Round Diamond School's PE Team consists of:
Miss Hall and Mr Donkin
PE kit expectations
Can all students please have their P.E kit in school everyday Monday - Friday. This is so if your child has been selected for a surprise activity, Intra school activity or an extra-curricular exercise, they will have their kit to take part.
Essential P.E Kit
The correct and appropriate PE kit needed is:
- Pullover jumper (no zips or hoodies)
- Plain white shirt or RD house PE shirt (which can be bought from the office)
- Plain black or navy shorts
- Plain black or navy jogging bottoms
- Trainers (no plimsolls or sandals)
- Waterproof Jacket (Not coat)
We'd also like to suggest the following for your child, but these are NOT compulsory:
- Shin pads
- Navy Long/Football socks
- Beanie hat - (No tassels or Bobbles)
- Winter gloves
P. E KIT FOR LESSONS
Week commencing 18th October 2021
This term the year 3 children have been learning to build sequences and use a range of travelling movements including rolling. They have learnt about different shapes and body positions and have been beginning to focus on the quality of their movements.
In tag rugby, they have learnt about the basic tagging principle and playing small group games to improve their passing and catching skills.
Week commencing 11th October 2021
This half term the year 6 children have been using twisting, turning, flight, rolling and balancing in combination to create a sequence of 8-10 elements in gymnastics. They have worked individually or in partners using creativity to perform their sequence. They have learnt about change of direction, fluency, flow and control when putting together their routines.
We have focussed on the quality of movements, extension of limbs and body tension to control our bodies.
Week commencing 4th October 2021
This term the nursery children have been learning FUNdamental movement skills. This week we have been concentrating on jumping with two feet together and using our hand eye co-ordination to aim using an underarm throw. We have practised throwing beanbags to a target.
Week commencing 27th September 2021
This term Year 2 are learning about sequence building in gymnastics. This week the children have chosen jumps, rolls, body shapes and balances with a partner to combine together into a short sequence. They have also learnt about having a clear start position and performed their routine to others in their class.
Week commencing 20th September 2021
Year R have been learning about space and moving in different directions. We have been finding out about how to keep safe and move at different speeds by playing a range of games. This week we have been co-ordinating our bodies to move through agility ladders, hoops and around cones.
We will be practising FUNdamental movement skills and using our hand-eye co-ordination in the coming weeks.
Week commencing 13th September 2021
This term in Year 4 are we are developing working in unison with a partner in gymnastics. The children have put together short sequences that include travelling, turning and twisting. The have learnt how to perform a twist jump. We will be exploring the different axis's of our bodies in the coming weeks and learning how to link movements together fluently and thinking about the quality of our movements.
In football, the children are refining their skills, learning to work in a team and beginning to understand tactics for game play.
Week commencing 6th September 2021
Year 5 have been learning about symmetrical and asymmetrical travelling, jumping and balancing within their PE lessons. We have learnt how to do a headstand and used a variety of body parts to achieve symmetrical balances. The children have worked with a partner to create a short sequence including all of these elements and thought about their composition by adding a change of direction into their sequence.
Week commencing 2nd September 2021
Year 1 - This term year 1 will be concentrating on developing their football skills. We will be learning to dribble and keep close control of a ball. We will learn to move and dribble at different speeds and also pass a ball to team mattes and strike a ball into a goal. We will be playing a range of football related games both in pairs and in small groups.
This week we learnt to dribble and keep a ball away from an opponent by playing a game called 'skiers and yeti monsters'.
Week commencing 19th July 2021
Year R have been practicing lots of their hand-eye co-ordination skills using a range of equipment - they have been batting, bowling, using tennis rackets and throwing and catching.
Week commencing 12th July 2021
Year 6 have been using and refining their striking and fielding skills during their PE lessons this term playing kick rounders, rounders and related games.
Week commencing 5th July 2021
Year 3 have been learning about the game of rounders this term. They have used hand-eye co-ordination skills to field and bat and have learnt the basic rules to play small and larger games.
Week commencing 28th June 2021
This term year 2 have been focussing on athletics and cricket. They have been improving their throwing, aiming and batting skills and practiced bowling to hit the stumps in cricket.
During their athletics lessons they have been learning about running technique and how to use a pull throw (javelin).
Week commencing 21st June 2021
During this term, year 1 have been creating and performing a dance with a partner using action words as a stimulus (creep, step, spin, slide, explode). They have learnt to perform in unison and to change the level and dynamics of their dance.
