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 might we feel like if we don’t eat food before we exercise?

Rec/KS1 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 down ups score
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Success Criteria

  1. I can show maximum effort in the 3 exercises
  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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Rec/KS1 Fitness Unit 2 Session 3

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Starter Activity

Children have to listen very carefully to the teacher’s instructions:

GO – children must stop still
STOP – children must jog on the spot
UP – children must sit or lay down
DOWN – children must stretch up to the ceiling

As children get used to the game increase the speed to try and catch them out!

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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 down ups.
  • 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 back support

Rest 1 min

Max effort crab kicks

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Fit Bits 11

Complete Fit Bits 11 video

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Cool Down

Each pupil needs a dish cone and a ball.  Younger children can balance the ball within the cone and the older children balance the ball on the top of the cone. Work through the following progressions:

  1. Sit down and stand up again cone in right hand (swap hands)
  2. Repeat but do no use other hand to push yourself up
  3. Lie on tummy and stand again holding with right hand (swap hands)
  4. Lie on back and stand again holding with right hand (swap hands)

Can the children suggest any variations?

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.


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 might we feel like if we don’t eat food before we exercise?