Following on from last weeks' lesson, we moved onto to learning all about symmetrical and asymmetrical poses. We practiced in pairs some of the moves we learnt last week, and then had a choice of choosing three new positions and balances to learn with our partner. We had to then perfect them and put them into a short sequence with a joining roll or step. We enjoyed choosing our own moves and positions.
This term's PE lesson is all about gymnastics! We have begun to learn three gymnastic holds: the pike, the straddle and the tuck. We practiced in pairs, and then put together a short sequence of the three holds put together.
Our PE lessons this term are with the staff from PNE again. They will be introducing us to the skills needed to play net and wall games. We have been practicing our throwing techniques, and concentrating on the return technique to our partners, using just the palms of our hands. We had a quick game of mini-volleyball, which we all really enjoyed and did well at.
The second week, we have been improving our throwing techniques, using different throws and sizes of balls. Our aim was to knock down our opponents skittles whilst they try to protect their own half. By using quick throws and bounces, and by keeping in the ready position, we were able to play a game where we could vary our techniques.
We have had training sessions with Preston North End. We learnt how to play together as a team and developed skills in passing and receiving a ball.
PE training with Preston North End coaches.
During our warm up this week, we had to pretend we were taking action shots of each others whilst jumping, scoring a goal or saving a goal. This certainly got our heart rate going!
The next activity required our precision and skill. We had to work in pairs, throwing the ball at the fence or the wall whilst trying to aim the ball so it landed in a target. This was quite difficult, as we had to try different aims and throws, increasing the height and force of our throw. It was good fun!
The instructors this week felt that as we were becoming quite proficient in our cricket skills, they would give us instructions to carry out our own warm-up! Again, working in pairs, we had to run and dodge for the ball which was dropped by our partner. We had to run forward and catch it with only one bounce! Much harder than it looks!
Our final week with PNE was lots of fun. We played indoor games and completed a circuit. To warm up we played 'tails', which tested our speed and direction skills. We went on to completing a circuit of four stations: bi-cep curls, step ups, shuttle runs and target shooting. At 2 minute intervals, we counted up how many repetitions we did at each station. We loved the loud music to get our adrenaline pumping, and our hearts beating! Great fun!!