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Key Stage 3 lesson plans

Stoolball is recommended by the UK National Curriculum 2007 at Key Stages 3 and 4 (ages 11-16). These lesson plans together form a National Curriculum unit of work for pupils at Key Stage 3 (ages 11-14), using stoolball to support the following key concepts:

  • Competence. Understand the context of a striking and fielding (wicket running game) and the skills required to outwit an opponent
  • Performance. Improve skills related to fielding (bowling, throwing, catching barriers) and striking in all directions
  • Creativity. Consider how to use attacking and defending play in order to the maximise opportunity to score runs or minimise the opponent’s opportunity to score
  • Healthy active lifestyles. Use modified wicket running games to include all pupils in physical exercise. Encourage pupils to continue playing stoolall outside of the school environment.

Download lesson plans

  1. Physical Education unit of work (PDF format, 42K)
  2. Lesson One – A wicket-running game (PDF format, 35K)
  3. Lesson Two – Bowling (PDF format, 88K)
  4. Lesson Three – Batting (PDF format, 926K)
  5. Lesson Four – Fielding skills – throwing and catching (PDF format, 39K)
  6. Lesson Five – Fielding skills – Barriers (PDF format, 49K)
  7. Lesson Six – Gameplay and umpiring (PDF format, 74K)