Relay Skills Physical and Health Education Primary 4 Third Term Lesson Notes Week 3

Detailed Student-Centered Lesson Plan

Subject: Physical and Health Education

Class: Primary 4

Term: Third Term

Week: 3

Topic: Relay Skills

Sub-topic:

  1. Understanding Baton Grip
  2. Learning Take Off
  3. Practicing Non-Visual Take Over
  4. Mastering Exchange Skills

Duration: 60 Minutes

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

  1. Explain the importance of baton grip in relay races.
  2. Demonstrate the take off technique for starting a relay.
  3. Understand how to perform non-visual take over during baton exchanges.
  4. Practice smooth baton exchanges in relay races.

Key Words: Relay skills, baton grip, take off, non-visual take over, exchange

Entry Behaviour: Pupils have basic knowledge of relay races and have participated in simple running activities.

Learning Resources and Materials:

  • Pictures of relay races
  • Baton (or similar object for practice)
  • Relay race track layout diagram

Reference Books:

  • Lagos State Scheme of Work for Primary 4 Physical and Health Education

Building Background / Connection to Prior Knowledge: Pupils have seen relay races and know the basics of passing a baton.

Embedded Core Skills:

  • Coordination
  • Communication
  • Teamwork

Learning Materials:

  • Pictures
  • Diagrams
  • Real baton
  • Reference books: Lagos State Scheme of Work

Instructional Materials:

  • Whiteboard and markers
  • Flashcards
  • Relay baton (or similar object)
  • Track layout diagram

Content

Relay Skills

  1. Baton Grip 🏃‍♂️
    • Hold the baton firmly in your hand.
    • Example: Grip the baton in the middle, not too tight or too loose.
  2. Take Off 🏃‍♀️💨
    • Start running quickly when it’s your turn.
    • Example: Push off with your back foot and sprint fast.
  3. Non-Visual Take Over 🙌
    • Pass the baton without looking back.
    • Example: The receiver puts their hand back to grab the baton while running.
  4. Exchange 🔄
    • Smoothly pass the baton to the next runner.
    • Example: The giver places the baton in the receiver’s hand carefully to avoid dropping it.

Demonstrate the Skills Involved in Relay

  1. Baton Grip 🏃‍♂️
    • Hold the baton in your right hand if you are the first runner.
    • Pass the baton to the next runner’s left hand.
  2. Take Off 🏃‍♀️💨
    • When you hear “Go!”, start running fast.
    • Look ahead and focus on your lane.
  3. Non-Visual Take Over 🙌
    • The receiver keeps running and puts their hand back.
    • The giver places the baton in the receiver’s hand without looking back.
  4. Exchange 🔄
    • Practice passing the baton in the exchange zone.
    • Ensure the baton is securely handed over before the receiver runs away.

These skills help in making relay races smooth and successful. Keep practicing to improve!

Athletics: Types of Relay Races Physical and Health Education Primary 4 Third Term Lesson Notes Week 2

Class Activity Discussion Questions

1. Q: What is baton grip?

  • A: Holding the baton firmly in your hand during a relay race.

2. Q: What does “take off” mean in relay races?

  • A: Starting to run quickly when it’s your turn in the relay.

3. Q: What is non-visual take over?

  • A: Passing the baton without looking back while running.

4. Q: What skills are involved in track events like relay?

  • A: Skills like baton grip, take off, non-visual take over, and exchange.

5. Q: What is exchange in relay races?

  • A: Passing the baton smoothly to the next runner during the race.

6. Q: How should you hold the baton during a relay?

  • A: Hold it firmly but not too tight or too loose to ensure a good grip.

7. Q: Why is it important to start running quickly in relays?

  • A: To maintain speed and cover your part of the race faster.

8. Q: How do you pass the baton without looking back?

  • A: The receiver keeps running, and the giver hands over the baton behind them.

9. Q: What is teamwork important in relay races?

  • A: To coordinate baton exchanges smoothly between runners.

10. Q: What happens during the exchange in a relay race? – A: The baton is passed from one runner to another in a designated exchange zone.

11. Q: What is the purpose of practicing relay skills? – A: To improve baton exchanges and overall relay race performance.

12. Q: How do you ensure a good baton grip? – A: Hold the baton in the middle with your fingers wrapped around it securely.

