Year 6 Carnival Dance

Over the past few weeks, Year 6 have thoroughly enjoyed learning all about the Brazilian carnival and the dances in involves. We have formed our own samba schools and learned all about the history of samba. We have been working hard to create out own rhythmic dance sequences and have even learned some new Brazilian words along the way! We have learned about various choreographic structures including ‘canon’ and ‘unison’ and have explored how we can use our bodies to create levels within our dances.

Here are some of our still images of us creating the cityscape of Rio de Janeiro:

Mindfulness Sessions

Over the past three weeks, Year 5 have thoroughly enjoyed their mindfulness sessions in PE. They have learned techniques for calming themselves down when they’re feeling frustrated or angry and exercises that they can do in the morning to prepare themselves for the day.

F1 PE

In F1 we are currently taking part in the Winter and Christmas unit of work. In this unit we learn the characteristics of winter through movement. Yesterday we were developing our ability to move confidently in a variety or ways.

FS2 PE – A fabulous, physical Wednesday

This week during PE, we have been working on our physical development.

We have been focussing on our overall body strength, balance, co-ordination and agility and developing and refining our ball skills, by catching throwing and aiming.

On our obstacle course, we were able to practise moving more fluently, with developing control, balance and spacial awareness.

We used the hurdles, to practise our jumping and landing skills.

 

We all all had a amazing time…regular exercise helps to keep us healthy and happy!

 

 

 

 

 

Y4 Master Cryuff Turns!

Year 4 have continued to advance their footballing skills. This week they practiced keeping possession and evading opponents by turning. They practiced two different techniques the first being the drag back.

However, they were excited to try the Cryuff turn named after the Dutch footballer Johan Cryuff! How do you think we did!? Have a look at the videos below!

The creator of the ‘Cryuff Turn’ Johan Cryuff at the ’74 World Cup

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Practising this drag-backs and Cryuff turns

FS1 – PE Session

During PE this week we found out about how water changes … first we felt the water, it felt soft and squishy..

…then we felt the ice, it was very cold! It was slippery too and we even gave it a smell…it made our noses cold!

We talked about how Jack Frost makes water freeze and how the beautiful sunshine makes it melt.

Then, we all moved around in different ways and then we practised ‘freezing’.

After that, we took it in turns to be Jack Frost, when he touches you you must stop and freeze! It was good fun and we were all so good at following instructions.

Next, we took turns to be the sunshine – if you had been frozen, once the sunshine touches you, you melted and could move again.

We were very clever at stopping, starting, changing direction and freezing.

Finally, we practised jogging, jumping, skipping and hopping too, we are very good at moving around outside carefully.

 

Year 2 Firework Dance!

This week in PE we have been learning and performing a group dance to Katie Perry’s song Firework!

We started by learning some moves as a whole group.

Next, we thought of our own moves in small groups and practised how to perform them in a synchronised way.

      

Then, we chose the moves we wanted to add to our whole class dance and performed the whole sequence as one big routine.

Well done Year 2!

Firework dancing

The children worked really hard during PE on Wednesday to learn a fire work dance.

They followed instructions really well and moved with control and coordination. They even improvised their own movements to look like fireworks. I was very impressed.

Click on the link below to watch the video.

Well done children.

 

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Finding lots of different ways to balance.

This week we have had such good fun finding new ways to balance.We have used our balancing bikes and found new skills which have helped us move around safely.

We have used all our special equipment that we have in our amazing outdoor area to help us balance on our own.

We also had fun in the Sensory garden doing a sensory circuit. We all took it in turns to balance on our stomach and try and make it to the other side.We then had to stand up without falling and jump off the other end into a hoop.It was lots of fun. We also got the scooters out and enjoyed those too.

We found lots of exciting ways to balance this week and had lots of fun doing it.

OAA – Problem Solving!

This week Y4 started their new OAA unit: Problem Solving! The aim is to develop their communication, teamwork and problem solving skills through a range of practical tasks. So far they have LOVED this and had a fantastic time!

Y4HEB Working together on the playing card challenge.