Spar Lancashire School Games

Learn!Athletics: Jumping

Equipment: Plastic bottle, tins, socks, tea towel/towel

Aim: To choose two or three different jumps and put them together to travel as far as possible.

Task 1Jump the Stream:
From a starting point jump from 2 feet to 2 feet three times and mark how far you have jumped using piece of equipment. (This is the distance to beat in Task 2 & 3)

Point to help improve jumping 2 feet to 2 feet

  • Start in the ski position with arms back behind you in preparation to jump.
  • Swing arms forward and take off
  • Land on both feet and bend knees

Task 2: From the same starting point jump from 2 feet to one foot (2-1), one foot to 2 feet (1-2) and 2 feet to 2 feet (2-2). Did you beat the distance from Task 1?

Task 3 Thinking task:
Create a sequence of jumps and leaps to cross the stream

  • Can you try jumping from 2-2, 2-1, 1-2, and 1-1?
  • Which of the combinations you create gets you past the distance from Task 1?
  • Record which combination of 2 or 3 jumps you created gets you the furthest distance.