Physical Education at JB
What a week of learning we have had in PE; kicking off with a brand new unit of work for our Key Stage 2 students using the game of spikeball. This game will challenge the students to deepen their understanding of some key physical education skills, concepts and strategies. Students will be learning transferable movement skills including sending and receiving, hand-eye coordination and ready position. Concepts such as spatial awareness and anticipation will be explored. Game strategies such as court awareness and placement to open space, related to previous learning focusing on badminton as well as other net wall games such as volleyball, will be developed.
Early Years & Key Stage 1 students have been building on their prior learning related fundamental movement skills. In Early Years PE, students have been further developing their jumping, balancing, rolling and crawling skills through a variety of exciting carousel activities this week.
Our Key Stage 1 students have continued to build and develop their dribbling skills with a variety of equipment. For example, they dribbled bean bags with hockey sticks, dribbled basketballs with their hands and they have just started to work on dribbling footballs with their feet.
Swimming at JB
It has been really good to have students in the pool again. We very quickly adapted our existing Swimming Program in order to prioritise safety and SOPs. This included adding some coloured sections to our pool side to ensure physical distancing while swimming.
Our Swimming Curriculum begins with water discovery and familiarisation and goes on to learning the 4 competitive strokes of freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly. Along the way our students will learn essential water survival skills and be introduced to Flippaball (a precursor to Water Polo). Our main goal is to equip our students with the necessary skills to enjoy being in the water safely and to be able to partake in various aquatic activities. As swimming coaches, safety will always be our number one priority, but in addition to that, we want our students to leave every session happy and wanting more!
Head of Primary PE and Swimming Curriculum