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.
On Friday, we had a FS2 and KS1 Sports Day.
First we went to the hall and we were put into teams. Each team had a mixture of FS2, Y1 and Y2 children in. Then we went to the MUGA pitch where the activities were set out. Some of the Y6 children came to help us out as well.
Some of the activities that we had to complete were:
- Running Race
- Egg and Spoon Race
- Sack Race
- Penalty Shoot Out with the Y6s
- Bean Bag Throw
- Zig Zag Race
- Hurdles Race
- Skipping Race
Some of the races were easy and some of them were tough but we didn’t give up and continued to show perseverance throughout the morning! We cheered our teams on to help keep everyone going.
We had so much fun and even the rain held off until we were back inside. The winning team got a special medal and everyone took a certificate home to say that they took part in the morning.
We love to do sports and are looking forward to next year already!
Thanks to everyone who took part – it was a great day!