KS1 – Plan A – Lesson 3

Objectives

  • Introduce jump rope to children of all ages
  • Ensure the correct techniques are used throughout the lessons
  • Gain confidence with skipping ropes being part of a PE lesson
  • Improve co-ordination and stamina
  • Remember, repeat and link combinations of actions

Resources:

  • A class set of ropes, we recommend:
  • 30 x 8ft ropes
  • 2-3 x double dutch set
  • 1 x adult rope for the teacher
  • Jump Rope UK Online resources – KS1 A
  • Level 1 basic trick list
  • level 1 basic Certificate, 1 minute challenge certificate

Safety:

  • Make sure each child has enough space to skip
  • Ensure the children look around them before they attempt to turn the rope
  • Make sure that the children hold the rope up when they are walking with it
  • We recommend that the children tie the ropes around their waist when they are not using it
  • Children must jump on the balls of their feet
  • If you are working on long rope skills, ensure the rope clears the children’s feet adequately. If you don’t think the rope will clear their feet and may trip on the rope, drop the handle of the rope on the floor. This will stop the children from getting the rope caught on their fee
  • Ask all children to face the same direction when skipping, ensuring all ropes go in the same direction, this will make it easier for the teacher to walk around and help the children.

Activity 1 - Forwards jump

  • Turning the rope over their head (no jumping) they start with their arms by their side, like they are holding a dinner tray; not up by their shoulders. Get them to draw a big circle over their head so the rope lands in front of them. do this a few times to ensure they have the correct turning technique.
  • Turning the rope over their head and one jump. Ensure you use the timing; ready, set, turn and jump. So that they turn their jump rope on the word ‘turn’ and jump over the jump rope on the word ‘jump’. This is so they don’t turn and jump at the same time. do this a few times remember the timing. Remind them to keep their feet together when they jump.
  • Don’t worry if they can’t get it first time. Just keep encouraging good technique and timing.

Activity 2 - backwards jump

  • First step is to turn the rope up and over your head without jumping
  • Now do the same arm movement but jump it once, you can use the same method as the forwards jump; ready, set, turn and jump.
  • Once you have the technique and ensure your arms are low you can see how many jumps you can do

Activity 3 - Skier

  • First you should get the children to find a line on the floor; if there are no lines on the floor then use a rope as a line.
  • You should try this trick without the rope first. Using the line/rope, you jump over it side to side, this is just a small movement.
  • The jumper moves from side to side.
  • This is not a big movement.
  • Ensuring their hands stay close to their body.
  • When using their rope, you can use a line on the floor for them to jump over.

Activity 4 - BELL

  • First you should get the children to find a line on the floor; if there are no lines on the floor then use their rope as a line.
  • You should try this trick without the rope first.
  • The jumper moves from front to back.
  • This is not a big movement.
  • Ensuring their hands stay close to their body.
  • When using a rope, you can use a line on the floor for them to jump over.

Activity 5 - Obstacle Courses

• A fun way to end the session is by setting up a mini obstacle course which involves everything they have learnt in the past couple of weeks with skipping ropes.
• You can make your own obstacle course, but here is an example:

1. Jump over the ladders with two feet then move on to the circle – lay ropes out so they resemble ladders on the floor.
2. Jump in and out of the circle from side to side then move on to the next rope – make a circle with one rope at the end of the ladders.
3. Jump with the skipping rope twice then move onto the next ladders - lay a skipping rope on the floor.
4. Hop over the ladders on one foot before running back to the end of the line – lay more ropes out to resemble a ladder.