Year 5 and 6

Term 4:

Weeks 3 to 6 – Striking and Fielding (via cricket and t-ball)

Skills and concepts include batting, bowling, fielding, base-running, base catching, wicket keeping, scoring and understanding game rules and processes.

*Understand why people choose/don’t choose tee ball and cricket as a pass time.

*Create own version these games for ‘casual’ play.

*Learn to analyze technique to identify strengths and weaknesses in skill.

*Learn to move competently and improve skill level.

*Make favourable decisions in play based on game concepts and strategies

*Participate fully by understanding game procedures, rules and events.

2) Invasion style games via Soccer and Handball

Skills and concepts include kicking, trapping, striking, passing, goalkeeping, throw-ins, using and defending space and understanding game rules and processes.

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cricket clinics


ball skills, throwing and catching
striking and fielding

Term 3:

  • Parkour – a brief introduction to the activity of creatively traversing one’s surroundings.
  • Gym fun – forward rolls, hand stands, cartwheels and static balances.
  • Athletics – sprints, middle distance events, cross country, long jump, turbo-jav, shot put, vortex
  • students develop skills in officiating athletics events.
  • Students identify ‘good’ vs ‘poor’ technique in athletics field events.
  • How athletes use rituals to calm nerves and focus.
  • Students assess what they see as the positives and negatives of participating in athletics – why do people participate/not participate in athletics.
  • Carnival preparation – event trials, novelty events, team relays

Why athletics? Students:

  • Understand why people choose/don’t choose athletics as a pass time.
  • Learn how routine makes technique automatic.
  • Learn the importance of technique.
  • Learn to move competently and improve.
  • Learn goal setting and how monitoring can assist.
  • Understand what is involved when officiating peer’s athletic events
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Students work in groups to measure each other’s jumps, and record their PBs
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Shot put – aiming for 45 degrees.
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Using stopwatches to time each other’s 70m sprint.

Term 2:

A) Field Invasion Games


  • Appreciation, understanding and development of required skills for confident participation.
  • To show how these skills translate into other games/sports.
  • To get an appreciation for the role these sports play in tradition/Australian culture.
  • To demonstrate how rules can be modified or relaxed to accommodate all skill levels.
  • To experience teamwork and to develop ways of improving teammates’ performances.

Lesson Activities:

Small sided grid games:  ‘Keepy off’ – start basic then introduce complexity.

Small group skill drills – specific skills and contests to particular sports

Skill development, game simulation

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B) Target Games

  • To understand how to play target games
  • To explore the various scoring methods in target games
  • To explore alternative activities to suit interests, abilities and fitness.
  • To understand what is required to create a new target game.


Lesson Activities:

Set up TG stations eg Frisbee, bocce, hockey push, footy kick etc

Discuss what are the elements of TG games

Create a new TG game with rules and scoring.

Create a Target Games poster – the benefits of playing TG games.

Knockout tournament of a target game.

Teach a new target game to yr 1/2s

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Modified Aussie Rules
Modified European Handball – one of our favourites.


Teams are encouraged to huddle – a chance to practice communication, share ideas and apply tactics and strategies.


Term 1:

Court Invasion Games:

Why Court Invasion Games?

  • To identify and apply skills that can be transferred between sports.
  • To encourage students to choose the level of play that is best for them.
  • To practice strategies that increase participation and fairness.
  • To develop strategies that can transfer across crt invasion games.
Modified mini games of netball


‘Shoot-around’ or playing games like ‘bump’ or ‘knockout’.
Modified mini games of basketball.


Net Games:

Why net games?

  • Develop awareness of own skill level, and skills required to play these games
  • Develop ways of modifying rules to suit ability and inclusion of others
  • Identify how different sports suit different people’s abilities and needs
  • Develop skill , knowledge and game sense for competent play



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2017 Term One Overview:

Net Games Unit:

What is being taught? (Inquiry)

  • What are the key skills required to participate in net games?
  • What are the transferable strategies common to different net games?
  • How can rules be relaxed or changed to maintain fun and fairness?
  • What are the safety concerns with net games?

Why is this being taught? (Rationale)

  • To understand what is involved with net games and how to play them.
  • To apply strategies to different net games for competent play.
  • To manage their own games independent of adult help.
  • To play safely and avoid injury when not in presence of adults.

Specific Skills:

  • volleyball strokes – serve, dig, set
  • tennis and badminton – forehand, backhand, overhead
  • court movement in drills and game-play
  • reflection – the benefits of regular exercise for health and well-being
  • reflection – how rules and scoring can be modified for inclusion and fairness

Court Invasion Games Unit:

What is being taught? (Inquiry)

  • What can players and teams do to maintain possession?
  • What are the different levels of play that someone can engage in with crt invasion games?
  • What is difficult about playing basketball for a novice?
  • What are some advanced strategies that can be used by ’expert’ basketballers.

Why is this being taught? (Rationale)

  • To increase competency in competitive game situations.
  • To allow students to choose the level of play that is best for them.
  • To know what understandings and basic skills will allow beginners to integrate into a game.
  • To develop strategies that can transfer across all court invasion games

Specific Skills:

  • Test ball skills – dribble and shoot
  • Observe ball skills – pass and catch
  • observe court movement in drills and gameplay
  • observe game procedures, strategies and tactical understanding
  • Reflection – how rules and scoring can be modified for inclusion and fairness


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