Physical Education KS1 / KS2: Obstacle Challenge - Trust and Teamwork

Commentators Johnny and Jasmine introduce a range of basic movements to help your class gain the skills they will need to work together and complete the ‘Obstacle Challenge’.

We join the red team in the arena as they attempt to navigate obstacles by crawling, climbing and weaving through them.

Trust and teamwork are essential to success in this challenge.

Will the red team be able to work together to complete the course?

This is from the series: Let's Get Active

Teacher Notes

Create your own obstacle course, either in the classroom, school hall or playground, as outlined in the film.

Split your class into two teams and blindfold one person in each team.

Those in the team who are not blindfolded are then responsible for directing the blindfolded player around the obstacles; until they get to the finishing point.

Swap over until everyone has had the opportunity to be a guide or complete the course.

Key curriculum skills: Balance, coordination, running, jumping, plyometric bounding, physically taxing basic movements, agility, teamwork, speed, creativity, imagination, gymnastics based (early specialisation sport/key in developing functional movement), personal challenge and intrinsic motivation.

Curriculum Notes

This clip will be relevant for teaching Physical Education. This topic appears in KS1 and KS2 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and Early and First level and Second Level in Scotland.

More from the series: Let's Get Active

Physical Education KS1 / KS2: Dance Zone - Simple Movement Patterns
Physical Education KS1 / KS2: Lava Zone - Balance, Agility and Coordination skills
Physical Education KS1 / KS2: Dodge Zone - Throwing and Catching skills
Physical Education KS1 / KS2: Hybrid Sports - Attacking and Defending
Physical Education KS1 / KS2: Simple Indoor Track and Field Challenges