Category Archives: PE

Bauble Volleyball

Robins enjoyed indoor volleyball using a giant soft Christmas Bauble.

Volleyball is a team sport in which two teams of six players are separated by a net. Each team tries to score points by grounding a ball on the other team’s court under organised rules.

Did you know the word “to volley” in the sporting sense (originally in tennis) of “to return the ball before it has hit the ground” began in  the year 1819 and Volleyball was invented in 1895? It was designed as an indoor sport for businessmen who found the new game of basketball too vigorous.

Did you enjoy the game? Let us know and leave a comment below!

Playing badminton

Robins have had a fun packed afternoon developing their hand eye co-ordination skills by playing Badminton. Mr Gill was very impressed with everyone’s determination to succeed in finding out the best way to serve. Keep it up!

Extension: Find out all about Badminton below. (it counts as one of your reading targets!)

Video: Cricket in PE

Every Thursday in our PE lessons we have been working on the different skills we need for ball games.

Recently Robins have been improving their cricket skills and learning the rules of cricket. The game they have been playing follows the normal rules except scoring runs only occurs when the ball hits the boundaries ( walls), 2pts for end wall and 1pt for side wall. Children have 5 bowls each, if they are out during the 5 bowls, they still complete their 5 attempts to hit the ball. However, each time they are out the score is reduced by 5 points.

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Change of plan in PE

Today Year 4 had a change of plan for PE. Because the school were having photos taken Year 4 stayed in class for PE.

They played a great strategy game. They had to show skills in:

• Listening
• concentration
• memory
• speed

Remembering names of football teams and numbers as voices bounced from around the circle was a real challenge.

Mrs Sabir was very impressed with how the children managed it! She couldn’t keep up with them all.

Well done Year 4. Back on track for PE on Monday.

Robins test out free bikes

Pinder Singh
Pinder Singh

Year 4 were privileged to be the first pupils at Bells Farm to test out twenty one bikes, kindly donated to the school by Halfords. Equipped with new helmets, the children enjoyed riding around the field and one pupil managed to ride a bike for the very first time and received a huge round of applause from his classmates! The children had official press photographs taken, before going back to class to learn all about bike maintenance.

Much to their delight, the talk was given by Pinder Singh, a well-known BMX rider. He gave the children lots of advice and taught them how to tighten the brakes, pump up the tyres, repair punctures and alter the seat height. Before leaving, he kindly signed a few autographs for his star-struck fans! A huge thank you to Halfords for such a generous donation – all the children will have the opportunity to use these bikes within PE lessons.

Super Circuits

Today in PE we worked up a sweat and took part in circuit training. There were ten different stations that we had to spend 1 minute on. With a small rest in between to get our breath back, we were exhausted by the end of the lesson.

There were sit ups, press ups, planking, running, star jumps, skipping, step ups, hula hooping and squatting. For the activity, all of the robins earned a point on our Secrets of Success chart for ‘To push yourself’.

Throwing and Catching


Every Wednesday in our PE lessons we have been working on the different skills we need for ball games. We have learned the importance of an accurate aim for when you throw to someone in your team in basketball and cricket.

We have practised chest, bounce and over-head passes for basketball and put them to good use in some excellent games. We have recently been working on throwing and catching tennis balls in preparation for playing cricket.

Each lesson, Mr Gill awards stickers for children that show the values of a good sportsman. He has been particularly impressed with the respect, perseverance and team-work that some of the Robins have been showing.

Keep up the good work everyone!