Schemes of Learning
Netball Y8 (Revised Summer 2007)
Subject: Physical Education Year Group: 7 Term: Autumn/Winter
7 v 7 game played with a size 4 ball at Y7 & 8, size 5 at year 9. Aim of the game is to pass the ball through the
opposition net to score a point. Games are usually 4 quarters of 15 mins. Netball is a non-contact sport.
It is understood that prior to netball at Y8, pupils will have completed the Y7 Scheme of Learning that covered
footwork, passing, positions, attack, defence, spacing/moving into, and the 3 ft rule. In Y8 pupils will cover
Dodging, Marking, shooting, aspects of SRF related to netball and throwing in front of the receiving player.
Vocabulary: Where the unit fits in: Assessment:
Defence, attack, positions. Assessment for Learning:
spacing, driving, marking, dodging, 2nd unit of secondary school. WILF/WALT in every lesson.
shooting, extent, HRF, stamina, Taught on a rotation basis in the Success/criteria used to allow pupils
speed, driving. Autumn/Winter term. Most pupils to take more responsibility for their
will have covered the content own learning. plenary content.
outlined in the Y7 SoL. Formally assessed in all four areas
during lesson 7:
K&U, S&A, A&D, E&I.
Resources: Safety/Risk Assessment Curriculum Links:
• Correct footwear/hair tied PSHE: citizenship/fair play/solving
• Task Cards (lesson 4) back/No Jewellery. disputes.
• Netball courts free from litter, Literacy: Extending
foreign objects, no excess water vocabulary/problem solving
from rain. No Ice. Numeracy: Keeping score.
Lesson 1: Recap of Y7 Unit. Learning Outcomes/Success
Obj1: Improve the variety of techniques used for throwing the ball.
Obj2: Recap the roles of attack and defence. WILF:
Obj3: Recap the rules regarding ‘marking’. 1: Pupils to select and perform a variety
of improved passes during a game
W/U: Cardiovascular - Skill Related (Passing) – Stretches. Teacher led, questioning why situation.
we warm up? 2: Pupils to know and show a basic
• To avoid injury understanding of attacking and
• To improve performance defending positions.
• To prepare the body for activity both physically and mentally. 3: Pupils to show that they understand
their role of attack and defence through
Dev1: tactics that they implement.
Recap marking: 3v3 game focussing on passing for attackers and marking techniques
This is a recap lesson, pupils are just
Marking: 1 meter away (ensure feet are in position before hands are raised) On tip toes, familiarising and jogging their memory
hands extended over ball, hands follow ball. of lessons from Y7.
Dev2: Passes: Bounce, Chest, Shoulder.
What is the role of attack? What is the role of defence? Where should each player Attackers should be primarily in goal
primarily be placed during a game? third and centre third.
Defenders should be in defending goal
Game: 7 v 7, Obstruction rule, footwork rule and ‘over a 3rd rule’ emphasised. Off-side third and centre third.
at your discretion.
Plenary: Q&A session on passing, marking, attack/defence, rules.
Lesson 2: Dodging Learning Outcomes/Success
Lesson 3: Marking the player Learning Outcomes/Success
Obj1: To apply a more specific technique for marking our player.
Obj2: Prepare for and recover from exercise safely and effectively. WILF:
Obj3: To improve their ability to defend.
1.To show the correct technique for
W/U: Cardiovascular - Skill Related (Small 3v3 on 1/3 of court) Focus on how best to marking the player in a game situation.
mark the player – Stretches. 2. To answer simple questions about
warm up s and cool downs in relation to
Dev1: In netballl we mark 2 things, either the pass or the player. If we are marking the safety.
player how is it best to do that? What should we do, what should we avoid doing? 3. To show an overall improvement in
(turning our back to the ball, mark with hands...) their ability to defend: attacker receiving
Demo correct technique for marking your player: less passes. (game)
- Side on,
- Slightly in front of player, Plenary: With opposition discuss...
- ALWAYS on our toes,
- Hands down by our sides, Have I improved?
- Constant rotation of the head.
