PreK-Grade 5 Kicking

West Haven Public Schools

Unit Planning Organizer

Revised September 2010

Subject: Physical Education                                                                                       

Grade: Pre K - 5

Unit:  Kicking                                                                                                                


Essential Question(s):

  • Why do we step with non-dominant foot next to the ball?
  • Why should I follow through when I kick?
  • Why can’t I kick the ball with my toe?

Big Idea(s):

  • Step next to ball for accuracy and balance
  • Follow through for full force of the kick
  • You can break your toe

CT State Standards (includes West Haven’s “Priority” GLES’s in BOLD and “Supporting” Standards)

  • Priority
    • E.9.4. Acquire beginning skills for a few specialized movement forms
    • E.13.1. Understand, participate in the development of, and follow classroom rules; follow activity-specific rules, safety practices and procedures; and demonstrate etiquette and good sportsmanship in a variety of physical activity settings
  • Supporting
    • P.10.1. Demonstrate an understanding of body awareness concepts by identifying large and small body parts; show understanding of quality of movement concepts and apply them to psychomotor skills (e.g., demonstrating momentary stillness in balance activities, distinguishing when to kick a ball softly or with force);and show understanding of space concepts by identifying and demonstrating personal and general space
    • E.10.1. Demonstrate an understanding of what the body does, where the body moves, how the body performs the movement and relationships that occur in movement
    • E.10.3. Demonstrate knowledge of rules, safety practices and procedures of specific activities

“Unwrapped” Concepts and Skills, and Bloom Levels (BL)

Concepts(Need to Know)

Skills(Able to Do)




Non dominant  foot next to ball




Non dominant foot points at the target




Follow  through after you kick the ball
















 Instructional Planning

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