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Today we have been continuing our dance lessons which are based on Toy Story.  We watched a video clip which showed how the toys crossed a busy road and talked about the obstacles they faced and how they overcame them.  In our session we took turns to create different obstacles which could be long or wide or tall, and moved in different ways to get past them to reach the other side of the 'road'.  As obstacles, we needed to be resilient as we had to hold our shape for a long time to allow the other children to go over, under or around us.  Some of us wished that we had chosen to be different shapes!😁


We now know the best technique for throwing which has enabled us to have the confidence to throw accurately and enjoy success as we hit our desired targets.  The perfect stance is opposite foot forward, hand out for aiming and throw with accurate force!


Today our focus was balancing.  We travelled in many ways across the benches, developing balance with different parts of our body and we practised landing from a jump in a balanced position.  We had to persevere with this because at first we kept falling forwards with the momentum of the jump, but we cracked it in the endπŸ‘Œ



In our new topic athletics we are practicing knew skills of balancing, rolling, throwing and jumping. In our beanbag relay we developed our knowledge of how we can help to keep our balance (by being slow, steady and focusing on something). We now know how to roll a ball accurately; by bending our knees, placing our opposite foot forwards and releasing the ball before it hits the ground.


Today, we completed circuits using footballs.  This developed our stamina and resilience as well as our balancing skills.  We cheered each other on, and afterwards we said that the cheering had kept us going for longer and made us happy too. 😁




Friday’s Lessons this half term will be linked to our Science topic: Seasonal Changes.  After our warm-up and stretch today, we performed autumnal dance movements to show picking apples and putting them in a basket, the wind blowing through the branches of a tree, the leaves being shaken from the tree and the final apples rolling down on to the ground.  Our end position showed the tree standing with bare branches ready for winter. We performed the whole dance at the end demonstrating our simple movement patterns.  Some of us were a little bit shy at the start, but by the end of the session we were all moving and sharing our efforts with confidence.