Children in Year 5 and 6 have participated in a fencing after school club this half term. This club introduced the children to basic stances, rules and blade work. The children then progressed onto duelling.
Children in Year 3 and 4 have participated in a tag rugby after school this half term ran by Jake from South Ribble. The children played a variety of short-sided games and invasion games before progressing onto playing matches against each other.
Playtime Leaders (Change 4 Life club)
In September our new Playtime Leaders were appointed. A big well done to Logan, Daniel, Beth, Libby and Chad who are this year's leaders!
On Tuesday 9th October these children visited Brownedge St Mary's High School to participate in a training event. The children behaved beautifully and worked well with children from other local schools to learn a variety of games that they can teach to the rest of our school. Our Playtime Leaders will wear distinctive yellow bibs and will work alongside the welfare staff to organise activities at lunchtimes to encourage other children to be active and build up their fitness levels.
This week ten pupils from Years 1 and 2 attended a KS1 event at Worden Academy in Leyland. The children participated in a carousel of six different activities designed to get them physically active. Every child received a certificate for their participation. The children showed great listening skills, tried their best at each activity station and showed great teamwork skills. They are now very excited to continue playing games and being active back at school.
Children in Reception, Year 1 and 2 have participated in this fun after school club this half term. The children have mastered basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching as well as developing their balance, agility and co-ordination skills.
Children in Years 1 and 2 have participated in a variety of fun cardio fitness sessions involving aerobic activities, skipping and circuits at this after school club. They have also had the opportunity to use the bigger pieces of PE equipment.
Children in Year 5 and 6 are receiving football coaching from the South Ribble Sports Developement team this half term. The children will learn techniques including dribbling, passing and receiving and running with the ball.
KS1 Dance and Gymnastics event
On Tuesday 29th January ten children from Years 1 and 2 attended an event at Brownedge St Mary's High School. The children participated in several activities linked to dance and gymnastics, including:
- Learning how to perform different rolls, jumps, turns and balances.
- Following a dance routine to 'The Greatest Showman' soundtrack.
- Balancing on different equipment including stilts, balance boards and round balance seesaws.
- Participating in shuttle races on an mini obstacle course using tunnels, hoops and jumping between spots.
- Using their bodies to make different shapes.
Children in Year 3 and 4 have participated in a Netball after school club with Anthony from South Ribble Sports Development this half term. The children have been introduced to basic ball skills, coordination, team work, movement spacing and high five netball rules.
In the Spring Term children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 have participated in a cheerleading after school club alongside staff and Sharn from South Ribble Sports Development Team. The children have been given an introduction to cheerleading and have worked on a routine that they performed to their family in the final session!
Football team - tournament news!
Our school football team has recently participated in a weekly tournament alongside other schools at Lostock Hall Academy.
Prior to the tournament the team worked really hard in training sessions ran by Miss Chapman and Mrs McDougall and also worked alongside Matt from South Ribble Sports Development to develop their skills even further by attending an extra-curricular club.
During the tournament the children enjoyed playing in the matches each week and were so enthusiastic despite the rain and freezing weather! Every child was dedicated and played excellently by showing perseverance, sportsmanship and teamwork. The children represented our school amazingly and everybody is so proud that they achieved third place in the league this year!
A big well done to all of the team and also a special thank you to the families who came to support us each week as well as helping to dismantle the goalposts at the end of every match!
Children in Key Stage 2 are participating in a Kwik Cricket after school club with Jake from South Ribble Sports Development Team. They are learning skills such as fielding, batting, bowling and catching.
Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are enjoying Archery after school club this half term. Anthony from South Ribble Sports Development has given the children in an introduction to this sport in a fun and exciting way.
"I love Archery." - Lacie
"I like shooting the arrows at the target." - Kai.