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NameInvasion games 3 & 4
UnitInvasion games
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YEAR __ MEDIUM TERM PLAN for _________________


Topic: Invasiongames 3

Autumn 20052nd half




      To know and apply thebasic strategic and tactical principles of attack, and to adaptthem to different situations, therefore developing a broader rangeof techniques and skills for attacking and defending.

      To choose and applyskills more consistently in activities

      To know and understandthe basic principles of warming up, and understand why it isimportant for a good-quality performance. To understand the need toprepare properly for games.

      To choose, combine andapply a range of tactics and strategies for defense and attack andperform skills more fluently and effectively in invasiongames

      To understand whyexercise is good for their fitness, health and well-being

      To develop theirability to evaluate their own and others work, and to suggest waysto improve it






  • Warm-up
  • Demonstrate howto throw a ball:

-       Stand sidewayson

-       Hands on side ofball, fingers spread out

-       Swing arms backand forth like a pendulum

-       Release towardsreceiver

  • Practice throwingthe ball to partner. Highlight good throwing from child who havemastered throw.
  • Stand in acircle. Choose a child to run round the circle at the same time asthrowing the ball around. See whether ball can beat runner.
  • Choose 3 goodplayers to demonstrate running up the playground passing the ball(up and down the line)
  • Each group towalk it through first, and then jog.

-       What are some ofyou doing to ensure that the ball is always caught? (Accuratethrow, moving towards ball.)





  • Introducechildren to tag rugby belts. Ensure they are fitted correctly,hanging over clothes with tags at sides hanging straight down. Tellchildren that this is a no contact game.
  • Warm-up- Playstuck-in-the-mud using tag belts. Choose 2 catchers, when theytag someone they are stuck, others go under arms to free them(tagger must give tag to the owner).
  • Remind childrenof how to pass. Pass in pairs then 4s ensuring children arestanding sideways.
  • Practice runningup a court in 4s:
  • Ensure thatthrower passes the ball in line or behind themselves
  • Use a big armswing to make the pass to go further
  • Play piggy inthe middle with middle person trying to intercept ball. Ensurechildren are standing sideways to throw and receive.
  • Children in houseteams, split in half in lines facing each other (5m apart).Children in front start with ball, they must run half way (cones)and then throw ball.
    • Have they movedtheir feet to turn sideways?
    • Have they swungtheir arms back before releasing forwards?
    • Are their handsin the correct position?





  • Warm-up-Play bulldogwhere the catcher must tag other players. They must then return thetag to them and then help become a catcher.
  • Throw the ball in4s around the outside of square, children facing outwards to catchand receive.
    • Line uphorizontally along end of playground. Child to run passing ballalong the line:
    • The person withthe ball must be in front of everyone else
    • The ball canonly be passed sideways on backwards, never forwards.
  • When the childrenhave mastered this (extend MA by having them running it muchfaster) they can take it step further:

o  Whenchildren have released the ball (on the far left of the line) theyrun behind other players to the other end of the line ready tocatch again (and this keeps going)

  • Smallgames- teams of 5(each on 1/3 of netball court).
    • Children mustpass the ball to everyone before they can score
    • They can scoreby placing the ball on their backline within the court
    • If the ball goesout, the other team take a pass
    • If they aretagged they must pass within 3 steps or seconds.







  • Passing in 2s.Encourage children to move around while passing:
    • Show targethands so thrower knows where to pass to
    • Call out sothrower knows you want it
    • Move intospace

      Defending- explainthe importance of defending in this fast moving game. Remindchildren that this is a no contact game.

      Split theplayground into 3 columns, with the class split into 3, 1 linebehind each. Then split each column up into 4 areas and place achild in each.

    • Children musttry to run from start to finish without being tagged.
    • Defenders musttry to pull a tag off of the runner, if they succeed runner goes toback of line.

      How have childrenmanaged to get to the end of the area? What are theydoing?

      Highlightmovements children are doing (twists turns, change of speed,direction).

      Swap childrenover so everyone gets a turn at defending and running.

      Play small gameas last week. Encourage children to use defending skills in thegame.







  • Passing on therun (as in lesson 3). Expect accuracy and speed.


  • Attacking- Tellchildren that since this is a fast game the score line depends onhow many goals can be scored. They must use space to getthrough:
    • Run right up tothe sides of the area
    • Look to see gapsbetween defenders
    • If there is nogap pass to a team-mate


      Split thechildren in half, in 2 lines at end of playground. Place 2defenders in each column. Children to go in 2s to try and get toend with ball, using points above.


      Once successfulput children in 3s.


      Large game usingwhole area. Split class into 3, 1 team off at any time. Encouragesupporting each other on the run in case runner is tagged.

    • Remember,mustnt pass forwards
    • 3 seconds orsteps to pass when tagged






Endof unit tournament / assessment lesson. Use level descriptors toassist in the assessment. For tournament split class into 6 andplay small games.






Most childrenwill be able to: pass, dribble andshoot with control in games; identify and use tactics to help theirteam keep the ball and take it towards the oppositions goal; markopponents and help each other in defence; know and carry outwarm-up activities that use exercises helpful for invasion games;pick out things that could be improved in performances and suggestideas and practices to make them better.

Some childrenwill not have made so much progress. They will be ableto: use asmall range of sending, receiving and travelling techniques ingames, with varied control; know what their team needs to do totake the ball towards the oppositions goal, and contributeoccasionally; follow others in warm-up activities; with guidance,recognise some things that need to be improved in games

Some childrenwill have progressed further. They will beable to: use a number ofdifferent techniques to pass, dribble and shoot; play gamesconfidently; control the ball consistently; use a range of tacticsin attack and defence; carry out thorough, effective warm-upactivities, concentrating on exercises that help their play; adaptthese activities and exercises to meet their own needs; explainwhat is more or less effective in the games played; make changesthat improve their team and individual performance