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Using Running Jumping Throwing (PE) KS2

Using Running, Jumping, Throwing (KS2)

Physical Education (PE) is a crucial part of the KS2 curriculum, helping children develop essential physical skills that contribute to their overall health and well-being. Focusing on fundamental movements such as running, jumping, throwing, and catching, both in isolation and combination, can significantly enhance children’s physical abilities. Here’s how to effectively teach these skills using the Muddy Puddle Teacher approach, with a variety of activities and resources to make learning engaging and fun.

Why Fundamental Movements Are Important

Running, jumping, throwing, and catching are foundational skills that support more complex movements and sports activities. These skills help children improve their cardiovascular health, coordination, balance, and strength.

Running Activities

1. Sprint Relays

  • Activity: Organize sprint relays where children run to a point and back, tagging the next team member.
  • Benefits: Enhances speed, endurance, and teamwork.
  • Read More on Relay Races

2. Obstacle Courses

  • Activity: Set up an obstacle course that includes running segments.
  • Benefits: Improves agility, speed, and problem-solving skills.
  • How to Create an Obstacle Course

3. Nature Trails

  • Activity: Use natural trails for running exercises.
  • Benefits: Connects children with nature while enhancing their running skills.
  • Benefits of Nature Trails

Jumping Activities

4. Jump Rope Challenges

  • Activity: Organize jump rope sessions focusing on different techniques.
  • Benefits: Enhances coordination, leg strength, and cardiovascular health.
  • Jump Rope Techniques

5. Long Jump Practice

  • Activity: Teach the proper technique for standing long jumps and measure distances.
  • Benefits: Develops leg power and coordination.
  • Long Jump Techniques

6. Hurdle Jumps

  • Activity: Set up small hurdles for children to jump over.
  • Benefits: Improves agility and leg strength.
  • Hurdle Drills

Throwing Activities

7. Target Throw

  • Activity: Have children throw bean bags or balls at targets.
  • Benefits: Improves accuracy and arm strength.
  • Target Throwing Games

8. Partner Throws

  • Activity: Pair children and practice different types of throws.
  • Benefits: Enhances hand-eye coordination and teamwork.
  • Partner Throwing Drills

9. Discus Throw

  • Activity: Teach the basics of discus throwing using lightweight discs.
  • Benefits: Develops throwing technique and upper body strength.
  • Discus Throw Basics

Catching Activities

10. Catching Drills

  • Activity: Practice catching with different sized balls.
  • Benefits: Improves hand-eye coordination and reflexes.
  • Catching Games for Kids

11. Reaction Catch

  • Activity: Use reaction balls to practice catching unpredictable bounces.
  • Benefits: Enhances reflexes and hand-eye coordination.
  • Reaction Ball Drills

12. Group Catching Games

  • Activity: Organize group games like “Monkey in the Middle.”
  • Benefits: Develops teamwork and catching skills.
  • Group Catching Games

Combining Skills in Games

13. Modified Baseball

  • Activity: Play a simplified game of baseball focusing on running, throwing, and catching.
  • Benefits: Integrates multiple skills into a fun, competitive game.
  • Modified Baseball Games

14. Obstacle Course with Combined Skills

  • Activity: Create an obstacle course that includes running, jumping, throwing, and catching stations.
  • Benefits: Encourages the use of multiple skills in a single activity.
  • Creating an Obstacle Course

15. Relay Races with Multiple Skills

  • Activity: Design relay races where children have to run, jump, throw, and catch as part of the race.
  • Benefits: Combines various physical skills and promotes teamwork.
  • Relay Race Ideas

Additional Resources from Muddy Puddle Teacher

Explore more activities and lesson plans from Muddy Puddle Teacher to enhance your PE lessons:

By incorporating these activities into your PE lessons, you can help children develop essential physical skills in a fun and engaging outdoor environment. Using the Muddy Puddle Teacher approach makes learning dynamic and effective, ensuring that children enjoy and benefit from their physical education experiences. For more ideas and resources, check out the links provided and make your PE lessons a memorable adventure.

External Links:

  1. Verywell Family – Fun Relay Races
  2. Parenting Science – Kids Obstacle Course
  3. National Trust – Benefits of Nature Walks
  4. Healthline – Jump Rope Exercises
  5. SportsRec – Long Jump Techniques
  6. STACK – Hurdle Drills
  7. The PE Specialist – Target Practice Games
  8. Verywell Family – Throwing and Catching Games
  9. Athletics Weekly – Discus Throw 101
  10. Playworks – Catching Games
  11. STACK – Reaction Ball Drills
  12. SportsRec – Catching Games for Kids
  13. Active Kids – Youth Baseball Drills
  14. Family Education – Outdoor Games
  15. Teach Starter – PE Games and Activities

Internal Links:

  1. Muddy Puddle Teacher PE Lesson Plans
  2. Muddy Puddle Teacher Outdoor Learning Ideas
  3. Muddy Puddle Teacher Activity Packs
  4. Muddy Puddle Teacher Teacher Community
  5. Muddy Puddle Teacher Geography Resources

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