KS2 Activity: Athletics – Jumping

The aim of this activity is to choose two or three different jumps and put them together to travel as far as possible!

Start by downloading the Activity Brochure, then watch the demonstration video below.

Download Activity Brochure (PDF)

Skill Challenge: Standing Long Jump!

You have been busy practicing your jumping. Are you ready to take part in our challenge?

Instructions:

Place a starting marker on the floor
Stand behind the marker with your feet ‘shoulder width apart’
Bend your legs and swing your arms
Jump forward landing on both your feet
Place a marker at the back of your foot where you landed
See if you can jump further on your next go and achieve your personal best?
See if you can beat your parent, carer or sibling

Are you ready for your second challenge?

You have been busy practicing your jumping sequences from your ‘learn’ cards. Triple jump is a sequence of 3 jumps.

Skill Challenge: Standing Triple Jump!

Can you learn how to do the triple jump? How far can you jump?

Instructions:

Place a starting marker on the floor
Stand behind the marker with your weakest foot forward
Take off from your front foot and land on the same foot (hop). Practice the hop a few times.
Next add the step in, so when you land from your hop, now step and land on your opposite foot. Practice the hop-step a few times until you feel confident.
Add the final part, the jump! When you have landed from the step, take off from the same foot and land with both feet together. Practice your hop-step-jump until you feel confident.
You are now ready for your challenge
Stand behind your marker and attempt the triple jump trying to get as far as you can.
Place a marker at the back of your foot where you landed
See if you can jump further on your next go and achieve your personal best?
See if you can beat your parent, carer or sibling

Watch the video demonstration below!

Are you finished?

Remember to track your progress on your Activity Worksheet so it counts towards your 120 minutes of activity, then go back and choose another activity!

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