13. Q: Why do runners practice take off in relay races? – A: To ensure a quick and smooth start when it’s their turn to run.

14. Q: What does “non-visual take over” help runners do? – A: It allows runners to pass the baton without turning their heads, maintaining speed.

15. Q: What is the key to successful baton exchanges in relays? – A: Communication, coordination, and practicing exchange techniques.

Evaluation Questions

  1. Holding the baton firmly is called ________. a) Baton throw
    b) Baton grip
    c) Baton jump
    d) Baton catch
  2. When starting to run in a relay, you need to ________. a) Walk slowly
    b) Take off
    c) Sit down
    d) Sleep
  3. Passing the baton without looking back is called ________. a) Visual handover
    b) Non-visual take over
    c) Bat relay
    d) Visual switch
  4. ________ is a skill involved in relay races. a) Swimming
    b) Batting
    c) Running
    d) Dancing
  5. In a relay race, runners pass the baton during the ________. a) Start
    b) Finish
    c) Exchange
    d) Middle
  6. The way you hold the baton is called ________. a) Stick grip
    b) Baton hold
    c) Baton grip
    d) Stick hold
  7. When starting to run in a relay, you need to ________ quickly. a) Sit down
    b) Take off
    c) Walk slowly
    d) Stand still
  8. Passing the baton without looking back is also called ________. a) Blind handover
    b) Visual switch
    c) Non-visual take over
    d) Bat toss
  9. ________ is important in relay races to ensure smooth baton exchanges. a) Teamwork
    b) Sleeping
    c) Fighting
    d) Hiding
  10. The skill of passing the baton is called ________. a) Take off
    b) Landing
    c) Exchange
    d) Catching
  11. During a relay race, the baton is passed in the ________ zone. a) Running
    b) Exchange
    c) Finish
    d) Start
  12. ________ is a skill involved in relay races. a) Climbing
    b) Skipping
    c) Swinging
    d) Running
  13. The way you start running in a relay race is called ________. a) Take off
    b) Landing
    c) Stop
    d) Fall down
  14. ________ is important in relay races to ensure smooth baton exchanges. a) Running fast
    b) Walking slowly
    c) Team coordination
    d) Sitting quietly
  15. The skill of passing the baton to the next runner is called ________. a) Bat swing
    b) Exchange
    c) Bat throw
    d) Baton catch

Track Event, Middle Distance Races, Types of Middle-Distance Races

Presentation:

Step 1: Revision of Previous Topic

  • The teacher revises the previous topic, which was “Understanding Basic Running Skills.”
  • Teacher asks questions like, “What do you remember about running races?”

Step 2: Introduction of the New Topic

  • The teacher introduces the new topic by showing pictures of relay races and explaining the importance of relay skills.
  • Teacher explains the sub-topics: baton grip, take off, non-visual take over, and exchange.

Step 3: Contributions and Corrections

  • The teacher asks pupils to share what they know about relay skills.
  • Teacher corrects and adds more information where necessary.

Teacher’s Activities:

  1. Display pictures of relay races and explain the key skills.
  2. Demonstrate how to hold the baton correctly (baton grip).
  3. Show the proper technique for starting a relay (take off).
  4. Explain how to pass the baton without looking back (non-visual take over).
  5. Practice smooth baton exchanges with the class (exchange).

Learners’ Activities:

  1. Listen and observe pictures and demonstrations.
  2. Practice holding the baton with the correct grip.
  3. Demonstrate the take off technique by starting to run quickly.
  4. Try passing the baton without looking back during practice.
  5. Participate in baton exchange drills with classmates.

Assessment:

  • Pupils will answer questions during and after the lesson.

Ten Evaluation Questions:

  1. What is baton grip?
  2. How do you start running in a relay (take off)?
  3. What is non-visual take over?
  4. Name one skill involved in relay races.
  5. What happens during exchange in a relay race?
  6. Why is baton grip important?
  7. How do you practice take off?
  8. What is the purpose of non-visual take over?
  9. Why is teamwork important in relay races?
  10. How do you ensure smooth baton exchanges?

Conclusion:

  • The teacher goes around to observe and provide feedback during practice.
  • Teacher reviews key points of the lesson and encourages continued practice to improve relay skills.

 

This lesson plan aims to engage pupils in hands-on activities and practice to improve their relay skills.

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