Basic Types of Swimming Strokes (Primary 4)

 

PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION

BASIC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 

THIRD TERM 

WEEK 4

PRIMARY 4

THEME – SPORTS AND GAMES 

PREVIOUS LESSON – Martial Arts – Meaning (Types and Importance) and History of Wrestling (Primary 4) 

TOPIC: BASIC SWIMMING STROKES 

LEARNING AREA 

1. Meaning of Swimming Strokes

2. Types of Swimming Strokes

3. Performing Swimming Strokes (if facilities are available)

 

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

By the end of the lesson, the pupils should have attained the following objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor):

1. list the basic skills in swimming;

2. demonstrate the basic skills in swimming.

 

ENTRY BEHAVIOR

The pupils are required to already have learned swimming strokes.

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:

Charts

Pictures

Video clips

Swimming pool

Whistle

Swimming costume

Swimming trunks.

 

 

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

Scheme of Work

9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum

Course Book – Fitness and Fun, A Physical and Health Education Course for Primary School 4

All Relevant Material

Online Information – Enjoy Swimming,  Mrs. Kestin’s Physical Education Page

 

Relevant link – Third Term Scheme of Work and Plan Lesson Note for Physical and Health Education Primary 4 Primary 5 and Primary 6 Links

 

CONTENT OF THE LESSON

LESSON ONE – INTRODUCTION (SWIMMING AND SWIMMING STROKE) 

Swimming is a popular exercise and sport that involves movement through or in water.

A swimming stroke is a method of swimming that propel the body forward by moving the arms and legs.

 

 

BASIC SWIMMING STROKES

The most common swimming strokes or styles are the freestyle stroke, the breaststroke, the backstroke and the butterfly stroke.

They are well-known because they are used in swimming competitions.

1. Free styles or Front Crawl

Freestyle is fast and efficient. In fact, it is the fastest of all swimming strokes. That’s why it is used in freestyle competitions and in the swimming leg of triathlons.

 

 

2. Breast stroke

Most experienced swimmers however submerge their head during the stroke cycle to improve efficiency. Breaststroke is the slowest of the competitive strokes.

 

 

Teacher’s Activities – Guides and allows the pupils to demonstrate and perform the mentioned basic strokes. 

 

LESSON TWO – REVISION AND WEEK 4 ASSESSMENT (TEST) 

As stated in performance objectives or lesson evaluation. 

 

 

For Swimming Strokes, Click on Basic Swimming Strokes

 

REVISION ON SAFETY RULES 

1. Stay alert – and stay alive.

2. Do not swim immediately after a meal.

3..Do not eat or chew near the swimming pool.

4. Ensure the presence of a lifeguard before going into the swimming pool.

5. Warm up before swimming, that is, do light stretches.

6. Do not enter the pool unless you are asked to do so.

7. Shower first before entering the pool.

8. Stay in the depth that is your height until you have learnt to swim.

 

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. Explain the basic skills in swimming

Pupil’s activities – listen to the teacher

3. Demonstrate the basic skills in swimming

Pupil’s activities – Perform the skills

 

CONCLUSION

  • To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson (communicable diseases).

 

LESSON EVALUATION/ASSIGNMENTS

Pupils to –

1. mention the basic skills;

2. perform the basic skills.

 

 

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