Intermediate 1/ 2 PE Skills & Techniques Lesson 8
Aim of Today’s Lesson • Complete a number of Intermediate 1 examination questions on Skills and Techniques. • Make any note required to improve our own performance at each question.
Qu. 1. Choose two skills/techniques from gymnastics and explain why each is important for successful performance. • Skill 1………….(2) • Skill 2………….(2) • Each answer is worth 2 marks so think about how much detail you should be giving.
Example Answer 1 • Skill 1 – Forward Roll (Rotation) • Forward roll was used to link more complex skills in my routine together. • This allowed my routine to flow more easily.
Example Answer 2 • Skill 2 – Headstand (Balance) • My headstand was important as it allowed me to contrast fast, explosive action (e.g. handspring) with still balances. This demonstrated a change of speed.
Example Answer 3 • Skill 3 – Handspring (Flight) • My handspring showed a change of levels as I moved over apparatus. • It is also a complex skill that gets me more marks if performed successfully.
Question 2 • Describe how you gathered information on a skill/technique that was a weakness in your performance.(3)
Model Answer • I completed a Model Performer observation schedule for the handstand forward roll. • The observation schedule broke the handstand forward roll down into subroutines. • I performed the skill 3 times. • After each attempt I watched a video of my performance. • I placed a , X or ? beside each subroutine depending on how well I performed it.
Question 3 • Describe the problems you had when performing that skill/technique. (3)
Model Answer • This can be answered in 1000’s of ways! • An example…I didn’t lock my arms when I took my weight on my hands. This meant that I would buckle under the weight of my body. When I did manage to role out of my handstand I would sometimes struggle to stand up without using my hands.
Qu. 4. Select two methods of practice from the list below and describe how they were used to develop your weakness. • Gradual Build-up • Whole-Part-Whole • Repetition Practice • Method of Practice 1………..(2) • Method of Practice 2………..(2)
Model Answer - Whole-Part-Whole • I performed the full skill but realised there was a weakness within it. • I then isolated (took the weakness out) the weak part of my skill & practiced it on its own. • When I felt I had improved the weakness I put the skill back together. I then practiced the full skill again.
Model Answer - Repetition Practice • When I became proficient (good) at the skill I repeated it over and over. • This allowed me to ‘groove’ the skill and make it automatic. • After each attempt my partner gave me a small piece of feedback to concentrate on for next time.
Question 5 • How did you use motivation or concentration or feedback when developing this skill? (2)
Model Answer - Feedback • I used feedback from my model performer observation schedule to create practices that would develop my weakness. • During my practice I received verbal feedback from my teacher. I focused on developing this area during my next attempt. • Praise built my confidence as I practiced.
Question 6 • What goals/targets did you set yourself when developing this skill/technique? (2)
Model Answer • By breaking the skill down into smaller stages I had set myself small, achievable goals. • My specific goals were…to lock my arms during the handstand and to reach forwards out of the forwards roll to stand up without using my hands.
Question 7 How did developing this skill/technique improve your overall performance? (2)
Model Answer • The handstand forward roll is a complex skill. • My routine now contains more complex skills with high tariffsthat are performed with controland fluency allowing me to gain a higher mark. • Being able to perform the skill automaticallyallows me to perform it to a high level without thinking about it. This allows me to focus on forthcoming skillsto ensure they are executed with control and fluency.
Homework • Due on Thursday 11th March • Choose a skill that was a weakness. How did this skill affect your performance? (3) • Describe how you recorded information about your weakness. (3) • Describe the steps you took to improve your performance in this skill or technique. (3) • What changes did you see in your performance after a period of time? (2)