Lesson plans

					Lesson plans
Education Resource Specialist Godfrey Hall provides four lesson
plans for Key Stages 3 and 4, each with cross-curricular links…



Zone defence
This activity is designed to teach the fundamental concept of zone defence in basketball.

Objective: to use
advanced techniques
and skills specific to the
game played.

Cross-curricular links:
l English: write down a
  set of clear and simple
  rules for the game of
  basketball
l mathematics: draw
  a scale diagram of a
  basketball court
l art and design: design
  a poster advertising
  a basketball match
  between the Red
  Roosters and the Blue
  Angels.

Duration: 20 minutes

You will need:
l basketball goals
l five hoops
l basketball.


Planning: Students will need to have some ability at passing, shooting and defending.

Activity:
l Different types of defence systems can be set up around the goal.
l Defending students need to keep one foot in a hoop or stand inside.
l No dribbling is allowed, only passing.
l Students must freeze when the ball is passed to them and when they pass it on.
l The ball must be passed at least once before shooting.
l Students must move about as much as possible.


Other points:
l Students should pass the ball without it touching the ground.
l Defence players should stay within their hoop space.


Future developments: Organise some other skill sessions, e.g. football, hockey.
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                      Badminton hoops
                      This activity is intended to improve a student’s badminton skills.

                      Objective: to refine and adapt existing skills.

                      Cross-curricular links:
                      l design and technology: design a new type of shuttlecock.
                      l art and design: paint or draw a picture of a badminton game taking place. Try to incorporate lots of action.


                      Duration: 20 minutes.

                      You will need:
                      l badminton rackets and shuttlecocks
                      l badminton court.


                      Planning: This activity can be used for practising techniques. Suspend a hoop at the back of each playing area.

                      Activity:
                      l The badminton game should be played as normal.
                      l If the student manages to get the shuttlecock through the hoop at the back they score two extra points. Get them
                        to count how many times they can hit the target in one game.

                      Future developments: Another idea is to suspend a hoop over each of the courts and get students to try to get the
                      shuttlecock through these hoops.
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Slightly dodgy
This activity will allow students to develop their throwing skills and improve their performance.

Objective: to develop and apply advanced skills and techniques.

Cross-curricular links:
l ICT: investigate other dodge ball games on the Internet
l PE: create your own dodge ball game using a variety of different-sized balls
l mathematics: make up a league table and score sheet for a series of games
l English: write a newspaper report on your dodge ball game. Make it short and snappy.


Duration: 30 minutes

You will need:
l two flags
l cones
l a large soft ball.


Planning: Mark out
a court with a central
dividing line and two
jail areas.

Activity:
l The idea is to steal
  the other side’s flag
  and also eliminate the
  other side by tagging
  or hitting players with
  the ball.
l You can only throw
  the ball from your side of the court.
l If a player from the other side is on your side of the court you can tag them.
l If you are tagged or hit by the ball you must go to the jail area on the other side.
l Players can be rescued by a member of their side getting to the jail and releasing them.
l If a player is holding the flag they cannot rescue a team mate. If they are tagged or hit then they must
  return the flag.
l If a team gets their flag back to their base then the games starts again with all players on the court.


Other points: After the activity discuss how they might improve the game.

Future developments:
l Experiment using different-sized balls or several balls.
l What happens if you decrease or increase the number of players in each team? Is the game easier or harder?
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                      Foot volleyball
                      This activity promotes a student’s ball control and also reinforces their volleyball skills.

                      Objective: to develop the ability to respond effectively to changing situations within their games.

                      Cross-curricular links:
                      l science – investigate some of the differences between playing volleyball on a hard or soft surface.
                        i.e. tarmac, grass. How does it affect ball control and the speed of the ball?
                      l geography – investigate how volleyball is played in different parts of the world
                      l English – find out about how volleyball is organised during the Olympic Games. Write a short report on your
                        findings. Find out who organises volleyball in the UK.

                      Duration:
                      15 minutes +

                      You will need:
                      l nets
                      l large light ball
                      l coloured bands.


                      Planning: The
                      playing surface
                      needs to be half
                      that of a normal
                      volleyball court.

                      Activity:
                      l Teams should be
                        of four or
                        six players.
                      l Players take
                        up the crab
                        position.
                      l The game is played like volleyball.
                      l Players are allowed three hits with their knee or feet to get the ball over the net.
                      l The ball must not hit the ground.
                      l More than one person can make contact with the ball as long as play is continuous.


                      Other points: Discuss how this kind of volleyball differs for the standard game. Which is easier and why?

                      Future developments:
                      l Discuss ways of modifying the game.
                      l Make up a poster advertising this new type of sport.
                      l Write out a set of rules and regulations for others who might want to try it.
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