Did the attacker receive less passes this
Dev2: in groups of 4,1 feeder, 1 observer, 1attacker v 1defender drill based on defender week than last?
marking player using correct technique (attacker passive to begin).
If not discuss with them, How can they
Game: 7 v 7, SAME TEAMS AS LAST WEEK. Pupils to refer to team sheets if unsure improve?
where to go. Attackers are again to count how many passes they received on average in
a game. Did the defenders reduce the average amount from last week ? Am I suitable for this position in Netball?
Plenary: Pupils to perform their own cool down. Pupils to discuss with opposition how
effective they where – see opposite
Lesson 4: Shooting Learning Outcomes/Success
Obj1: To apply a more specific technique to shooting WILF:
Obj2: To combine a variety of netball skills efficiently.
1.To be able to adopt the correct
W/U: Cardiovascular – Skill Related – Stretches technique for shooting.
2. To produce a game that focuses on
Dev1: Demonstrate the correct technique for shooting in netball: shooting.
- Stand with your feet shoulder width apart and keep your body straight. 3. Pupils will demonstrate that they can
- Balance the ball on the fingertips of one hand and use your other hand to steady link skills together.
- Bend knees, drop hands behind head, keep back straight. Only GA and GS can shoot in a game of
- Focus on a point at the back of the ring, and let the ball go at the same time as netball.
you straighten your legs.
Pupils then practice through playing a shooting game e.g. Killer A shot can only be taken at the net from
Dev2: Using the ‘Games Making’ Cards pupils are to created their own game in order to inside the circle.
improve their shooting skills. The game must have:
- A Focus on Shooting Defenders would mark the ‘pass’ i.e. 3ft
- A clear area. away, on toes, arms extended.
- A points system
- A combination with at least 1 other skill in netball.
Dev 3: Pupils then teach their game to other groups and they bother play each others.
Feedback should be given.
Q&A on the correct technique for shooting. What would the defender do when the GS or
GA is shooting?
Lesson 5: Health related Fitness in netball – Stamina and Speed. Learning Outcomes/Success
Obj1: Recognise what aspects of HRF are important for netball
Obj2: Evaluate out own level of fitness and investigate ways of improving it. 1.Pupils to discover through playing that
stamina and speed are important
W/U: Cardiovascular (Rats and Rabbits, something speedy) – Skill Related – Stretches. aspects of HRF in netball.
Pupils should be naming at least 5 muscles groups and know that a stretch should be 2. Pupils will know training methods in
held of 10 secs and not ‘bounced’. order to improve/maintain HRF levels.
3. Pupils will have an understanding of
Dev1: Discuss the aspects HRF – Suppleness, Strength, Speed, Stamina, Shape. Pupils their own HRF level.
to play a 7 v 7 game and ask themselves- What aspects of HRF do I need to play
netball? Endurance tests such as the bleep test
can be carried out, however it needs to
Dev2: Discuss findings and ask pupils to give evidence for their answers. Explain to be emphasised that these are not so
pupils that in order to be more effective players we not only have to have good skill much training methods as they are tests
level but must make sure that we maintain a good level of HRF also. to gauge a level of fitness.
Dev3: Conduct a training session focussing on any aspect of HRF identified in netball.
Fartlek training/ Interval Training/ Continuous training.
Pupils to conduct their won cool down. Q&A on why warm up and cool downs are
Lesson 6: Throwing in Front Learning Outcomes/Success
Obj1: Improve the consistency and quality of passing skills. WILF:
Obj2: Understand the importance of passing in front of a player
Obj3: Evaluate the game and make suggestions on how to improve team success. 1.Demonstrate a more sophisticated
W/U: Cardiovascular – Skill Related (Passing) – Stretches. 2. Answer simple question son why it is
important that the ball be played in
Game – Skill - Game front of the receiving player.
Game: 7 v 7 netball. Focus: What happens when the ball is passed behind or directly to 3. Discuss between players in a team on
you? what is their strengths/weaknesses and
what can be done to improve the play.
Skill: In order to ensure that the defending team do not intercept the pass it is
important that the passing player plays the ball out in front of the receiver. The receiver
should therefore be at full arm stretch and full acceleration when the ball is received.
