The first unit focus is the Striking and Fielding.
These are sports and activities in which strikers score points by hitting or batting a ball and running through designated areas on the field. Fielders prevent opponents from scoring by retrieving the ball and returning it to the bases or areas in the field to stop the play. Examples of Striking and Fielding games are T-Ball, Baseball, Softball and Cricket.
Overall learning objectives provide students with a clear purpose to focus their learning efforts.
In this unit, students will acquire and develop the skills they will need to play T-Ball, Softball and Cricket with confidence. Students will also have the opportunity to select and apply a range of simple tactics and strategies based on the rules of a particular sport they are playing.
At the end of each lesson, students will be asked to reflect on their performance and think of how they can improve.
Games exposure give students a chance to imitate excellent performance and sportsmanship, to utilize emotions to have a positive influence on teammates, to work productively to improve overall team performance and to evaluate and improve their own and team’s performance with the aid of ICT.
These experiences play a crucial role in developing students’ essential life skills which they will need to survive and thrive in life.