Week commencing 14th June 2021
This term, year 4 have been learning basic map reading skills for orienteering and playing a range of games that require teamwork, co-operation, communication and thinking skills.
They used all of these skills in a game called cross the river where they had to get their whole team (5 children) across the all-weather pitch without touching it using mats and spots.
They have a also taken part in a range of tri golf activities that required them to work accurately and quickly to score as many points as a team within a 5 minute period.
Week commencing 7th June 2021
This week year 5 have been learning the basics of orienteering. They learnt how to orientate a map and find their way round a marked course. As they walked each course they had to find out how much the course was worth by adding up the numbers on the cones.
Week commencing 24th May 2021
During this term, nursery have been doing a range of activities related to dance and FUNdamental movement skills. Last week, we thought about different types of weather and made corresponding actions, for example, pretending to put on our puddle suits, wellies and then pretending to splash in the puddles.
This week, we are exploring hand-eye co-ordination skills by bouncing and catching a range of different sized balls and keeping balloons in the air.
Week commencing 17th May 2021
Year R have been learning FUNdamental movement skills and improving their hand eye co-ordination with a variety of tennis based activities. This week they have been using both sides of their body to tap a balloon over a net to their partner.
Week commencing 10th May 2021
Year 6 are currently learning skills such as unison, mirroring, gesture, level, meet and part, direction and speed to create and then perform a group dance on the theme of a football match.
Week commencing 3rd May 2021
Year 3s have been beginning to learn about orienteering this week. The have started to learn about how to orientate a map and follow a given course. They have been working in pairs to support communication and collaboration skills.
Week commencing 26th April 2021
During this term, the year 4 children are learning about inclusive sports such as goalball, boccia and sitting volleyball. They will also be learning about teamwork, co-operation and communication skills to help guide each other placing trust in each other. We will also be learning about orienteering and orientating a map to guide us round a set course and completing a range of activities that involve teamwork and co-operation to be successful.
The year 4's have also been learning to work collaboratively to create short movement phrases in dance using a range of pathways and levels. The stimulus for this dance was cold places and inspired by penguins.
Week commencing 19th April 2021
During this term, the children in year 5 will be learning more about leading active, healthy lifestyles and what contributes to this through the 'Move to Learn' programme delivered by Stevenage football club. This week, the year 5 children learnt what moderate and vigorous exercise is and found out about pulse rate and how it is affected by exercise.
Week commencing 12th April 2021
For the next few weeks, the nursery children will be beginning to explore team games, turn taking and using their listening skills. This week we had great fun using the parachute and playing ring games such as rainbow run and duck, duck, goose.
Week commencing 22nd March 2021
This term the year 2 children have been taking part in a range of activities to improve their co-ordination and control. In one of their lessons, they have been concentrating on ball skills and playing related games. They have also been learning to use their body to create movements in dance to represent the great fire of London.
Week commencing 15/3/21
Year R have been learning how to move in a variety of ways to explore different parts of a carnival. We have then used these movements to perform a short dance with different sections.
First, we explored how we would feel if we saw a carnival. We then joined the carnival as part of the marching band. After this, we explored how we could move like animals and finally put our costumes on to be an animal of our choosing.
Week Commencing 8/3/21
This week year 1 have been thinking about making shapes with their bodies in gymnastics and how to improve our shapes. We talked about how our muscles need to be tight. We then learnt what happens when something rocks. We practised tipping from the point of balance/stillness so our bodies moved forwards and backwards and side to side. Next week we will continue our PE learning by linking our rocking actions together with smooth transitions.
Week Commencing 22/2/21 and 1/3/21
KS2 LEARNING AND DISCOVERY DAYS
As part of our learning in school and online over the last two weeks the KS2 children have been learning about a range of inclusive sports such as goalball, boccia, badminton, sitting volleyball and new age kurling.
These activities required the children to think about how to change their technique and begin to appreciate the disadvantages faced by others when taking part in a range of sports.
Here are the year 4 children enjoying boccia, goalball and badminton.
Week commencing 8/2/21
During the last few weeks, the Reception classes PE lessons have been based around the story 'Giraffes can't dance'. Last week, we explored different movements for a range of jungle animals and put these into a short dance sequence. After each count of 8, we moved onto our next action. Some brilliant imaginative ideas.
CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH WEEK - Week commencing 1/2/21
During and after our PE learning this week - we spoke about things that make us happy and make us smile.
