- Reproduce movements with a ball bilaterally with feet.
- Practise making contact with a ball using feet and legs.
Literacy: Can use the words, kick, stop and play in a sentence.
Numeracy: Can keep record of how many turns they have taken.
Not in my back yard
Set pupils up in to small teams of 4 v 4 or 5 v 5 on a small pitch as in diagram. Players should spread themselves out in their own half. Play the game with 3 balls which can start anywhere on the pitch. If a ball enters team A’s half or their ’back yard’ they must kick it back in to their oppositions back yard. Play for a set amount of time, the team with the least number of balls in their back yard when the whistle sounds are the winners. Foam balls or low bounce balls are best for this activity.
Play for a set time, Team A get a point each time the ball goes over Team B’s back line. Swap over. If time allows, you may also wish to rearrange teams to play one another.
Extension: Defending team are now standing up but they are not allowed to move from the position they are stood, and cannot use their hands. Therefore they must reach out with their legs and feet to stop the ball (reduce playing area size where necessary).
Set up 2 playing areas as in diagram 2. To help organisation, give each pupil a cone to mark where they should sit. In the centre of the playing area, set up 2 cones with 2 balls on.
Split the class in to 4 equal teams. There are 2 games going on simultaneously, but because the numbers in each group are the same, the teacher can control both groups simultaneously. Give each pupil in a team a number from 1 to 7/8 depending on how many pupils are in each team.
How to play
Contact with feet and legs