Rec/KS1 Fitness Unit 2 Session 5

Learning Intentions

  1. Work as an individual to attempt new movements
  2. Use repetition to improve movement quality
  3. Name some benefits of playing outdoors

Success Criteria

  1. I challenged myself to try all the different movements
  2. With practise I am more confident with each movement
  3. I can say why exercising outdoors is good for me

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Developing a healthy active lifestyle

Starter Activity

This is how we do it – The children will have their own space in which to begin to move around.  The teacher will call out an instruction such as “Everyone does a slow movement”. The children then respond… “This is how we do a slow movement” and then show their idea of a slow movement.  Repeat this for ideas below, feel free to add your own.

  • Funny movement
  • Fast movement
  • Turning movement
  • Zigzag movement
  • Jumpy movement
  • Low movement

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.

Fit Bits3

Complete Fit Bits 3 video

Fit Bits 12

Complete Fit Bits 12 video

Cool Down

In my square

Children draw an imaginary square around themselves. Lead the children through commands

  1. Touch each corner of your square
  2. Reach to the ceiling of your square try and push the ceiling up
  3. Wash the walls of your square
  4. Pick up your square from the bottom and move to another space
  5. Roll out a blanket that fills the floor of your square
  6. Curl up on your blanket inside your square
  7. Open the door of your square and step outside, wave to someone you see
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Teaching Points

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. How does playing outdoors help keep our bones strong?
  2. When we repeat a movement we are practising it, how do we get better by practice?
  3. What was your favourite action from today’s lesson?

Rec/KS1 Fitness Unit 2 Session 5

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Learning Intentions

  1. Work as an individual to attempt new movements
  2. Use repetition to improve movement quality
  3. Name some benefits of playing outdoors
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Success Criteria

  1. I challenged myself to try all the different movements
  2. With practise I am more confident with each movement
  3. I can say why exercising outdoors is good for me
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National Curriculum Links

Developing a healthy active lifestyle

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Rec/KS1 Fitness Unit 2 Session 5

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Starter Activity

This is how we do it – The children will have their own space in which to begin to move around.  The teacher will call out an instruction such as “Everyone does a slow movement”. The children then respond… “This is how we do a slow movement” and then show their idea of a slow movement.  Repeat this for ideas below, feel free to add your own.

  • Funny movement
  • Fast movement
  • Turning movement
  • Zigzag movement
  • Jumpy movement
  • Low movement
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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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Fit Bits3

Complete Fit Bits 3 video

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Fit Bits 12

Complete Fit Bits 12 video

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Cool Down

In my square

Children draw an imaginary square around themselves. Lead the children through commands

  1. Touch each corner of your square
  2. Reach to the ceiling of your square try and push the ceiling up
  3. Wash the walls of your square
  4. Pick up your square from the bottom and move to another space
  5. Roll out a blanket that fills the floor of your square
  6. Curl up on your blanket inside your square
  7. Open the door of your square and step outside, wave to someone you see

User Information

School Name:
Postcode:

Teaching Points

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. How does playing outdoors help keep our bones strong?
  2. When we repeat a movement we are practising it, how do we get better by practice?
  3. What was your favourite action from today’s lesson?