Quick summary: In this lesson, students explore giving and receiving directions. They will learn to perform intricate partner skipping techniques, requiring strong verbal communication skills and trust in one another.
The Heart Foundation’s ready-made skipping program, Jump Rope for Heart, helps primary school students move more and have fun, while they raise funds for heart research, patient support and programs that help save lives.
- Students will develop an awareness of their bodies, gross motor skills and rhythm
- Students will build confidence in skipping equipment and processes
- Students can give and receive clear and specific instructions
- Students can perform a variety of fundamental movement skills and movement sequences, including different skipping techniques.
21st century skills:
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Year 3 English:
- Understand that successful cooperation with others depends on shared use of social conventions, including turn-taking patterns, and forms of address that vary according to the degree of formality in social situations (ACELA1476)
- Understand that verbs represent different processes, for example, doing, thinking, saying and relating and that these processes are anchored in time through tense (ACELA1482)
- Use interaction skills, including active listening behaviours and communicate in a clear, coherent manner using a variety of everyday and learned vocabulary and appropriate tone, pace, pitch and volume (ACELY1792)
Year 4 English:
- Use interaction skills such as acknowledging another’s point of view and linking students’ response to the topic, using familiar and new vocabulary and a range of vocal effects such as tone, pace, pitch and volume to speak clearly and coherently (ACELY1688)
Years 3 & 4 Health and Physical Education:
- Practise and refine fundamental movement skills in a variety of movement sequences and situations (ACPMP043)
- Practise and apply movement concepts and strategies with and without equipment (ACPMP045)
- Combine elements of effort, space, time, objects and people when performing movement sequences (ACPMP047)
- Apply innovative and creative thinking in solving movement challenges (ACPMP049)
General capabilities: Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability
Relevant parts of the Year 3 English achievement standards: Students understand how language features, images and vocabulary choices are used for different effects. They listen to others’ views and respond appropriately using interaction skills. They understand how language features are used to link and sequence ideas.
Relevant parts of the Year 4 English achievement standards: Students use language features to create coherence and add detail to their texts.
Relevant parts of the Year 3 – 4 Health and Physical Education achievement standards: Students apply strategies for working cooperatively. They refine fundamental movement skills and apply movement concepts and strategies in a variety of physical activities and to solve movement challenges. They create and perform movement sequences using fundamental movement skills and the elements of movement.
Topic: Health and Wellbeing
This lesson is part of the wider unit of work Jump Rope For Heart: Jump Investigators – Years 3 & 4
Time required: 45 mins.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Low – scaffold students independently exploring new skipping techniques.
- Blindfolds or long strips of material (or students can just close their eyes)
- Device capable of presenting a video to the class
- Hula hoops – one for each group of four students
- Long skipping ropes – one for each group of four students
- Short skipping ropes – one per student.
Keywords: skipping, partners, verbal communication, directions, listening, movement
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.