PE Challenge Week 2
Well done to everyone who took part in the Week 1 PE Challenge.
Here is the second challenge: the ‘Step Up’ challenge. Remember to send any pictures or videos of your attempts!
This week in Foundation, we have had a superb week. The children have been working incredibly hard writing questions to Gerald the giraffe. We copied Gerald’s movements in PE and made up movements for other animals. The children also made some zoo’s for Gerald to move into. They up levelled their zoo’s by describing them as “immense,spiky, sharp, colossal and terrifying “.
The children really enjoyed using a part-part-whole to partition 7 and to discover all the number bonds to 7.
All the Foundation children have been working their ‘socks off’- well done Foundation! Keep up that amazing resilience!
Each week, there will be a PE challenge for you to have a go at to make sure we are keeping active whilst learning at home.
This week’s challenge is ‘Speed Bounce’. Watch the video below and then have a go yourselves. Remember we would love to see your efforts – you can send a photo or video to Miss Tapp if you would like to!
Palm Class were very lucky today to have an Orienteering session this afternoon on the field. They have to work as a pair to find animals at the points located on their map. They did really well with this and all the adults were really impressed, even if their feet got a bit soggy!
Over the last half term, Holly Class have worked really hard on a sequence in gymnastics using key skills. In our last lesson, we used the apparatus to create a small sequence using three balances and three different ways to travel. We focused on extension and body tension.
This term we have been working through a gymnastics sequence.
This week we were lucky enough to have someone from TCS come and work with us on our skills.
By the end of the session we had devised a new sequence that included 3 ‘holds’ and 3 ‘travels’.
Today, Cherry class have been stretching out their muscles through yoga. We listened to The Twits by Roald Dahl whilst we performed our yoga. We had a lot of fun being the monkeys, painting the ceiling as a giraffe and being Mr Twit himself. Afterwards, we had a little yoga disco!
This afternoon, year 6 started practising parts of a gymnastics sequence. We practised forward rolls, teddy bear rolls and then put these together for the first part of our sequence.
Have a look at the sequence below to see what we will be doing over the next few weeks.
We were very lucky in Bonsai today as we had Mr Milson from TCS visit. We learnt a lot about how to perform rolls safely and how to perfect them like a gymnast. We also had a go at counter balances and counter tension moves. At the end, we were very lucky and got to go on the apparatus. We have a lot of fun and can’t wait for next week!
Over the last few weeks, we have been practising our netball skills. We have focused on passing accurately, finding space and shooting. Today, we applied these skills to a 5 v 5 game.
This week, Bonsai have started gymnastics in PE. We have begun by exploring different shapes and movements to create sequences.
Over the past few weeks, four classes from Key Stage 2 have been swimming. At the moment, Holly Class are taking part in their six consecutive sessions. They have shown lots of resilience and hard work to develop their technique with a range of strokes. Year 4 Redwood Class will be swimming after half term.
We had a lot of fun in PE today. We practised working in spaces and tried our hardest not to bump into anyone. There were a couple of little collisions to start with, but the children soon improved at avoiding each other.
We also practised changing direction when running, hopping, jumping and skipping.
Just a quick reminder that PE for Year One is every Monday and Friday so the children will need their PE kits in school everyday please, including a pair of trainers or plimsoles.
As part of sports week, 28 pupils from each of the KS2 year groups represented their team in a gymnastic competition. They had to perform a sequence which consisted of a range of elements including forward rolls, cartwheels and a number of balances. In addition to this, they performed a vault.
All individuals scores were added up to give a team total. Have a look at the results below…
The children in Reception loved their first PE session of the Summer term. They got changed well and enjoyed learning how to respond to the tambourine during the session. Well done guys!
In Year 4 (Fir and Redwood), we have been starting to work on our Dragon Dance inspired by our China topic.
Last week we had developed our movements by imitating the different animals in the Chinese Zodiac.
This week we focused mainly on the Dragon. In fours we thought of different ways to move around our space, whilst looking as dragon-like as possible.
Yesterday, a team of year 6 children competed in a football tournament organised by Exeter City FC. Schools from all over Devon competed- so the standard was very impressive!
