We are moving into an invasion games unit to end the year off in PE in my grades 2 and 4 classes. To introduce the unit, I played a number of simple attack and defend space type games in yesterday's classes. In between these activities, I was asking my students to have a think about which skills are essential in order to be successful when attacking and defending space. As I aim to create lots of visuals in order to show a progression in student learning, I recorded their thoughts and ideas on a poster sized piece of paper that is located on the gym wall.
We will continue to add ideas to this poster as the unit unfolds with all classes doing the invasion games unit contributing to this visual. Please see the initial ideas that my students came up with. The main focus of this unit is developing the students' understanding of the concepts and benefits of teamwork, game spirit, and basic tactics and strategies in games, so much of the visual learning taking place will address these themes. Seems like we got off to a great start yesterday.
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