In PE this term children will once again be developing fundamental physical skills in many ways.
KS1 will be developing fundamental movement skills and engage in competitive and co-operative physical activities in a range of challenging activities. They will be mastering basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination. They will also participate in team games. The subjects this term are gymnastics, basic ball skills (link - netball/basketball), badminton and skipping.
KS2 will be applying and developing a broader range of skills learning how to use them in different ways and link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They will practise communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They will be running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination. They will play competitive games and apply basic principles suitable for attaching and defending. Through gymnastics they will develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance. Children will compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement. The subjects this term are basketball during invasion games, gymnastics, badminton and lacrosse (enrichment activity).
This term KS2 are learning lacrosse as an enrichment activity as part of Henley’s PE & Sport Programme. James from Premier Education is leading the sport. It is the first time Henley school pupils have had the opportunity to participate in lacrosse and as you can see from the photographs it looks great fun.
In PE lessons we have been enjoying developing fundamental physical skills in many ways during the Autumn term.
In KS1 we have been working on basic ball skills, football skills, dance through stories, basic hockey skills and tag games (linked to tag rugby).
KS2 children have been developing their skills during tag rugby, hockey and football in invasion games and through dance by participating in the Dance East Project.
Dance East Project
KS2 have been working with Tom from Dance East on a project this term. The focus of the lessons have been linked to the Class topics; Class 4 theme was World Wars and Forces and Class 3 was the Rainforest. Some of the lessons were taught in school and the final sessions were delivered via a computer link, with Tom appearing on screen. Class 4 were excited to perform their dance to the rest of the school at the end of term Strictly Dance Competition.
A flood is coming!
Children had 2 minutes to get their whole group to safety (on the tyres). Everybody had to be on the tyres. They needed to work together and use their problem solving skills to complete the challenge.