KS1: Part 2. Developing Wide Stance and Landings

In unit two we recap what has been covered in unit one, reinforcing the core actions, before looking at new shapes, starting on the mats before developing and progressing the skills onto the apparatus.

The wide shapes we will be adding to your children's' gymnastic repertoire are:

Skills covered:

  • Jumping to wide shape,
  • Wide Straddle sit,
  • Long shapes on apparatus
  • Review what we've already learned

Both specialist and non-specialist teachers will be able to work through this course since it is logical in format and straight forward in content, with film clips illustrating the sort of outcomes children might be expected to achieve. The content of each Unit is concentrated and the teacher's objective should not be to cram all the material into one session, but rather to water it down and where necessary take several lessons to cover a Unit while following the suggested format, from Body Temperature Raising to Calm Down in each lesson.

The limits of and duration of the Scheme of Work may be extended simply by 'going higher' in an apparatus context and by 'adding a twist' to the skill level demands.

We trust that what follows will lay firm foundations for the development of a child's gymnastics education and that teacher and pupil alike will have fun exploring the exciting world of gymnastics.

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