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Life orientation

Grade 5

Physical development and movement

Module 20

Field and track techniques


To learn field and track techniques

[lo 4.3]

  1. An exercise in passing the relay baton

Material: One relay baton for every three learners. Remember: a sawn-off broomstick or dowel can also be used. Two markers per group.

The learners are divided into groups of three.

Two markers are placed at a distance of about 10 - 15 m apart (depending on the available space).

Learner A starts off from the correct starting position, holding the stick in his/her right hand.

Learner B stands at the second marker and receives the baton from his/her friend with his/her left hand.

Learner C receives the baton with his/her right hand and runs back to Learner A, who receives the baton with his/her left hand.

This round can be run about five times.

The baton is passed on alternately using both the blind method and the visual method.

Each learner has a turn to start.

  1. Practising hurdles using chairs

Material: five chairs per group

  • Divide the learners into equal groups of about six learners per group.
  • Place chairs in a row with the back rests to the side, at a distance of about 4 m apart.
  • Learners take turns to hurdle over the obstacles.

  1. Long jump exercise, with a long run-up

Material: Blackboard chalk, two mats per group.

Divide the learners into equal groups of about six learners per group.

Draw a take-off line in chalk for each group.

Place the mats lengthwise on top of each other 1 m from the take-off point.

Draw marking lines with chalk on one side of the mats.

Learners practise the long-jump technique on the shortened take-off.

NB: The height attained after the take-off point, and the forward swing when landing, are important.

  1. Triple jump exercise with shortened run-up

The same method is used as for the long-jump exercise described above.

In this exercise, the mats are placed 3 - 4 m from the take-off line.

Correct leg coordination and rhythm are needed in order to fit in the complete taking-off routine (twice on the one foot, then the other).


LO 4


The learner will be able to demonstrate an understanding of, and participate in, activities that promote movement and physical development.

We know this when the learner:

4.1 explores a range of target games;

4.3 demonstrates a range of field and track athletics techniques;

4.4 performs rhythmic movements and steps with attention to posture and style;

4.5 demonstrates knowledge of safety measures in and around water.


The learning content of modules 19-22 offers the learners the opportunity to promote important concepts concerning sportsmanship, rules of the game, precision and balance in a playful manner. The importance of sticking to the rules of the game must be brought to bear on them in every activity in which they participate. The way in which the educator handles the rules and discipline in relation to the learning content will determine the degree of success attained in this module. The games are conducive to the development of team spirit and esprit de corps in this grade. Practising the relay races, hurdles, long jump and HOP, SKIP AND JUMP also offers the learners the opportunity to prepare for the school’s sports day.

The importance of safety measures in and around the swimming pool, at the seaside, or in aquatic sports is paramount. In the context of aquatic activities, statistics indicate an alarmingly high mortality rate amongst children up to the age of 14.

Questions & Answers

Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
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What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
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