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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 (GSS3.8)
Applies movement skills in games and sports that require communication, cooperation, decision making and observation of rules.

Moving (MOS3.4)
Refines and applies movement skills creatively to a variety of challenging 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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