The field event: long jump landing and recovering

Subject : 


Term :



WEEKS 4 and 5

Class :



Previous lesson : 

The pupils have previous knowledge of

Rhythmic activities: singing, game and flock Dancing

Topic :

The field event: long jump landing and recovering

Behavioural objectives :

At the end of the lesson, the pupils should be able to

  • mention various types of field and track events
  • Define long jump
  • Mention the stages in long jump


Instructional Materials :

  • Wall charts
  • Pictures
  • Related Online Video
  • Flash Cards

Methods of Teaching :

  • Class Discussion
  • Group Discussion
  • Asking Questions
  • Explanation
  • Role Modelling
  • Role Delegation


Reference Materials :

  • Scheme of Work
  • Online Information
  • Textbooks
  • Workbooks
  • 9 Year Basic Education Curriculum
  • Workbooks


Content :





Long jump (Field events)

Long jump is a field event which involves running and then jumping for a distance from a spot into a flat surface called landing pit. The event requires speed, spring and a great deal of body control. The jump has the following five stages (skills):

1 The approach run or run-up 2 The take-off

  1. The flight
  2. The landing
  3. The recovery
  4. The approach run or run-up

The run-up is the running to approach the take-off board. The runway for the run-up has a minimum of fifteen strides for a beginner and a minimum length of 40 meters for adults. The run-up is to prepare the jumper to cover some long distance when he jumps/leaps forward.

  1. The take-off

The take-off is the stepping on and off the take-off board to put the jumper in the air. It is done with one leg (single take-off), and it is an upward and forward movement. The stronger leg is the take-off leg in order to give the jumper a good spring. The take-off board is usually made of wood.

  1. The flight

The flight is the action of the jumper in the air after take-off.

  1. The landing

The landing is the arrival at the landing pit. It involves learning to land properly inside the pit without committing any landing fault or sustaining an injury. It is advisable for jumpers to keep the legs wide apart while landing for effective balance, and to fall forward while landing.

  1. The recovery

This is the stage where the jumper regains his position after landing. He maintains his balance and moves forward. He should not walk backward in the pit. If he does, his jump shall be regarded as ‘no jump’.






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




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 by the pupils.

He or she does the necessary corrections when and where  the needs arise.


  • Explain four stages in long jump
  • Mention the materials that the take off board is made up  off
  • Write out the meaning of field events
  • What is the last phase of long jump




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