Round Diamond School's PE Team consists of
Mr Nash, Mr McGregor, Miss Hall, Miss Lambert (Sports Apprentice) and Mr Watson
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
PHYSICAL EDUCATION INTENT STATEMENT
We believe in inspiring all pupils to participate and express themselves through physical activities, feeling safe and secure at all times and develop a healthy lifestyle. We develop the knowledge and skills necessary for mental, social and physical wellbeing, which is key for a successful future for our children. We aim to use physical education to teach the children to have confidence, be successful and to develop self-discipline.
Pupils at Round Diamond School participate in high-quality PE and sporting activities. We incorporate a variety of sports to ensure our children develop in high levels of self-esteem, tolerance and appreciate their own and others strengths and weaknesses.
We provide opportunities for all children to engage in extra-curricular activities in addition to competitive sporting events.
Our curriculum is enriched by specialist professionals who teach the children high quality lessons and to help them to aspire to be the best they can be and enjoy a variety of sports.
PE 2023 - 24
Week beginning 20th November
This half term, the year 5's have been learning about gaelic football and basketball. Within gaelic football, they have been learning thow to use the different passes of a handpass and a kick pass as well as learning how to solo and then using these in game situations.
In basketball, the children have bee refining their dribbling and passing skills and learning about rules of the game such as knowing what a 'double dribble' is.
Week beginning 13th November
This half term the year 2 children are learning basketball skills and gymnastics. In basketball, they have been practising dribbling with one hand , keeping the ball close and bouncing the ball to hip height. They have also been practising their chest pass and bounce pass and using these skills in small group games.
In gymnastics, the children have been creating and remembering sequences using travelling, balancing, jumping and rolling.
Week beginning 6th November
This half term the children in year 4 are learning about tactics they could use to attack and defend within the games of basketball and tag rugby. They have been thinking about evading and tagging in tag rugby and also what is important in order to keep possession of the ball.
They are continuing to refine their existing skills in order to be successful within small team games.
Week beginning 30th October
This half term, the nursery children will be practising and improving their FUNdamental movement skills. They are learning to make shapes and roll with their bodies as well as travel in a variety of ways.
They will also practise skills such as rolling, bouncing, throwing and catching.
Week beginning 16th October
This half term the children in reception have been learning about how to be safe and move in a space. They have practised rolling, bouncing, throwing, catching and striking games.
Week beginning 9th October
This half term the year 1 children have been learning multi skills and football skills. They have been practising dribbling and passing in football and learning what part of the foot to use. They have also been learning rolling, throwing, catching and bouncing skills to improve their co-ordination and control.
Week beginning 2nd October
This half term, the year 6 children have been learning about counter balance and counter tension in gymnastics. They are working with a partner to create balances together using pushing away and pulling apart. They are also the linking these actions to create a sequence that flows and has clear changes of direction and use of space. They are also using attacking and defending in game situations in netball, refining pivoting and marking skills and learning to use tactics.
The children are also learning archery and boccia skills and using these in game situations.
Week beginning 25th September
This half term, the year 3 children are learning about gymnastics, netball, archery and boccia. In gymnastics the children are learning to link travelling actions and are working towards creating sequences using skills including balances and rolls.
In netball, the children are developing their passing and shooting skills. They are also starting to use their tactical thinking skills in game situations.
Week beginning 18th September
This half term, year 5 are learning about making symmetrical and asymmetrical balances and jumps to make sequences in gymnastics. They have been concentrating on improving the flow between movements and working in unison or canon with a partner.
In netball, they have been improving pivoting skills and getting free in to a space as well as learning how to mark effectively.
Week beginning 11th September
This half term the year 2 children are refining their fundamental movement skills and we are learning use a variety of skills such as rolling, bouncing, throwing, catching and kicking and use these skills in small group games.
This week we have invented our own rolling and bouncing games with a partner.
Later this half term the children will be using dribbling, kicking, passing and shooting skills in a range of games.
Week commencing 4th September
This half term the year 4 children are concentrating on gymnastics, netball and archery/boccia.
In gymnastics the children are learning to create sequences using the long, side to side and front to back axis, learning to rotate around different parts of their body.
In netball, the children are learning to improve their footwork, pivoting and using these skills in small game situations.
In archery, the children are refining skills and learning how to be accurate and improving their fine motor skills.
P.E. 2022 - 23
Week commencing 17th July
This half term the reception children have been concentrations on improving hand eye co-ordination and fundamental skills. They have been playing small group games whee they have been practising aiming and rolling amongst other skills.
