The children have been working hard in their PE lessons and have been learning and refining skills and techniques. Reception have been working on their pursuit and evade skills in the invasion game principles unit and have been developing their hand-eye coordination in the small balls unit. Year 1 and 2 have been working on indoor hockey skills and have now moved on to playing small-sided games where the children are beginning to discover ways to outwit their opponents. The Key Stage 2 children have been working on basketball and t-ball, developing individual skills and game play.
The Rube Goldberg Global Campus Challenge
A few weeks ago the children spent 2 of their PE lessons working on developing a Rube Goldberg machine, with an aim on inventing something with a sports focus. The first lesson was the design stage where the children were placed into groups to brainstorm and experiment to come up with a design for their invention. The second lesson was the creating stage where the children used the PE equipment to build and test their machines. The children came up with some incredible ideas with lots of successful machines. This challenge really got the children thinking ‘outside the box’ and the children certainly were ambitious in these lessons.
The FOBISIA athletes have been working extremely hard in the training so far. The training has been a mixture of football and t-ball skills with a strong fitness element to get the children fit. After the holidays the children will start early morning training on a Friday leading up to the games in May. The children will start to work on athletics and swimming so their individual events can be decided, depending upon their strengths.
Year 6 O’le Climbing Trip
Today, the Year 6 students went on an outdoor adventurous activities trip to O’le Climbing Centre. The children spent the day taking part in a range of climbing activities to include; bouldering, big wall climbing, box climbing (stacking and climbing a wobbly tower of crates) and slack lining (walking along a wide tight-rope). The children worked on team building, leadership and cooperation skills throughout the day and developed their individual climbing skills.
Sports Day week will take place after the Easter holidays. Monday 11th April: Key Stage 1 Sports Day at Si’de Park, Lido. Tuesday 12th April: Reception Sports Day at Primary Campus. Wednesday 13th April: Key Stage 2 Sports Day at Si’de Park, Lido. Thursday 14th April: Early Years Sports Day at Early Years Campus.
By Rachel Spencer