The whole school has been taking part in a range of Outdoor and adventurous activities. These had been planned to provide fun, active outdoor activities to improve cooperation skills, balance, agility and coordination as well as to help us work in teams whilst we solved problems and challenges. We were also able to begin to use basic maps (Year R and KS1) and follow orienteering controls in KS2.
Class 1 have been following a photo trail across the field and the playground and beginning to use a simple map to build funny faces from PE equipment. They had 6 year 5 helpers all of whom are working towards their Sports Monitor Passport Award. They supported the pupils with the tasks and helped with equipment and encouragement, doing a brilliant job!
Class 2 had to hunt around the field for stars in order to colour in a rainbow and they played picture pick up when Mrs Goldsmith challenged them to make a puzzle when all the pieces for 5 puzzles had been muddled together.
Class 3 wondered what they needed to do with lots of pieces of guttering but it turned out they needed to work together as a team to use them to move a ball successfully without it hitting the floor. They also matched map symbols to words in another team challenge.
Class 4 completed an orienteering route around the school grounds following a map and looking for the controls. They also has to work together to follow the instructions for a variety of problems solving challenges, some were harder than others!
Classes 2 to 4 have also had a taste of arrows archery, using a kit we have hired for the week using our Sports Premium funding. It is hoped that as we have had so much fun with it we may be able to offer an after school club next year.
It has been a brilliant week with lots of fun and activity.
Well done everyone!