KS1: Part 4. Shoulder Balance and Knee Scale

By this point you and your gymnasts should be progressing nicely and growing in confidence with every lesson. To continue them on their way in this unit we bring a new balance for everyone to learn and master - The Shoulder Balance!

The shoulder balance, taught in stages, is another fun move for your children to integrate into their routines, adding to the many positions and shapes they have already covered.

Skills covered:

  • The shoulder balance,
  • Back roll out of the shoulder balance,
  • 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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