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PE

Westerhope Olympics

Wow! What a day of athletics. It was a privilege to see all of the Year 1 - 6 children competing in their chosen events. There was determination, resilience, athletic ability and teamwork amongst other skills on show. Records were set and smashed all morning. It was also great to see and hear the children already setting their goals for next year, in their quest to win a medal.

Active Travel

We are going to be doing lots of work to promote Active Travel in Westerhope. You can find out more about what we will be getting up to by clicking on the link below.

26th April 2018

 

Year 3 worked on developing their ability to use skills that made a game  difficult for their opponents.

26th April 2018

 

Year 6

 

Year 6 focused on learning to dribble, so that they could keep possession and make progress towards the goal.

25th April 2018

 

Year 4

 

Year 4 used a range of techniques to ensure fair play and demonstrated a good level of knowledge about how to score in a game of tennis to win a game.

25th April 2018

 

Year 1 made a good effort towards learning to run at different speeds and jump with accuracy during their PE lesson.

24th April 2018 

 

Year 2 concentrated on learning to choose and use tactics to suit different situations and react to situations in a way that helped their partners.

24th April 2018

 

Year 6 focused on performing martial arts skills with accuracy, confidence and control.  

24th April 2018

 

Year 2 demonstrated a range of basketball skills and some simple tactics during their PE lesson.  

23rd April 2018

 

Year 5 worked really well to effectively play a rugby game and keep  and use the rules that they were given. 

20th April 2018

 

Year 5

 

Year 5 developed their ability to throw a ball accurately when running or moving towards a goal.

19th April 2018

 

Year 3

 

Year 3 focused on keeping possession and making progress towards a goal during their PE lesson.

19th April 2018

 

Year 6

 

Year 6 showed tactical awareness and knowledge of rules and scoring during a netball game.

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18.04.18

 

Year 4

 

Year 4 enjoyed learning how to use a range of techniques to ensure fair play when playing a game of tennis.

18th April 2018

 

Year 1

 

Year 1 focused on being able to hit a ball in to space and taking the ball to a good position for aiming.

17th April 2018

 

Year 2

 

Year 2 demonstrated an understanding that they could react to situations in a way that makes it difficult for their partners.

17th April 2018

 

Year 6

 

Year six worked on playing shots on both sides of the body and above their head when the opportunity arises in a game.

16th April 2018

 

Year 2

 

Year 2 focused on adapting a sequence in gymnastics to include a partner.

15th March 2018

 

Year 6

 

During their netball lesson, Year 6 focused on different techniques to get past their opponents such as the Drive, Dodge and Double Dodge.  

14th March 2018

 

Year 4

 

Year 4 enjoyed playing a warm up game called hats and feathers. They then competed against one another in relays that required different techniques to control a tennis ball with a racket. They finished the session with a game called 'Pancake Flip.'

14th March 2018

 

Year 1

 

Year 1 worked really well in a range of controlling, passing and aiming games using a bat and ball.

13th March 2018

 

Year 2

 

During this week's lesson, Year 2 focused on passing and dribbling in basketball.

13th March 2018

 

Year 6

 

Year 6 worked on developing their knowledge of netball rules and performing different netball passes.

12th March 2018

 

Year 2

 

This week, Year 2 used high and low movements while performing their gymnastic routines

9th March 2018

 

Year 5

 

Year 5 started to learn about Tag Rugby . In this particular lesson, they focused on learning to travel with a ball showing changes of speed using either foot or hand.  

8th March 2018

 

Year 3

 

Year 3 worked really well to develop a range of hockey skills and they demonstrated an improved level of control.

7th March 2018

 

Year 1

 

Year 1 worked really well in developing their ability to change direction and speed easily during their PE session.

7th March 2018

 

Year 4

 

During their PE session, Year 4 started to consider the actions and rules required to participate in a game of tennis.

5th March 2018

 

Year 2

 

Year 2 focused on performing a variety of actions with increasing control and were able to repeat accurately sequences of gymnastic actions.

17th January 2018

 

Year 4

 

This week, Year 4 focused on performing a range of rolls with control and accuracy. In particular, Year 4 worked on developing their technique for Rocket, Moon and Forward Rolls. 

17th January 2018

 

Year 1 

 

Year 1 demonstrated great control and co- ordination during a multi- skills sesssion. 

16th January 2018

 

Year 2 

 

During their multi-skills session, Year 2 focused on passing a ball accurately to a partner over a variety of distances. The children were full of enthusiasm when playing a passing game that involved them having to pass the ball over a cone before it reached their partner. 

