Rec/KS1 Fitness Unit 2 Session 4

Learning Intentions

  1. Work to complete movement over the full range of motion
  2. Show quality in movement
  3. Perform a superset and describe its features

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 talk to my class about what a superset is

National Curriculum Links

Developing a healthy active lifestyle

Starter Activity

Traffic Lights on the spot!

Red = Freeze

Amber = Jog on the spot

Green = Star Jumps

Extension: For freeze pupils’ freeze in a 1,2, 3 point balance etc.  Use a cone to signal colour instead of verbal cues.  Change the action for green.

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.

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. Squat leg raises x 6 (3 each leg)
  2. Man on fire x 6

Superset 2

  1. Inchworms x 6
  2. Crab Kicks x 6 (3 each side)

If rest is needed rest after the entire set e.g. complete the squats and transition quickly to man on fire then rest before starting the next round.

Cool down

Beanbag balance

Each pupil will need their own beanbag to work through the following activities:

  1. Balance on 1 leg eyes closed balance for 5 – 10 seconds (swap legs)
  2. Balance bean bag on head and walk around own area
  3. Balance beanbag on foot and lift to collect in hands (swap legs)
  4. Slide beanbag off head and catch in hands / catch on foot / catch on knees
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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.

Key Questions

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

Rec/KS1 Fitness Unit 2 Session 4

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Learning Intentions

  1. Work to complete movement over the full range of motion
  2. Show quality in movement
  3. Perform a superset and describe its features
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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 talk to my class about what a superset is
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National Curriculum Links

Developing a healthy active lifestyle

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Rec/KS1 Fitness Unit 2 Session 4

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Starter Activity

Traffic Lights on the spot!

Red = Freeze

Amber = Jog on the spot

Green = Star Jumps

Extension: For freeze pupils’ freeze in a 1,2, 3 point balance etc.  Use a cone to signal colour instead of verbal cues.  Change the action for green.

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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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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. Squat leg raises x 6 (3 each leg)
  2. Man on fire x 6

Superset 2

  1. Inchworms x 6
  2. Crab Kicks x 6 (3 each side)

If rest is needed rest after the entire set e.g. complete the squats and transition quickly to man on fire then rest before starting the next round.

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Cool down

Beanbag balance

Each pupil will need their own beanbag to work through the following activities:

  1. Balance on 1 leg eyes closed balance for 5 – 10 seconds (swap legs)
  2. Balance bean bag on head and walk around own area
  3. Balance beanbag on foot and lift to collect in hands (swap legs)
  4. Slide beanbag off head and catch in hands / catch on foot / catch on knees

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.


Key Questions

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