This term we are learning to play netball. We started with recapping on our already learnt skills: chest and bounce pass. We then worked on the skills in netball where you move into space when you don't have the ball to receive. Our focus this term in netball, is to understand the positions in a game. Here we have started by introducing GK, GD, C, GA and GS and understanding their restricted areas on the court. Next week, we will look to add WA and WD.
Sports Festival (11.10.23)
We enjoyed our morning at Pyrland School taking part in a competitive sports festival with other local primary schools. We played netball, dodgeball, tag rugby and ultimate frisbee. Great sportsmanship shown by all throughout the morning. Credit to Ben who was our photography for the morning.
Team Games/ Social Skills (15.09.23)
First term of the new year and we are focusing on team work. We have exploring the skills needed to work successfully as a team by being placed in random groups and set little challenges to overcome together. We have played 'cross the river', 'Sheep led by their Shepard', 'Radioactive Waster bucket challenge' and a test to lower a pole to the ground with all group members index fingers touching the pole at all times. Sounds easy but it wasn't. We discussed what made certain groups successful and what could we do to improve how we work together to complete the challenge set.
In P.E this term, we have been practising our rounders skills. We have all had experience playing rounders in previous years, therefore, our focus has not been on the catching, throwing and hitting but rather the game rules and tactics. We have been playing various versions of the games and really working on how to plan our fielding team and as a batter how we can maximise our score. We have loved the timed version of rounders as it created a very exciting finish.
This half term we have been learning the sport of handball. We have really benefitted practising our catching and throwing skills and enjoyed mastering new rules such as having only three seconds with the ball in our hands - this has made us sharpen our decision making. We have found the game really exciting and fast paced.
In hockey, we have been working hard on developing our close ball control by ensuring we use the correct grip and stance with the hockey stick. We tested this skill by playing King/ Queen of the Ring where close control is essential. We then moved on to focus on the push pass and practise how we generate power with the push pass by stepping into the shot. We then progressed this further by cushioning a received pass and then straight into a push pass.
Tennis in PE!
We have been trying tennis this term. We started by working on our grip and eye, ball and racket coordination before moving onto perfecting our forehand and backhand stroke.
Some children in class have been participating in the Bikeability programme. Today they sharpened their handling and control skills before looking to take those skills onto the open road tomorrow.
Sports Day Fun in Class 5!
Year 6 children loved leading the activities and helping the younger children. The sprint races at the end where a particular highlight for many. Thank you to all our parents/ guardians that could make it to cheer the children on.
Real PE (Gym) - Creativity
This term we have been working on being creative in PE through ball and gymnastic skills. Combining various movements, shapes and holds with balls and other equipment to music. We challenged ourselves to work in small groups.
Team work makes the dream work!
15th March Class 5, along with Class 4 and 3, enjoyed a day focusing on extremely important team building skills. Each class was split into three groups and they had to complete various team challenges. Once completed, a clue was shared with the group to narrow down the suspects for who kidnapped Kevin the Lamar. Everyone had a great time and learnt a great deal about each other.
See more photos from the day on our Whole School Events page by following the link below.
Tennis (Spring Term) - Forehand and backhand
This term we are focusing on Tennis in P.E and we began by working on our ball to racket coordination before moving onto the forehand and backhand strokes.