Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Primary 5







BEHAVIORAL OBJECTIVES; At the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to:

  1. Define volley ball
  2. Mention the stages in volley ball

Instructional materials

Different kind of Charts and references materials 

Scheme of work 

And other relevant materials

6 years basic Education curriculum

Online information


Pupils are familiar with the topic in their previous classes.



History of volleyball

The game of volleyball was created in 1895 in the United States by Dr William Morgan. Volleyball was created as a competitive and recreational sport. In 1947, the world governing body of volleyball was formed and called International Volleyball Federation or Federation Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB). It became an Olympic Sport in 1964 in Tokyo, Japan. Today, volleyball has spread to all parts of the world, and is a popular sport in Nigeria. It was introduced in Lagos in 1965 by the British. It later spread to other parts of the country. In 1970, the Nigeria Volleyball Federation was officially inaugurated with Mr J.C. Omoruan as its first chairman. Since that time, the game has continued to grow and develop fast in the country. The pioneer players included J.C. Omoruan, A. Oduyale and A. Ajiduah. Nigeria has participated in several international competitions, including the Olympic qualifiers, the ECOWAS Games and the All Africa Games.


Nature of the game

Volleyball has the following nature or characteristics:

  • It is a team game.
  • It is played by boys, girls, as well as adult men and women.
  • It is a scoring game.
  • It is a recreational and competitive game.
  • It is played by 12 players with 6 players in each team.
  • It is played on a flat field (grass or hard surface).
  • It is started by a service of the ball from either of the two teams.

Facilities and equipment

These are the facilities and equipment needed to play volleyball:

  • The court which is rectangular in shape, 18 m long and 9 m wide
  • The ball
  • The net
  • The net support 5 The referee’s stand
  • The dress – canvas shoes, stockings and pads, kneecaps and jerseys
  • Whistle
  • The score sheets and board

The facilities are the court, net support and the referee’s stand. The equipment are the ball, net, whistle, scoreboard, score sheets, and wears for the players. We will discuss two of these.


The ball

The ball should be spherical in shapeand made of leather or rubber. The ball should have only one colour. The circumference is 65 - 67cm, while the weight is 260 - 280g. 

The net

The net should be 1 m wide and 9.5 m long. The net should be stretched from post to post and the flexible cable should be 2.43 m high from the ground for male teams and 2.24 m for female teams. Flexible antennae, 1.80 m long shall extend 80 cm above the net and 20 cm outside the marker to indicate when the ball is completely outside the marker.


Assessment and evaluation

Teacher asks questions from pupils based on the topic 

 Wrap up and conclusions

Teacher goes over the topic for better understanding



  • Who created volleyball?
  • In what year was volleyball created?
  • How many players make up a team in volleyball?
  • Who introduced volleyball to Nigeria?

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