Across the school we really enjoy PE! We passionately believe in the importance of developing 'Sport and Healthy Lifestyles' amongst our children and local community. Throughout the year we will develop these through a range of sporting activities including games, gymnastics, movement and athletics. '5 a Day' and 'Wakey Shakey' are classroom based exercises we also like to do too!
With a large proportion of the Government PE Funding we have received, staff work with Mr Dave, using his expertise to inspire and develop their skills. This ensures high quality PE for our children and build staff confidence in the delivery of PE.
We have been seeking information from our families about clubs the children currently attend out of school, in order for us to make links with the local community. Mr Dave is building up links with providers in the local area and it is fantastic hearing that so many of our children are attending Nelson Football Club and Seedhill Athletics Track.
What we have been learning
In athletics we have been exploring running. We have been focusing on speed, changing direction, following different pathways and running round and over a variety of obstacles. We have also enjoyed testing different take offs and landings which we have used when participating in relay races. Additionally we have had lots of fun learning about different exciting equipment such as the javelin, hurdles and discus.
In games we have been exploring simple tactics for attacking and defending. We have been developing skills such as spatial awareness and changing direction and have been participating in lots of different team games.
In gymnastics we are learning all about different rolls, travels and turns. As a gymnast we know that you always have to be smart, so we are working very hard on our control and body position during each movement we make. We are working towards creating a three step sequence with a clear beginning, middle and end. Ask us to perform our sequence for you at home!
We were very lucky to have Sammi in from Sandersons dance in to teach us a variety of street dance routines and sequences. We then performed them for our parents, take a look at our routines...
We run daily before and after school sports clubs. Click the link below to find out what's on;