The year 5 children have been concentrating on athletics, rounders and gymnastics this half term. They have played scatter ball rounders concentrating on tactics and team play as well as hand eye co-ordination. In gym they have been using what they already know to create short sequences using small and large apparatus.
Year 6 experienced playing futsal this week with a coach from Stevenage Futsal club coming in to share the key differences between futsal and football.
Week commencing 10th July
This half term the year 1 children have been learning tennis skills. They have been practising using the racket correctly and improving their hand eye co-ordination to hit the ball. They have also played a range of tennis style games.
This half term, the year 3s have been focussing on cricket and athletics. In cricket they have refined their batting and bowling technique and played group games. In athletics they have learnt how to throw a javelin, improved running technique and jumping technique.
Week commencing 3rd July
This half term the year 4 children have been concentrating on gymnastics and cricket.
In gym, they have been learning to link movements in pairs using a change of direction using rotation and making linked shapes on the floor and on large and small apparatus.
In cricket, they have been learning to bowl and bat as well as using effective ways to field.
In nursery, the children have been continuing to improve their gross motor skills and have played a range of games to support their catching, throwing, kicking, dribbling and rolling skills.
Week commencing 26th June
This half term the year 2 children are concentrating on gymnastics and athletics. They are continuing to remember, repeat and compose their own short sequences using rolling, jumping and travelling in gymnastic and are learning how to improve their speed in running and distance in throwing and jumping.
Week commencing 19th June 2023
This half term, the year 6s are concentrating on gymnastics and athletics. In gymnastics, the are creating sequences that involve flight and are learning to refine their sequences to include different speeds, levels and make them more fluent and in control.
In athletics, the have learnt how to perform a range of throws and how to run for time and distance. They have also learnt ophow to do a relay changeover.
Week commencing 12th June 2023
This half term the year 4 children will be learning how to refine and improve their sequences in Gymnastics and learning how to improve their speed and stamina in athletics.
Week commencing 5th June 2023
This half term the children in year 1 are learning about tennis and cricket. They are familiarising themselves with the equipment and then will be working to use the equipment effectively and improve their hand eye coordination further by playing a range of fun games.
Week beginning 22nd May 2023
This half term, the year 6 children have been learning about the rules and tactics when playing tennis. They have learnt about different ground strokes and how to serve.
They have also been using their creativity to create a group dance based on the theme of football.
On Monday 22nd May, one class has had the opportunity to use rowing machines as part of fit kidz row. The other class will get this opportunity in the second half of the summer term.
Week beginning 15th May 2023
This half term, year 5 have been learning how to use cricket skills in game situations and learning about different strokes in tennis. They have learnt overarm bowling and how to play group games such as continuous cricket.
Week beginning 8th May 2023
This half term, the reception children have been learning FUNdamental skills for athletics such as running, jumping and throwing. They have played a range of games and have learnt how to increase their speed whilst running and how to jump further.
Week beginning 1st May 2023
This week, the year 2s had a one off taster session of Futsal. Mr Donkin from Stevenage Futsal led a skills session with some fun games in the hall and the children loved it.
This half term the year 3s have been learning different strokes in tennis and improving their hand eye co-ordination. They are also learning about inclusive sports such as goalball and guided athletics.
Week beginning 24th April 2023
This half term the year 2 children are learning about athletics and dance. In athletics, they have learnt how to run faster thinking about what their arms do to help them. They will also be learning how to jump further and higher and throw using different techniques.
In dance, they will be copying, remembering and repeating a movement phrase and exploring gesture and their own ideas related to a theme.
Week beginning 17th April
This half term the nursery children will be concentrating on FUNdamental movement skills leading to athletics. The have learnt about how to run slow and quick and also how to jump as far as they can and as high as they can.
YEAR 3 GIRLS FOOTBALL WITH BEDWELL RANGERS
The year 3 girls have enjoyed taking part in football games with coaches from Bedwell Rangers this week. The practised dribbling, shooting and played some small group matches.
Week beginning 27th March
This half term, the year 4 children have been concentrating on tri golf, team challenges and hockey. They have learnt how to dribble and play small sided group games in hockey. In tri golf, the children have learnt how to ‘put’ and ‘drive’ the ball and played a range of games to practise these skills.
During the last lesson of the half term, the girls had a visit from Bedwell Rangers FC who plated a range of fun football games with the aim of helping girls getting into playing football.
LUNCHTIME BOCCIA CLUB
Children in KS2 can come to Boccia club each week in the hall. They have enjoyed playing a traditional game of boccia as well as other fun aiming games.
