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Scheme of Work


As in all units, pupils develop physical, social, emotional and thinking whole child objectives.

Pupils develop the basic skills required in invasion games such as sending, receiving and dribbling a ball. They develop their understanding of attacking and defending and what being 'in possession' means. They have the opportunity to play uneven and even sided games. They learn how to score points in these types of games and how to play to the rules. They work independently, with a partner and in a small group and begin to self-manage their own games, showing respect and kindness towards their teammates and opponents.

Key Skills

  • Physical: Throwing and catching
  • Physical: Kicking
  • Physical: Dribbling with hands and feet
  • Physical: Dodging
  • Physical: Finding space
  • Social: Co-operation
  • Social: Communication
  • Social: Supporting and encouraging others
  • Social: Respect and kindness towards others
  • Emotional: Honesty and fair play
  • Emotional: Managing emotions
  • Thinking: Connecting information
  • Thinking: Decision making
  • Thinking: Recalling information

Learning Objective

LESSON 1 To develop dribbling towards a goal.
To understand what being 'in possession' means.
LESSON 2 To develop passing to a teammate with your feet.
To understand who to pass to and why when playing against a defender.
LESSON 3 To develop dribbling a ball with hands.
To move towards a goal with the ball.
LESSON 4 To develop throwing to a teammate.
To support a teammate when in possession.
LESSON 5 To move into space showing an awareness of defenders.
LESSON 6 To develop dodging and use it to lose a defender.
LESSON 7 To be able to stay with a player when defending.
LESSON 8 To develop taking a ball towards goal.

Assessment Criteria

Year 1
I am beginning to dribble a ball with my hands and feet.
I can change direction to move away from a defender.
I can recognise space when playing games.
I can send and receive a ball with hands and feet.
I can use simple rules to play fairly.
I know when I am successful.
I move my feet to stay with another player when defending.
I recognise changes in my body when I do exercise.
I understand when I am a defender and when I am an attacker.
Year 2
I am beginning to provide feedback using key words.
I can describe how my body feels during exercise.
I can dribble a ball with my hands and feet with increasing control.
I can find space away from others when playing games.
I can move with a ball towards my goal.
I can send and receive a ball with increasing consistency with hands and feet.
I can stay close to another player to try to stop them from getting the ball.
I understand the rules and can use them to keep a game going.
I understand what to do when I am an attacker and a defender.

Links to the National Curriculum

Learning vocabulary: dodging, defence, attack, possession, interception
Listening to and following instructions
Expressing ideas of how to lose a defender, what a good space looks like
Communicating with a partner to move away from defenders
Keeping score
Estimating distances to create goals set distances apart
Exploring dribbling a ball, how to make it bounce high, low
Understanding changes to the body during exercise

Health and Safety

Teach the pupils how to behave and move in a safe way both with and without equipment. Ensure that all equipment is stored safely when not in use. In particular, unused balls must be stored in a safe place. This could be back in bags or on trolleys, using a bench turned on the side or cones to stop them rolling.