- Keep heart rate high and perform individual coordination skills
- Cooperate with a partner to move across defined areas
Begin to cooperate with individuals and small groups
L Can explain basic ideas to others
N Can anticipate when their turn is by counting the people before them
Coordination lines – Prepare the children in small groups of 4 or 5, sat behind a cone and spread across the width of the hall.
At the far side of each group place a cone which children will use as a marker to work to.
Work pupils through the following variations, some will require slower more thoughtful movement, others may be to move as fast as possible.
Each variety will increase in complexity, and you may find pupils still struggle with the concept of moving out and back and joining the back of a line. If so, feel free to work on a few ‘walkthroughs’ to ensure pupils know what they are doing
Cross the river – See Diagram below
Part 1: Pair pupils up and give them two hoops each
Working across the width of the hall with a definite start and end point (river bank) pupils must cross the river using only the hoops to stand in. Demonstrate the process before beginning – see diagram
Extension – Mix up partners so pupils must work collaboratively with new people. Increase the distance by crossing the length of the hall/playing area instead of width.
Part 2: Repeat the activity, but this time each pair has a bean bag
Extension: Put 2 groups of pairs together, so there are 4 pupils and 4 hoops. Remove a hoop to increase difficulty.