Week beginning 20th March
This half term, the year 6 children have been learning about the rules and tactics of netball and football. They have played games practising their footwork, passing, shooting and marking in netball and then use these within a whole court game learning the positions that the players can move to on the netball court.
In football, they have learnt about positional play and formations and applied this in game situations.
Week beginning 13th March
This half term, the year 5 children are learning about the joy of movement and how to lead a healthy and balanced life. They have learnt about creating a balanced plate of food, different activities that build strength, stamina and flexibility. They have also learnt about b as ice hockey skills and used these skills in a range of games.
Week beginning 6th March 2023
This half term, the Nursery children have been playing larger group games such as parachute and ring games. They are also continuing to practise their FUNdamental movement skills, throwing, catching and dribbling skills.
Week beginning 27th February
This half term the children in reception are continuing to improve their FUNdamental movement skills and object control. In one of the PE lessons they are having the opportunity to use the Action Mats and improve their agility, balance and co-ordination through story telling and fun activities. These are organised by Stevenage Sporting Futures.
Week beginning 20th February 2023
This half term, the year 1 children are continuing to practice their ball skills by taking part in activities leading to basketball. They will be learning how to bounce and control the ball and how to throw the ball learning how to chest pass.
They will also be taking part in gymnastics activities in their second PE lesson of the week and will learn how to roll and balance putting a short sequence together.
Love your Heart Month
As part of Love your Heart month, the year 5 children took part in workshops learning how to administer CPR and what to do in an emergency.
The workshops were provided by DiPPs and Stevenage Sporting Futures. The children learnt how to assess and the put a casualty into the recovery position as well as learning CPR on an unconscious casualty.
Week beginning 6th February
This half term the year 3 children have been learning about moving into a space and the basic rules of netball as well as being creative and exploring movements to create dances related to the solar system.
Week beginning 30th January 2023
This half term the year 4 children have been learning about the sports of netball and lacrosse. In netball, they have been learning the footwork rule and practising how to pivot. They have played small sided group games to play netball games where they score in an end zone and learnt how to mark the opposition.
In lacrosse, the children have learnt how to hold the stick and have learnt the basics of throwing and catching. This has been an introduction to a sport that they have not played before.
Week beginning 23rd January
This half term, the year 2 children have been trying out tri-golf and also using their ball skills in basketball. They have learnt about putting the ball in golf and using a tick tock action to putt the ball. In basketball, they have practised dribbling, passing and shooting.
Week beginning 16th January 2023
During year 6 PE this half term, the children are focussing on hockey and ultimate frisbee. In hockey, they are learning to use the stick effectively and safely to dribble and pass as well as playing small group games.
In ultimate frisbee, the children are learning different passes and playing group games where they score by catching in the end zone and are learning the spirit of the game.
Week beginning 9th January 2023
This half term, the year 5 children will be learning about Lacrosse and Dance in their PE lessons.
In lacrosse, they will learning about how to hod a lacrosse stick, throwing and catching, using groundwork and cradling to play the game.
In dance, the children will be learning about question and answer phrases and using the theme of the beach to create movement phrases using their own ideas and a music stimulus.
Week beginning 19th December 2022
This half term, the reception children have continued to practise their FUNdamental movement skills and have been learning about hand eye co-ordination to practise their throwing, catching and rolling skills. The have used a variety of equipment including tennis rackets, small and large balls.
Week beginning 12th December 2022
This half term, year 3 have been been developing travelling skills such as jumping and rolling and using these with moments of stillness to create and refine short sequences in Gymnastics.
In basketball, the children have been practicing and refining their dribbling, passing and shooting skills and using them in small games situations.
Snow Day - 12/12/22
Here is some PE learning that you can do today - If you can get out in the snow for a walk or to build a snowman. Have fun and be safe.
You could also do some inside PE such as fitness workouts / yoga.
See links below.
Or you could design a football kit for one of the four semi-finalists at this years world cup.
Week commencing 5th December 2022
This half term, the nursery children have been exploring gymnastic shapes and learning about moving over, under and along using apparatus and different body parts.
Week commencing 28th November 2022
This half term, the year 1 children have been playing a range of games to improve their FUNdamental movement skills and hand-eye co-ordination. They have practised throwing and catching with a range of different sized balls and played small group team games.
In gymnastics, the children have been learning how to begin to create short sequences using different elements such as jump, balance, travel, shape and roll and have used the floor and small-scale apparatus to practice these sequences.
