Athletics – Meaning of Short Distance Race – Benefits of Running – Safety Rules in Athletics (Primary 1 and Primary 2)

 

 

PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION 

BASIC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 

FIRST TERM 

WEEK 6/7

PRIMARY 1

PRIMARY 2

THEME: TRACK EVENTS 

PREVIOUS LESSON – SAFETY RULES IN BASIC MOVEMENTS 

TOPIC – ATHLETICS – SHORT DISTANCE RACES 

LEARNING AREA 

1. Introductory Activities

2. Meaning of Short Distance Race

3. Benefits of Running

4. Safety Rules in Athletics

 

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

By the end of the lesson, the pupils should have attained the following objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor) and should be able to –

1. perform simple athletic activities.

2. explain the health benefits of running, jumping and throwing etc.

3. safety rules in running.

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:

Playground

 

 

METHOD OF TEACHING – Choose a suitable and appropriate methods for the lessons.

Note – Irrespective of choosing methods of teaching, always introduce an activities that will arouse pupil’s interest or lead them to the lessons. 

 

REFERENCE MATERIALS

Scheme of Work

9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum

Course Book

All Relevant Material

Online Information

CONTENT OF THE LESSON  

INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITIES

Teacher’s/Pupil’s Activities – Organizes a long distance for four primary 6 pupils and simple short distance race for the primary 1 pupils.

Asks the pupils to differentiate the different between the races. Listen to the pupils and summary their points on the board.

 

MEANING OF SHORT DISTANCE RACES

Short distance races are race we run for a short time.

 

 

Examples of Short Distance Races are –

1. 25 metres

2. 50 metres

3. 75 metres

 

The important skills to know in short distance race are –

1. The start

2. The Set

3. The race

4. The finish

 

HEALTH BENEFITS OF RUNNING 

1. Build stronger muscles and bones.

2. leaner bodies.

3. Less risk of becoming overweight.

4. A lower chance of getting type 2 diabetes.

5. Lower blood pressure.

6. A better outlook on life.

 

WEEK 7

SAFETY RULES IN ATHLETICS 

1. Follow the simple instructions.

2. Be friendly with one another.

3. Wear appropriate kits.

4. Run straight in case of 25, 50 and 75 metres.

5. Stay fit

 

 

6. Warm up and stretch

7. Stay hydrated

8. Follow a good diet

9. Get enough rest

 

PRESENTATION

To deliver the lesson, the teacher adopts the following steps:

1. To introduce the lesson, the teacher revises the previous lesson. Based on this, he/she asks the pupils some questions;

2. Demonstrates the events e.g 50metres (start from and finish).

Pupil’s Activities – observe the teacher’s demonstration in; running (start from and finish.

3. Explains safety rules.

Pupil’s Activities – Mention safety rules.

4. Supervises and corrects practice by pupils.

Pupil’s Activities – Practice the event.

 

CONCLUSION

  • To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson.

 

LESSON EVALUATION 

Pupils to:

1. perform simple athletic activities – running.

2. perform 25, 50 and 75 metres dash showing start from and finish.

3. mention safety rules on short distance races (50 metres dash and simple jumps).

 

 

 

 

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