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PE and Sport in Thoresby Class

Week commencing 9th March 2020


In P.E this week Thoresby Class have been doing 'Cosmic Yoga', thinking about mindfulness. It was based around Alice in Wonderland. Following the story of Alice in Wonderland the children did lots of different yoga positions. Making sure that each movement and position was controlled. The children also focused on their breathing, thinking about keeping it calm so that they were relaxed. The children were so focused and followed the programme quietly, being mindful of what they doing and others around them. 

Week commencing 2nd March 2020


In P.E this week Thoresby Class have been working on their throwing and catching skills. They have worked with a partner using a variety of passes, making sure that they are accurate when passing the ball to each other. Also making sure that they are ready to receive the ball correctly. The children did different throwing and catching challenges against each other. Changing the distance they were from each other and also moving while passing the ball to make it more challenging. To finish off with the children got into groups and had a game of 'ball Relay'.

week commencing 24 February 2020


This week in P.E Thoresby Class have done some athletics, playing relay games. The children worked well as a team being careful when passing the bean bag to each other making sure that they were accurate. While sprinting and weaving between the cones the children used their balance and agility to try to beat the opposing team. Playing 'Ben bag relay' the children played in equal teams. The children had to stand in a semi-circle with none person at the front. This person throws the bean bag to the first player who then throws it back and the group all move round one place until everyone has returned to their original position. The first team to do this and sit down were the winning team.

Week commencing 10th February 2020


 This week in P.E Thoresby Class worked with a partner practising their throwing and catching skills, using different passes. Thinking carefully how about how they are going to pass and receive the ball. The children then played invasion games. In small teams each team played in a coned area; one team being attackers the other team being defenders. The attackers had to move their ball across the court from one side to the other using a variety of the practised passes without the defenders intercepting the ball to score a point. The defenders scored a point each time they intercepted the ball. After playing for a while the attackers and defenders swapped so that everyone had a chance to play in each role.

Week commencing 3rd February 2020


This week Thoresby Class have been playing ball games. They enjoyed playing dodgeball and data ball. They had to use focus on skills such as agility, hand eye co-ordination and accurate aim when throwing the ball to get another player out. 

With Tony the children enjoyed playing 'football cricket'. There are two teams (fielders and batters). When the ball is bowled the batters have to kick the ball then run between the wickets, while the fielders have to retrieve ball and throw it at the wicket to get them out. 



Week commencing 27th January 2020


This week in P.E Thoresby Class have been practising their ball skills. They began working with a partner passing the ball to each other using different passes such as: over arm, under arm, chest pass and over head pass. Making sure they were also ready to catch the ball. Good hand-eye co-ordination was needed. The children were then put into two teams and had a game of netball. They had to work well as team, communicating clearly with each other at all times. They had to have quick thinking to defend or attack making sure that they were in a good space to receive the ball from another player, while also using the ball skills they had practised earlier. It was a good game of netball, everyone working well as a team and playing well.



Week commencing 20th January 2020


In P.E this week Thoresby Class have practised their ball skills. Thinking about using different throwing techniques and being ready to receive the ball when it is passed to them. They have also had to work as a team, using good clear communication. 
The children started off in pairs throwing the ball to each other using a variety of passes: chest pass, bounce pass, over head pass, under arm pass and over arm pass. Always being ready with their hands ready to catch ball when it was thrown to them. 
Once everyone was nicely warmed up the children played a game of netball. They were split into two teams using the skills they had learnt with their partners. Everyone played really well. Having good clear communication between their teams. 

Week commencing 6th January 2020


During P.E this week Thoresby Class have enjoyed playing team games.Starting with Hop and Hoop to get warmed up. The children always enjoy this game. The children have had to think about agility, speed, good listening and communication this week to play the games.

 Next the children were in teams and had to weave in and out of the cones to collect a ball each from the hoop at the opposite end and bring it back to their team. Once all the balls were with their team they had to return the balls to the hoop, weaving in and out of the cones again. To make it a little bit more tricky the children balanced a bean bag on their head so they had to work on their balancing skills too. We used different speeds to move through the cones also.


Week commencing 18th November 2019


P.E has been fun again in Thoresby Class using the apparatus. The children had to focus on agility and balance this week. Using the gymnastics blocks and beams to move smoothly around the equipment the children had to keep there balance. Moving along the monkey bars was challenging and needed strong upper body strength. Climbing up and along the ladders needed good balance. The children all enjoyed moving around the different apparatus, using their different skills to do so. 

Week commencing 11th November 2019


During P.E this week Thoresby Class have continued to use the apparatus whilst  incorporating gymnastics moves. The children had to use a variety of movements to travel around the apparatus smoothly. Using different jumps, a pike, climbing and balancing to create shapes. Some fantastic shapes were created when the children jumped from the gymnastic tables. 

Week commencing 4th November 2019


This week in Thoresby Class they have been using the apparatus; thinking about how to move around safely.

The children had to use different skills as they moved around around the equipment. They were balancing along  the beams on to the box, then jumping off creating different shapes and turns. They used the floor space to create their own movements such as handstands, forward rolls and cartwheels and were supported by mats. 


On the wall apparatus the children were able to climb in a range of different directions and heights and were transferring from one part of the equipment to another safely. 

Week commencing 7th October 2019


During P.E this week Thoresby Class have had a lot of fun doing relay races. They had to work well as team as well as being agile and alert to be ready to take their turn. The races included running in and out of cones, moving a tennis ball along a line of cones and being the first team to bring the ball back to the beginning. Bouncing a basket ball and weaving in and out of the cones, making sure that they control the ball at all times. Skipping with the hoops from one end of the play ground to the other. All of the children enjoyed the games very much and supported each other really well.


Week commencing 30th September 2019


In P.E this week Thoresby Class have had lots of fun playing dodge ball and hop & hoop.

Playing dodge ball the children had to be agile to avoid the ball hitting their lower legs to stay in the game. Using quick thinking to dodge the ball, then having good hand eye coordination when aiming towards their opponent. 

A favourite game of the class hop & hoop, the children used a lot of energy moving around between the hoops, changing direction and speed while listening carefully for Miss Phillipson to say the number of children needed in a hoop. As the game goes on the number of hoops reduces making the game more challenging and the children have to be alert and quick on their feet. 

Week commencing 23rd September 2019


Thoresby Class have enjoyed doing dance this week in P.E. The children listened to a piece of music, thinking about the beat and speed of the music. Working in small groups they had to produce a dance using different movements that followed the music’s tempo. Making sure that their dance flowed between each movement and looked smooth. All time working as a team to make sure everyone was in time with each other. All of the children enjoyed creating their dances and every group was different. 



Week commencing 16th September 2019


Thoresby Class have enjoyed football this week in P.E. They have worked on a number of different skills: Dribbling the ball to a partner, passing to each other, thinking about speed and technique, and also ball control. The children had to work as a team during a game of football, using good clear communication with each other and supporting each other all the way. 

During P.E Thoresby Class have played a game called Hop and Hoop and used their ball skills. Thinking about encouraging each other and being aware of others around them. They used their quick thinking, agility and speed to navigate between a decreasing number of hoops.