Football Skills a Practical Lesson Plan for Ks1 and Ks2
Year 3 (age 7-8) But could be adapted for any primary year group
1) Large number of cones
2) 4 indoor footballs
3) 4 benches
Lesson objective. The children are to practise football skills and look at the ways in which warming up and stretching can affect their performance. They are to work up to mini game situations and practise their acquired football skills in a competitive environment as well as working well as part of a team
Warm Up Class split equally into two teams. A number of cones and hats scattered randomly across the hall floor (even hats and cones) children to make hats into cones and cones into hats depending on the team. When the whistle goes, count up hats and cones to find the winner. Encourage children to feel their pulse. Have they warmed up enough to get their heart racing? Stretches: To be pupil lead.
Skills Practice: In four teams, children to do relay races dribbling the football around the cones and passing/shooting in preparation for the main activity.
Main Activity Class split equally into 4 teams, (equal ability in each.) Children to be numbered 1-4. Set up a mini football court with benches as goals. When the child’s number is called, they compete against the other to score a goal first.
Warm Down:The children are to jog around the lines of the tennis court (one child leading, switch) Finish with STRETCHES
Low Ability simple dribbling with preferred foot
Middle Ability dribbling round the cones, progressing onto using the non preferred foot for support
High Ability Using both feet to dribble round the cones and quickening the pace
Key Questions /Assessment Opportunities
Are the children able to identify a selection of stretches and know why they do them?
Do the children work well together supporting their peers and playing as part of a team?
Do the children work to the best of their ability having a go at all the activities and progressing effectively at their own level?
Taken from the National Curriculum programme of study for Key stages 1 and 2
Acquiring and developing skills 1a 1b
Selecting and applying skills 2a 2c
Evaluating and improving performance 3a
Knowledge and understanding of fitness and health 4a 4b 4c
Breadth of study 5b
Games activities 7c
PSHE link Developing a healthy safer lifestyle3a 'Pupils should be taught what makes a healthy lifestyle, including the benefits of exercise and healthy eating…’
I did this lesson during an Ofsted inspection and it went really well. The children were keen and competitive, resulting a great atmosphere where the children were able to have fun as well as work on their football skills.
The warm up is a particular favourite of mine, which I use time and time again. Another great warm up is the BEANS game. Children are to spread out and on the command of 'Runner bean! They begin to jog around the hall, from there on you shout various bean commands to them to which they respond as follows...
Runner bean = running around the hall
Jumping bean = jumping
Jelly bean = wobble like a jelly
String bean = children stretch up as high as they can
Broad bean = make themselves wide with arms and legs outstretched
Frozen bean = Children freeze on the spot.
Baked bean= curl up in a ball on the floor.
Children love to come up with their own BEANS too, we've had a lot of fun doing this!
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