Welcome back to Term 3 where the key curriculum focus is on Fitness and Gymnastics. In Gymnastics we look to divide the lessons into key areas developing the pupils ability travel on hands and feet. We also teach the importance of take-off, jumping and landing and include rolling and balancing. Pupil also develop an awareness when learning to climb and swing using the apparatus available within the school. The aim is for pupils to have increased confidence both with floor routines and when using the low and high apparatus whist ensuring an awareness of quality and body tension within the movement through upper Key stage 2.
In Fitness the pupils are currently focusing on circuit training and targeting specific muscle groups to develop strength and stamina. We also discuss the importance of how circuit training benefits wider sports and how pupils can develop a circuit to target specific sports to improve all round fitness.
In lower Key stage 2 and Key stage 1 pupils are developing their Gymnastics through a range of movements, some easier and others more complex. The key focuses include developing the pupils ability to again travel on hands and feet. We also teach the importance of take-off, jumping and landing and include rolling and balancing but focus more on floor routines. The teaching is designed to increase pupils understanding of progressive skill developments, heighten awareness of quality, increase the pupils confidence when making body shapes, paired support work, when using the apparatus and allow pupils to be creative in developing a sequence of movements.