Year 5 Athletics Lesson 6

Learning Intentions

  1. Develop as a small group either a run, jump or throwing event
  2. Choose appropriate distance, equipment, time and space
  3. Teach event to another group

Skill Development: Teaching STEP principle

Success Criteria

  1. I can describe aspects of the STEP principle
  2. I can choose appropriate equipment for my chosen event

National Curriculum Links

Think about important aspects needed to plan an event

Literacy and Numeracy Links

Literacy: Use appropriate language to teach my event to others

Numeracy: Measure/time runs, jumps and throws with accuracy

Starter Activity

Ball Tag– The objective of the game is to prevent from being tagged by the tagger. Split the class in half and have two games of 15. Each group has one person who is the ‘tagger’ the group has two tennis balls between them. If a player has a tennis ball in their hands the tagger may not tag them; the players should pass the ball around themselves to help prevent each other form being tagged. If a player is tagged, they must freeze.

Extension: Tagged players become taggers.

Activity

Event Planning

Thinking about and using the STEP principle work collaboratively with your group to plan a running, throwing or jumping activity.

The teacher should give each group the same equipment and some space so they can plan the events/activities. Give them a set amount of time to plan according to time available, once the time is up they should teach their activity to another group and then learn the other group’s activities too.

Groups only need to plan one event/activity so should choose whether they will plan a running, jumping or throwing activity.

Groups could compete in the activities to score points depending on the activities the groups come up with.

It may be useful to give groups whiteboards and or pen and paper to help them. Can groups make a scorecard that is appropriate to their activities?

Space

  • How much space do you require to perform the task safely (when throwing think about the safety issues carefully)
  • Mark area using cones or markers

Task

  • Describe the task you want to be carried out
  • Choose a task which is achievable
  • Make task enjoyable

Equipment

  • Choose equipment appropriate to the task
  • Ensure there is sufficient equipment

People

  • Think about the age and ability of participants
  • Select an appropriate number of participants/group sizes
  • Adapt task for people with special needs

STEP

Teaching the STEP principle

S = SPACE

T = TASK

E = Equipment

P = People

Considerations

  • Distance for the running event—individual or relay event
  • Type of throw and appropriate equipment
  • Jumping for height or for distance standing or with run up
  • Space available
  • Equipment availableSplitting children up into small groups so to ensure children are not waiting around
  • How will you score your event/activity?
  • What are the teaching points for your activity?  You must be able to quickly and easily teach it to another group

Year 5 Athletics Lesson 6

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Learning Intentions

  1. Develop as a small group either a run, jump or throwing event
  2. Choose appropriate distance, equipment, time and space
  3. Teach event to another group

Skill Development: Teaching STEP principle

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Success Criteria

  1. I can describe aspects of the STEP principle
  2. I can choose appropriate equipment for my chosen event
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National Curriculum Links

Think about important aspects needed to plan an event

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Literacy and Numeracy Links

Literacy: Use appropriate language to teach my event to others

Numeracy: Measure/time runs, jumps and throws with accuracy

Year 5 Athletics Lesson 6

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Starter Activity

Ball Tag– The objective of the game is to prevent from being tagged by the tagger. Split the class in half and have two games of 15. Each group has one person who is the ‘tagger’ the group has two tennis balls between them. If a player has a tennis ball in their hands the tagger may not tag them; the players should pass the ball around themselves to help prevent each other form being tagged. If a player is tagged, they must freeze.

Extension: Tagged players become taggers.

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Activity

Event Planning

Thinking about and using the STEP principle work collaboratively with your group to plan a running, throwing or jumping activity.

The teacher should give each group the same equipment and some space so they can plan the events/activities. Give them a set amount of time to plan according to time available, once the time is up they should teach their activity to another group and then learn the other group’s activities too.

Groups only need to plan one event/activity so should choose whether they will plan a running, jumping or throwing activity.

Groups could compete in the activities to score points depending on the activities the groups come up with.

It may be useful to give groups whiteboards and or pen and paper to help them. Can groups make a scorecard that is appropriate to their activities?

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Space

  • How much space do you require to perform the task safely (when throwing think about the safety issues carefully)
  • Mark area using cones or markers
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Task

  • Describe the task you want to be carried out
  • Choose a task which is achievable
  • Make task enjoyable
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Equipment

  • Choose equipment appropriate to the task
  • Ensure there is sufficient equipment
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People

  • Think about the age and ability of participants
  • Select an appropriate number of participants/group sizes
  • Adapt task for people with special needs

STEP

Teaching the STEP principle

S = SPACE

T = TASK

E = Equipment

P = People


Considerations

  • Distance for the running event—individual or relay event
  • Type of throw and appropriate equipment
  • Jumping for height or for distance standing or with run up
  • Space available
  • Equipment availableSplitting children up into small groups so to ensure children are not waiting around
  • How will you score your event/activity?
  • What are the teaching points for your activity?  You must be able to quickly and easily teach it to another group