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.
Miss McClelland, Mrs Sargant and the Robins are so proud of the children who played in the Year 4 tournament at Baverstock last night not only coming second but also receiving the award for good teamwork. Well done to you all.
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’.
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.