Week commencing 21st November 2022
This half term, year 2 are focussing on multi-skills and dance. In dance, the children are learning to make dance motifs to represent the Great fire of London. They have listened to the tempo of the music and adapted their movements to represent the fire spreading. They have also made a section of the dance where they are the people who discovered the fire. Within multi-skills, the children have built on their fundamental movement skills and used rolling, bouncing, throwing and catching skills on their own and within small group games.
Week commencing 14th November 2022
This half term, year 6 are focussing on tag rugby and Gaelic football.
In Gaelic football, they have been practising their hand pass, kick pass and solo skills and have used these in small sided games. We have discussed tactics to improve their game play. In tag rugby they have also been working on tactical play and using space effectively.
Week commencing 7th November 2022
This half term, the year 4 children are focussing on tag rugby and fitness in their PE learning. In tag rugby, they have been learning how to score a try using a combination of dodging and passing. They have learnt about which direction they can pass the ball and how to stop the opposition by tagging.
In fitness, the children have been improving their strength, agility, balance and co-ordination using a range of equipment thanks to Fit Kidz Go.
Week commencing 31st October 2022
This half term, year 5 are learning about Gaelic Football. They will be practising the basic passes of a hand pass, kick pass and solo and then putting this into game situations.
They will also be learning to evade and attack and learn the basic rules of tag rugby and play small sided games.
WEEK COMMENCING 17TH OCTOBER 2022
This half term, year 3 have been focussing on tag rugby and football in their PE lessons. They have been refining dribbling, passing and shooting techniques in football and using these skills in small-sided games. In tag rugby, they have been learning how to pass the rugby ball and learning how to dodge and fake when playing tagging games.
Week commencing 10th October 2022
This half term, the children in reception have been learning about spatial awareness, moving in a variety of ways and a variety of ball skills such as throwing and catching, kicking and passing.
Week commencing 3rd October 2022
This half term the Nursery children have been beginning to learn about space and travelling in and out of spaces. They have begun to explore using balls, beanbag and quoits and have been learning how to effectively roll a ball away from themselves and to a partner.
SPORTS CREW BRONZE AMBASSADOR TRAINING - 29th September
Today, the sports crew spent some of the morning learning about the personal qualities to be a good leader and also learnt new games and invented some of their own that they could use on the playground with the other children. They used the STEP principle (Space, Task, Equipment, People) to help them plan their own activities.
Week commencing 26th September 2022
This term, year 4 have been learning about the long, side to side and front to back axis of your body in gymnastics. They have practised a variety of rolls, twist jumps, cartwheels and handstands. Those who can not yet cartwheel or handstand have learnt to basic principles and starting positions.
In football, the children have been learning about space and using tactics within games.
Week commencing 19th September
This half term, the children in year 2 are learning about sequence building in gymnastics and practising rolling, balancing and jumping skills. They are also learning and improving their dribbling, striking and sending and receiving skills in football and using these in small group games.
Week commencing 12th September 2022
This half term, year 6 are learning how to use counter balances and counter tension in sequences. They are also improving tactics, spacing and teamwork in basketball.
Week commencing 5th September
This half term the year 1 children are practising and improving their football skills. They have learnt about how to dribble the ball and control it by stopping with their feet.
As the term progresses, they will be learning other skills such as sending and receiving and putting these games in to small paired and group games.
P.E 2021 - 22
COMMONWEALTH GAMES CROSS CURRICULAR DAYS - 20th/ 21st JULY 2022
The children took part in seven scoring events ranging from sprint races, javelin, cricket and netball to wrestling, hockey, badminton, rugby and lawn bowls. The weather was kind to us with temperatures dropping to much more manageable levels after the extreme heat at the beginning of the week. Scores were added up and the winning house will be announced before the end of the week…
Year R enjoyed sports activities planned by the Year 6 sports crew. Unfortunately, they couldn’t lead the activities themselves but a huge thank you to the new sports crew from Year 5 who stepped in admirably to lead them.
Week commencing 19th July 2022
With the extreme hot weather this week, the children have been taking part in classroom based activities such as yoga and mindfulness in the relative coolness of the classroom!
Over the half term, they have been taking part in athletics events and learning how to use resilience to improve their personal bests. They have taken part in running, hurdles, jumping and throwing activities and begum to learn about technique.
In gymnastics, they have used balances, shapes and jumping to make sequences on small and large apparatus as well as the floor.
