Safety Rules in Football Physical and Health Education Primary 3 Second Term Lesson Notes Week 3

Physical and Health Education Lesson Plan Presentation

  • Subject: Physical and Health Education
  • Class: Primary 3
  • Term: Second Term
  • Week: 3
  • Topic: Safety Rules in Football
  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Entry Behaviour: Students should have basic knowledge of football and understanding of safety rules in other activities.

Key Words:

  1. Safety rules
  2. Football
  3. Shin guards
  4. Referee
  5. Fair play
  6. Hydration
  7. Warm-up
  8. Game rules

Behavioural Objectives:

  • By the end of the lesson, students should be able to identify and explain safety rules in football.
  • Students should understand the importance of following safety rules to prevent injuries.

Embedded Core Skills:

  • Communication
  • Critical thinking
  • Decision making
  • Following instructions

Learning Materials:

  • Football
  • Shin guards
  • Cones or markers
  • Reference Books: Lagos State Scheme of Work and Physical and Health Education Book 3


  • Introduction to safety rules in football
  • Explanation of each rule with examples
  • Discussion on the importance of safety in sports
  • Practice scenarios to reinforce understanding

Safety Rules in Football

  1. Wear Proper Gear: Always wear shin guards to protect your legs from injuries like bruises and cuts. Example: Wear shin guards like knights wear armor ūüõ°ÔłŹ.
  2. No Dangerous Tackles: Avoid sliding tackles where you might hurt someone. Example: Don‚Äôt slide into tackles like a superhero, it‚Äôs not safe ūüöę.
  3. Respect the Referee: Listen to the referee and follow their instructions. Example: Respect the referee‚Äôs decisions like you respect your teacher‚Äôs rules ūü§Ě.
  4. Fair Play: Play fair and don‚Äôt push or shove opponents. Example: Treat others with kindness, even when you‚Äôre competing ūü§ó.
  5. Stay Hydrated: Drink water before, during, and after the game to stay hydrated and avoid getting tired or dizzy. Example: Drink water like a plant needs water to grow ūüĆĪ.
  6. Warm Up: Do warm-up exercises before playing to prevent muscle cramps and injuries. Example: Warm up your muscles like stretching before reaching for something high ūüŹčÔłŹ.
  7. Follow Game Rules: Understand and follow the rules of the game to avoid accidents. Example: Follow the rules of football like following the rules of a game you play at home ūüďú.

Remember, playing safely makes the game more fun for everyone! ūüéČ


  1. Always wear __________ to protect your legs. a) helmets b) shin guards c) gloves d) socks
  2. Avoid dangerous __________ where you might hurt someone. a) jumps b) tackles c) kicks d) throws
  3. Listen to the __________ and follow their instructions. a) coach b) teacher c) referee d) player
  4. Play __________ and don’t push or shove opponents. a) tough b) fair c) dirty d) hard
  5. Drink water to stay __________ during the game. a) cold b) hydrated c) warm d) tired
  6. Do __________ exercises before playing to prevent injuries. a) cool-down b) stretching c) dancing d) eating
  7. Understand and follow the __________ of the game. a) stories b) rules c) games d) challenges
  8. Wear proper __________ to protect your head. a) hats b) shirts c) socks d) helmets
  9. Avoid playing in __________ weather to prevent accidents. a) hot b) rainy c) cold d) windy
  10. Be __________ to your teammates and opponents. a) mean b) tough c) respectful d) quiet
  11. Don’t play with __________ equipment to stay safe. a) broken b) new c) colorful d) small
  12. Always have a __________ adult present during games. a) responsible b) young c) old d) silly
  13. __________ your opponents instead of tackling them. a) Hug b) Push c) Kick d) Tackle
  14. __________ water breaks to stay hydrated. a) Skip b) Take c) Share d) Throw
  15. Play __________ and follow the rules to have fun. a) rough b) fair c) dirty d) fast


  • Step 1: The teacher revises the previous topic which was Basic Skills in Football Physical and Health Education Primary 3 Second Term Lesson Notes Week 2.
  • Step 2: The teacher introduces the new topic, ‚ÄúSafety Rules in Football,‚ÄĚ explaining that safety is important to prevent injuries while playing the sport.
  • Step 3:
    • Teacher‚Äôs Activities:
      • Explain each safety rule in football, such as wearing shin guards, avoiding dangerous tackles, and listening to the referee.
      • Use examples and visuals to illustrate each rule.
      • Demonstrate how to properly warm up before playing and the importance of hydration.
      • Lead discussions on fair play and following game rules.
    • Learners‚Äô Activities:
      • Listen attentively to the teacher‚Äôs explanations.
      • Participate in discussions by sharing their understanding of safety rules.
      • Practice scenarios where they must apply safety rules in football.
      • Demonstrate proper warm-up exercises and hydration techniques.


  • Observation of students‚Äô participation and understanding during discussions and activities.
  • Informal assessment through questioning to check comprehension of safety rules.
  • Peer assessment during practice scenarios to ensure adherence to safety rules.

Evaluation Questions :

  1. Why is it important to wear shin guards in football?
  2. What should you do if you see someone playing recklessly in a football game?
  3. How can you stay hydrated during a football match?
  4. Name one safety rule in football that helps prevent injuries.
  5. What should you do if the referee blows the whistle during a game?
  6. Why is fair play important in sports?
  7. Describe one warm-up exercise you can do before playing football.
  8. What do you do if you feel thirsty during a game?
  9. Why should you avoid dangerous tackles in football?
  10. How do safety rules in football help everyone have fun?


  • The teacher goes round to mark and provide feedback on students‚Äô understanding and application of safety rules in football. Encourage students to always prioritize safety while enjoying the game.