16th January 2018 

 

Year 6 

 

Year 6 demonstrated a lot of focus and determination in attempting tricky jumps and rolls such as Scissor Kicks, Cat Leaps, T- Rolls and Side Star Rolls with precision, control and fluency. 

15th January 2018

 

Year 2

 

Year 2 really enjoyed their dodgeball lesson. They focused on performing a range of rolling, striking, kicking, catching and gathering skills with control. 

12th January 2017

 

Year 5 

 

Year 5 participated in their first badminton lesson with a professional coach. They worked on striking a shuttle cock with intent and accuracy. 

11th January 2017

 

Year 3 

 

This week, Year 3 focused on performing the basic skills needed for football with control and consistency. They enjoyed the activities that helped them achieve their goals, such as Controlling the Ball in Pairs, Passing Through the Gate and Find a Gate.

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11th January 2017

 

Year 6 

 

On Thursday, Year 6 participated in a number of activities to develop their ability to stop a ball using the sole, inside and outside of their feet when moving. They then applied this skill in a game involving defenders and attackers. 

10th January 2017 

 

Year 4 

 

Year 4 focused on practising and refining an action or shape showing quality movement phrases, combining different actions for effect. They completed these activities with a partner. 

 

10th January 2017

 

Year 1 

 

Year 1 demonstrated a high level of focus when learning how to gain more control and accuracy with the basic actions for rolling, striking and kicking a ball with control. 

9th January 2017

 

Year 2 

 

During a balls skills lesson, Year 2 focused on a range of rolling, kicking and gathering skills with control. 

9th January 2017

 

Year 6 

 

Beginning a series of gymnastic lessons, Year 6 focused on performing jumps and leaps with  control, body tension, fluency and pointed toes.

30th November 2017

 

Year 6

 

On Thursday, Year 6 focused on scoring tries and dribbling around cones to improve their levels of agility. They completed these tasks by competing against other teams. 

29th November 2017

 

Year 4

 

During this week's  PE session, Year 4 made a great effort towards progressing their hockey skills. They focused on dribbling the ball with good control and passing through a set of cones to improve their levels of accuracy. 

28th November 2017

 

Year 2 

 

Year 2 enjoyed their fundamental skills session that involved passing and dribbling with control through cones. The also had the oppurtunity to progress their tacticial skills by playing a game that involved attacking and defending. 

28th November 2017

 

Year 6

 

Year 6 worked on dribbling and passing on the move during a basketball session. They also participated in a game that required them to accurately pass the ball three times in a row. 

23rd November 2017

 

Year 3 

 

Year 3 made a great effort towards develop their passing and dribbling skills. They also worked in pairs to improve their attacking and defending skills. 

23rd November 2017

 

Year 6 

 

During their Tag Rugby lesson, Year 6 practised passing the ball in twos and four when on the move. They also used a game situation to develop their attacking and defending skills. 

22nd November 2017

 

Year 1 

 

This week, Year 1 worked on passing, aiming and controlling a ball both inside and outside a hula hoop. 

21st November 2017 

 

Year 2 

 

During  their fundamental skills session, Year 2 focused on their dribbling, passing and shooting abilities. 

21st November 2017 

 

Year 6 

 

Year 6 focused on creating different shapes during a gymnastics lesson.  

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20th November 2017 

 

Year 2 

 

Year 2 continued to develop their jungle dance by adding lion and parrot movements while dancing on beat. 

17th November 2017 

 

Year 5 

 

During a basketball session, Year 5 focused on developing their ball handling and passing skills. They then applied the skills in a game situation. 

16th November 2017 

 

This week, Year 6 participated in a variety of activities to improve their ability to pass a ball backwards or sideways with control and accuracy (both sides of body) during a Tag Rugby lesson. 

15th November 2017 

 

Year 4 

 

During their gymnastics lesson, Year 4 recapped different gymnastic shapes and performed a range of jumps with control and body tension. 

14th November 2017 

 

Year 1 

 

This week, Year 1 demonstrated good hand eye coordination during a range of throwing, catching and aiming activities. 

13th November 2017 

 

Year 2 

 

Year 2 continued to improve their fundamental skills by using tennis rackets and balls and focused on their controlling, balancing and passing skills. 

13th November 2017 

 

Year 6 

 

Year 6 focused on developing their dribbling and passing skills in a basketball lesson. 

12th November 2017

 

Year 2 

 

Year 2 continued to develop their dance movements in the theme of the jungle. They performed basic dance movements moving in time to the music. 

