Today we decided to have our P.E. session out in the sunshine and what a lovely session it was! We continued with our Athletics topic and practiced our sprinting skills. In teams we held relay races in preparation for our upcoming Sports Day. We have some very fast runners in our class. I was very impressed at the effort put in.
On Friday we continued with our Athletics topic. This time we were working on our long jump technique. This was quite tricky to do as we are started from a standing jump, rather than giving ourselves a running start before jumping.
In groups we looked at different ways of jumping across the hall and decided on which way would allow us to jump the furthest. Next we took it in turns to use our chosen technique to try and jump as far as we could. Our group members then measured the distance. What technique worked for you? There were some fabulous jumps being made. Please tell someone at home how far you managed to jump. Can you remember how to convert it from centimetres into metres?
In preparation for our Sports day next month we started our Athletics topic on Friday during our P.E. session. After discussing the importance of building our stamina and fitness we put our own stamina and fitness to the test.
As a class we decided to start with 3 minute sessions (we felt the suggested 8 minutes was a little too long for our first attempt). With our partner we chose a starting point in the gym hall. One of you then ran, jogged or walked around the track as many times as possible in the 3 minutes while your partner counted the number of laps you completed. You then swapped with one another.
I was very impressed at the number of laps being completed. Well done! How did you do? Please tell someone at home. Please remember to pace yourself. If you run too fast at the beginning you will tire yourself out a lot quicker. Next week we are aiming to increase the number of laps (and time).