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Coordination – Receiving and trapping

KS1/Foundation
PE

Coordination – Receiving and trapping

KS1/Foundation
Co-ordination, Locomotor skills

This pack is designed to help pupils at KS1/Foundation develop their ability to receive and trap incoming equipment – usually balls – accurately and effectively. These skills are used in many sports: not only invasion games such as basketball, netball, football and rugby, but also striking-and-fielding games such as softball and cricket.

What resources are in this pack?

How long does it take to deliver this pack?

clock 50 minutes

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Learning outcomes

Pupils will be able to:

  • Receive a piece of equipment in a variety of ways (with hands and feet)
  • Demonstrate receiving and trapping skills with a variety of equipment
  • Identify which body parts can be used when receiving and trapping
  • Describe what happens to the body during a warm-up activity

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Film: Coordination - Receiving and trapping summary

This film shows the warm-up 'Dynamic detectives', the skill development 'Dynamic duos' and the game 'How many ways?' in action. Pupils practice sending and receiving different equipment independently, as a pair and in teams.

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Warm-up: Dynamic detectives

The 'Dynamic detective' activity lets pupils explore the skills of catching with hands and trapping with feet. This is a warm-up that will definitely keep pupils' attention: it includes rolling, kicking, sliding and chasing, throwing, bouncing, trapping and catching!

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Skill development: Dynamic duos

This is a great activity for developing catching and trapping skills. Pairs of pupils focus on catching with hands and trapping with feet. Each 'dynamic duo' uses a range of equipment to practise a variety of receiving and trapping skills.

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Game: How many ways?

'How many ways?' is a circuit game that gives pupils the chance to use a range of equipment for receiving. The circuit context provides an opportunity for pupils to apply the skills they've practiced in a fun challenge. 

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Cool down: Walk and talk

While walking around to cool down, pupils review their learning in pairs. They then work in larger groups to visually evaluate their progress on a learning pitch. 

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Star training: Rebound ready

This is a quick and fun activity that will help develop your speed of movement to trap a ball with your foot. You can play it on your own or with a friend.