Reception Gymnastics Unit 2 Lesson 2

Learning Intentions

  1. To demonstrate previous lesson’s shapes and movements
  2. To be able to perform an egg roll and log roll
  3. To add two rolls to previous movement pattern

Skill Development: Egg roll and log roll

Success Criteria

  • I can perform two shapes and two ways of traveling
  • I can egg roll and log roll
  • I can add in my rolls and shapes to the Giant story

National Curriculum Links

Use basic movements including rolls in basic sequences

Literacy and Numeracy Links

Literacy:Able to discuss what a roll is, including the key elements that define a roll.

Numeracy:Able to compare the distance traveled when doing an egg roll and a log roll.

Starter Activity

At the Fair– This activity will prepare pupils for getting down to ground level ready to roll. Scatter a number of hoops around the room so there is at least one per three children. Children move around the room to instructions, e.g. skipping, side-stepping. etc.

When you call out ‘merry-go-round’, the children must put their hands inside the hoop and feet outside and all move around in the same direction. When you call ‘round about’, the children must put their feet in the hoop and move round with their hands on the outside.

Skill Development

Egg and Log Rolls

Set out four to five strips of mats and group children behind them so there’s four to five pupils in each group. If it will help children organise into lines better, put a coloured cone by each mat.

Take the children through each roll. You may wish to move children around in to lanes of similar ability.

  • Log Roll—Starting on their back , legs straight and arms to the side of their head, children should form a slight ‘dish ‘ shape with legs and arms raised slightly off the floor. Keeping good body tension, they should attempt to roll from this dish without using arms or legs to help turn them over. Once over they should form an ‘arch’ using the muscles in their backs to slightly raise their chest and toes form the floor and repeat the roll. Dish, arch, dish, arch action helps the roll to be kept in a straight line.
  • Egg roll—Starting on their back, children should bring their knees to chest and wrap their arms around their knees to hold themselves in a tucked shape. They should keep good body tension to allow them to roll on to their front. The key to not getting ‘stuck’ is to stop their head and feet from contacting the mat so they can roll smoothly from back to front continuously.

 

Activity

The Story of the Giant

In this activity, pupils work individually while paired with another partner on a mat. Remind pupils of the animals and shapes from last week and give them a few moments to practise each. Describe the story to the children first giving them time to perform each movement or shape so they know what will be coming when you recite the story . Encourage the children to show you each time they get to a key movement or shape.

1) The BUNNY (bunny hops) is being chased by the Giant and HIDES BEHIND THE BUSH (tuck). The Giant runs through the woods trying to find the BUNNY and knocks over lots of TREES WHICH ROLL DOWN THE HILL (log rolls). While the BUNNY is rushing to get away, he jumps in to the sky to hide as a STAR (star shape) but his EGGS FALL FROM HIS BASKET (egg roll) and roll quickly down the hill. The Giant sees the STAR in the sky, so the BUNNY rushes away to join his friend the CAMEL and the CRAB and they all hide from the Giant in the woods as TREES (straight shape).

Extend the story by:

Encouraging pupils to invent their own move or shape for the Giant in the story, adding music, pausing to allow pupils to fully complete movements and try different directions, emphasizing some of the words such as fast, slow, happy. Encourage pupils to express themselves through the movements and shapes.

Performance

Encourage pupils to watch one another.(the whole class need not always stop– pairs can watch pairs). Can pupils say something they like about what they have seen?

Suggested equipment layout

Teaching Points

Allow each child to roll several times. This is an opportunity to give pupils individual feedback on their work. so they can refine and improve.

Key Questions

  1. What shapes help you roll like a log? (dish and arch)
  2. What happens if our head or feet touch the ground in an egg roll? (stops the roll)
  3. What did you enjoy about the story of the Giant?

Reception Gymnastics Unit 2 Lesson 2

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Learning Intentions

  1. To demonstrate previous lesson’s shapes and movements
  2. To be able to perform an egg roll and log roll
  3. To add two rolls to previous movement pattern

Skill Development: Egg roll and log roll

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Success Criteria

  • I can perform two shapes and two ways of traveling
  • I can egg roll and log roll
  • I can add in my rolls and shapes to the Giant story
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National Curriculum Links

Use basic movements including rolls in basic sequences

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Literacy and Numeracy Links

Literacy:Able to discuss what a roll is, including the key elements that define a roll.

Numeracy:Able to compare the distance traveled when doing an egg roll and a log roll.

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Reception Gymnastics Unit 2 Lesson 2

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Starter Activity

At the Fair– This activity will prepare pupils for getting down to ground level ready to roll. Scatter a number of hoops around the room so there is at least one per three children. Children move around the room to instructions, e.g. skipping, side-stepping. etc.

When you call out ‘merry-go-round’, the children must put their hands inside the hoop and feet outside and all move around in the same direction. When you call ‘round about’, the children must put their feet in the hoop and move round with their hands on the outside.

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Skill Development

Egg and Log Rolls

Set out four to five strips of mats and group children behind them so there’s four to five pupils in each group. If it will help children organise into lines better, put a coloured cone by each mat.

Take the children through each roll. You may wish to move children around in to lanes of similar ability.

  • Log Roll—Starting on their back , legs straight and arms to the side of their head, children should form a slight ‘dish ‘ shape with legs and arms raised slightly off the floor. Keeping good body tension, they should attempt to roll from this dish without using arms or legs to help turn them over. Once over they should form an ‘arch’ using the muscles in their backs to slightly raise their chest and toes form the floor and repeat the roll. Dish, arch, dish, arch action helps the roll to be kept in a straight line.
  • Egg roll—Starting on their back, children should bring their knees to chest and wrap their arms around their knees to hold themselves in a tucked shape. They should keep good body tension to allow them to roll on to their front. The key to not getting ‘stuck’ is to stop their head and feet from contacting the mat so they can roll smoothly from back to front continuously.

 

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Activity

The Story of the Giant

In this activity, pupils work individually while paired with another partner on a mat. Remind pupils of the animals and shapes from last week and give them a few moments to practise each. Describe the story to the children first giving them time to perform each movement or shape so they know what will be coming when you recite the story . Encourage the children to show you each time they get to a key movement or shape.

1) The BUNNY (bunny hops) is being chased by the Giant and HIDES BEHIND THE BUSH (tuck). The Giant runs through the woods trying to find the BUNNY and knocks over lots of TREES WHICH ROLL DOWN THE HILL (log rolls). While the BUNNY is rushing to get away, he jumps in to the sky to hide as a STAR (star shape) but his EGGS FALL FROM HIS BASKET (egg roll) and roll quickly down the hill. The Giant sees the STAR in the sky, so the BUNNY rushes away to join his friend the CAMEL and the CRAB and they all hide from the Giant in the woods as TREES (straight shape).

Extend the story by:

Encouraging pupils to invent their own move or shape for the Giant in the story, adding music, pausing to allow pupils to fully complete movements and try different directions, emphasizing some of the words such as fast, slow, happy. Encourage pupils to express themselves through the movements and shapes.

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Performance

Encourage pupils to watch one another.(the whole class need not always stop– pairs can watch pairs). Can pupils say something they like about what they have seen?

Suggested equipment layout


Teaching Points

Allow each child to roll several times. This is an opportunity to give pupils individual feedback on their work. so they can refine and improve.


Key Questions

  1. What shapes help you roll like a log? (dish and arch)
  2. What happens if our head or feet touch the ground in an egg roll? (stops the roll)
  3. What did you enjoy about the story of the Giant?