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Striking & fielding – Track and return a ball

KS2
PE

Striking & fielding – Track and return a ball

KS2
Ball skills, Co-ordination

The activities in this pack are all designed to help pupils develop the skills of fielding a ball and returning it accurately. These are required in a wide range of sports including cricket, rounders, softball and baseball.

What resources are in this pack?

How long does it take to deliver this pack?

clock 55 minutes

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Learning outcomes

Pupils will be able to:

  • Track a ball and retrieve it
  • Return a ball with accuracy
  • Describe what happens to the body during a warm-up activity

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Warm-up: Fielding fun

Playing 'Fielding fun' helps pupils prepare body and mind for the activities that follow. They use the actions of catching, bowling and getting a player out, whilst increasing their heart rate and raising alertness.

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Skill development: Track and collect

Pupils develop the skill of tracking and retrieving a ball, and turning to aim at a target. These skills are useful in many striking and fielding games, from throwing at stumps in cricket to throwing to a teammate in rounders.

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Film: Awesome aiming

This film is all about 'Awsome aiming'. In it, pupils learn to accurately throw, track and collect a ball in this fun skill development activity. 

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Skill development: Awesome aiming

'Awesome aiming' is a great personal challenge that allows pupils to work in pairs to evaluate one another's retrieving and accurate returning skills.

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Film: Rapid retrieve

This activity puts throwing, aiming and retreiving skills to the test in a fast-paced and fun game 'Rapid retrieve'.

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Game: Rapid retrieve

This striking and fielding game is a great way for pupils to practise their fielding and accurate returning skills. A fun and competitive game, 'Rapid retrieve' is played in groups of six; players score as pairs, and rotate the roles of fielder, batter and runner.

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Cool down: Pair and share

'Pair and share' gives pupils a chance to reflect on what they have learned and to listen to another pupil's ideas.

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Star training: Skittles

This is a quick and fun activity that will help develop your fielding skills. It is similar to a game of skittles or 10-pin bowling. You can play it on your own or with a friend.