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Track and Field Sport Help Needed

Discussion in 'Physical education' started by Katie80, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. Katie80

    Katie80 New commenter

    I will shortly be starting to teach long jump, shotput and javelin to lower KS2. As these will be taking place indoors, soft mats and foam javelins and shotputs will be used. However I'm not a PE specialist and have no particular skills in sports. can anyone advise me where to get information on grip/positioning etc, as I want to make sure I teach it correctly. I'm really stuck. Thanks for your help!
  2. stopwatch

    stopwatch Lead commenter

    I wouldn't do shot put with indoor shot with lower KS2 (not even upper KS2). How heavy are they? You coulld use mini footballs to get technique.
    Long jump indoors should be standing long jump.
    Foam javelins, fine.
    (is the indoor space you are using big enough for indoor javelin and shot?)
    Once basic keypoints have been given and practiced, get them working in threes, 1 'performer', 1 measurer, 1 'teacher'. The 'teacher'(ie pupil number 3) gives them feedback based on 3 'key points' given by the teacher. They rotate round the roles.
    Indoor athletics is great for peer teaching and evaluation (measuring/recording).
    If you have any questions PM me and I will try to send you some of the stuff we have
  3. Katie80

    Katie80 New commenter

    Stopwatch, thanks for the really good advice. We have foam shotputs, but I think footballs would be even better. Ourgym hall is huge, so no worries there. That's a brilliant idea to put them in 3s and peer assess. I will PM you too, as I would like to ask a bt more. You're a star!

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