13th October 2017

 

Year 5

 

Year 5 were involved in a range of hockey games to develop their tactical awareness.

12th October 2017

 

Year 3

 

During their ball skills session, Year 3 used co-operative and competitive games to further develop their skills and simple tactics under pressure.

11th October 2017

 

Year 4

 

This week, Year 4 focused on striking different sized balls and shuttles with their hands and rackets.

 

10th October 2017

 

Year 6

 

In dance, Year 6 continued to link movements together in a logical sequence. In particular, they worked together to convey the feeling of power and strength.

10th October 2017

 

Year 2

 

During their multi skills session, Year 2 practiced throwing and catching in a stationary position, on the move and in different ways. Also, they made up games using throwing, catching and bouncing.

9th October 2017

 

Year 2

 

This week, Year 2 made an excellent effort towards performing Rocket rolls, Moon rolls and Dish/Flying Sauser rolls with good body tension and control.

6th October 2017

 

Year 5

 

Class 12 showed some brilliant skills in terms of their ability to pass, move and tackle on a one to one basis. 

5th October 2017

 

Basketball Club

 

Pupils, who have been attending Basketball Club, have worked really hard on progressing their passing, dribbling and shooting skills during the last two weeks.

5th October 2017

 

Year 3. 

 

Year 3 focused on chest, two- handed and over - head passes during this week's PE lesson. Also, Year 3 applied their passing skills in a game situation by playing Piggy in the Middle. 

 

5th October 2017

 

Year 6 

 

Year 6 worked well in their hockey session in order to develop their tactical awareness and ability to hold on to possession. 

 

4th October 2017

 

Year 4

 

Year 4 started of this week's lesson with a vigorous warm up to develop their mobility, spatial awareness neat footwork for moving around the court. They then went on to practice their control and balance by using footballs and cones.

3rd October 2017

 

Year 2 

 

Year 2 performed their Moon rolls and Moon rocks with excellent control.They showed great concentration and posture during their movements. 

3rd October 2017

 

Year 6

 

During their dance session, Year 6 developed their ability to change and vary the range of spaces they used. They also focused on changing the dynamics throughout their sequences. They completed this activity by using the symbolic movement of chopping down trees in the Rainforest. 

 

2nd October 2017

 

Year 2 

 

This week, Year 2 were involved in running and avoiding games for warm warm-ups to develop safe moving and awareness of others. They also focused on developing their throwing and catching skills using a range of apparatus. 

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4th October 2017

 

Year 1

 

Year 1 demonstrated good control and balance when dribbling with different sized balls.

 

 

28th September 2017

 

Year 3 worked on passing and receiving with their hands in different ways (chest and bounce passes). Also, they worked on being able to signal and move into a space  to receive the ball.  

28th September 2017

 

Year 6 played a range of small sided games and made effective choices about when, how and where to pass so they could retain possession. They also worked on being able to progress towards an opponents goal. 

 

 

27th September 2017

 

Year 4 worked on controlling a ball when dribbling and they worked on developing their passing and receiving skills with their hands. 

26th September 2017

 

During this weeks dance session, Year 6 had to choose appropriate movements to reflect the idea of cutting down trees in a forest. 

26th September 2017

 

Year 2 focused on developing their agility by trying to catch a ball by trying to catch a ball that was dropped from shoulder height. Also, they completed some excellent two feet to two feet jumps. 

25th September 2017

 

Year 2 worked really well this week towards performing different jumps with control, good body tension and pointed toes. 

21st September 2017

 

Year 3 enjoyed practicing  their underarm and overarm throwing skills. Also, Year 3 focused on sequence passing while on the move.

 

 

21st September 2017

 

During this week's hockey lesson, Year 6 progressed their dribbling skills by mirroring a partner's movement. Afterwards, Year 6 focused on improving their ability to pass on the move and shoot.  

 

20th September 2017

 

This week, Year 4 participated in a range of running games that tested their agility and co-ordination skills. Furthermore, Year 4 used bean bags and hoops to develop their throwing and accuracy skills. 

 

 

20th September 2017

 

Year 1 continued to practice their fundamental movements and ball handling skills during this week's PE lesson.

19th September 2017

 

Continuing with the theme of the Rainfoest, Year 6 focused on using counter- tension in their dance to show the interdependence of wild life in the Rainforest. 

18th September 2017

 

Year 2 worked on performing space shapes with a strong and controlled body. They managed to demonstrate shapes such as the Rocket, Moon, Dish and Flying Saucer. 

