PYP PE: A Fun Net Games Activity
As we are working in Net Games in grade 4, the major focus right now is hitting the ball with control. It has taken a few classes for the students to tone down and coordinate how hard they hit the ball. After several warm up activities in pairs or on their own, the students played 'Tennis Benchball' with their partner. The idea was to use a bench in the gym as a net and hit it softly enough over that they could do a succession of shots back and forth. It wasn't about scoring points against your partner, but to cooperate in stroking the ball back and forth with control as many times as possible. Most students could complete the task by the end of the class. Those that struggled or became frustrated, could opt out of Tennis Benchball and work on individual skills once again to help built up their skills and confidence. All in all, a very successful class. Try this out if you are doing Net Games.....Please see slide show below.
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