Year 4 have also been doing athletics and gymnastics. In gymnastics, they have used twisting and turning movements to create sequences. They have also have begun to learn about pacing in athletics and used previously learnt skills within cricket games.
Week commencing 11th July 2022
Thus half term, the nursery children have been building on their FUNdamental movement skills and learning how to bounce, dribble, send a receive a ball. They have played a range of games to help with these skills and have are improving all the time.
Week commencing 4th July 2022
This half term, year R have been improving their co-ordination and FUNdamental movement skills. They have used tennis rackets and large and small balls to play a range of games on their own and in pairs.
Week commencing 27th June 2022
This half term, year 1 are improving their agility, balance and co-ordination by playing a range of tennis activities and working together in pairs and small teams to play a range of games.
Week commencing 20th June 2022
This term, the year 6 children have been learning about counter balance and counter tension in gymnastics. They have worked in pairs and small groups to create sequences including both of these elements. They have used small apparatus to enable them to create a change of level and have been concentrating on improving the flow of their sequence adapting their learning as they go along.
They have also been learning how to improve their pacing and stamina in athletics as well as technique of how to throw a javelin, shot putt and discus.
Week commencing 13th June 2022
This half term, the year 5s have been learning about matching and mirroring balances and movements. They have been working in pairs to create short sequences to link travelling and balances together.
They have also been been learning to use forehand and backhand passes and building up a rally in tennis.
Week commencing 6th June 2022
This half term, the year 2 children will be concentrating on a range of FUNdamental movement skills related to tennis and cricket. They will be learning how gain confidence using a racket and begin to play small games using volleying and rallying.
In cricket, they will be improving their catching and throwing skills as well as learning how to bowl and bat and then use these skills in small group games.
Week commencing 23rd May 2022
This half term, year 3 have been learning how to use FUNdamental movement skills to complete a range of personal challenges using 'Action Mats'
They have also been improving their reactions and learning how to use a range of shots such as backhand and forehand in tennis.
Week commencing 16th May 2022
This half term the year 1 children are focussing on athletics and dance.
They are practising and refining their running, jumping and throwing skills and have learnt how to run over obstacles such as hurdles.
They have learnt that moving their arms faster makes their legs go faster.
In dance, they have been using the stimulus of the weather to creat movements that would represent rain, wind and the sun such as twisting, turning and rolling.
Week commencing 9th May 2022
This half term, year 4 are learning how to include stillness and stepping patterns within dance. They are using the stimuli of ‘The Hakka’ to create their dance. They have created movement phrases related to rugby and the haka in small and large groups.
In tennis they are developing their reaction to the ball and footwork. They have learnt about forehand and back hand passes and when it's appropriate to use each shot.
Week commencing 2nd May 2022
This half term, year 6 are focussing on Dance and Tennis. In dance they are learning to develop their skills of unison, mirroring, levels, direction, action and reaction. The are working to create a group dance on the theme of a football match and using gestures to express pre-match, the match and post match sections of the dance.
In tennis they are learning to use different tactics and learn playing the ball to different parts of the court and well as consistently apllying learnt skills such as forehand and volley shots.
Week commencing 25th April 2022
This half term the nursery children are learning to do activities leading to dance. We have been using stories and pictures to support their movements. We have been learning to move in.time to the music and pretending to be dinosaurs.
Week commencing 18th April 2022
This half term, year 6 are learning to use agility and co-ordination within tennis and understand different types of shot and how to outwit an opponent during a match.
This week they have learnt hand and racket skills to improve co-ordination, speed and agility.
They are also learning to compose and choreograph a dance based on the idea of a football match. This week, they have thought about the fans and how they would represent the fans at match in dance movements.
Week commencing 28th March 2022
This term, year 5 have been learning about different principles that ensure a healthy lifestyle and moving efficiently and effectively in the ‘Move to Learn’ programme run by Stevenage FC. They also got to meet 2 of the Stevenage Ladies first team players and ask them questions.
They have also learnt the principles and basic rules of handball.
Week commencing 21st March 2022
This term, year 1 have been improving their hand eye co-ordination and fundamental movement skills. They have learnt how to use a cricket bat correctly and practised striking the ball with a cricket bat or tennis racket.
Week commencing 14th March 2022
During this term, year 3 have been learning how to create and perform a dance based on the idea of the ‘solar system’. They have worked on ideas individually, in partners and small groups.
They have learnt using speed, strength, levels and direction and space within their dances and worked in unison or canon.
They have also been learning to work as a team in a range of problem solving physical activities and have learnt about basic map reading for orienteering.