Week commencing 1/2/21
Over the last week we have been thinking about tactics and how to score the maximum points when playing rolling games such as bowling and boccia. Year 3 and 4 have also been thinking about what makes a good or friend and designing their own super friends.
Well done to everyone who completed some or all of the PE challenges from 25/1/21 - 31/1/21. Great to see your pictures of you all being really active.
Week commencing 25/1/21
Year 3 and 4 have been thinking about people that inspire them and who they admire to help them achieve their goals. Have a look at some of their brilliant learning.
Week commencing 18/1/21
This week the Year 5 children have been thinking about what personal qualities we need to improve our personal best score. The children took part in a fitness challenge that tested their stamina, agility, co-ordination and balance. We did the fitness circuit twice and discussed what we would need to do to improve our score. Would going faster necessarily improve our score for some of the activities like the target throw challenge? We decided that we would need different tactics to improve depending on the exercise and also be determined and persevere even when it was tough!
The children then did a piece of learning thinking of another time that they have been determined and persevered to achieve a goal.
Week commencing 14/12/20
This term the Year R children have been learning to make simple sequences using travelling, balancing and rolling. They have use large scale equipment and learnt how to do a variety of rolls including a log and egg roll as well as being supported to practise forward rolls.
We have also been using our imagination to explore movements linked to dinosaurs and have created a dinosaur dance as a group.
Week commencing 7/12/20
This term the year 2 children have been focussing on multi-skills activities to improve their speed, co-ordination, agility and flexibility. Last week they took part in a virtual KS1 personal challenge activity where they were encouraged to improve their own personal best.
The 4 scoring activities were:
1.Standing long jump
2. Stork balance
3 Colour target throw
4. Speed bounce - how many bounces side to side in 20 seconds.
Week commencing 30/11/20
This term the Nursery children have been learning skills that will lead into gymnastics. The children have enjoyed using the large scale apparatus to move over, under and along using different parts of their bodies. Some of their learning has been linked to the story 'We're going on a bear hunt' and combining their listening and attention skills.
Week commencing 23/11/20
This half term the year 5s are learning team play, tactics and sharpening their co-ordination, agility and thinking skills in 'Chance to Shine' cricket and basketball lessons.
Week commencing 16/11/20
This half term, the year 1 children are continuing to improve their fundamental movement skills. During one lessson, the children are using 'Action Mats' to explore a range of movements with their bodies. The action mats help to promote story telling and sequencing of activities so the children have to remember the order of different movements related to the mats.
In their second PE lesson of the week, they are learning ball skills such as bouncing, throwing and catching using a range of different sized balls. These skills help to improve their hand-eye co-ordination.
Week commencing 9/11/20
This half term, the Year 3's are focusing on Dance in one of their weekly PE lessons. They will be learning how to put short movement phrases together using different dynamics and levels and go onto create pathways within their dance. They will work individually and collaboratively to create a dance based on the 'solar system' making sure they use changes of speed, strength, level and direction.
Week commencing 2/11/20
The year 2 children have been exploring the large scale equipment within their learning this week to create sequences and create different pathways.
Week commencing 19/10/20
This week to finish our invasion games learning on football, years 4,5 and 6 are taking part in an intra house competition. Houses score 3 points for a win and 1 point for a draw. In year 6, St. David's narrowly came out on top beating St. Andrew's by 1 point! Well done to all the children, great determination and sportsmanship from all the teams.
INTRA HOUSE FOOTBALL - YEAR 4
Thursday 22nd October 2020 - It was Year 4s turn to take part in an intra house football tournament. The children enjoyed being competitive and took part with lots of enthusiasm. The winning house on this occasion was St. Patrick's with St. George's in second place.
INTRA HOUSE FOOTBALL - YEAR 5
It was another close competition in the year 5 Intra house football, with St Patrick narrowly defeating St David's by 1 point. Well done to all the children for great teamwork and sportsmanship.
Week commencing 12/10/20
In PE this term, year 2 have been concentrating on football and gymnastics. In football, the children have been focusing on dribbling and developing some basic ball mastery skills. They have worked on using both feet when dribbling, whilst using a range of surfaces of the foot through imaginative games.
In gymnastics, the children have been learning basic ways of travelling and changing direction, twisting/turning and have just begun to be introduced to some apparatus.
Week commencing 5/10/20
This term the nursery children are learning about different ways to travel and exploring fundamental skills. This week we have been learning how to throw underarm and aim for a target.
Week commencing 28/9/20
In year 1, the children have been learning some fundamental skills such as running a curve, changing speed and direction and jumping.
