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Gymnastics

In Reception we are exploring the gymnastics apparatus that we have available in the hall. We have been balancing, climbing and jumping, and moving under, over and through the equipment. We know how to use this safely, and how exercise affects our bodies. Lots of children are very confident and like to try balancing on different parts of their bodies.

Picture 1 Jumping onto the mat using our squishy landing
Picture 2 Jumping and landing safely
Picture 3 An excellent squishy landing
Picture 4 Balancing on the table top
Picture 5 Jumping over and across the beam
Picture 6 Trying different ways of travelling
Picture 7 Pulling ourselves up the bench
Picture 8 Sliding along the bench
Picture 9 Walking carefull along the bird percher
Picture 10 We can use our whole bodies

 

 

 

    

Sports day was great success - this is our sack race

 

We have been practising skipping

 

Playing bat and ball

 

Throwing and catching in pairs

 

In PE we have been practising moving with better balance and control.

 

Here Ali is slithering like a snake during our jungle book dance.

 

During our gymnastics topic we explored ways of moving on the apparatus.

 

We enjoy exploring the environment on bikes.

 

 

 

 

 

Outside, we practice developing our bilateral skills and gross motor muscles in our upper bodies. This helps our bodies become stronger so that our fine motor muscles can develop and support us with our handwriting skills.

This child is learning how to swing from one bar to the next whilst holding herself up using her core body strength.

 

“Look Miss Alkan, I can do it!”

 

Curriculum Links

PD: Moving and Handling

Children show good control and coordination in large and small movements. They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space.

 

Characteristics of Effective Learning

 

Active Learning:

- Being involved and learning.

- Keep on trying.

- Enjoying achieving what they set out to do.

 

 

 

Road Safety

 

         

 

This term, one class has been learning about road safety. The children are using the road signs to control the bicycle and pedestrian traffic in their play area.

 

Curriculum Links

Characteristics of Effective Learning

 

Active Learning:

- Being involved and learning.

- Enjoying achieving what they set out to do.

 

Creating and thinking critically:

- Making links.

- Having their own ideas

 

Playing and exploring:

- Playing with what they know.


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