Invasion Games in Grade 5

This week we started an Invasion Games unit in Grade 5.

We played a couple of tag games to get learners thinking the best strategies to really support their partners in the games. As they played, they realized what worked well and what didn’t. That made them think of new strategies to be successful.

As you know, invasion games are games where teams score when they move an implement into the opposing team zone and successfully attack that team’s goal or target area. Examples of invasion games include soccer, basketball, football, hockey, etc.

Today’s learning intention was:

To Create Space in Invasion Games by Using Fundamental Movements

We played several modified games where students, playing 3vs 3 or 4vs 4, had to keep the possession of the ball by moving into open spaces.

These games can be as simple as “Pass the ball five times to get a point”

Learners had to come up with the best tactics to keep the possession of the ball and they scored by passing the ball five times. As soon as the other team intercepted the ball the had to start again from zero.

In addition, as the games went on, we started to add challenges to some teams, such as no passing back to back, pass ten times, these student has to be receiving the last past, and so on.

We recorded some of the games, so students can get feedback of how they are creating space in order to keep the possession of the ball.