They have also been learning to send and receive a ball to themselves and to control a ball through bouncing, dribbling and passing.
Week commencing 21/9/20
This term year 6 are concentrating on football and gymnastics. In gymnastics we have been learning to develop our movements and ensuring fluency and control. This week we were linking methods of flight and travelling with controlled balances to make interesting and imaginative sequences.
This week in the year 6 football lesson we concentrated on improving our dribbling skills and learning to do a skill and turn combination. We then used these skills within game play.
Week commencing 14/9/20
This term reception children are focusing on movement, spatial awareness and multi-skills within their PE lessons. This week we have been learning how to move in different directions and played games to help us find a space.
Week commencing 7/9/20
This term the year 4's will be taking part in Gymnastics and Invasion (Football) activities in their P.E lessons. This week the children doing gymnastics have been learning how to do twist jumps. They then worked with a partner to create a short sequence to incorporate a travel, turn, travel and a twist jump.
In their football lesson the children practiced their dribbling skills and then used these skills within games to attack and defend.
Week commencing 3/9/20
We have started the new term by doing a 'Marathon competition'. The idea is for the children to run as any laps of 100m as they can in 10 minutes with the aim of getting as close to the marathon distance of 42,200m as possible.
This activity encourages stamina and determination to keep going.
Year 6 in action! We started to learn about how to pace ourselves to keep going over a loner period of time. Some great performances including someone who ran 16 laps over the 10 minute period (1mile).
Thursday 2nd April 2020
Here are a some fun home activities for you to try. Watch the demos and practice alone or with your families.
Bat and Ball challenge
One throw one hit one catch - One throw two hits one catch - one throw three hits one catch - How many hits can you do without a catch?
Keepy - uppy challenge
One bounce one kick - One bounce two kicks - one bounce three kicks - How many kicks without bounces can you get to?
Bounce & Catch
One bounce one catch - Can you do 20 bounce catches right hand - 20 left hand
Little bursts of speeds to keep fitness levels high. Repeat 6/8 times
Fun body conditioning exercise
Create ways of travel while holding up your body weight - Be sure to rest between turns - Try this activity first - repeat 4 times
DODGEBALL - WEEK 1
Year 4 have been thinking carefully about their body position in Dodgeball, concentrating on their hand-eye coordination in order to think strategically about the game (for example, they had to make the decision on whether to catch or dodge the oncoming ball).
HANDBALL- WEEK 3
Year 3 have been developing their long range passes. They needed to ensure that their body was in the correct position in order to throw accurately.
HANDBALL- WEEK 2
Year 2 were given the challenge of progressing up the pitch to get into the scoring zone in order to shoot for goal. This means that they had to work as a team and pass to each other in order to get into advanced positions.
HANDBALL- WEEK 1
Year 1 have been using their knowledge and skills previously learnt in Netball and Basketball and applying them to Handball. They were given the challenge of most passes; if they not dropped the ball, they had to start from the beginning!
DANCE - WEEK 3
Year 6 have worked in groups to create their own dance from scratch! They were given the following criteria which they had to include in their sequence:
DANCE - WEEK 2
Year 5 have learnt the skill of mirroring in dance. They had to think of their own dance sequence to 'This is Me' and their partner had to copy the movements exactly by looking at each other. They then swapped roles to explore other movements.
DANCE - WEEK 1
Year 4 have been exploring different movements in dance. They had a challenge of keeping to an 8 beat rhythm and then perform this to their peers.
GYMNASTICS - WEEK 3
Year 3 were challenged to put a 3 part sequence together using their own ideas. They had to ensure it included a travelling movement and a roll. They evaluated their own and each other's performances.
GYMNASTICS - WEEK 2
Year 2 have been learning the different shapes in gymnastics, trying to perform them at different levels (low, high, on apparatus) and hold them for 5 seconds. They developed their core strength in doing so.
GYMNASTICS - WEEK 1
Year 1 have been learning how to jump and land safely off of the apparatus. This was an exciting lesson for them and they were able to express themselves through different movements. A fun lesson had by all!
NETBALL - WEEK 3
Year 1 have been developing hand to eye coordination by using a variety of different balls. They were introduced to the 4 different netball passes that Year 2 had learnt the previous week.
NETBALL - WEEK 2
In pairs, Year 2 focused on their passing and receiving skills. Their target was to remember the 4 basic netball passes; chest, bounce, overhead and shoulder. They were encouraged to think about the strength of each pass.
