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Exercising Elmer

Exercising Elmer is the newest recruit to the PE department. He'll work alongside the children to report on the exercise that they do in their own time. We hope that the children will make Elmer welcome in their homes, take him along to any sports clubs they attend and any physical activities they participate in. We'll be recording his adventures in photographs and written reports in his very own book. He would like to see what exercise the children do in their own time - swimming, football, cycling, athletics, dance, martial arts or any sport related activity, which could include a kick around at the park. We look forward to all your reports.  

Elmer spent his first day in school investigating the hall and the PE cupboard.  

24.07.14 - First day of the holidays and Elmer relaxed watching the Commonwealth Games. He watched the first gold of the games won by England's Jodie Stimpson with fellow team mate Vicky Holland taking the bronze in the triathlon. He saw netball world champions Australia, post a convincing win over home nation Wales. He was then delighted to see the Brownlee brothers take gold and silver in the men's triathlon for England.

 What will Elmer be doing next?


Elmer went to school and watched as Miss Randell, Mrs Wright and

Mrs Zawiasa planned the PE curriuclum.



Elmer checked the Sainsbury's Active Kids order that had arrived courtesy of all the vouchers that had been collected. Thank you. New resources for the PE cupboard and for the children to play with at play time too.

Elmer went on to investigate the new resource that will be used by the children in New York class in the first half of the Autumn term. Miss Randell and Mrs Zawiasa are both looking forward to quicksticks hockey.





Elmer has been walking with Mrs Zawiasa. Walking is simple, free and one of the easiest way to get more active and become healthier. Regular walking has been shown to reduce the risk of chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and asthma. We're lucky to live in an area of the country where we can walk and enjoy the fresh air and scenery. Mrs Zawiasa and Elmer walked to Lynford Arboretum and around the lake and through the forest.


 An app on Mrs Zawiasa's phone  tracked progress.








 Elmer was created and dressed, in appropriate PE kit, by Mrs Zawiasa, Ms Randell, Mrs Ward and Mrs Howarth.

Thank you.