Basic Movements – The manipulative pattern of catching and striking Physical and Health Education Primary 1 Lesson Notes Week 5



Physical And Health Education



Basic Manipulative Movement : Catching and Striking


Week 5

Subject: Physical and Health Education

Term: First Term

Week: 5

Topic: Basic Movements – The Manipulative Pattern of Catching and Striking

Learning Objectives: By the end of this lesson, students should be able to:

  1. Understand what catching means.
  2. Identify situations where catching is used.
  3. Understand what striking means.
  4. Identify objects used for striking.
  5. Participate actively in catching and striking activities.

Embedded Core Skills:

  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Active listening
  • Communication skills
  • Teamwork
  • Physical coordination

Learning Materials:

  • Soft balls
  • Balloons
  • Tennis rackets
  • Drumsticks
  • Pictures illustrating catching and striking


Hello, little athletes! 🌟 Today, we’re going to talk about a fun and exciting topic: Basic Movements – The way we catch and strike things. Let’s dive in! 😊⚽🎾

👐 Catching: Catching means stopping something that’s coming towards you with your hands. Imagine someone throws a ball to you, and you use your hands to grab it before it falls down. That’s catching! 🤲🏀


🏏 Examples of Catching:

  • When you catch a balloon floating in the air at a party, that’s catching! 🎈
  • If you play cricket and catch the ball with your hands, you’re a great catcher! 🏏

🥊 Striking: Striking is when you use your hands or an object to hit something. Think about playing with a drum or hitting a ball with a bat. That’s striking! 👋🥁

🎯 Examples of Striking:

  • When you hit a drum with a stick, you are striking the drum! 🪘
  • If you use a tennis racket to hit a tennis ball, that’s striking too! 🎾

So, catching is when you use your hands to grab something, and striking is when you hit something. Both are super fun to do and make us awesome little athletes! 🤸‍♀️🏅

Remember, practice makes perfect, so go out and catch some balls or strike a drum like a pro! 🤗🏀🪘






1. To catch something means to stop it with your ________.
a) feet
b) hands
c) nose
d) ears

2. When you catch a ball, you use your ________.
a) feet
b) hands
c) ears
d) mouth

3. Striking is when you ________ something.
a) hit
b) hug
c) talk
d) sleep

4. You can strike a drum with a ________.
a) banana
b) stick
c) book
d) pillow

5. Catching and striking are movements we use in ________.
a) swimming
b) reading
c) sports
d) singing

6. To catch a flying ________, use your hands.
a) kite
b) apple
c) banana
d) pizza

7. In baseball, you use a ________ to strike the ball.
a) spoon
b) bat
c) shoe
d) chair

8. When you throw a ball to a friend, they try to ________ it.
a) eat
b) sing
c) catch
d) draw

9. To strike a drum, use a ________.
a) blanket
b) shoe
c) stick
d) pillow

10. Catching helps us grab things before they ________.
a) sleep
b) fly away
c) talk
d) jump

11. When you play soccer, you use your feet to ________ the ball.
a) catch
b) strike
c) sleep
d) eat

12. In tennis, you use a ________ to strike the ball.
a) spoon
b) book
c) racket
d) hat

13. If you catch a falling leaf, you are good at ________.
a) jumping
b) running
c) catching
d) sleeping

14. When you strike a bell with a stick, it makes a ________ sound.
a) loud
b) quiet
c) happy
d) sleepy

15. Basic movements like catching and striking make us better at ________.
a) reading
b) swimming
c) sports
d) drawing



  1. Introduction (5 minutes):
    • Begin by asking students if they have ever played catch or hit a ball. Explain that today we will learn about catching and striking.
  2. Defining Catching (10 minutes):
    • Show a soft ball and ask students to identify it.
    • Explain that catching means using your hands to stop an object from falling. Demonstrate by tossing the ball and catching it.
  3. Examples of Catching (10 minutes):
    • Show pictures of kids catching a ball, a falling leaf, and a balloon.
    • Ask students to describe what they see and identify when catching is used.
  4. Defining Striking (10 minutes):
    • Show a tennis racket and explain that striking means hitting something with an object. Demonstrate by tapping the racket on your hand.
  5. Examples of Striking (10 minutes):
    • Show pictures of a drum being struck with drumsticks and a ball being hit with a racket.
    • Ask students to describe what they see and identify objects used for striking.
  6. Hands-On Activity (15 minutes):
    • Divide the class into two groups.
    • Group 1 practices catching soft balls, while Group 2 practices striking balloons with their hands.
    • Rotate the groups after some time.
  7. Discussion (10 minutes):
    • Lead a discussion on how they felt when catching and striking.
    • Ask if they can think of other objects or situations where catching and striking are used.
  8. Teacher’s Activities:
    • Explain concepts of catching and striking.
    • Demonstrate activities.
    • Facilitate group work and discussions.
    • Provide encouragement and guidance.
  9. Learners’ Activities:
    • Watch and listen during explanations.
    • Participate in catching and striking activities.
    • Share their experiences and thoughts during discussions.
  10. Assessment:
    • Formative assessment: Observe students’ participation and engagement during activities.
    • Summative assessment: Evaluate students’ understanding through evaluation questions.
  11. Evaluation Questions:
    1. What does catching mean?
    2. Give an example of catching something.
    3. What is striking?
    4. Name an object used for striking.
    5. How did you feel when you caught the ball?
    6. What did you learn about catching and striking today?
    7. Name a situation where you might use catching.
    8. Can you think of an object that can be struck with a stick?
    9. How does teamwork help in catching and striking games?
    10. What was your favorite part of today’s lesson?
  12. Conclusion: In today’s lesson, we learned about catching and striking. Remember, catching means stopping something from falling with your hands, and striking means hitting something with an object. Keep practicing these skills to become awesome athletes! 🤾‍♂️🥁
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