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Track Events (Sprints)

PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION

SECOND TERM

WEEK 3

PRIMARY 3

TOPIC: Track Events (Sprints) 

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES
  • By the end of the lesson, the pupils should have attained the following objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor) and should be able to:
  1. mention the skills involved in track events;
  2. list the skills involved in track events;
  3. perform the take off action;
  4. perform proper arm action, running and finish.
INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS
  • The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:
  1. charts
  2. Video
  3. Clips
  4. Posters
  5. Books
  6. shoes
  7. Tracks
  8. Whistle or starting gun
  9. board

METHOD OF TEACHING – Choose a suitable and appropriate methods for the lessons.

Note – Irrespective of choosing methods of teaching, always introduce an activities that will arouse pupil’s interest or lead them to the lessons. 

REFERENCE MATERIALS

  1. Scheme of Work
  2. 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
  3. Course Book
  4. All Relevant Material
  5. Online Information
RELATED POSTS
  1. Track and events – high jump,
  2.  Track Events – Long Distance Races
  3. Track Events – Hurdle
  4. Track Events – 4 x 100m Relay race
  5. Track Events – 4 x 400 m Race
CONTENT OF THE LESSON

TRACK EVENTS (SPRINTS) 

A sprint is a short running race.
In a track and field competition there are generally three different sprint distances:
  1. 100m
  2. 200m,
  3. 400m.
BASIC TECHNIQUES OF TRACK EVENTS 
  • Teacher’s/Pupil’s Activities
  1. Take off – The stride is natural and the race is slower than that in the sprints. 
  2. The Running – This is the actual running of the race. 
  3. The Arm action – The hands are open and swing across the chest.
  4. The Finish – This is the marking – out of the race thereby signifying the end of the race. 
PRESENTATION
  • To deliver the lesson, the teacher adopts the following steps:
  1. To introduce the lesson, the teacher revises the previous lesson. Based on this, he/she asks the pupils some questions;
  2. Explains the skills involved in middle distance races;
  3. Pupil’s Activities – Listen to the teacher and copy from the board.
  4. Demonstrates the skills involved in middle distance races;
  5. Pupil’s Activities – Practice all skills as demonstrated by the teacher.
  6. Observes pupils demonstration and make corrections.
CONCLUSION
  • To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson.
LESSON EVALUATION
  • Pupils to:
  1. Mention the skills involved in track events;
  2. List the skills;
  3. Perform the skills.
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