Sunday, 28 October 2012

New games to play on Year 4's blog

Head over to Year 4's Activities page to play some games Mrs Warner has added.
There are some new ones about making safer choices when on line.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Year 6 PE - Autumn term 1

This half term we have been creating our own circuit training programmes in order to keep us fit for life. There's a world of difference between what children 'do' at school and what they actually 'learn' and, to be honest, anyone can follow a set of instructions. But what happens when it's the students themselves who are creating the activities?

We decided to split the body into three sections; lower body (legs), core (bottom, hips, stomach and lower back) and upper body (chest, arms, neck, shoulders) and then we set about devising a set of warm up movements followed by a circuit training routine. Here's what we came up with...

Building core strength by thrashing our abs - this is also key to developing our balance.

There has been a great deal of effort put into this topic, but what have we actually learned from it? Here are the skills we have put into practice throughout this half term...
·          Explore, improvise and combine movement ideas fluently and effectively.
·          Organise their own warm-up and cool-down activities.
·          Show an understanding of why it is important to warm up and cool down.
·          Know why warming up and cooling down are important.
·          Develop consistency in their skills.
·          Decide what approach to use to meet the challenge set.
·          Choose and apply skills more consistently in all activities.
·          Know and understand the basic principles of warming up, and understand why it is important for a good-quality performance.
·          Understand why exercise is good for their fitness, health and wellbeing.
·          Understand the need to prepare properly for games.
·          Choose and use information to evaluate their own and others’ work.
·          Suggest improvements in own and others’ performances and develop our work in order to improve it.

Monday, 15 October 2012

Creative Curriculum topic - The Romans

This year we have decided not to have DT books, art books and geography books in Year 6. Instead we have creative curriculum books and we learn all of our foundation subjects together under one roof, so to speak. The Romans topic will be split into 4 different mini-challenges and we will be adding photos when they are ready in order to demonstrate our learning. Enjoy...

Year 6 Robinwood Residential 2012

On September 28th Year 6 embarked on their annual residential to Robinwood Activity Centre in Alston, Cumbria. We managed to drag along Mrs Quinn and Mrs Pound and were unfortunately joined by the Fish Finger Monster, the Arctic Monster and Randall the shark as well. Here's how we did...

Kacey on babysitting duties on night 2...