Year 4 Week 3

Hi Students,

How did you stay active last week?

What was your favourite exercise?


This week, you are going to focus on your Footy skills. Why not do these in your Footy colours?! If you like you can even send us a photo of you practising your skills. Remember, aim to be physically active for at least 60 minutes every day!


Year 4 – Kicking, Handball, Marking & Picking-up a Ground Ball

  • For your kicking, watch this video first 
  • For handballing, watch this video first 
  • Have a look at this video for marking the ball
  • This is how you should be picking-up a ground ball 
  • Grab your footy and select a good spot where you can practice these skills in your backyard (check with Mum or Dad). If you don’t have a footy, use another ball, or you can try and make your own out of old newspapers and tape
  • Do some jogging on the spot for a few minutes and a few exercises from week1 to warm-up. Aim for at least 15 minutes
  • Practice your kicking as shown in the video. First work on your preferred leg, but don’t forget to work on your other leg too. You can try kicking to self, to a family member, or through a goal
  • Practice your handballing as shown in the video. It’s very important that you handball with your right and left hand. Start with handballing to self, then progress to handballing to a family member. If you are practising by yourself, then you can handball to a brick wall outside, so you can then catch the ball once it bounces off the wall
  • For marking the ball, start by throwing the ball to self or bounce it off a wall and mark it in your chest. Then try to toss the ball up high and mark it overhead. You can also ask a family member to help you with this skill by throwing or handballing the ball to you. Ask them to start near you and move away as you progress
  • To practice picking-up the ball, place the ball on the ground a few steps away from you, run to it and pick-up as shown in the video. You can then jog back and place the ball in it’s spot again. Repeat this a few times. Then progress to picking-up a moving ball. You can do this by rolling the ball in front of you and picking it up before it stops, or by asking a family member to roll the ball towards you
  • Finish with some cooling down exercises from week 1 or 2


Keep Smiling!

Mr. Cremona & Ms. Muir