After a challenging group stage, Hazeldown went through to the knockout stages of the tournament. A nerve-racking penalty shootout went in Hazeldown’s favour- meaning we progressed to the quarter final stages. A riveting match ended 2-1 to the opposition.
Our children showed a fantastic supportive team-spirit and were very respectful to the other teams.
Well done to all involved!
Today, Ebony class practiced their tag rugby skills. We focused on finding space and changing speed and direction.
This morning, year 3 have been out on the field having a go at a carousel of athletics activities. We had a go at javelin, hurdles and a ground hog race.
Thankyou to everybody that donated towards raising money for UNICEF through Soccer Aid at the end of Sports Week. As a school, we raised £256.
First of all, a massive thank you to everyone who helped to make Sports Week a success! The children showed lots of resilience through the whole week, especially when having a go at sports that they had not tried before.
The total of the final scores combined results from throughout the week including the KS2 swimming gala, KS2 gymnastics competition and KS1 and KS2 sports day results. The final results of the week were announced in assembly on Friday and are as follows:
1st place – Yellow Team – 843 points
2nd place – Red Team – 785 points
3rd place – Green Team – 727 points
4th place – Blue Team – 684 points.
Congratulations to Yellow Team – the winners of Sports Week 2018. Well done to everyone who took part throughout the week!
On Friday, year 3 raised money for Soccer Aid by completing the obstacle course set up on the playground. We could either carry, dribble or bounce a ball along the course.
We were also able to complete a session with Exeter City. We were able to learn how to control the ball and have mini football matches.
What a great end to Sports Week!
To kick off sports week, the whole school were lucky enough to watch scooter demonstrations by Team Extreme. Some of us were even lucky enough to take part in sessions with Team Extreme. We learnt about the parts of a scooter, scooter safety and were able to learn some new tricks and try the ramps! Thank you very much to Team Extreme for visiting again this year!
The Foundation Stage children had a great PE session today exploring the large, indoor apparatus. Lots of stretching and balancing and weight taking. What animals like climbing and hanging up high like our Foundation children?
Oak Class focused on attacking and defending in their PE lesson on Thursday. We played lots of games which encouraged us to think about our tactics when attacking and defending.
For the second year running, Hazeldown football team are the champions of the Teignmouth learning community.
Yesterday, 7 boys and 2 girls from year 6 competed against 5 other teams in the learning community at TCS 4G pitch. Winning 4 and drawing 1, we scored plenty of goals and did not concede 1!
It was a fantastic team performance. Well done to everyone who took part!
This afternoon Oak Class spent the afternoon at TCS taking part in a netball festival. We had a great afternoon with lots of different activities focusing on the skills of netball. I was also impressed at how the class showed their learning values when at the festival, especially collaboration, resilience and relationships.
Year 3 had their first go at netball this morning. We practiced chest passes and bounce passes. Remember, we will be walking down to TCS on Wednesday for a netball festival. Please make sure all slips are returned ASAP!
Following on from our visit from Saints South West today, there is a PE challenge for you to have a go at. Can you complete all the challenges?
You will also find a copy of the challenge sheet in your classroom.
All Of KS1 and KS2 have been lucky enough to have a PE session from Saints South West today. We got to try out different activities including basket ball, tag rugby and football.
Congratulations to the year 5 and 6 boys who played in the football tournament last night!
Out of the 7 teams who participated, Hazeldown A won the competition and Hazeldown B finished a respectable 4th overall.
It was a fantastic event with some really close games. There were some spectacular individual performances, super collaboration within the teams and most importantly, a great effort from everyone who participated.
Cherry Class had great fun this afternoon at Dawlish Swimming Pool, as they started their swimming lessons. They are really looking forward to going again tomorrow!
Today in PE we were practising different type of walking styles including walking in different directions, speeds, strides as well as using our facial expressions. We walked like fashion models and added gestures at the end. We are building up to choreographing a dance.
Today, 48 children from year 5 and 6 competed against 12 other schools in a range of athletic activities. This included: Speed bounce, triple jump, shuttlecock throwing and team relays.
The effort from all the children was fantastic. Mr Hardee and Mrs Davie are extremely proud of everyone who participated.
