Lesson Plan: Long Jump for Year 6 Students

Learning Objectives

  • 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)

Curriculum Links

  • 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
  • Cones/markers
  • Stopwatch
  • 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/