Here is the proof – active children have more active brains and therefore are better learners!
It’s official – we are ‘Sister Club’ members for the 2017 Spring Series. The number of ‘Sister Club’ members has doubled this year so lots more opportunities for our school to work with and compete against other clubs/schools.
The children were really excited to have Mrs Laing teach them gymnastics during the Mini-Olympians Club this evening. Mrs Laing has a particular passion for gymnastics and was happy to share this with the children. Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule.
The Mixed Martial Arts after school club with Kiel has proved to be really popular with our Year 5 and 6 children. Watch out for the next one, Year 3 and 4!
Coinciding with the Australian Open, Year 4 have been enjoying tennis coaching from Mr Lancaster from Lordswood Tennis Club this half term. He has been working on movement and ‘ball sense’, forehand and backhand strokes – the children have loved his challenges! The children can now access free tennis sessions at Mr Lancaster’s club. The children are also looking forward to the inter-class competition.
The Reception children have really impressed their teachers with their skills and progress in gymnastics this half term. Here they are transferring their fantastic work to low apparatus, exploring a range of shapes, travelling and balancing actions. Mrs Dainter is also helping Gemma with her ‘tuck to stand’ challenge.
Our Nursery children had a real treat this week when they had a go at ‘Balanceability’ bike riding in PE. ‘Balanceability’ uses balance bikes to establish fundamental balance skills that are required for cycling without stabilisers. The children loved their experience and really impressed the instructor with their skills, confidence and the thoughtful questions that they asked!
Our boys’ football team (including Ruby Hill) showed great character and resilience to come back from 2-0 down and then 3-1 down to beat Highfields Primary 4-3 in a friendly match on Thursday evening. As they got to grips with the game and their opponents, the boys started to compete and the pass the ball better, creating a number of goalscoring chances. Well done all particularly Kemanie in his first match!
Year 1 have dazzled Mr Steadman and their teachers with their mini-basketball skills in PE. They have improved their sending, receiving, dribbling and shooting skills and are now ready to use these skills in modified team games. Further pictures to follow…