Class: Primary 2

Term: 2nd Term

Week: 4

Age: 6 years


Duration: 40 minutes


Subject: Basic Science And Technology

Curriculum Theme: Physical And Health Education

Topic: Safety Rules In Basketball Game

Content: Safety Rules In Basketball Game

Specific Objectives:
By the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to:

  • List 3 safety rules in a basketball game.

Reference Materials:

  • 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
  • Abuja Educational Resource Centre Scheme of work
  • NAPPS National Unified Scheme of Work
  • Course Book
  • Online Information
  • Textbooks (List your relevant textbook here)

Instructional Materials:

  • Basketball
  • Whiteboard/Chart
  • Markers
  • Pictures/Visual Aids
  • Safety signs/posters

Rationale for the Lesson:

Understanding safety rules in a basketball game is crucial for the well-being of players and ensures an enjoyable and injury-free sports experience.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:

Students should have a basic understanding of basketball and general safety concepts.


Content Development: Safety Rules In Basketball Game

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeacher’s Point/ActivitiesPupils’ Activities
Introduction 5 minsIntroduce the lesson Discuss the importance of safety in sports. Ask if they know any safety rules in basketball.Share thoughts and ideas.
Identifying Safety Rules 10 minsDiscussionGuide pupils in listing safety rules in a basketball game. Discuss each rule and its importance.Participate in the discussion and list safety rules.
Visual Presentation 5 minsVisual AidsUse pictures or visual aids to reinforce safety rules. Discuss real-life scenarios.Observe and discuss visuals.
Group Activity 10 minsGroup WorkDivide pupils into groups. Each group creates a poster illustrating one safety rule.Work in groups to create posters.
Note Taking5 minsWriting Provide a summary of safety rules for note-taking.Take notes on safety rules.
Evaluation 3 minsQuestion and AnswerAsk questions about safety rules discussed.Respond to questions individually.
Conclusion 2 minsRecap and DiscussionSummarize the lesson and emphasize the importance of following safety rules.Share thoughts on the lesson.

Note to Pupils:
Safety Rules In Basketball Game

  1. No Running Inside the Gym:
  • Players should walk, not run, when inside the gym or on the basketball court to avoid collisions and accidents.

2. Respect the Boundaries:

  • Players must stay within the designated boundaries of the basketball court to prevent collisions with walls or other obstacles.

3. No Rough Play:

  • Players should avoid pushing, shoving, or engaging in any rough play that could lead to injuries.

4. Use Proper Equipment:

  • Players should wear appropriate sports attire and use proper basketball shoes to maintain grip and reduce the risk of slipping.

5. Listen to the Coach:

  • Players must pay attention to and follow the instructions given by the coach or teacher to ensure safe and organized gameplay.

6. No Hanging on the Basketball Hoop:

  • Players should not hang or swing on the basketball hoop, as this can lead to the hoop falling or causing injury.

7. Report Hazards:

  • If players notice any hazards on the court, such as slippery spots or damaged equipment, they should report it to the teacher or coach immediately.


  1. Can you name two safety rules in a basketball game?
  2. Why is it important to follow safety rules during sports activities?

Note to Teachers:

Customize the lesson content, teaching methods, and pupil activities to suit your teaching style, curriculum, and available resources.

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Last Update: November 20, 2023