Quick summary: Never picked up a skipping rope before? No problem. This lesson is designed to familiarise students with skipping ropes and teacher expectations in order to create a safe and productive environment to begin learning some basic skipping skills.
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.
21st century skills:
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Foundation Year Health and Physical Education:
- Practise personal and social skills to interact positively with others (ACPPS004)
- Practise fundamental movement skills and movement sequences using different body parts (ACPMP008)
- Explore how regular physical activity keeps individuals healthy and well (ACPMP010)
- Follow rules when participating in physical activities (ACPMP014)
Years 1 & 2 Health and Physical Education:
- Explore actions that help make the classroom a healthy, safe and active place (ACPPS022)
- Perform fundamental movement skills in a variety of movement sequences and situations (ACPMP025)
- Create and participate in games with and without equipment (ACPMP027)
- Discuss the body’s reactions to participating in physical activities (ACPMP028)
- Incorporate elements of effort, space, time, objects and people in performing simple movement sequences (ACPMP029)
General capabilities: Personal and Social Capability
Relevant parts of Foundation Year Health and Physical Education achievement standards: Students perform fundamental movement skills and solve movement challenges. They demonstrate how to move and play safely. Students use personal and social skills when working with others in a range of activities. They describe how their body responds to movement.
Relevant parts of Year 1 & 2 Health and Physical Education achievement standards: Students identify areas where they can be active and how the body reacts to different physical activities. They demonstrate fundamental movement skills in a variety of movement sequences and situations and test alternatives to solve movement challenges.
Topic: Health & Wellbeing
This lesson is part of the wider unit of work Jump Rope For Heart: Jump Starters – Years F-2
Time required: 50 mins.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – teacher facilitates skipping movements skills.
- Basketball court, tennis court, stadium, or open outdoor area
- Skipping rope – long
- Skipping ropes – short – one per student.
Keywords: skipping, games, technique, introduction
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