In the Autumn Term, Year 6 had a great week during their Bikeability sessions. The children now have the skills and confidence to ride their bikes safely on the road.
Virtual School Games
Throughout the Autumn Term, each class participated in lots of different games and activities including football, netball and orienteering.
In the Autumn Term, each class had an afternoon session of yoga with a specialist coach. The children participated in a variety of mindfulness activities and learnt about relaxation and posture techniques.
To celebrate Advent in the lead up to Christmas every class participated in 'Active Advent' where they were given a quick, five-minute exercise challenge to complete each day. Challenges included hula-hooping, star jumps, running and balancing.
When learning at home during the Spring Term, every class was set a variety of PE challenges each week on Showbie. Activities included yoga, mindfulness, dance, gymnastics, football, games, 60 second challenges, outdoor and adventure activities and health related exercises.
Children in Year 3 participated in 'Scoot Safe' on Monday 26th April. They learnt how to scoot safely to and from school.
Donna, a coach from the South Ribble Sports Development Team, taught the children about the importance of wearing a helmet and using other safety equipment as well as identifying the parts of a scooter including the handle bars, frame, break, grip, clamp, deck and wheels. The children were shown how they need to check these parts of their scooter so that they know it is safe to use.
Later in the afternoon the children went outside onto the playground to practise the skills that they had learnt.
Olympics Sports Week
We've had a very exciting week in school this week! The whole school has participated in lots of different sporting activities.
On Monday and Friday each class has worked with Azeem Amir, a blind footballer for the Great Britain blind football team. It was very interesting to learn all about his life. When playing this Paralympic sport, the children wore blindfolds and had to use their listening and teamwork skills to guide their partner around the hall. Listening to Azeem and learning about how he plays sport with a visual impairment was very inspirational.
On Tuesday, Anthony from the South Ribble Sports Development Team, led an Olympics Day. All of the children were part of a team and represented a different country. Everybody joined in with different events including running, long jump, throwing javelins and relay races. Once all of the points had been counted, the overall winner was a Team Japan. A big well done to everyone in this team!
On Wednesday and Thursday, Lauren from Lancashire Cricket came to run a workshop with each class. The children had great fun learning the tactics of the game.
Each class has also researched a country and found out interesting information such as famous landmarks, culture and food. We have also been celebrating the results of the Euro 2020 competition!
In October Year 6 had a super week during their Bikeability sessions. The children now have the skills and confidence to ride their bikes safely on the road.
Every class had the opportunity to participate in a Ju Jitsu taster session. Everybody learnt some simple moves that are used in this type of martial art. A lot of the children were eager to sign up for a place at the local Ju Jitsu club!
To celebrate the lead up to Christmas every class has participated in 'Active Advent' where they have been given the challenge of a quick 5-minute exercise to complete each day. Activities have included hopping, yoga, running and balances just to name a few!
Children in Year 3 participated in Scoot Safe on Friday 7th February. They learnt how to scoot safely to and from school using a scheme developed by the South Ribble Sports Development Team and Lancashire County Council's Road Safety & Sustainable Travel Team.
During the morning, Donna taught the children about the importance of wearing a helmet and other safety equipment as well as identifying different parts of a scooter including the handle bars, frame, break, grip, clamp, deck and wheels. The children were shown how they need to check these parts of their scooter so that they know it is safe to use.
We also discussed the safe places to ride a scooter such as the pavement, parks and gardens at home. The children also learnt that balancing on a scooter is a good form of exercise.
Later in the morning the children went outside and practised the skills that they had learnt about using scooters safely and confidently.
Dance from the Heart training
On Tuesday 10th March, eight Year 5 children participated in a training workshop alongside several other schools to learn this year's Olympics-themed dance routine. The training was led by Sharn from the South Ribble Sports Development Team and took place at our school.
Year 5 will now lead sessions with each class so that they can teach the whole school the routine ready for the roadshow event in the Summer Term.
Lancashire School Games Virtual Sports Day
Over the last few weeks we have been participating in the Lancashire School Games Virtual Sports Day! Children both at home and in school have had great fun trying to beat personal bests and participating in lots of different races and challenges. Everybody who joined in received a special certificate.
