We have had the most amazing treat this half term – Y2 have been learning how to play tag rugby with the coaches from RuggerEds.
We have learnt lots about respect, following the rules and working as part of a team as well as skills that we can use such as dodging, running and how to hold a rugby ball properly.
We couldn’t wait for Friday mornings to come around so that we could build on the skills we had learnt in the previous week.
Every week, the coaches would choose some ‘Trainers of the Week’. Our winners from this half term are below…
A massive thank you to Rob and Joe for coming to school every week to teach us how to play rugby! We had a blast! 🙂
We were so lucky to be able to have a portable ice rink from Ice Sheffield come to school for the day.
Each class were given time on the ice to come and practise their skills. It was such a treat and we had special boots to put on before we could go on the ice.
I’m sure that you will agree that we had a brilliant time and can’t wait to get back on the ice!
We love going on a trip, especially one to the English Institute of Sport!
After a short trip on a packed-out tram, we arrived at the EIS and had a quick snack before we got ourselves into teams of 10.
We completed lots of different activities throughout the day and we had a fabulous time. Just look at some of the activities that we completed below.
Each adult then chose a member of their team to receive an Athlete of the Day certificate. The winner of this award displayed the sports values throughout the day and was a very worthy winner!
Although we didn’t have any teams that placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd on the day, we had a brilliant day and look forward to doing it all again soon!
This week, Miss Varley had an extra special surprise for us. For our PE session, we got to work with Ash from the Sheffield United Community Foundation.
He taught us for to dribble and pass between a short distance and by the end of the session, we were able to put these skills to the test when we split into 4 teams and had a game of fottball against each other.
We can’t wait for our next session with Ash.
‘Little steps… Big control’
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!
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.
You need to make sure that your PE kit is in school on Wednesdays. Burgendy or white t-shirt, black shorts and black pumps.