Year 4 Badminton Lesson 2

Learning Intentions

  1. Practice the skills needed for an overhead clear
  2. Play in a game using an overhead clear shot

Skill Development:Overhead clear shot

Success Criteria

  • I can perform an overhead clear shot
  • I can use an overhead shot in a game
  • I can recognise when you would want to use an overhead shot in a game

National Curriculum Links

Recognise when to use specific shots within games

Literacy and Numeracy Links

Literacy: Play as a group of four using communication skills to score points against opposition

Numeracy: Count points scored in skill development (remember different hoops are worth different points)

Starter Activity

Islands–  Give different areas of the playing space the name of a country. Pupils start in the middle of the hall, when a country is called children must move to that country and back to the central point. Mix up the order of the commands so children are not running in the same directions.

Discuss with children why it is important to always come back to the middle as quick as they can. In a game, they would be ready to move again to return a shuttle.

One minute Rally Challenge

Repeat one-minute rally challenge from lesson 1, in the same pairs where possible. Can the couples improve on last weeks score?

Skill Development

An overhead clear shot can be used in a game to get the shuttlecock to the back of your opponents’ court. You may use this as a defensive shot to allow you to reposition if you have been under some pressure.

Player 1 serves the shuttlecock high for player 2 to hit using the overhead clear teaching points. Player 2 should be aiming to get the shuttlecock to the back of their opponents’ court as per the diagram.

Scoring–  1 point for an orange hoop and 2 points for  a green hoop.

If possible split the shuttles between pairs so they can have multiple goes before having to go collect the shuttle. Switch roles and repeat activity for player 1.

Activity

Play on a large court in teams of 4, separated by nets (benches or cones if not enough nets available). Play the game by hitting a shuttlecock back and forth between teams as in a regular badminton game, but you can only score a point if a player uses an overhead clear shot and the shuttlecock goes behind the back line of the opposing team. No other way of scoring a point is permissible.

Players can also play a volleyball style where more than one player can hit the shuttlecock before it is sent back over the net.

Remind players that they may not want to attempt to hit an overhead shot all the time, for example, if it has come low over the net this is not the best time. If the shuttlecock is missed and hits the floor, not beyond the back line, then no point is awarded and the game re-starts.

Remind children to be mindful of space; they will need to communicate to make sure two people are not trying to hit the shuttle at the same time.

Overhead Clear

Teaching Points

  1. Move position to get behind the shuttle in a sideways stance
  2. Have racquet arm ready, aiming to hit the shuttle at its highest point
  3. You want to hit the shuttle forward and upwards, so your position from point 1 is important (if you are too far away the shuttle will go forwards, but not up)
  4. Follow through with your racquet – this motion should bring you back to a front-facing position

Key Questions

  1. When would you use an overhead clear shot in a game?
  2. Why might you use an overhead clear in a game?
  3. Why were the green hoops worth more points than the orange?

Year 4 Badminton Lesson 2

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Learning Intentions

  1. Practice the skills needed for an overhead clear
  2. Play in a game using an overhead clear shot

Skill Development:Overhead clear shot

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Success Criteria

  • I can perform an overhead clear shot
  • I can use an overhead shot in a game
  • I can recognise when you would want to use an overhead shot in a game
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National Curriculum Links

Recognise when to use specific shots within games

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Literacy and Numeracy Links

Literacy: Play as a group of four using communication skills to score points against opposition

Numeracy: Count points scored in skill development (remember different hoops are worth different points)

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Year 4 Badminton Lesson 2

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Starter Activity

Islands–  Give different areas of the playing space the name of a country. Pupils start in the middle of the hall, when a country is called children must move to that country and back to the central point. Mix up the order of the commands so children are not running in the same directions.

Discuss with children why it is important to always come back to the middle as quick as they can. In a game, they would be ready to move again to return a shuttle.

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One minute Rally Challenge

Repeat one-minute rally challenge from lesson 1, in the same pairs where possible. Can the couples improve on last weeks score?

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Skill Development

An overhead clear shot can be used in a game to get the shuttlecock to the back of your opponents’ court. You may use this as a defensive shot to allow you to reposition if you have been under some pressure.

Player 1 serves the shuttlecock high for player 2 to hit using the overhead clear teaching points. Player 2 should be aiming to get the shuttlecock to the back of their opponents’ court as per the diagram.

Scoring–  1 point for an orange hoop and 2 points for  a green hoop.

If possible split the shuttles between pairs so they can have multiple goes before having to go collect the shuttle. Switch roles and repeat activity for player 1.

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Activity

Play on a large court in teams of 4, separated by nets (benches or cones if not enough nets available). Play the game by hitting a shuttlecock back and forth between teams as in a regular badminton game, but you can only score a point if a player uses an overhead clear shot and the shuttlecock goes behind the back line of the opposing team. No other way of scoring a point is permissible.

Players can also play a volleyball style where more than one player can hit the shuttlecock before it is sent back over the net.

Remind players that they may not want to attempt to hit an overhead shot all the time, for example, if it has come low over the net this is not the best time. If the shuttlecock is missed and hits the floor, not beyond the back line, then no point is awarded and the game re-starts.

Remind children to be mindful of space; they will need to communicate to make sure two people are not trying to hit the shuttle at the same time.

Overhead Clear


Teaching Points

  1. Move position to get behind the shuttle in a sideways stance
  2. Have racquet arm ready, aiming to hit the shuttle at its highest point
  3. You want to hit the shuttle forward and upwards, so your position from point 1 is important (if you are too far away the shuttle will go forwards, but not up)
  4. Follow through with your racquet – this motion should bring you back to a front-facing position

Key Questions

  1. When would you use an overhead clear shot in a game?
  2. Why might you use an overhead clear in a game?
  3. Why were the green hoops worth more points than the orange?