Results of the competition will follow soon…
Oak Class have had a brilliant afternoon at TCS taking part in the year 3/4 handball festival. We got to participate in lots of different activities based on the skills we need for handball. We also got to have a go at playing a game. What a great Wednesday afternoon!
On Wednesday afternoon, the whole of year 6 participated in an inter-house rugby tournament! The standard was very high and there were some fantastic matches. The results are being calculated and they will be shared very soon…
Check the blood later to find out who the winners were!
Yesterday, the whole of Holly class participated in a tag rugby festival at TCS. They had the opportunity to work with children from a number of different schools in the learning community experiencing a range of activities and games relating to tag rugby.
Cherry Class enjoyed taking part in a tag rugby festival at TCS this afternoon. They played lots of rugby-inspired games, working alongside children from other local primary schools.
Yesterday, the year 6 classes began their gymnastics unit of work in physical education. The children collaborated to choreograph sequences including balances and rolls. We discussed the importance of working on core strength as it can help in many other sports and activities.
As part of Sports Week, Year 6 have had the opportunity to try New Age Kurling. It was great fun and our aim definitely improved with practice!
Year 6 enjoyed a taster cheerleading session as part of Sports Week.
Well done to all of Fir class who managed to run a mile today-raising money for Sport relief. Half of the class ran 2 miles in 20 minutes which was very impressive!
Congratulations to our year 4 gymnasts who came second in the regional finals for gymnastics.
After winning the competition in our local community, the team progressed to the finals which took place at Somersaults Gymnastic club, Kingsteignton.
Competing against champions and runners up from other districts, the standard of the competition was exceptional. Therefore it really is an outstanding achievement to finish second overall.
One of our gymnastic teams, out of the 4 who entered, won the competition last week! They will now compete in the finals next Wednesday against the champions of all the other local districts. This will take place at Somersaults Gym in Kingsteignton
Our other teams also did very well finishing 3rd, 4th and 5th!
Keep your eye out for the blog about the finals next week!
Today in PE we continued travelling in different ways. We used our arms and legs to move across the apparatus. Some of us came up with some highly imaginative ways!
Please can you make sure your children have their PE kit in school everyday. Thank you.
Today, we started our swimming lessons. The children were very excited and behaved incredibly well. It was fantastic to see the children who were slightly nervous make so much progress within the hour. Lots of smiley faces and lots of pride!
Well done everyone…
What is your target for tomorrow? A width? A length? A dive?
Children who have been taking part in Mr Hardee’s gymnastic club were selected to represent the school in a competition against the other schools in the learning community at TCS.
The 22 children selected from year 3 and 4 all had to learn a floor routine including forward rolls, cartwheels and challenging balances such as arabesques. Furthermore, they had to perform a vault. All children were judged and their scores go towards their team’s total score.
It was mentioned by the organisers of the competition that the children were impeccably behaved setting a super example! Mr Hardee is extremely proud of them.
We we find out the results tomorrow so look out for the blog!
Today Monkey Puzzle had the expertise of Mr Williams from TCS teaching the class PE. Here they developed their throwing and catching skills alongside teamwork and movement within a limited space.
Can you think of the rules that would support good throwing and catching?
Monkey Puzzle was very fortunate to be invited to the local sports learning community, gymnastics festival held at TCS. Children from all the schools with our local community were present and an afternoon of different gymnastic activities were enjoyed by everyone.
Our learning values of collaboration, relationships and risk taking were clearly evident all afternoon and our children were a credit to the school.
It was also great to see some familiar faces to Hazeldown School in Max Wheeler and Luke Belfield, who left us last year to join Year 7 at TCS. We were very lucky to have their expertise in guiding us through activities and to see them now representing their school as sporting ambassadors.
What an amazing morning had by all the girls in Year 5 who got to spend a day at a secondary school to get a taster and see what it will be like! As always, they were all an absolute credit to our school with all the staff and young people that we encountered commenting on how polite and well mannered our girls are. Go Hazeldown!!
Some of the activities for the day included science, a treasure hunt, a quiz, a tour of the school and a fabulous PE lesson. Here are a few photos