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Week 5: Striking

Welcome to Mr Bates' PE Challenge: Week 5


This week, we are focussing on balance; we will investigate how to strike a ball. It is important that we can hit a ball with control and accuracy either towards a target or to evade an obstacle/fielder and it is a skill which is transferable across a range of sports & activities.


Below are a series of clips, warm-ups and skills, each increasing in difficulty. Work through each of these challenges; consider how each one is different or more challenging than the previous.


To increase or decrease the difficulty whilst completing these challenges, consider how you could 'STEP up' your activity. STEP stands for:


Space- could you make the playing area bigger or smaller, longer or shorter; does this make it easier or trickier?

Task- instead of striking a stationary ball, could it be moving towards you or bouncing in front of you?

Equipment- change the size of the ball you use or the type of striking object you use, might you want a target to aim for? How might this make it easier/harder?

People- could you use a sibling or family member to help by either serving/throwing you the ball or being the fielder to get past? Could you teach them what you've practiced?


Don't forget, don't practice until you get it right... practice until you can't get it wrong!


Can you beat your personal best?


Good luck with this weeks challenge; share your attempts to your portfolio!

To get you warmed up...

Warm up 1

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Warm up 2

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Warm up 3

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Your challenge awaits...

Challenge 1

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Challenge 2

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Challenge 3

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