Exploring and Defining Important Student Learning Outcomes
Bearing this in mind, I always have a very clear structure as any unit unfolds. I have just begun a striking and fielding unit in grade 3 this week at Nanjing International School. Striking and fielding can be a particularly difficult unit for some students as they struggle with hand and eye coordination, so in order to allow all students to find success, the activities need to be very much differentiated right from the get go.
As part of the immersion process, I had the students watch the '10 Best Cricket Catches of 2014' on You Tube. I have included this video below. Although the video is over 5 minutes long, I skipped through parts only showing them 4 of the best catches to give them the idea that there is a lot more involved in the process of catching rather than the act of catching itself.
What skills were important in today's PE class?
During quick water breaks, I reminded them of the key question to make sure that it was always in the back of their minds. After watching the short video, I had the students take part in a number of different activities that built in difficulty as the class progressed. Watch the video below to see the types of activities I had the students do. Apologies in advance for the video not being the best quality, but you'll still get an idea of what was expected of them in today's class.