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  • Explore and discover

    What a fun first day back - and what a way to start off the school year! We set up the hall with obstacles (benches) and the children worked with their partner to check their resting heartbeat. The "medic" then supervised the "explorers" as they retrieved items of different masses (ranging from a bean bag to a metal base of a tennis net!) and carried them past obstacles to return them to their "base". Heart rates were checked, and then the items returned.
    Time was spent exploring how to bend knees to lift, rather than bending forward, and all of the class were able to take part in both parts of the challenge; taking turns to be "medic" or "explorer".

  • Jessie Younghusband Space Walk!

    In our PE session this afternoon, our pupils did a spacewalk! Well, within the confines of the school hall.
    Having marked out a 12 metre track, the children had a go at doing bear walks up and down the hall, resting in between. Then they turned on to their backs and did the crab walk. Some of them were even able to fully arch their backs (stomach up) and slowly walk the length of the hall, developing their balance and co-ordination.
    Having completed these tasks, the children then recorded in their Mission Journals how they were feeling.

  • Jessie Younghusband Crew Strength Training

    Inspired by others trying this, our Years 5s kept warm today by doing their "Crew Strength Training". 28 pupils did their body weight squats and push-ups in the school hall. About 8 of the children wanted to push themselves further, so they got a bench and did their push-ups with their feet raised!
    To end the session, they processed around the hall doing deep lunges, before returning to the classroom to record how they felt in their mission logs!

  • Learning to work with tools whilst wearing thick gloves like astronauts

    We have been watching videos of astronauts in training and set the classes a challenge to hammer nails into a piece of wood, wrap elastic bands around the nails whilst wearing thick and large gloves. They found the task really tricky but persevered to complete the challenge. Children from Moon and Sun classes are loving their training!

  • Agility Training

    Children from Moon and Sun classes are learning about their body and the importance of bone strength and muscle tone. They are working to improve their coordination and speed. They work to improve their speed and accuracy of foot work. They record their times and talk about how they feel after each run.