To record the gross motor skills of Ben using a simple check list. I pay particular attention to the physical tasks, which he can complete Setting The primary school, in which I am working, is situated on a campus with a sports centre; a community school and a 6th form college. It has 6 junior classes and 3 infant classes. There is a class room assistant and a teacher for each class. On a Thursday and a Friday there are 2 students working in the infants. There are a various number of parent helpers in on different days of the week. In Mrs K’s class there are 7 year 2 girls, 5 year 2 boys and 16 year 1’s.
Ben is in year 1 and is 7 years 1 month old. I will take Ben and Jake out into the hall during today’s choosing session. I thought it would make Ben feel more relaxed if he wasn’t pin pointed as a target. Observation I will make notes during my observation, then copy it up into a written report, using a checklist to display my results Task Yes No Comments Run in a straight line showing I asked Ben and Jake to balance and control. race up the hall, Ben could complete the task well. Balance on a small beam. Ben could balance well, and didn’t waver very much. Balance on a medium beam. Ben needed more concentration
to complete this task. Balance on a large beam. Ben needed to retry this task as he fell twice. He concentrated hard and got there eventually. Throw a ball up & catch it After a few tries he got it right. Throw a beanbag up and Ben found the beanbag harder catch it again. to control. Throw a ball to Jake and Ben couldn’t aim the ball at catches the return. Jake and needed many tries. Ben managed to catch the return, but not well. Throw a beanbag to Jake & Ben found the beanbag easier catch the return. to use in this case. Throw a beanbag into a hoop Ben could complete this from 4 feet. task easily.
Throw a bean bag into a hoop Ben had 2 tries at this task at 8 feet. before getting it right. Throw a bean bag into a hoop Ben had a little trouble but at 10 feet. got there in the end. Throw a beanbag into a hoop Ben couldn’t complete this task at 15 feet. and after 5 tries he gave up. Skip with a skipping rope, on Ben couldn’t skip regularly. his own. He managed no more than 3 or 4 completed turns. Skip using a jump rope. Ben managed to skip better With Jake and I turning the rope. He did this task well. Dance to pop music Ben and Jake both dance together, to “s club beat” They both do the dance that is used in the dance video.
Ben uses good strong movements and co-ordination. Choose some equipment and Ben choose to use the hoops play with them as they wish. and see if he could “hoopla” the hoops over the beanbag targets. Jake and Ben set up a score system and played in compation with each other. Play “It” Ben was “It” most of the time and Jake managed to keep away from him. Ben tried to think of ways to trick Jake, and after a lot of persistence and encouragement Ben got him. Describe how it feels after exercising. Ben told me that his heart was “pounding” and that he trouble controlling his breathing. He said he was “boiling hot”