NETBALL - WEEK 1
Year 3 developed their understanding of basic rules of netball, with a focus of the footwork rule (not moving their feet when in possession of the ball).
THE BASE CLASS
The Base children have been using the apparatus to develop their balance and coordination skills. They experimented with moving in various ways across, through, on and under the equipment.
BASKETBALL - WEEK 3
Year 4 were challenged to complete two different skills on route to the basket before shooting for points. A challenging game they enjoyed.
BASKETBALL - WEEK 2
Year 5 showed their defending and transitional skills in game play. Working on winning the ball back and attacking the basket.
BASKETBALL - WEEK 1
Year 6 showed their lay up skills along with rebounds. An advanced exercise was to add defenders in for attackers to beat and score.
NURSERY - PE
Nursery have enjoyed taking part in Busy Feet movement this week! They followed instructions well in order to move their bodies in different ways such as jumping, hopping and running. They also started to sing along to the songs :-)
FOOTBALL- WEEK 3
Year 1 have been scoring lots of goals in football this week, practising their striking skills.
FOOTBALL -WEEK 2
Year 2 have showed fantastic football dribbling skills this week creating many ways to beat defenders and progress towards goal.
FOOTBALL WEEK 1
Year 3 - Passing and receiving - This week the children were creating different ways to pass the ball to a partner using different parts of their foot. On receiving the ball children were challenged to keep the ball close to them with only a small space to work in.
RECEPTION - PE
Reception classes learnt how to get themselves changed for PE. They tried really hard to follow instructions from the adults in order to keep all their belongings safe and be ready for a PE lesson. Good job!
TAG RUBY - WEEK 3
Year 4 - Avoiding taggers - Children enjoyed this energetic tagging and dodging lesson. Some very creative movements and skills on show.
TAG RUBY - WEEK 2
Year 5 - Dodging the defence - Super lesson from our year 5s this week. Attacking and scoring tries while avoiding defenders
TAG RUGBY - WEEK 1
Year 6 - Connecting & combining. This week year 6 showed good team work and work ethic in P.E
Wednesday 15th May
This week we have been lucky to have our sports crew leaders help out with our Nursery, Reception and Year 2 lessons.
Friday 10th May 2019
Round Diamonds fabulous Nursery and Recption classes showing their P.E skills
Base group showing a variety of skills in P.E
Year 5 showing their Rounders skills along with
Our KS1 Classes enjoying the Sporting Futures team delivering the KS1 ON TOUR programme
Thursday 7th March
Reception World book day P.E
Wednesday 6th March Reception
classes learning Cricket skills
Year 2 showing Cricket their Cricket skills
Nursery children showing their skills
Year 4 Girls performing their gymnastics moves
Year 1 basketball pass and move
The base children enjoyed their P.E challenge
Year 3 performing Tag Rugby skills with P.E Team and Stevenage Rugby Coach
Year 3 showing Tag Rugby skills
Base class enjoying the physical challenge experience
4/2/19 Year 1 1st Tag Rugby lesson
Year 4 pupils focuses on key netball skills including: passing and receiving the ball. These skills were then transferred into game play.
The PE Team would like to welcome back everyone to school for the new academic year. Mr Stephenson, Mr Wickens and Mr Irving have been working very hard over the summer so everyone continues to get their outstanding lessons and opportunities.
Our PE/Sporting clubs are scheduled to start the week commencing the 17th September so please bring back your club choice letters to the school office ASAP!
PE lessons will start on the 5th September so we would like to also remind all parents/carers and children of the PE kit that is expected in school. School PE kit consists of a plain pullover jumper (no hoodies or zips), a plain white shirt or RD badge PE shirt which you can purchase from the school office, plain black or navy shorts, plain black or blue jogging bottoms and trainers (no plimsolls or sandals please). We would also strongly suggest that everyone should have a waterproof coat in school, especially during the Autumn and Spring term as PE will still take place throughout the winter.
It is important that PE kit is brought in to school on Monday morning, and does not leave school until Friday afternoon at the end of the day. This is so your child will not potentially miss out on any PE time and/or events due to emergency changes.
Even though the following is not essential, we additionally have put together a list that we recommend children to have so they are ready for all different types of lessons:
- Shin pads (if your child is taking part in football club, then it is compulsory that your child wears shin pads)
- Football socks
- Woolly hat
- Winter gloves
Finally, the PE Team would like to wish everyone a successful year of learning ahead.