Year 1 Attack Defend Shoot Unit 2 Lesson 3

Learning Intentions

  1. Bounce the ball with some control to self.
  2. Begin to bounce a ball to a partner.
  3. Play 2 vs 1, using bouncing skills to score.

Skill Development: Bouncing the ball to self

Success Criteria

  1. I can bounce different balls myself.
  2. I can try and bounce a ball to somebody else.
  3. I can use bouncing skills to try and score at a goal.

National Curriculum Links

Play in games using skills learned.

Literacy and Numeracy Links

L Communicate with others as part of a team.

N Keep track of the team’s score. Identify the different shapes of the equipment (spheres, round, etc.).

Starter Activity

Children should have a ball each moving around the designated area with the ball in their hands. Explain the following commands to the children. When these commands are called out children should respond appropriately.

1—Bounce the ball and catch.

2— Stop and bounce the ball to another player whilst they bounce theirs to you (swapping balls).

3—Bounce the ball one-handed for 5 bounces then carry on moving with the ball in hands. (Some children may need to bounce and catch 5 times if they are struggling to dribble the ball continuously.)

Skill Development

Bouncing the ball to self – In different areas of the room, leave different equipment that children could ‘bounce’, e.g. small balls, big balls, different shaped balls, soft balls etc.

Children should stand in a space not touching any equipment. When the teacher calls ‘go’, the children should pick up a piece of equipment and practise bouncing it to themselves.

Suggestions: Can they bounce it and catch, can they bounce continuously (dribbling), can they showboat, for example, bounce the ball around their body, bounce the ball under their leg?

Give children a little while to practise with that piece of equipment. Then call change, children now must find a new different piece of equipment.

Question children individually during the activity, asking: what is difficult about bouncing this piece of equipment? Which is the easiest piece of equipment to bounce? What do you notice about this piece of equipment that is different to the others?

Activity

Play 2 vs 1 with the 2 aiming to bounce the ball in a hoop or target area. The 2’s should start with the ball approximately 5 metres back from their hoop. The 2’s can bounce to themselves or can bounce pass the ball to their partner to try and get closer to the hoop to shoot. Player needs to try and intercept the ball so 2’s cannot shoot.

The 2’s cannot move if they are holding the ball in their hands, but they can move if they are dribbling. Swap the teams often so all can practise bouncing skills.

Teaching Points

Bouncing the ball to self

  1. Use fingers to bounce the ball rather than the palm of the hand
  2. Attempt to bounce the ball waist height
  3. Watch the ball throughout the whole bounce

Bouncing the ball to others

  1. The ball should bounce at a midway point between the two players; not too close to their feet as the ball will bounce short
  2. Do not bounce the ball too hard so that it bounces too high for partner to catch and not too soft so the ball does not rise up to partners hands

Key Questions

  1. Can you name a sport where you can bounce the ball to yourself? (basketball, handball)
  2. What do you need to remember when bouncing the ball to yourself?
  3. What do you need to remember when bouncing the ball to somebody else?
  4. Which was the easiest and hardest item to bounce in the skill development?

Year 1 Attack Defend Shoot Unit 2 Lesson 3

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Learning Intentions

  1. Bounce the ball with some control to self.
  2. Begin to bounce a ball to a partner.
  3. Play 2 vs 1, using bouncing skills to score.

Skill Development: Bouncing the ball to self

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Success Criteria

  1. I can bounce different balls myself.
  2. I can try and bounce a ball to somebody else.
  3. I can use bouncing skills to try and score at a goal.
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National Curriculum Links

Play in games using skills learned.

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Literacy and Numeracy Links

L Communicate with others as part of a team.

N Keep track of the team’s score. Identify the different shapes of the equipment (spheres, round, etc.).

Year 1 Attack Defend Shoot Unit 2 Lesson 3

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Starter Activity

Children should have a ball each moving around the designated area with the ball in their hands. Explain the following commands to the children. When these commands are called out children should respond appropriately.

1—Bounce the ball and catch.

2— Stop and bounce the ball to another player whilst they bounce theirs to you (swapping balls).

3—Bounce the ball one-handed for 5 bounces then carry on moving with the ball in hands. (Some children may need to bounce and catch 5 times if they are struggling to dribble the ball continuously.)

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Skill Development

Bouncing the ball to self – In different areas of the room, leave different equipment that children could ‘bounce’, e.g. small balls, big balls, different shaped balls, soft balls etc.

Children should stand in a space not touching any equipment. When the teacher calls ‘go’, the children should pick up a piece of equipment and practise bouncing it to themselves.

Suggestions: Can they bounce it and catch, can they bounce continuously (dribbling), can they showboat, for example, bounce the ball around their body, bounce the ball under their leg?

Give children a little while to practise with that piece of equipment. Then call change, children now must find a new different piece of equipment.

Question children individually during the activity, asking: what is difficult about bouncing this piece of equipment? Which is the easiest piece of equipment to bounce? What do you notice about this piece of equipment that is different to the others?

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Activity

Play 2 vs 1 with the 2 aiming to bounce the ball in a hoop or target area. The 2’s should start with the ball approximately 5 metres back from their hoop. The 2’s can bounce to themselves or can bounce pass the ball to their partner to try and get closer to the hoop to shoot. Player needs to try and intercept the ball so 2’s cannot shoot.

The 2’s cannot move if they are holding the ball in their hands, but they can move if they are dribbling. Swap the teams often so all can practise bouncing skills.

Teaching Points

Bouncing the ball to self

  1. Use fingers to bounce the ball rather than the palm of the hand
  2. Attempt to bounce the ball waist height
  3. Watch the ball throughout the whole bounce

Bouncing the ball to others

  1. The ball should bounce at a midway point between the two players; not too close to their feet as the ball will bounce short
  2. Do not bounce the ball too hard so that it bounces too high for partner to catch and not too soft so the ball does not rise up to partners hands

Key Questions

  1. Can you name a sport where you can bounce the ball to yourself? (basketball, handball)
  2. What do you need to remember when bouncing the ball to yourself?
  3. What do you need to remember when bouncing the ball to somebody else?
  4. Which was the easiest and hardest item to bounce in the skill development?