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Year 6 Tennis and Basketball

Tennis

National curriculum content

  • Compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.
  • Use running, jumping, throwing, and catching in isolation and in combination.
  • Play competitive games, modified where appropriate, and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending.

 

Lesson objectives

  1. To know and describe the correct grip and stance when holding a racket.
  2. To adopt a good ready position.
  3. To play shots on the forehand and backhand side of the body.
  4. To use a variety of different shots, and serves, hitting with increasing consistency.
  5. To employ tactics in games.
  6. To participate in games following the rules and scoring correctly.

 

What we want children to know

  • How to identify spaces and understand the tactic of hitting into gaps.
  • A rally is a series of shots where the ball goes back and forth between participants.
  • A cooperative rally involves participants trying to keep the ball travelling back and forth for as long as possible.
  • Using good footwork allows the ball to be hit with good technique.
  • How to play shots on the forehand and backhand side of your body.
  • How to direct the ball towards the opponent’s court or target area.
  • How to hit the ball with purpose, varying speed, height, and direction.
  • How to direct the ball towards the opponent’s court or target area.
  • How to perform skills such as forehand and backhand shots with control and confidence.
  • How to create short warm up routines that follow basic principles e.g. raise body temperature, mobilise joints and muscles.

 

What skills we want children to develop

  • Adopt a good ready position and show good position on court.
  • Apply the principles of attacking.
  • Be able to explain why a performance is good, and what part of a performance could be improved and why.
  • Evaluate own success and areas of improvement, as well as others.

 

Vocabulary

rally, racket, court target, power, accuracy, free space, control, swing, cooperative play, aim, movement, direction, cooperative, strategy, tactics, backswing, teamwork, anticipation, respond

 

Basketball

National curriculum content

  • Compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.
  • Use running, jumping, throwing, and catching in isolation and in combination.

 

Lesson objectives

  1. To use the correct combination of jumps to complete the triple jump.
  2. To compete in long distance running.
  3. To compete in short distance races.
  4. To use a run up when throwing.
  5. To practise to improve throwing distance.
  6. To use a run up when jumping.

 

What we want children to know

  • How to apply basic principle for attacking – Using skills to keep possession of the ball.
  • Keep the ball close gives more control.
  • The technique for the chest pass and bounce pass.
  • Passing is the skill of sending the ball to a target, usually a teammate.
  • Double dribble is an illegal move in basketball where a player who is dribbling the ball stops their dribble, catches the ball and then starts to dribble the ball again. If a player does this, it is a foul and possession of the ball is given to the opposition.
  • Once a player stops dribbling the ball/catches it in two hands they are not allowed to move with the ball they can either pass it or shoot.
  • Travelling is taking more than a step and a half without bouncing the ball. If a player does this, it is a foul and possession of the ball is given to the opposition.
  • Communication is key. Keep talking to everyone in your team so they know what is happening.
  • How to apply defending principles in games. Try to force a mistake by pressurising the opposition.
  • How to use different skills to keep possession of the ball whilst developing control whilst performing skills at speed e.g. turning and changing direction quickly.

 

What skills we want children to develop

  • Perform skills (e.g. passing) with accuracy, confidence and control, and increasing speed.
  • How to create short warm up routines that follow the basic principles e.g. raising body temperature, mobilise joints and muscles.
  • Work effectively as part of a team and keep possession of the ball when faced with opponents.
  • Choose different formations to suit the need of the game.
  • How to use the defending principles in game situations, including marking, tracking and covering, to gain possession.
  • Understand how physical activity can contribute to a healthy lifestyle.

 

Vocabulary

pace, jumping, throwing, coordination, measurements, timing, movement, technique, defend, chess pass, dribble, travelling, turn, space, formation, control, bounce pass

 

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