The subject lead for PE at Darwen St James is Mrs Heald.
In Nursery, we have had lots of fun doing PE. We have been learning how to follow simple instructions. Finding a space, sitting, jumping and walking.
Reception Class have really been enjoying our new PE scheme, Get Set 4 PE.
This half term we have been learning about moving safely and finding a safe space.
In Year 1 we are learning ball skills. We are learning to control the ball using a racket. We have balanced the ball on the racket while we have been stood still, while we have been moving and while we have been stepping forward, backwards and sideways. It was tricky but we persevered.
Our topic in Year 2 is Gymnastics and we are looking at balance and co-ordination. We are finding different ways to travel and learning some new balances which we have to try and hold for 3 seconds without wobbling. We are then trying to create our own short sequences using these skills.
In Year 3 our first topic is Gym. Our first lesson was all about moving and changing directions.We focused on three moves which we showed one another. Then we had to do a variety of jumps for our warm ups.We thought about how different animal jumps would look like. We had a lot of laughs!
We are looking forward to starting our swimming lessons very soon.
We have been completing work within gymnastics, looking at balancing in a variety of ways. The children have learnt how to create tension in their bodies and then use this to balance more securely.
We have enjoyed being taught gymnastics by a teacher from DACA this half term.
From the start of Autumn 2, we decided to use a fantastic company called Junior Jam to teach one lesson of Physical Education a week in Reception, Year 1, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6.
Junior Jam believe that Physical Education is one of the most important subjects taught in primary schools because for a lot of children it is the only time during the week that they will do physical exercise.The subject knowledge, enthusiasm and passion of their PE instructors are what makes sports with Junior Jam truly exceptional. They ensure that the core areas of the National Curriculum are covered, and that specific skills are taught in the various sports they offer. They also understand how to get children excited about a sport or activity, and advise them on how they can take it up outside of school and even carry it on in to their adult life.
This half term Junior Jam will be delivering dance to the above year groups.
In Dance, we have been exploring different movement ideas focusing on the fictional characters of pirates. We have had fun learning a pirate dance and performing it in small groups.
We have been developing a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. We have been communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. Year 3 have been learning to perform dances using a range of movement patterns as well as comparing their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.
Year 4 are really excited to begin their swimming lessons.
This half term Junior Jam will be delivering basketball to the children.
We have been learning a dance during our PE lessons this half term. We have been researching the movements of different jungle animals and using these to create dances in pairs and teams. Our first dance was based on movements of elephants, then we created a monkey dance and finally a sloth dance.
Year 2 have been focusing on invasion games and trying to improve our passing and receiving skills.
Year 3 have been learning about passing for possession using our basketball and football skills.
In PE, Year 4 have been enjoying their swimming lessons.
This half term, Junior Jam are developing the children's football skills.
In our PE sessions, we have been moving our bodies in different ways. We have been using role play to be toads, snakes and birds an other woodland animals. We have been learning to find spaces, tuck into a shape and move in and around different objects.
In Year 3, we have been developing our striking and fielding skills.
Year 4 are continuing to enjoy their swimming lessons and becoming more confident in the water.
This half term Junior Jam will be delivering cricket to the classes.
This half term Junior Jam are doing athletics with the children.