National curriculum content
- Play competitive games, modified where appropriate and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending.
- Compare their performance with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.
- To pass/send a ball with increasing accuracy.
- To move with the ball keeping it under control.
- To pass the ball in different ways.
- To find and use space well to keep possession.
- To apply basic attacking and defending principles.
- Play in small sided games, employing simple tactics.
What we want children to know
- The ability to control and stop the ball will greatly affect the success of the game.
- How to move and interact with the ball.
- The skill of passing: receiving the ball (catching) and sending the ball (throwing).
- How to get into position to catch the ball.
- How to watch the ball and have hands ready.
- Passing is the skill of sending the ball to a target, usually a teammate.
- The ‘chest pass’ is one the most commonly used passes in netball.
- How to work together and co-operate with each other, when playing a game of netball.
What skills we want children to develop
- Move to support teammates, getting into good positions to pass, receive and shoot the ball.
- Pass the ball using different techniques.
- Shoot and score with increasing accuracy.
- Use a range of tactics, including finding and using space, to keep possession of the ball, to shoot/score and to make it difficult for opponents.
- Develop the understanding of the importance of speed when playing invasion games.
- Pass and receive the ball with control.
- Select passes that keep possession.
Ball, control, speed, direction, passing, pass, chest pass, bounce pass, technique, aim, accuracy, teamwork, shoot, score, accuracy, power, rules