Dev1: In 2’s practice passing out in front of the receiver: Receiver: Signal, and accelerate onto
Feeder: Strong, direct pass in front of
Game: Back into the 7v7 game implementing passing in front of the receiver.
When the game falls down ask the team why they think this is. Give them time in their
teams to discuss and suggest improvements they could make.
Lesson 7: Assessment Learning Outcomes/Success
Warm Up: Criteria
Pupils to conduct own warm up as part of the assessment showing that they understand
the 3 sections to a warm up and that can identify at least 5 muscles in the body and WILF:
how to stretch them. Pupils need to demonstrate safely when doing this. (This is part
of the assessment: “they can apply basic safety principles in preparing for PUPIL SPEAK:
warm up” NC2000)
• Show me that you can dodge your
Teacher reads out the success criteria for a level 5 in Netball (see assessment sheet for • Show me that when you are marking
pupil speak/ below for teacher speak) so that pupils are aware of what they have to do you can use the correct technique.
to gain the appropriate grade. • When you are shooting show that
you can use an effective technique.
• Can dodge an opponent in order to advance • Tell me what aspects of HRF are
• Is successful in applying the correct technique when marking a player. important for netball
• Can demonstrate the correct shooting technique • Consistency pass with accuracy.
• Can pass in front of the receiving player.
• Something about HRF. Or Warm Up.
Pupils gain a level 5 if they can successfully ‘tick’ each of the above criteria.
NB: Pupils get assessed in K/U as much as S/A. Therefore there is a question
sheet to use if you feel a pupil has not or cannot show you a particular skill
but you feel they still have a good level of knowledge and understanding.
Game: 7 v 7 games played. Every 5 minutes whistle is blown and players swap
positions using the rotation: GK, GD, WD, C, WA, GA, GS.
Assessment Question Sheet
Objective 1: To show an ability to dodge an opponent in order to advance.
1) What are 2 important things you need to do in order to dodge your player well?
- Pull them away from the space
- Quick change of speed.
- Accelerate forward
2) Why is it important that we dodge our opponent?
- To make sure we receive the pass
- So that we don’t ask for an overhead ball and get it intercepted.
Objective 2: To apply an effective technique when marking a player.
1) Describe how you would mark a player when they DON’T have the ball.
- Side on,
- Slightly in front of player,
- ALWAYS on our toes,
- Hands down by our sides,
- Constant rotation of the head.
Objective 3: To apply an effective technique when shooting.
1) Give me 2 things you need to remember when trying to shoot correctly.
- Stand with your feet shoulder width apart and keep your body straight.
- Balance the ball on the fingertips of one hand and use your other hand to steady it.
- Bend knees, drop hands behind head, keep back straight.
- Focus on a point at the back of the ring, and let the ball go at the same time as you straighten your legs.
Objective 4: Recognise what aspects of HRF are important for netball
1) What aspects of Health Related Fitness do you think are essential for playing netball?
Objective 5: Consistency pass with accuracy
1) Describe how you would pass a ball to a player in your team.
-Any description of a pass but must have some discussion about where the pass is to be received, i,e. out in front of the
Task1: Games Making Task1: Games Making
In small groups create a game that will improve the shooting In small groups create a game that will improve the shooting
technique of the person playing it. The game MUST have: technique of the person playing it. The game MUST have:
- A focus on Shooting - A focus on Shooting
- A specific area - A specific area
- A points system - A points system
- Include at least 1 other skill in netball. - Include at least 1 other skill in netball.
In your groups play this game. Ask yourself these questions. In your groups play this game. Ask yourself these questions.
Does it work? Does it work?
Is it enjoyable? Is it enjoyable?
Do you need to make any changes? Do you need to make any changes?
• To show an ability to dodge an opponent in order to advance.
• To apply an effective technique when marking a player.
• To apply an effective technique when shooting.
• Recognise what aspects of HRF are important for netball
• Consistency pass with accuracy
PUPILS WHO ARE BELOW OR EXCEEDING EXPECTATION SHOULD BE LOCATED FIRST
EVERYONE ELSE IS THEN BY DEFAULT ACHIEVING AND THEREFORE A LEVEL 5.
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