As a special treat, we got the opportunity to have an extra gymnastics session with Rachael. We asked us what we could remember about gymnastics from our last session with her and she was super impressed with what we were able to remember.
Our first job of the morning was to learn how to do a headstand safely.
Can you remember what Rachael said? Which 2D shape did we have to remember?
We had to balance very carefully on our heads and see how still we could be, without falling over.
Our next job was to practise making a bridge with our bodies.
Finally we had a go at just balancing on our hands. This was called a frog balance.
Thank you for spending time with us this year Rachael. We have loved learning gymnastics with you.
This half term, we have been learning how to play rounders in PE. This is a game that has lots of rules so we started off practising our throwing and catching. The following week, we used bats to try and hit the ball. This week, we got a chance to set up mini games. Miss Varley was so impressed with the super team work we did and we loved playing the game. We can’t wait to play again next week!
We had our last football session with the coaches from Sheffield United Community Foundation this week. They were so impressed with how much progress we have made in the last 3 weeks. We definitely have some footballers in the making in Pearl class.
After we had warmed up, we were split into 4 coloured different teams and we had some short games against each other.
Miss Varley was stood on the sidelines and was the teams’ cheerleader, supporting everyone that was taking part.
Miss Varley saw some fantastic team spirit, some brilliant goals and some even better goal celebrations! At the end of all the matches, we did have a winning team and they were…
A massive thank you to the coaches that have been coming into school to help us with practising our football skills in all weathers. Pearl class have really enjoyed working with you.
We were so excited to be going on a trip to the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield to join in with other Y2 children to do lots of different sport activities. This was run by LINKS that help to run PE in schools across Sheffield.
We left school and had to get two trams. The first one to take us into town and then we had to swap over to catch the second tram to take us to the EIS.
When we arrived at the EIS, we found our seats and then we split up into our teams. Here are some of the activities that we completed on the day.
As we moved around each activity, we got to meet two mascots who came to support the teams and cheer them on.
We had that much fun that we even had 2 children in our class have their wobbly teeth fall out.
At the end of the day, the scores were added up and 1st, 2nd and 3rd place were announced. Although we didn’t come in the top three places, our teachers were so impressed with how we were able to work together as a team, showed good sportsmanship and our excellent cheering for each other, everyone was awarded a certificate for taking part and one child from each team was awarded a certificate for being the athlete of the day by showing one of the LINKS sports values.
A fantastic effort from everyone! Well done for being brilliant ambassadors for our school!
This half-term, we are learning how to play football with Sheffield United Community Foundation. Although it was wet and miserable outside, we weren’t going to let the rain spoil our fun.
We learnt how to dribble the ball around each other, stop the ball from rolling away with our foot and how to do toe taps. By the end of the session, we were able to run much faster with the ball, being able to keep it under control. We can’t wait for next week’s session, fingers crossed that the sun will shine for us!
Don’t forget that PE is every Friday and this half-term, you will need a suitable outdoor PE kit.
Today, we had a lovely surprise when we got to have a go at doing some Pilates in our PE session.
Amy taught us how keep balanced on different parts of our body. We had to move different parts whilst keeping the rest of our body still. It wasn’t easy but we persevered and keep on trying.
It was so much fun. Thanks Amy.
Today we had a very special treat for PE. A man called Gareth from British Judo came to run a judo session for us.
First, we moved around the map which was called a dojo. We were careful not to touch each other as we were moving around.
Then Gareth showed us some special moves and he choose a volunteer from the class to help him.
Finally we got to have a go with a partner. We had the best time!
- Only do judo moves in a dojo.
- Judo does not kick, punch or hurt anyone.
- If you would like to learn more about judo, look out for the letters coming home tonight.