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- To improve students’ long jump technique
- To enhance students’ physical fitness and coordination
- To develop students’ understanding of the science and mathematics behind long jump
- To align with the Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education (ACARA, 2014)
- Description: “Students develop proficiency in fundamental movement skills and apply movement concepts and strategies to improve performance” (ACARA, 2014).
- Content Descriptions:
- Year 6: “Participate in outdoor games and activities to examine how participation promotes a connection between the community, natural and built environments, and health and wellbeing” (ACARA, 2014).
- Year 6: “Use feedback to improve body control and coordination when performing a variety of fundamental movement skills and movement sequences” (ACARA, 2014).
- Year 6: “Investigate how forces and technologies affect movement in physical activity” (ACARA, 2014).
- Measuring tape
- Whiteboard and markers
- Supportive books: “Long Jump” by Robin Johnson, “The Long Jump” by Matt Doeden
- Online resources: “How to Long Jump” video (YouTube), “Long Jump Drills” article (SportsRec)
Introduction (10 minutes)
- Warm-up: Jogging around the field for 2 minutes followed by dynamic stretching exercises (e.g. leg swings, arm circles, high knees).
- Explanation of long jump technique: The coach will demonstrate the proper long jump technique and explain the key elements (e.g. run-up, take-off, flight, landing).
- Whiteboard activity: Students will write down the key elements of the long jump technique on the whiteboard and discuss as a group.
Main Activity (40 minutes)
- Relay race: Students will be divided into teams and participate in a relay race where they run a certain distance and then perform a long jump. The team with the highest combined distance wins.
- Long jump drills: Students will practice different long jump drills (e.g. approach run, take-off drills, landing drills) to improve their technique.
- Measurement activity: Students will measure their own long jump distance and record it on a chart. They will then calculate their average distance and compare it to their classmates’ results.
Conclusion (10 minutes)
- Cool down: Students will perform static stretching exercises (e.g. hamstring stretch, calf stretch) and deep breathing exercises.
- Assessment: The coach will assess the students’ technique during the main activity and provide feedback on areas for improvement.
- Reflection: Students will reflect on their learning by answering the following questions:
- What did you learn about long jump today?
- What was challenging about the activity?
- How can you apply what you learned to other physical activities?
- ACARA. (2014). Health and Physical Education. Retrieved from https://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/f-10-curriculum/health-and-physical-education/