Ball Play Physical Development Nursery 2 First Term Lesson Notes Week 4

Bounce and Catch Fun for Nursery 2

Bounce and Catch: Lesson Plan

Subject: Physical Development
Class: Nursery 2
Term: First Term
Week: 4
Topic: Ball Play
Sub-topic: Bounce and Catch
Duration: 40 minutes

Behavioral Objectives:

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

  1. Bounce a ball to a partner.
  2. Catch a ball from a partner.


  • Bounce
  • Catch
  • Ball
  • Partner

Entry Behaviour:

Pupils have basic experience with balls and can throw or roll them.

Learning Resources and Materials:

  • Soft, lightweight balls (e.g., rubber or foam)
  • Cones to mark boundaries
  • Whistle for instructions

Building Background / Connection to Prior Knowledge:

Discuss previous experiences with throwing and rolling balls.

Embedded Core Skills:

  • Coordination
  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Teamwork
  • Motor skills

Reference Books:

Lagos State Scheme of Work

Instructional Materials:

  • Soft balls
  • Cones
  • Whistle


Pupils will learn to bounce and catch balls with their partners through guided practice.


Step 1: Review of Previous Topic

  • The teacher revises the previous topic, which was “Rolling Balls.”
  • Ask pupils to demonstrate how they roll a ball to a partner.

Step 2: Introduction of the New Topic

  • Introduce the new topic: “Bounce and Catch.”
  • Explain that they will learn to bounce the ball to a partner and catch it when it is bounced back.

Step 3: Teacher Demonstration and Pupil Participation

  • The teacher demonstrates how to bounce the ball to a partner.
  • Show how to catch the ball when it is bounced back.
  • Pair up pupils and provide each pair with a ball.
  • Allow pupils to practice bouncing and catching with their partners.
  • Move around to assist and correct pupils as needed.

Teacher’s Activities:

  • Demonstrate the bounce and catch technique.
  • Pair up pupils and distribute balls.
  • Guide and assist pupils as they practice.
  • Encourage pupils and give positive feedback.

Learners’ Activities:

  • Watch the teacher’s demonstration.
  • Pair up with a classmate.
  • Practice bouncing the ball to a partner and catching it.
  • Listen to the teacher’s instructions and corrections.


  • Observe pupils as they bounce and catch balls.
  • Check for coordination and hand-eye coordination.
  • Note if they are engaging and enjoying the activity.

Evaluation Questions:

  1. Can you show me how to bounce a ball?
  2. How do you catch a ball from your partner?
  3. Why is it important to watch the ball?
  4. Can you bounce the ball to your partner without dropping it?
  5. What do you do if the ball rolls away?
  6. How does bouncing the ball help you play better?
  7. Can you catch the ball with both hands?
  8. Why is teamwork important in this game?
  9. What should you say to your partner when bouncing the ball?
  10. How do you feel when you catch the ball?


  • The teacher goes around to observe and assist pupils.
  • Praise pupils for their efforts.
  • Encourage pupils to practice bouncing and catching balls at home.
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