OAA days 2015

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 1 started with a rescue mission including crawling through tunnels!

Class 1 started with a rescue mission including crawling through tunnels!

Mrs Goldsmith showed us how to make a funny face!

Mrs Goldsmith showed us how to make a funny face!

Then we had a go ourselves!

Then we had a go ourselves!

Well done Ariana and Sam.

Well done Ariana and Sam.

Liam and Hannah with Jude. Great work!

Liam and Hannah with Jude. Great work!

Harrison and Lilly working with Amber to follow a photo trail around the school and stamp their control card.

Harrison and Lilly working with Amber to follow a photo trail around the school and stamp their control card.

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 2 started by playing group footie! Could they move the PE equipment using only their feet and not leaving the ground?

Class 2 started by playing group footie! Could they move the PE equipment using only their feet?

Raibow route - We searched for stars hidden on the field and used the number clues to colour in our rainbows!

Rainbow route – We searched for stars hidden on the field and used the number clues to colour in our rainbows!

Then we followed the photo trail, using stamper pens to mark our progress.

Then we followed the photo trail, using stamper pens to mark our progress.

Playing picture pick up. Can we finally solve the puzzle?

Playing picture pick up. Can we finally solve the puzzle?

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.

Our first challenge - crossing the playground with 4 balls, including over a hurdle, without using our hands! Great work class 3!

Our first challenge – crossing the playground with 4 balls, including over a hurdle, without using our hands! Great work class 3!

Whatever did Mrs Goldsmith want us to do with this guttering??

Whatever did Mrs Goldsmith want us to do with this guttering??

So we had a talk about it!

So we had a talk about it!

Finally we worked it out and solved the challenge of moving the tennis ball!

Finally we worked it out and solved the challenge of moving the tennis ball!

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!

Our warm up challenge.

Our warm up challenge.

Then we worked in teams to match map symbols in a relay race.

Then we worked in teams to match map symbols in a relay race.

Using a map of the school crowds we followed an orienteering route.

Using a map of the school grounds we followed an orienteering route.

Then our most difficult challange called "through the barrier." We had to work out the challenge working with each other as a team.

Then our most difficult challenge called “through the barrier.” We had to work out the challenge working with each other as a team.

 

We worked out how to use the guttering to move two balls!!!

We worked out how to use the guttering to move two balls!!!

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.

Matthew from year 3 enjoys using the archery equipment.

Matthew from year 3 enjoys using the archery equipment.

Enjoying our archery experience.

Enjoying our archery experience.

Harry, year 2, concentrating on aiming at the target.

Harry, year 2, concentrating on aiming at the target.

Archery with year 1.

Archery with year 1.

It has been a brilliant week with lots of fun and activity.

Well done everyone!