As we returned to school after the summer break, football was on the timetable for all children in Barcelona, Paris and New York. Barcelona started with basic skills, whilst in KS2 drills to practice known skills progressed to games, with some children in New York taking on the role of the referee in small sided games.
Jumping is a fundamental locomotor skill that is used in almost all Physical Activities or Sports and Barcelona have been mastering these skills - one foot to same foot (hopping on left and right foot), one foot to opposite foot (step/leap), both feet to both feet (bouncing) and one foot to two feet, two feet to one foot (hopscotch). This group of children thoroughly enjoy their PE lessons, especially musical staues to get their heart rate up and muscles warm. Although a little rusty, year 2 have great memories and can name their muscles whilst year 1s are learning new names for parts of their bodies. Safety in the PE lesson is top priority and these children have shown great safety awareness and good listening skills in all lessons.
The children used their measuring and recording skills too, measuring their standing long jumps in 'feet' - the rubber variety!
Paris have been taking the plunge into the pool and continue to improve their swimmimg skills at Feltwell swimming pool and in September, children in New York spent three days at Caythorpe Court experiencing adventure on land and water.
The first cluster event, cross country, took place in October - click on the tab on the left of this page to read the report.
After half term, Barcelona started a block of Key Step Gym lessons which will run until Christmas. Most of the class are staying to the after school club to consolidate their learning and will be putting all the elements into a routine set to music. Paris are also doing Key Step Gym while New York continue to play tag rugby outside until the weather won't allow it!
Tag rugby was the second cluster event and a very successful one for the Norman School. Click on the tab to read the full report.