Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Primary 6

Long distance races

Week 3

Subject: P.H.E

Topic: Long distance races

Duration: 40 mins

Reference: Easy way to Basic science and technology for primary schools book 6

Previous knowledge: Pupils are familiar with Football

Objective: At the end of the lesson pupils should be able to�

  1. Define long distance race
  2. Give examples of long distance race


Long distance races are the races that are usually run over a long distance at slow but calculated speed. They are endurance races. No specific lane is allocated to a particular. Runner are allowed to change their lanes, but not overtake other runners from the right side of the lane.

Examples of long distance races are;

  1. 800m
  2. 1500m
  3. 5000m
  4. Marathon

The skills:

The Start: The standing is usually adopted when starting any of the long distances races. The standing start involves a slight bending forward of the body, with the arm in a ready position of� take off.


Step I: Teacher revises previous lesson with pupils

Step II: Teacher introduces and explains new topic to pupils

Step III: Pupils are allowed to ask questions

Step IV: Teacher writes notes on the board for pupils.


  1. What are long distance races?
  2. Give four examples of long distance races
  3. Explain the skills

Conclusion: Teacher moves round for inspection, marking and correction of notes where necessary.

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