Physical Education (PE) at Cotsford
This year in PE we have created a long term plan to ensure that all children experience a wide range of activities including; games, gymnastics, dance, athletics and Outdoor Adventurous Activities (OAA). Each year group has the appropriate core task to follow which is supplemented by planning ideas and resources from Get Set 4 PE. The Foundation of Light also works with each class during the year. All children have the opportunity to take part in competitions and festivals which are appropriate to their key stage.
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In Early Years this term the children have worked on using their own personal space when moving around. They have been pirates, witches, wizards and dragons in PE exploring how to travel in different ways. They’ve also loved some of Mrs Laverick’s parachute games. Within class, they are practising independently getting their own coats on and off too!
Year 2 have taken the game piggy in the middle and adapted it to create a new team game. Each week they have improved a skill based on throwing, catching, intercepting, defending, moving and communication. They have huffed and puffed when things don’t go the way they want and have learnt to build up their resilience and to never give up.
Year 2 have also enjoyed working with Coach Joey from Sunderland Foundation of Light to develop a range of multi skills. They have demonstrated excellent team building skills in a range of scenarios. Their favourite was crossing the river whilst avoiding the obstacles, including moving hunters.
The children in Year 3 have developed ball skills in skittles. They have practised throwing the ball backwards and forwards whilst moving around. They have loved taking it in turns to be defenders and attackers when playing games and have developed accuracy when shooting at the target.
The children have also enjoyed taking part in the various events in athletics. They have developed throwing, catching, passing, jumping, running and balancing skills.
Year 4 have loved working with a Dance coach to create a Hip-Hop style dance. Each week they practised a range of moves and travelling in different directions until they slowly built up each part of their dance. I can see some excellent actions in the pictures below.
The children have also recently started weekly swimming lessons. The swimming teacher has helped the children to become more water confident. They have performed floating activities and tried to swim at least 5m unaided which is a great achievement for those who have never been swimming before.
Year 5 have been learning street dance. They have worked on their coordination, remembering and performing different steps and creating a whole routine. They also learned about how different dances have unique styles, which are important to think about when performing.
In addition, Year 5 have been learning how to take part in a game called 3s and 5s. They have developed a warm up and understand why it is vital to warm up, focused on different methods of throwing and catching balls and how to mark and get past an opponent. They have taken these skills and combined them in small games and learned about fair play and being a good sport. This was really fun and the class have even been playing it at break time.
Learning skills in Tag Rugby has helped improve team working skills in Year 6. The children have learned that in rugby the ball can only be passed backwards and are beginning to understand where the team players need to be in relation to ball. They have improved their passing skills and can run with the ball to score a try.
In basketball they have learned to dribble the ball while moving around the court. They understand which pass to use in different situations; chest, bounce or overhead and have begun to intercept passes to gain possession.