Athletics Short distance race (Track event)

Subject :

Physical And Health Education (PHE)

Topic :

Short distance race (Track event). Athletic

Class :

Primary 1 / Basic 1


Term :



Week :

Week 6


Instructional Materials :

  • Role play
  • wall charts
  • pictures (Usain Bolt)



Previous Knowledge :

The pupils have previous knowledge of dangers in basic movement



Behavioural Objectives :  At the end of the lesson, the pupils should be able to

  • perform simple athletic performances
  • say the importance of simple exercises like running jumping or walking



Content :

Short distance race (Track event)

Track events are races we run on the field or track on our sports field. Examples of short distance races are the:

  1. 25-metre dash
  2. 50-metre dash
  3. 75-metre dash

Important skills to know in the short distance race are

the start, set, the race and

the finish.


The start: ‘On your marks’

At the command of the starter:

  1. Crouch or bend behind the starting line.
  2. Place one foot behind the
  3. Place the two hands behind the
  4. Put one knee
  5. Look ahead of

‘Set’ (Command of the starter)

When the starter commands, ‘Set’, i.e. be ready:

  1. Raise up your hip and your
  2. Look straight or ahead.


High jump (Field event)

The high jump is an event that involves jumping over a raised bar

The skills involved in the high jump are:

  1. The run-up
  2. The take-off
  3. The flight – bar clearance
  4. The landing



The topic is presented step by step


Step 1:

The class teacher revises the previous topics


Step 2.

He introduces the new topic


Step 3:

The class teacher allows the pupils to give their own examples and he corrects them when the needs arise


Evaluation :

Engage the pupils in 75 metre dash


Conclusion :


The class teacher wraps up or conclude the lesson by giving out short note to summarize the topic that he or she has just taught.

The class teacher also goes round to make sure that the notes are well copied or well written. He or she does the necessary corrections when the need arises.


Assignment :

Prepare for the next lesson . Prepare for exercise.



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