This list consists of activitiy ideas, worksheets, songs and lesson ideas to support the teaching of movement in Year Two. Try out how the body can move in different ways, look at how different animals move and make a moving toy.
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A video showing a lesson idea for incorporating science and PE. Children explore their own movement and learn about how their bodies are affeced by exercise. Photographs could be taken of different ways of moving and then in a next lesson children could work in groups each holding a card showing a different movement. They could order themselves to show movements from fastest to slowest and answer questions on simple comparisons. Other photograph cards could also be included and groups decide where they should go for example an adult walking, a remote control car moving, a toddler on a ride-on toy.
Explore,design and make moving toys in this project which combines D& T and science. Working in pairs children could ask predict how different toys will move and then test this out. Children could investigate which type of roly poly travels the fastest using a ramp or whether roly polys with bigger wheels travel further than those with smaller wheels.
Three activities with teachers notes aimed at Key Stage One linking forces and movement and D&T. Use a presentation and card activity to look at different animals and decide if they can fly. Investigate helium-filled balloons and make and test paper aeroplanes.
Activities 1-3 on page 2 on the pdf look at the movement of different animals in the sea. Ask children to demonstare the movements of different animals and try and guess each other's animal from the movement. Includes a worksheet to colour and stick in and colourful photographs to promote discussion of mevement.
Colourful double page spreads which could be used on an interactive whiteboard to stimulate discussion at the start of a lesson.
Pages 4 and 5 ask chldren to find different kinds of movement.
Pages 14 and 15 show different movements a child can make.
Pages 20 and 21 show animals moving.