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Lesson 6 of 6

30 minutes
Curriculum expectations: B1.4, B2.2
Topics: Movement Competence, Active Living

No-Mans Land
Grade 1 | Rolling and Throwing

Learning Goals

By the end of this lesson, students will be able to:

use the simple tactics of proximity, force and aim to successfully send a variety of objects to a target using
an underhand throw.

Facility

Field, Open space

Safety Requirements

Refer to the Ontario Physical Education Safety Guidelines - Elementary Curricular Module, Movement
Activities for Primary Grades activity page.

Equipment List

20 soft skin balls


20 30 beanbags (1 for each student)
A variety of objects (e.g., empty boxes, pylons of different sizes, balls of different shapes and sizes)

Teacher Resource 6: Sending Skills and Strategies Rubric

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Lesson 6 of 6
30 minutes
Curriculum expectations: B1.4, B2.2
Topics: Movement Competence, Active Living

No-Mans Land
Grade 1 | Rolling and Throwing

Warm-Up

Students will gradually increase their heart rate by participating in the following activity.

Make It Move

Outline the boundaries of the activity area for students.


Place several soft skin balls around the activity area.
Give each student a beanbag. Have students each find their own personal space in the activity area.
While holding the beanbag, students move around the designated area using various locomotor
movements (e.g., running, skipping, hopping, galloping).
On your signal, students run to a soft skin ball (no more than two students at any one ball) and underhand
throw their beanbag, attempting to hit the ball.
Students retrieve their beanbag and return to moving about the activity area.
Repeat.
The focus of the activity should be on increasing heart rate using various locomotor skills and underhand
throwing an object to a target.

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Lesson 6 of 6
30 minutes
Curriculum expectations: B1.4, B2.2
Topics: Movement Competence, Active Living

No-Mans Land
Grade 1 | Rolling and Throwing

Minds On

Share and clarify the lesson Learning Goals.


Using group discussion, have students identify Success Criteria for Sending an Object to a Target using
an underhand throw.
Preparation

Focus on the target.


Keep eyes in the direction that the ball is to travel.

Execution

Step with foot opposite throwing arm so that its in line with intended target.

Follow-Through

Follow through toward the target.

Review simple tactics students might use to increase their chances of success, including proximity,
force and aim. Briefly play Make It Move again so students can practice applying the Success Criteria.

A&E - Minds On

Teacher observation with verbal feedback of students ability to demonstrate knowledge relating to
throwing underhand

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Lesson 6 of 6
30 minutes
Curriculum expectations: B1.4, B2.2
Topics: Movement Competence, Active Living

No-Mans Land
Grade 1 | Rolling and Throwing

Action

No-Mans Land

Divide students into two teams and give each team 10 balls.
Assign each team a portion of the playing area slightly less than half; designate a small area between the
two sides as no-mans land, where no players are allowed.
Place several different objects (e.g., an empty box, a little pylon, balls) inside no-mans land.
Scatter several beanbags on each side of the playing area.
On a teacher signal, students throw the balls underhand, aiming at the objects in no-mans land.
The object of the game is to move the objects in the centre toward the opponents side, out of no-mans
land.
The only way the objects can be moved is by throwing balls at them. Students work together to move as
many objects as possible.

A&E - Action

Teacher observation with anecdotal writing of students demonstrated knowledge relating to throwing
underhand, and of associated strategies, using Teacher Resource 6: Sending Skills and Strategies
Rubric

Cool-Down

Students gradually decrease their heart rate to a resting rate by participating in the activities below.
Students should also stretch the body parts that have been active throughout the lesson. See
Appendix for stretches.

Have students walk around the perimeter of the activity area.

Tight Body Exercise

Students stand as straight as a pencil and tighten all their muscles, making their whole bodies as stiff and
tight as possible. Then they relax.
Students next tighten one body part at a time: one arm, both arms, one leg, both legs, buttocks, whole
body.
Check students tightness by trying to move or lift their bodies to see if they stay tight or go loose and
bend.
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Lesson 6 of 6
30 minutes
Curriculum expectations: B1.4, B2.2
Topics: Movement Competence, Active Living

No-Mans Land
Grade 1 | Rolling and Throwing

Consolidation

Students complete a Four Finger Scale (see Appendix) of their ability to demonstrate the lesson
Learning Goals. Did they meet the lesson requirements? Students show four fingers if they
demonstrated the Learning Goals at a high degree of effectiveness, three fingers if they demonstrated
them with considerable effectiveness, two fingers for some effectiveness, and one finger for limited
effectiveness. Review the word effectiveness if required.

A&E - Consolidation

Teacher observation of students perceived ability to meet the lesson Learning Goals

Ideas for Extension

Students continue to play No Mans Land, using the strategies taught in previous lessons to increase
their success.
Provide balls of a variety of different sizes, shapes and textures for students to throw.

Notes to Teacher

Make sure that the boundaries are clearly marked for No Mans Land.

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