Teamwork, respect, determined, happy, resilience, cooperation, confidence, connecting, pressure, experiences, brain, perseverance, teamwork, growth mindset, positive, reflection, success, tactics.
Discussion question: Ask the children what “Teamwork” means to them?
Talk to the children about how they can use their skills to outwit opponents in a game.
Ask them to provide examples of skills they can use and apply in the lesson.
Active learning: Split the children into groups of 6 and ask them to form a circle and provide each group with a large ball. The children will then throw the ball around the circle, ask the group to count how many catches they do in 20 seconds. Repeat the activity by decreasing the ball size each time to provide a challenge for the children.
Bench Ball (Indoor) or Zone Ball (Outdoor)
Keep children in the same groups as their active learning and set up a small competition, meaning each group plays against each other during the lesson. Each group will need a captain, change the captain every game to ensure children get equal opportunities to lead. Captains will play a game of rock, paper, scissors to see who starts the game off.
Bench Ball – Lay out 2 benches, one at either end of the hall. Assign 1 member of each team to stand at alternate ends of the hall on the bench. Children are working to get the ball to their team member standing on the bench once the ball reaches their team member another child (from the same team) will join them on the bench. Continue the game until one team has all their members standing on the bench.
Zone Ball – Mark out 2 coned areas at different sides of the field or playground. Assign 1 member of teach team to stand in each zone. Children are working to get the ball to their team member in the zone. Once they do so another child (from that team) joins the zone. Continue the game until one team has all their members standing within the zone.