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Life orientation

Grade 6

Physical development and movement

Module 15

Striking and fielding games

Activity 1:

To play fun games

[lo 4.1]


Material: One homemade wooden cricket bat, a tennis ball, five doormats to be used as bases.

  • The learners are divided into two groups: strikers and fielders.
  • The bases are placed 25 m apart in a diamond formation.
  • The pitcher’s base is placed approximately 5 m in front of the striker’s base.
  • The team that is striking sits just outside the pitch, in striking order.
  • The pitcher pitches the ball relatively softly at the striker, so that as it approaches the base it is not higher than the striker’s head.
  • The striker receives three balls and can run after any ball, whether he has succeeded in striking the ball or not.
  • He is out if he hits the ball behind the striking line or if he is caught out or run out.
  • A striker is also out when a fielder fields the ball and touches the base towards which the striker is running.
  • The teams change sides when three strikers are out.
  • There may not be more than one striker at the same base.
  • A run is made when a striker succeeds in completing a round successfully.
  • A striker can be run out at any time when he is not in contact with the base.
  • One home run is equal to two runs.
  • A catcher is taken from the fielders.
  • The striking order must be retained after each turn.

Beetle Soccer

Material: Two sets of goal posts (markers or bricks can also be used as goal posts), a soccer ball or another relatively large ball, a whistle for the teacher, coloured bands for one team.

(The game should preferably be played indoors on a smooth floor to prevent learners’ hands from being hurt.)

  • Set up the goal posts 5 - 7 m apart.
  • Divide the learners into two teams of 5 - 10 learners per team.
  • One team wears coloured bands.
  • All players must adopt the beetle position, which is on all fours, but “upside down”. The palms of the hands must touch the ground at all times.
  • Learners try to score a goal by kicking the ball between the goal posts.
  • The goalkeeper is the only player who may get up into a normal upright position to fetch the ball when a goal has been scored.

NB Positional play is important and it will make the game more effective and less exhausting.

Surplus players encourage the teams by cheering them on.

Hand soccer

  • This game is played in the same way as beetle soccer, but players adopt a normal upright position.
  • Only hands may be used to handle the ball.
  • The ball may only be moved along the ground by hitting it with the palm of the hand.
  • Learners may not run with the ball.
  • Only the goalkeeper is allowed to defend the goal posts.

The goal posts may be 3 - 5 m apart. (Inverted stools may serve as goal posts.)

NB: Offside rules are not applicable.

Ring- and Stickball

Material: A stick of 1,5 m long for each “goal keeper”, a tenniquoit ring, coloured bands for one team.

  • Learners are divided into two teams of 5 - 10 players.
  • Members of one team wear coloured bands.
  • This game is similar to netball, the only difference being that there are no goal posts, but only a goalkeeper holding a stick.
  • The tenniquoit ring is used instead of a ball.
  • A point is scored when the goalkeeper catches the ring with the stick.


Learning outcomes(LOs)
LO 4
P HYSICAL D EVELOPMENT A ND M OVEMENTThe learner will be able to demonstrate an understanding of, and participate in, activities that promote movement and physical development.
Assessment standards(ASs)
We know this when the learner:
4.1 applies relevant concepts in a variety of striking and fielding games;
4.2 demonstrates refined sequences emphasising changes of shape, speed and direction through gymnastic actions;
4.3 participates in a physical fitness programme designed to develop particular aspects of fitness;
4.4 performs rhythmic patterns of movement with co-ordination and control;
4.5 applies basic First Aid in different situations.

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