Planning a Sports Day

Planning a Sports Day

In this fun and practical unit, pupils carry out peer surveys and record outcomes. They analyse their results and look at ways of displaying different sorts of data. The unit culminates in pupils organising a mini-sports day: planning an event and recording and discussing results.

  • Lesson 1

    Lesson 1 LESSON +

    Pupils take part in a variety of mini-events including throwing, running and jumping. They discuss what they have done in small groups, including how they might measure achievement for each of the different activities.

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    • 1 Activity
  • Lesson 2

    Lesson 2 LESSON +

    Using a survey worksheet, pupils collect data to discover the class’ favourite sports event. Pupils then discuss their findings in small groups and report back to the rest of the class. The class’ results are displayed on an IWB pictogram/graph.

    • 3 Activities
    • 4 Documents
  • Lesson 3

    Lesson 3 LESSON +

    Using an interactive whiteboard activity as a starting point, pupils go on to measure and record their throws within a small group game, to the nearest metre.

    • 5 Activities
    • 1 Document
  • Lesson 4

    Lesson 4 LESSON +

    Using the results from the previous lesson’s throwing activity, groups of pupils display their data in a block graph. They analyse their data through ordering (furthest/longest/shortest) and comparing their results with others in small groups. More able pupils can be extended to compare differences.

    • 3 Activities
    • 3 Documents
  • Lesson 5

    Lesson 5 LESSON +

    Pupils participate in a variety of activities that can be measured in units of time using a sand timer and stopwatch, learning the skills required and gaining an understanding of what each piece of equipment is useful for. The lesson is ideal for revising estimating skills.

    • 4 Activities
    • 2 Documents
  • Lesson 6

    Lesson 6 LESSON +

    This optional lesson is to reinforce the data handling aspect by asking pupils to represent their running times as a block graph. The lesson can be carried out as an ICT lesson or on paper. Pupils then analyse the data.

    • 3 Activities
    • 1 Document
  • Lesson 7

    Lesson 7 LESSON +

    In the following lessons, nominally spread over three sessions, pupils continue to work in small groups. They plan three sporting activities that involve distance, speed and counting. Each activity should demonstrate the skills learned so far in the unit. The pupils will also plan how to record the results of each of the activities.

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    • 1 Document
  • Lesson 8

    Lesson 8 LESSON +

    Depending on age and ability, pupils can organise different events in a round-robin sports day. This lesson probably requires several hours to include an in-class introduction and then the actual outdoor activity.

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  • Lesson 9

    Lesson 9 LESSON +

    Pupils evaluate the results from the mini-sports day in the previous lesson. In the ICT suite (or on a prepared blank graph), the pupils represent the results for their group’s event. These can be used to create a class display.

    • 1 Activity
    • 1 Document