Under-11s Football Team

 

Training is going well. Preparing for the challenge of retaining our title! The manager will have a selection headache.

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Friday 29th September

Year 3

 

Year 3 have had an 'exhausting' dance lesson this morning. They created their own dance to a piece of music from the Croods, using the knowledge they have gained in Topic lessons about Neolithic hunter-gatherers. They were challenged to think about how they would move, hunt and forage.

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Year 5 

 

15th September 2017 

 

Year 5 worked on developing their dribbling, passing and attacking skills during a hockey lesson. 

Year 4 

 

15th September 2017

 

Year 4 worked exceptionally well during their PE lesson to hit a ball with a bat, which helped to develop their technique, consistency and accuracy.

 

 

 

Year 6 

 

15th September 2017

 

During their fundamental skills lesson, Year 6 showed an understanding and demonstrated a range of controlled dribbling, passing and striking skills when playing hockey. 

 

Year 1 

 

14th September 2017

 

Year 1 demonstrated excellent balance and co ordination during their fundamental skills session. Children participated in a range of activities that involved hopping, skipping, jumping, side stepping and running from one area to another. 

 

Year 3 

 

14th September 2017

 

Year 3 had great fun developing their abilities to accurately pass and receive a range of balls in different ways. 

Year 6

 

13th September 2017

 

This week, Year 6 used the theme of the Rainforest to perform with expression and demonstrate an understanding of the different elements of dance. 

Year 2 

 

12th September 2017

 

This week, Year 2 participated in a range of activities to develop their fundamental skills. All the pupils showed good balance and co ordination by being able to balance on one leg and sending and receiving a ball. 

Year 1 Dance

We have been using streamers to make different shapes to music. We tried to make shapes that were high and low and to mave our streamers quickly and slowly.

We have been using streamers to make different shapes to music. We tried to make shapes that were high and low and to mave our streamers quickly and slowly. 1
We have been using streamers to make different shapes to music. We tried to make shapes that were high and low and to mave our streamers quickly and slowly. 2
We have been using streamers to make different shapes to music. We tried to make shapes that were high and low and to mave our streamers quickly and slowly. 3
We have been using streamers to make different shapes to music. We tried to make shapes that were high and low and to mave our streamers quickly and slowly. 4
We have been using streamers to make different shapes to music. We tried to make shapes that were high and low and to mave our streamers quickly and slowly. 5
We have been using streamers to make different shapes to music. We tried to make shapes that were high and low and to mave our streamers quickly and slowly. 6
We have been using streamers to make different shapes to music. We tried to make shapes that were high and low and to mave our streamers quickly and slowly. 7
We have been using streamers to make different shapes to music. We tried to make shapes that were high and low and to mave our streamers quickly and slowly. 8

Basketball Club

 

Some pupils from year 4,5 and 6 have been participating in an after-school basketball club. Each pupil  made  great progress in terms of their dribbling, passing, attacking and defending abilities. I have been really impressed with the resilience, determination and positive attitude that they demonstrated throughout this half term. 

Multi-Skills Competition  (Key Stage One)

 

Year 1 and 2 performed brilliantly at the Multi-Skills competition which was held at Walbottle Secondary School. They participated in a range of activities that tested their co-ordination, balance and agility. Each member of the team showed an outstanding skill set and attitude towards each of their challenges. 

 

 

Badminton Club 

 

Year 4, 5 and 6 have made progress to be really proud of in terms of their badminton skills! They have been playing games that involve using both a forehand and backhand shot. 

Rugby Club

 

All the children, who have been attending Rugby Club, have displayed a compelling enthusiasm towards the sport. They have all developed their knowledge and skills in relation to position, strategy, communication and ball control. Keep the impressive work rate up! 

Athletics Competition

 

On Wednesday, some pupils from year 5/6 entered an inter-school athletics competition, which was held at Walker Sports Dome. The event started of with an encouraging and motivational speech from a recent Commonwealth Long Jumper and an Olympic Pole Vaulter. 

 

Once the main events started, each child showed a focused, determined and respectful sporting attitude. Amazingly, the different teams won three out of four relays that they entered and there was also three children who won their individual races. It was a delight to witness such an outstanding performance!

Football Competition

 

The year 5/6 football team put in a superb performance in the Duffy League at Walbottle Campus. We won our two games, which keeps us in contention for coming top of the league. Keep up the good work!

Dodgeball Competition

We had a thrilling afternoon at the Outer West Dodgeball competition this week. The children’s throwing, catching, dodging and jumping skills were evident to see.

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