Year 6 OAA Lesson 4

Learning Intentions

  1. Work collaboratively to complete a range of paired and group activities
  2. Work efficiently as part of a team to eliminate opposition
  3. Use correct rules

Success Criteria

  1. I can work well in a pair or group
  2. I can play by the rules and play fairly
  3. I can tie a reef knot

National Curriculum Links

Compare performance with previous performances and demonstrate improvement to achieve personal best.

Literacy and Numeracy Links

L Work in pairs and small groups to solve problems

N Count seconds accurately during starter activity

Starter Activity

Time Bomb

Pick four pupils to throw the ‘bombs’ it is best to use small soft balls. Each pupil has a ball and must stand in the corner of the playing area. The rest of the children have to stand in the middle. When the teacher says go, the children in the middle have to run around in a clockwise direction trying not to get hit by the balls. If they are hit on or below the knees, they must ‘freeze’ and hold for 10 seconds at which point they can join in again.

All balls must be aimed below the waist. Once thrown, the corner children have to walk into the middle of the hall to collect their ball being careful to avoid those running around. They must then return to their corner before they can throw the ball again.

Activity 1

All stand up

Place pupils into pairs; the objective is for the pair to work collaboratively to stand up from the floor.

How to play

The pair start sat down with their legs in front of them back to back (backs must be touching)

They must go from this seated position to standing. They then link their arms by hooking their elbows together to secure them as they attempt to stand

Extension

  1. Can they stand up and sit down again
  2. Group 2 pairs together, so they are in a 4
  3. See what the biggest group is that can successfully attempt this safely

Activity 2

How to tie a reef knot (also known as the square knot)

See resources for Reef Knot video

  • A reef knot is a binding knot and is used to hold things together such as parcels or for tying a triangular bandage. It is a knot used with a single piece of rope and is not used to tie two different ropes together.
  • Hand each pair a rope—to extend the activity it is useful to have a rope that is at least 2 metres long
  • If possible show them the video demonstrating the reef knot, if not possible, demonstrate your self. It is useful to colour the ends of the ropes to identify which end goes where
  • As an individual but working in their pairs each pupil to have a go until they can successfully tie the reef knot using the steps shown in the video/demonstration

Extension:

In pairs each holding one end, can they tie a reef knot without letting go of the rope? One person should use their left hand, and one person uses their right. Swap hands.

Teaching Points

Stand up

  • Backs together
  • Arms linked
  • Draw knees to the body with feet flat on the ground
  • Press backs against each other to create resistance to push against to stand up

Key Questions

  1. What was your favourite activity today and why?
  2. What are the key uses for a reef knot?
  3. Can you think of any practical ways you could use a reef knot?
  4. What is another name for the reef knot?

Year 6 OAA Lesson 4

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Learning Intentions

  1. Work collaboratively to complete a range of paired and group activities
  2. Work efficiently as part of a team to eliminate opposition
  3. Use correct rules
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Success Criteria

  1. I can work well in a pair or group
  2. I can play by the rules and play fairly
  3. I can tie a reef knot
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National Curriculum Links

Compare performance with previous performances and demonstrate improvement to achieve personal best.

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Literacy and Numeracy Links

L Work in pairs and small groups to solve problems

N Count seconds accurately during starter activity

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Resources

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Year 6 OAA Lesson 4

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Starter Activity

Time Bomb

Pick four pupils to throw the ‘bombs’ it is best to use small soft balls. Each pupil has a ball and must stand in the corner of the playing area. The rest of the children have to stand in the middle. When the teacher says go, the children in the middle have to run around in a clockwise direction trying not to get hit by the balls. If they are hit on or below the knees, they must ‘freeze’ and hold for 10 seconds at which point they can join in again.

All balls must be aimed below the waist. Once thrown, the corner children have to walk into the middle of the hall to collect their ball being careful to avoid those running around. They must then return to their corner before they can throw the ball again.

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Activity 1

All stand up

Place pupils into pairs; the objective is for the pair to work collaboratively to stand up from the floor.

How to play

The pair start sat down with their legs in front of them back to back (backs must be touching)

They must go from this seated position to standing. They then link their arms by hooking their elbows together to secure them as they attempt to stand

Extension

  1. Can they stand up and sit down again
  2. Group 2 pairs together, so they are in a 4
  3. See what the biggest group is that can successfully attempt this safely
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Activity 2

How to tie a reef knot (also known as the square knot)

See resources for Reef Knot video

  • A reef knot is a binding knot and is used to hold things together such as parcels or for tying a triangular bandage. It is a knot used with a single piece of rope and is not used to tie two different ropes together.
  • Hand each pair a rope—to extend the activity it is useful to have a rope that is at least 2 metres long
  • If possible show them the video demonstrating the reef knot, if not possible, demonstrate your self. It is useful to colour the ends of the ropes to identify which end goes where
  • As an individual but working in their pairs each pupil to have a go until they can successfully tie the reef knot using the steps shown in the video/demonstration

Extension:

In pairs each holding one end, can they tie a reef knot without letting go of the rope? One person should use their left hand, and one person uses their right. Swap hands.

Teaching Points

Stand up

  • Backs together
  • Arms linked
  • Draw knees to the body with feet flat on the ground
  • Press backs against each other to create resistance to push against to stand up

Key Questions

  1. What was your favourite activity today and why?
  2. What are the key uses for a reef knot?
  3. Can you think of any practical ways you could use a reef knot?
  4. What is another name for the reef knot?