Subject: Health Science

Topic: Volleyball

Duration: 40mins

Reference Material: Physical and Health Education for Primary School, 5

Previous Knowledge: Pupils are familiar with rhythmic activities.

Objective: At the end of the lesson, pupils should:

  • State a brief history of volleyball in Nigeria.
  • List the equipment used in Volleyball


          Volleyball was invented by Williams Morgan in 1895. The first volleyball association was formed at Methodist Boy’s High School, in Lagos in 1964. It was known as Lagos Amateur Volleyball Association (LAVA).

          The Nigeria amateur Volleyball Association was formed in 1969. In 1973, Nigeria took part in volleyball competition at the second All – Africans Games.

Equipment used in Volleyball

  1. Volleyball court       Whistle
  2. Net       Jersey
  3. Ball       Canvas, Shoes, Socks and Knee Caps
  4. Line Flags


Step 1: Teacher revises the previous lesson with the pupils.

Step 2: Teacher introduces and explains the new topic to the pupils.

Step 3: Pupils are allowed to ask questions.

Step 4: Teacher writes notes under content on the board for pupils to copy.


  1. List five equipment used in Volleyball
  2. When was Nigeria Amateur Volleyball Association formed?

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