Week commencing 7th March 2022
This half term the children in reception are learning to control different objects and improve their FUNdamental movement skills. They have used tennis rackets and cricket bats and learnt how to hold and use them in a variety of games.
Week commencing 28th February 2022
This half term, the year 4 children are focussing individual sports and activities that involve communication and co-operation.
They are taking part in fitness activities from FitKidz and taking part in orienteering and teamwork challenges.
Week commencing 21st February 2022
This half term, the nursery children are learning fundamental movement skills and working on their hand-eye co-ordination to throw & catch, dribble and roll on their own and with a partner.
Week commencing 7th February 2022
This half term, year 5 have been creating and performing group dances related to the theme of ‘on the beach’. They have learnt about using question and answer phrases, combining dynamics, pathways, levels and gestures to express emotions of the dance. They have also worked on timing.
In netball, they have worked on refining their skills and using tactics and space to play games effectively.
Week commencing 31st January 2022
This half term, the year 3 children have been improving and refining their hand-eye co-ordination skills and learning group games as part of the ‘Chance to Shine’ cricket programme and within netball games.
Week commencing 24th January 2022
This half term, the children in year 2 are practising ball skills and using throwing equipment such as frisbees to improve their hand eye co-ordination skills and then playing small group games to use these skills in context.
They are also learning a dance to the 'Great Fire of London'. They are exploring travelling, changing levels and speed and direction to move in time to the music. The dance includes different sections - the beginning of the fire, the people discovering the fire, the fire spreading and the fire ending.
Week commencing 17th January 2022
This half term, the reception children are learning to make shapes with their bodies and begin to roll in gymnastics and starting to move to music in dance.
Week commencing 10th January 2022
This half term the children will be learning to develop and refine their skills in ultimate frisbee and hockey. They will be developing their team work and attacking and defending skills.
This week the children learnt how to throw frisbee using a backhand pass and how to move, pass and catch. They also learnt some basic rules of ultimate frisbee.
Week Commencing 6th January 2022
This half term, year 1 will be concentrating on dance and ball skills within their PE lessons. One lesson a week will be dedicated to dance where the children will be learning to create, perform and share short dances based on action words using travel and gesture.
Their other lesson will be dedicated to ball skills. They will be learning to perform different types of throws such as the chest pass and practicing their throwing, catching, dribbling skills and playing small group games.
Week commencing 20th December 2021
This term, the nursery children have been using movement to express themselves with stories as a stimulus. They have taken part in activities that lead to gymnastics and dance.
This last week we have used the book 'Dinosaur Roar' as inspiration to explore movement words such as 'stomp, glide, swoop, bash, swish, fierce' to move like dinosaurs and begin to move to music.
We have also explored movement words when using the book 'We're going on a bear hunt' to move over, under, along, and through using gym equipment such as tables and benches.
Week commencing 13th December 2021
This term the year 3 children have been focusing on invasion and net and wall games. They have concentrating on improving and refining their skills in basketball and football. They have practiced passing, dribbling and shooting within both games and used these skills in small game situations.
Week commencing 6th December 2021
This half term the year 4 children have been continuing to refine their co-ordination skills within Basketball and Tag rugby. They have learnt dribbling and passing skills in basketball and passing and tagging technique in tag rugby. They have then begun to apply these skills within small sided game situations and begun to learn tactics when attacking and defending.
Week commencing 29th November 2021
This half term, the reception children are continuing to learn FUNdamental movement skills such as running, jumping, hopping and skipping as well as practising their hand-eye co-ordination skills. The last few weeks, they have been using tennis rackets to dribble, balance and send balls and bean bags.
Week commencing 22nd November 2021
This term the Year 2 children have been working on their FUNdamental movement skills in a range of activities. They have also learnt about how to play Cricket with the guidance of the Chance to Shine programme - they have learnt bowling and batting skills as well as how to play small group games.
Week commencing 15th November 2021
During this half term the children in year 5 are concentrating on improving their decision making skills in game situations. They are learning to make quick decisions whether to run or pass with the ball in tag rugby and basketball and use effective communication to work as a team.
Week commencing 8th November 2021
This half term, year 6 will be improving their skills in Basketball and Tag Rugby. The will be using learnt skills and further refining them within competitive game situations and continuing to learn the rules associated with each sport.
Week commencing 1st November 2021
This term year 1 are learning FUNdamental movement skills and sequencing skills by using the Action Mats.
They will also be learning how to make shapes and link travelling and jumping movements in gymnastics.
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.