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Fundamental Movement Skills: Striking

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Foundation Statement strands

The following strands are covered in this activity:

Fundamental Movement and Physical Activity

Description of activity

Students practise the fundamental movement skill of the two-handed strike. They practise striking a ball off a tee and striking a pitched ball. Students then use these skills in a modified game of teeball, softball, baseball or cricket.

Suggested materials

Small soft balls, teeball stand, baseball bat and/or cricket bat

Prior learning

Students have participated in a variety of physical activities. They have learnt a number of fundamental movement skills, such as the vertical jump, sprint run, hop and skip, and refined them through practice over time. The teacher has demonstrated the skill of two-handed striking, and provided feedback on correct techniques to the students. Students have learnt the basic techniques involved and have practised and refined the skills, focusing on one component at a time.

Board of Studies NSW, Personal Development, Health and Physical Education K–6 Modules, pp 100–136

Outcomes

Games and Sport (GSS2.8)
Participates and uses equipment in a variety of games and modified sports.

Moving (MOS2.4)
Displays a focus on quality of movmement in applying movement skills to a variety of familiar and new situations.

Criteria for assessing learning

Students will be assessed on their ability to:

  • demonstrate competence in two-handed striking
  • transfer striking skills to a modified game situation.
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