A comprehensive set of lesson plans for an introductory gymnastics unit, most appropriate for ages 9 to 14. The unit covers skills pupils will need to create their own individual gymnastics routines including individual balances, rotations, travelling movements, jumps and compositional aspects. All resources mentioned in the unit plan are included in this product – Individual balance resources sheet and task card worth $3.50, set balances task card(not available anywhere else), compositional aspects criteria and assessment matrix.
This unit plan / set of 6 lesson plans for gymnastics covers the following skills and objectives:
* Lesson 1 - Basic shapes - Know and demonstrate the basic shapes in gymnastics and apply them to a variety of different contexts. To develop control, fluency, tension and extension. To understand the compositional aspect of levels.
* Lesson 2 Rotations - To accurately replicate a variety of rotations. To know where the axis of rotation are. To apply skills learnt into a sequence
* Lesson 3 – Jumps - To accurately replicate a variety of jumps. To apply skills learnt into a sequence
* Lesson 4 – Individual balances - To accurately replicate balances individually.
* Lesson 5 – Travelling movements - To develop a variety of ways of travelling from one location to another.
* Lesson 6 – Composition and assessment - To develop and apply knowledge of compositional aspects.
This unit plan was created to save time for busy teachers and is made so teachers with little gymnastics experience can teach it just as well as those with lots ( You are completely responsible for any safety in your class and if you are not confident in teaching something then don't) . You should be able to teach a lesson with minimal prep, maybe watching a few videos before hand or printing out some resources.
The unit plan has diagrams, assessment levels, differentiation , teaching points, Assessment for learning/plenary activities, links to videos that show the skill, clear explanations of the tasks and all resources and links to the resources required via the lesson plan. No timings are included as each school can vary in terms of lesson time. They should provide enough tasks for lessons of 40 minutes and above.