Gymnastics with Rachael

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.

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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.

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Our next job was to practise making a bridge with our bodies.

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Finally we had a go at just balancing on our hands. This was called a frog balance.

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Thank you for spending time with us this year Rachael. We have loved learning gymnastics with you.

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Gymnastics

We have had our second gymnastics session with Rachael our PE coach.We were very excited when we saw that she has put out some equipment for us to use today.

We recapped on the different moves that we learnt last week: straddle, pike and tuck and the different animals that we could be: spider, caterpillar, rabbit, frog and crab.

We were able to learn how to complete forward and backwards roll as well as the egg roll and the teddy bear roll.

We still had to remember to keep our legs nice and straight. After we had completed a movement or roll, we remembered that we had to move into either the straddle, the pike or the tuck to finish our sequence.

Have a look at some of the things that we have completed.

Gymnastics

Today, we had our first gymnastics session with our PE coach Rachael.

From our science lessons, we know that exercise is important to help us to be fit and healthy. Exercise makes our hearts beat faster to pump more blood filled with oxygen around our bodies.

First we had to warm ourselves up to make sure that we didn’t hurt ourselves. Rachael told us that we needed to follow one golden rule today. ‘Keep our bodies straight.’ This was harder than it looked. We had to try and touch our toes without bending our legs.

We learnt that there are lots of different moves that we can perform in gymnastics. The first three we learnt were straddle, pike and tuck.

Then we looked at different moves that included animals. This move is called the ‘seal’.

This is a star shape.

Other animals we have looked at were: rabbit, spider, frog and caterpillar.

We have had lots of fun and are looking forward to working with Rachael again next week.

REMEMBER:

You need to make sure that your PE kit is in school on Wednesdays. Burgendy or white t-shirt, black shorts and black pumps.