Lesson 1

Sport and Leisure

Part of Unit 8 - Lifelong Physical Activities
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Learning Intention

Students will create a class definition of sport and leisure. Students will consider which elements of fitness are used in some sport and leisure activities.

Activity A

Images of sport and leisure shown to the students using the digital resource “Leisure Activities”(U8L1R1). After watching the digital resource, the students form pairs and brainstorm various sport and leisure activities they saw, and any other sport and leisure activities that they can think of that weren’t on this resource. This is shared with the class.

The term SPORT AND LEISURE is displayed. The students take time to think of their own definition of what LEISURE means. The students turn to another student and share their definitions. These are shared with the class and a class definition is created.

The term FITNESS is displayed. 3 different definitions are shown. Children are invited to choose the correct one. Discuss the correct answer as a class.

As a class, review some of the leisure activities that were discussed and viewed on the digital resource. As the different images are displayed, discuss some of the elements of fitness in each one.

Worksheet: Leisure activities

Have students list the types of sport and leisure activities they and their family / peer group members participated in during the week. Students are to present their findings.

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Teacher Notes

Leisure: time free from the demands of work or duty, when one can rest, enjoy hobbies or sports, etc.

Fitness: capability of the body of distributing inhaled oxygen to muscle tissue during increased physical effort.

(Definitions taken from www.dictionary.com)