Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Primary 3



Subject: Physical and Health Education

Class: Primary 3

Term: 1st Term

Topic: Locomotor

Subtitle: locomotor movement

Learning Objectives: At the end of this this lesson, pupils should be able to:

  1. Define locomotors
  2. State five examples of locomotors

Resources and materials:

Scheme of work

Online information

Instructional material: chart

Building Background/connection to prior knowledge: pupils are familiar with the topic in their previous classes.



Definition of Locomotion

Locomotion is defined as movement or the ability to move from one place to another, while locomotor is something that is able or capable of movement. Locomotion is usually a voluntary action. Locomotor movements are any movements that take place over some distance. Locomotor movements may also be combined to form dance steps. Motions in which a person's feet remain in one place are considered non-locomotor motions. These include bending, twisting, stretching, pushing and pulling.

There are several locomotor movements that will successfully transfer weight from one location to another:

  • Walking
  • Crawling
  • Running
  • Leaping
  • Jumping
  • Hopping
  • Galloping
  • Sliding
  • Skipping


Strategies and activities:

Step1: Teacher revises the previous topic.

Step2: Teacher introduces the new topic.

Step3: Teacher explains the new topic.

Step4: Teacher welcomes pupils’ questions.

Step5: Teacher evaluates the pupils.

Assessment & Evaluation

  1. Explain locomotor
  2. What is non-locomotor motion
  3. Examples of no-locomotor motion

WRAP UP(CONCLUSION) Teacher goes over the topic once again for better understanding.


  1. State six examples of locomotor motion
  2. What is locomotion?
  3. Locomotion is usually ……………………….

Bending, pushing and pulling are examples of ………………………………….

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