PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION
BASIC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
TOPIC: BASIC SWIMMING STROKES
1. Basic Skills of Swimming Strokes
2. Demonstrate and Perform Basic Skills of Swimming Strokes
By the end of the lesson, the pupils should have attained the following objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor):
1. list the basic skills in swimming;
2. demonstrate the basic skills in swimming.
The pupils are required to already have learned swimming strokes.
The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:
charts, pictures, video clip, swimming pool, whistle, swimming costume, swimming trunks.
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.
- Scheme of Work
- 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
- Course Book
- All Relevant Material
- Online Information – Enjoy Swimming, Mrs. Kestin’s Physical Education Page
Relevant link – Third Term Scheme of Work and Plan Lesson Note for Physical and Health Education Primary 4 Primary 5 and Primary 6 Links
CONTENT OF THE LESSON
LESSON ONE – INTRODUCTION
Swimming is movement of the entire body through the water.
People swim for sports or fun.
Swimming takes place in swimming pools or open water – in a sea or lake.
BASIC SWIMMING STROKES
The most common swimming strokes or styles are the freestyle stroke, the breaststroke, the backstroke and the butterfly stroke. They are well-known because they are used in swimming competitions.
1. Free Styles or Front Crawl Swimming Stroke
Freestyle is fast and efficient. In fact, it is the fastest of all swimming strokes. That’s why it is used in freestyle competitions and in the swimming leg of triathlons.
2. Breast Swimming Stroke
Most experienced swimmers however submerge their head during the stroke cycle to improve efficiency.
Breaststroke is the slowest of the competitive strokes.
2. Back Swimming Stroke
Backstroke is swum on the back. It is faster than breaststroke but slower than butterfly.
Backstroke is faster than breaststroke but slower than butterfly.
Physicians often prescribe backstroke swimming to people experiencing back problems because it gives the back an excellent workout.
Butterfly Swimming Stroke
Butterfly is the second fastest swim stroke after freestyle. It has a reputation of being hard to learn and is quickly exhausting. But once you have mastered it, swimming a few lengths of butterfly can be a lot of fun!
LESSON TWO – REVISION AND WEEK 6 LESSON ASSESSMENT (TEST)
As stated in performance objectives or demonstrate and perform by the pupils.
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. Explain the basic skills in swimming
Pupil’s activities – listen to the teacher
3. Demonstrate the basic skills in swimming
Pupil’s activities – Perform the skills
- To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson (communicable diseases).
Pupils to –
1. mention 4 the basic skills of swimming strokes.
2. demonstrate and perform the basic swimming stroke skills.