18 Oct 2019

PE Monthly Update #3

Unit 2 – Movement Composition – Gymnastics

The Year Ones have started their new movement composition unit which has been focussing on gymnastics. They have learnt three of the gymnastics shapes – straight, star and tuck and have been using these shapes when moving, jumping and rolling.

 

Unit 2 Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS)

In the first four weeks of FMS we had a station which focussed on eye tracking. They will now use the skill of eye tracking to help them when striking objects. Our other stations are focussing on balance, game readiness, memory and locomotion.

Unit 2 Adventure Challenge

The Year Twos have started their new adventure challenge. During this unit the focus has been on team work especially cooperation and team work. They have worked in teams to complete challenges and we have looked at the importance of communication and cooperation when working as a team. 

 

Unit 2 Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS)

In the first four weeks of FMS we had a station which focussed on eye tracking. They will now use the skill of eye tracking to help them when striking objects. Our other stations are focussing on balance, game readiness, memory and locomotion. They Year 2s have also been looking at setting their own targets and decided on their levels when doing various stations.

Unit 2 Adventure Challenge

The Year 3s have been working on communication skills in their PE lessons. They have tried communicating verbally and non-verbally and have discussed the reasons for having two styles of communication in PE and games. 

Unit 2 Movement Composition (Dance)

With their class teachers they have been looking at how to create sequences linked to music and dance with a dance specialist. They will continue to work on this unit and will explore how they can communicate through dance and movement.

Unit 2 Games – Basketball

The Year Fours have been playing modified games of basketball with a focus on attacking, defending and passing. They have looked at the links between basketball attacking and defending and other sports.

 

Unit 2 Individual Pursuits – Athletics

With their class teachers the focus has been on athletics with an emphasis on running, jumping and throwing. They have played a variety of games to enhance their running, jumping and and throwing skills. They will practise and enhance these skills during their lessons at the pitch.

Unit 2 Invasion Games -Rugby

During this games unit the focus has been on strategies for attacking and defending. In the next few weeks they will look at the type of defence used in rugby and how it compares to other sports.

 

Unit 2 Individual Pursuits – Swimming

The Year 5 swimming programme started this week. The students will be taught by qualified coaches from ESF Ed Services. Depending on the swimming level of your child the focus will be on the following:

  • achieve confidence and mobility in the water
  • extend water confidence and water skills, to introduce stroke technique on front crawl and backstroke
  • improve stroke technique on front crawl and backstroke, to introduce breaststroke, to extend water skills
  • improve stroke technique on front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke, to introduce butterfly, and to extend water and diving skills
  • improve stroke technique, to extend water and diving skills
  • introduce a variety of aquatic activities

Unit 2 Movement Composition (Dance)

This unit has been focussed on movement composition. They have looked at choreography and the link to movies. One of the highlights was creating their own Star Wars lightsaber dance!

Unit 2 Individual Pursuits – Swimming

The Year 6s had their second lesson on Wednesday. The class teachers and the swim coaches have been very impressed with their attitude and willingness to improve.

During the lessons the focus will be on:

  • achieve confidence and mobility in the water
  • extend water confidence and water skills, to introduce stroke technique on front crawl and backstroke
  • improve stroke technique on front crawl and backstroke, to introduce breaststroke, to extend water skills
  • improve stroke technique on front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke, to introduce butterfly, and to extend water and diving skills
  • improve stroke technique, to extend water and diving skills
  • introduce a variety of aquatic activities
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