During Autumn 2, we looked at gymnastics in PE.
First we looked at the different shapes you could make in gymnastics.
We learnt that you could use these shapes when you perform different movements in PE. We also learnt how to make the star, dish, arch and straight shapes.
We used the apparatus to learn how to jump correctly.
- Feet slightly apart
- Knees slightly bent
- Look where you want to jump
- Land on two feet
- Stand up
Can you guess which shapes we were making in the air?
This half term, our focus has been on Healthy Living.
Did you know that there are lots of different ways to live a healthy lifestyle?
- Be physically active every day
- Eat a healthy diet
- Brush your teeth at least once a day
- Visit a dentist regularly
- Drink lots of water
- Get at least 8 hours sleep a night
- Look after your mental health and well-being
In school, we have been completing lots of different activities to help us to do this.
We kicked off the week Active Mission and Errol and had 3 minutes on each activity. It certainly got our hearts racing by the end!
Dr. Hobbs came into to do an assembly for us on how to live a healthy lifestyle too!
Our activity was with the St. John’s ambulance team and they taught us how to make an emergency phone call.
Mrs Murch taught us about PANTS and we had fun with Pantosaurus.
P – Privates are private
A – Always remember your body belongs to you
N – No means no!
T – Talk about secrets that upset you or make you feel uncomfortable
S – Speak up, someone can help.
If you would like more information about PANTS and the Underwear Rule from the NSPCC, click here.
Click here to see Pantosaurus and his song.
We finished off the week with some yoga to relax and chill out.
This half term we have been so lucky to have the team from RuggerEds come back into school and teach us how to play tag rugby!
We braved the weather most weeks and went outside onto the MUGA pitch so that Rob, Olly and Joe could teach us some excellent rugby skills. We absolutely loved the games you taught us. Our favourites have to be Minions and Haunted House.
At the end of each session, certificate were handed out to the Trainers of the Week. The lucky winners are below.
Thank you so much to the RuggerEds team for coming into school on a Friday morning. We will miss you lots.
This week, some of Y2 were invited to an athletics event run by some students from SHU at Ponds Forge. We set off on the tram and couldn’t wait to get started. Lots of other local schools had been invited too! Once everyone has arrived, we made a start.
We completed lots of different events to practise our skills. We even had a go at some brand new activities too! Javelin was definitely one of our favourite activities of the morning.
At the end of the morning, we found out who had taken 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
We were so pleased to hear that Prince Edward had come into 2nd place! We are very proud of ourselves and we can’t wait for the next invitation to join in with more sporting activities.
Across school, we have been thinking about how to keep ourselves healthy. We have had lots of visitors in school and activities to complete to help to promote a healthy lifestyle. Take a look below to see what we have been up to…
Yoga is a good way to exercise both our minds and our bodies. Check out our yoga moves!
If you want to do move yoga at home, look at Comsic Kids on Youtube for more ideas.
We absolutely loved our Active Mission Session with Errol. It was so much fun trying to get around all of the different activities. Our favourite activity was trying to hit as many lights as we could in just one minute! The record was 32 set by Mateo!
We got to use exercise bikes with smoothie makers on the front to make some delicious smoothies. We had to pedal as fast as we could to blend up the fruit and the yoghurt before we were able to drink them. They were really tasty and it was fun working together to making different smoothies!
Mrs Murch spent some time with us looking at PANTS. Ask your child about what PANTS means.
If you would like more information about the NSPCC campaign for PANTS, please click here.
Before the holidays, it was Healthy Living Week at school and the whole school got involved.
We thought about what that meant to us in Y2. We think that healthy living is being fit and doing lots of exercise, drinking lots of water, keeping ourselves clean and having a healthy balanced diet.
The first thing we looked at was how to get our hearts pumping.
We looked at the question: Does exercise affect our heart rate?
We found that the more exercise that we did, the faster our hearts were beating.
Next we looked at the different ways we know to keep ourselves clean.
We can wash our hands after going to the toilet and before we eat, we can brush our teeth twice a day, we can make sure that we wear clean clothes, we can put our hands over our mouths when we sneeze and put dirty tissues in the bin and we can have a bath or a shower to keep our bodies clean. We can’t see germs or bacteria but we know that they are there.
Some of us played a game called ‘Glitter Bugs’. We imagined that the red glitter were germs and we had to use soap to wash them off. It was tricky because the glitter got everywhere and it made us really try hard to wash all of the glitter off carefully.
Then we looked at how to have a healthy lunchbox. Click here to play the game that we have been using in class to design your own healthy lunchbox.
Finally we finished off the week with a visit from a nurse. She was called Dawn and she spoke to us about what it meant to be healthy and how to have a healthy and balanced diet.