During the summer holidays we had some new, exciting playground markings installed on both the infant and junior playgrounds. The markings include an alphabet caterpillar, a hopscotch, a compass, roleplay opportunities, a running track, a long jump track and a games court to name a few. These markings provide the children with new opportunities to be physically active at playtimes and during outdoor PE lessons.
In September the Year 6 children had a great week during their bikeability sessions. All of the children passed the course and now have the skills and confidence to ride their bikes safely on the road.
In October the whole school participated in a Ju Jitsu taster session. Every child learnt some simple defensive moves that are used in this type of martial art. It was great to see how enthusiastic everybody was to try something new. Lots of our children were inspired to sign up to a local Ju Jitsu club and we can't wait to hear about their progress!
Heart Start (Emergency Life-Saving training)
Children in Year 6 received special training this week to provide them with the knowledge of when and how to act in a life-threatening emergency. All of the children participated in a practical two-hour session.
The children in Year 3 had a fantastic time during their Scoot Safe training this week. They have all learnt how to scoot safely to and from school using a scheme developed by the South Ribble Sports Development Team and Lancashire County Council's Road Safety & Sustainable Travel Team.
During the afternoon, Jake also taught the children about how to use scooters safely and confidently. They also learned about what important safety equipment they should be using when out on their scooters.
Dance from the Heart training
This week a group of Year 5 children participated in a training workshop alongside several other schools to learn this year's space-themed dance routine. The training was led by Sharn from the South Ribble Sports Development Team.
Our Year 5 children will now lead sessions with each class so that they can teach the whole school the routine ready for the event in the Summer Term.
We had a wonderful time at Sports Day this week. The weather was fantastic and the children were very supportive of each other throughout all of the races. It was also lovely to see so many families who came to watch the children. A big thank you to Year 6 who helped Miss Corry and Miss Chapman organise the afternoon.
Dance from the Heart
On Friday 14th June the whole school participated in the annual 'Dance from the Heart' event. Everybody had a fantastic time and joined in with the routine. Afterwards we were joined by 'Bounce Bot' for a performance!
The children in Year 1 had also created a lovely piece of artwork to show solutions for saving the planet. Passion and Owen from the Sports Council presented this to Sharn from South Ribble and to the Mayor and Mayoress of South Ribble.
Ju Jitsu taster session
This week two Ju Jitsu instructors visited school to offer taster sessions to each class. Year 1 learnt some simple moves used in the martial art:
"We had to use a kick to try and push the instructor over." - Kyle
"We had to use our hands to block our partner." - Faith
"At the end of the lesson we had to bow to our partner." - Jenson
A surprise visit from Preston North End footballers
On Wednesday 8th November we received a surprise visit from two PNE footballers, Callum Woods and Tom Barkhuizen, as part of our involvement in the Premier League Primary Stars programme. All of the children participated in a question and answer session with Callum and Tom. Afterwards, the Sports Councillors asked them for autographs and had their photograph taken. Joshua was very impressed and said, "It was really good to meet professional footballers."
Dance from the Heart training
Recently a small group of children from Year 5 participated in a workshop with several other schools from the local area to learn this year's dance routine. The training was lead by Sian from the South Ribble Sports Development team. Year 5 will now teach the rest of the school the routine ready for the event in the Summer Term.
We had a fantastic time at Sports Day this Wednesday and were particularly lucky with the glorious weather! It was wonderful to see how supportive the children were of each other as they competed in each race. A special thank you to Year 6 who helped Miss Chapman, Mrs McDougall and Mrs Barker organise all of the races.
Outdoor and Adventure - Special Interest Week
Our Summer Term Special Interest Week was a great success! All classes have been on some very interesting trips to Hothersall Lodge, The Anderton Centre and Haigh Hall Woodland Park. Everyone also had the opportunity to try out an inflatable assault course and archery with even some members of staff having a go!
On Wednesday we participated in the yearly 'Dance from the Heart' festival which was great fun. The children performed a dance routine to music from a variety of musicals. Sharn and the team from South Ribble Sports Development were very impressed! We also had a visit from the Mayor and an acrobatic team.
Classes have also been busy using the school grounds for orienteering, competitive games and to create their own obstacle courses. It has been a very exciting week!