Revision Physical and Health Education (PHE) Primary 4 Week 11 First Term Lesson Notes / Plans 

Subject: Physical and Health Education

Class: Primary 4

Term: First Term

Week: 11

Topic: Revision – Basic Skills in Football

Duration: 40 minutes

Entry Behaviour: Students should have a basic understanding of football and basic physical coordination.

Key words: Revision, Football, Skills, Physical Education

Behavioural Objectives:

  • Demonstrate basic football skills such as dribbling, passing, and shooting.
  • Understand the importance of teamwork in football.

Embedded Core Skills:

  • Physical coordination
  • Team collaboration

Learning Materials:

  • Footballs
  • Cones for marking
  • Whistle
  • Small goals


  1. Brief review of football basics.
  2. Demonstration and practice of dribbling, passing, and shooting.
  3. Emphasis on teamwork and cooperation.

Football Basics: Football basics involve fundamental skills, rules, and techniques essential for playing the sport effectively.

10 Football Basic Rules:

  1. Offside Rule: A player is offside if they are nearer to the opponent’s goal line than both the ball and the second-last opponent when the ball is played to them.
  2. Fouls: Players must avoid making illegal contact with opponents, such as tripping, pushing, or holding.
  3. Throw-in: When the ball goes out of play along the sidelines, it is thrown back into the field by a player from the opposing team.
  4. Goal Kick: Awarded to the defending team when the attacking team kicks the ball out over the goal line.
  5. Corner Kick: Awarded to the attacking team when the defending team kicks the ball out over their own goal line.
  6. Penalty Kick: Awarded to the attacking team following a serious foul inside the penalty area.
  7. Direct and Indirect Free Kicks: Differentiated by whether a goal can be scored directly from the kick or if another player must touch the ball first.
  8. Yellow and Red Cards: Used by referees to caution or dismiss players for unsportsmanlike behavior or serious fouls.
  9. Goalkeeper Restrictions: Goalkeepers have specific rules, such as restrictions on handling the ball outside their penalty area.
  10. Duration of the Game: Football matches are typically played in two halves, each lasting 45 minutes, with additional time added for stoppages.

Explanation of Football Skills:

  1. Dribbling:
    • Definition: Moving the ball skillfully with one’s feet while avoiding defenders.
    • Technique: Use quick, controlled touches to navigate through opponents.
  2. Passing:
    • Definition: Transferring the ball to a teammate using the feet.
    • Technique: Employ the inside of the foot for short, accurate passes and the instep for longer distances.
  3. Shooting:
    • Definition: Kicking the ball with the intention of scoring a goal.
    • Technique: Focus on accuracy and power, using the instep for shots on goal.
  4. Heading:
    • Definition: Playing the ball with the forehead.
    • Technique: Position the body correctly, make contact with the forehead, and direct the ball purposefully.
  5. Chester (Controlling the Ball with the Chest):
    • Definition: Bringing the ball under control using the chest.
    • Technique: Lean slightly backward, cushion the ball’s impact with the chest, and direct it to the desired location.
  6. Juggling:
    • Definition: Keeping the ball in the air using any part of the body except the arms and hands.
    • Technique: Develop coordination and touch to maintain continuous ball movement.
  7. Tackling:
    • Definition: Winning possession of the ball from an opponent.
    • Technique: Time the tackle, use the correct foot, and aim for a clean challenge without fouling.
  8. Shielding:
    • Definition: Using the body to protect the ball from opponents.
    • Technique: Position the body between the ball and the opponent, maintaining control and balance.
  9. Goalkeeping (Handling):
    • Definition: The goalkeeper’s ability to catch or parry shots to prevent goals.
    • Technique: Use proper hand positioning, stay focused, and react quickly to shots.
  10. Throw-ins:
    • Definition: Restarting play by throwing the ball back into the field.
    • Technique: Use both hands, keep both feet on the ground, and deliver the ball with an overhead motion


1. Dribbling in football involves skillfully moving the ball with ___________.
a) hands
b) head
c) feet
d) knees

2. When the ball goes out of play along the sidelines, it is restarted with a ___________.
a) corner kick
b) goal kick
c) throw-in
d) free kick

3. The offside rule considers a player offside if they are nearer to the opponent’s goal line than ___________.
a) the ball
b) the corner flag
c) the halfway line
d) the referee

4. Shielding in football involves using the body to ___________.
a) score goals
b) protect the ball
c) tackle opponents
d) perform throw-ins

5. Heading is the skill of playing the ball with the ___________.
a) foot
b) knee
c) head
d) chest

6. A direct free kick allows a player to score a goal directly from the kick without ___________.
a) passing to a teammate
b) the ball touching another player
c) the goalkeeper present
d) following the referee’s signal

7. The technique for accurate passing involves using the ___________ of the foot.
a) outside
b) instep
c) sole
d) heel

8. The goalkeeper’s ability to catch or parry shots is known as ___________.
a) dribbling
b) goalkeeping
c) shielding
d) heading

9. Juggling in football is the skill of keeping the ball in the air using ___________.
a) only the head
b) feet and hands
c) any body part except arms and hands
d) elbows and knees

10. A player is cautioned with a yellow card for ___________ behavior.
a) scoring goals
b) unsportsmanlike
c) fair play
d) assisting teammates

11. When the attacking team kicks the ball out over the goal line, a ___________ is awarded to the defending team.
a) throw-in
b) corner kick
c) goal kick
d) penalty kick

12. The correct technique for a throw-in involves using ___________ hands and keeping both feet on the ground.
a) one
b) two
c) three
d) four

13. Tackling in football is the act of ___________.
a) shooting at the goal
b) winning possession of the ball
c) passing to a teammate
d) juggling the ball

14. The player responsible for throwing the ball back into play after it goes out along the sidelines is from the ___________ team.
a) opposing
b) defending
c) attacking
d) scoring

15. The duration of a standard football match is divided into ___________ halves.
a) three
b) four
c) two
d) five


  • Step 1: Begin with a quick recap of previous football lessons.
  • Step 2: Demonstrate basic skills, emphasizing proper techniques.
  • Step 3: Organize small practice sessions for students to apply what they’ve learned.

Teacher’s Activities:

  • Lead a discussion on the importance of revising basic football skills.
  • Demonstrate correct techniques for dribbling, passing, and shooting.
  • Supervise and guide students during practice sessions.

Learners’ Activities:

  • Engage in a discussion about their experiences and understanding of football.
  • Participate actively in the practice sessions, focusing on improving their skills.
  • Collaborate with teammates to enhance teamwork.


  • Observe students’ performance during practice sessions.
  • Evaluate their ability to apply proper techniques in dribbling, passing, and shooting.
  • Assess teamwork and cooperation within the groups.

Ten Evaluation Questions:

  1. What are the basic skills in football that we revised today?
  2. Explain the proper technique for dribbling a football.
  3. How is passing in football different from shooting?
  4. Why is it important to practice basic football skills regularly?
  5. In which situations would teamwork be crucial in a football game?
  6. Name three components of physical coordination in football.
  7. Demonstrate the correct way to shoot a football into the goal.
  8. How can practicing basic football skills contribute to personal fitness?
  9. Describe a scenario where effective teamwork led to a successful football play.
  10. Reflect on your improvement in football skills during today’s lesson.

Conclusion on the Topic: In conclusion, revisiting basic football skills is essential for continuous improvement. Today’s lesson focused on refining dribbling, passing, and shooting techniques while highlighting the importance of teamwork. Regular practice of these skills not only enhances individual performance but also contributes to a more collaborative and enjoyable football experience

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