Balance

In this lesson, we will develop your stabilising muscles to improve your balance and posture. In athletics, stability and core strength is key to being a successful athlete and required in all athletic events. Please note this lesson will require some physical exercise and additional equipment, beyond a pen, pencil or paper. Please see the equipment slide near the start of the lesson video and make sure your child is adequately supervised when equipment is required. Parents and carers are responsible for ensuring that children follow the correct safety advice provided at the start of this lesson and the instructions the teacher gives during the lesson. Parents and carers are responsible for supervising activities where required and for seeking medical advice in advance if your child has a medical condition that may prevent them taking part in physical activity.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Which of these activities requires most balance?

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Q2.It is easier to balance when your arms are straight down by your side. True or false?

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Q3.Stretches should be performed in both a warm-up and a cool-down. True or false?

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Which of these activities requires most balance?

1/3

Q2.It is easier to balance when your arms are straight down by your side. True or false?

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Q3.Stretches should be performed in both a warm-up and a cool-down. True or false?

3/3

Video

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Worksheet

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Quiz:

Balance

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.In which 3 of the following disciplines is balance and core strength needed?

Select three (3) boxes

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Q2.Exercise helps us lead a healthy lifestyle. How many minutes of exercise should young people (aged 5 - 18) do per day?

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Q3.Jessica Ennis-Hill won a gold medal at the London 2012 Olympics in which athletics event?

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Quiz:

Balance

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.In which 3 of the following disciplines is balance and core strength needed?

Select three (3) boxes

1/3

Q2.Exercise helps us lead a healthy lifestyle. How many minutes of exercise should young people (aged 5 - 18) do per day?

2/3

Q3.Jessica Ennis-Hill won a gold medal at the London 2012 Olympics in which athletics event?

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Lesson summary: Balance

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Time to move!

Did you know that exercise helps your concentration and ability to learn?

For 5 mins...

Move around:
Walk

On the spot:
Chair yoga

This was the final lesson in the unit Athletic activity: developing power, strength and speed.

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