What it's like to be an athlete at Excalibur
Year 1 - February 2022
Year 1 have been finding different ways to move over, under and along different apparatus stations. Their confidence has really grown over the last few weeks. They have also been developing their jumping and landing skills.
During floor gymnastics, the children have been learning different moves including a teddy bear roll, an egg roll, a pencil roll, a log roll, a forward roll, a backward rocker and a backward roll. Everyone has thoroughly enjoyed our gymnastic lessons.
Girls Football Team - October 2021
Well done to our girls' football team for becoming champions of Alsager with victory in the annual girl's football tournament. They won four out of four matches, scored a phenomenal 16 goals and didn't concede once!
Year 6 - October 2021
Year 6 started a series of lessons on gymnastics, focussing first on individual stability, including the crow pose, before progressing to create a short balance routine with a partner.
Year 6 Intra-School Hockey Tournament - 7th October 2021
Following four weeks of hockey lessons, Year 6 spent Thursday afternoon competing in an intra-school competition against their peers. They were organised into six teams, working through the group stages to battle for a place in the semi-finals. In the end, it came down to a nail-biting final that ended up at 1-1. A rematch will be played next week.
Mr. Hancock was impressed with the sporting skills on display, with the teams working together to decide on positions as well as strategy during the game. Excellent effort, Year 6!
June 2021 - Year 6 Astbury Watersports
Year 2 Skills of Cooperation - May 2021
Year 4 Mini Olympics - May 2021
Year 4 have taken part in the Year 4 Mini Olympics! We completed 6 different events: push the ball, shuttle runs, long jump, long distance run, high jump and throw a beanbag.
Year 3 and 4 - 30th March 2021
Year 3 - ASM PE sessions - December 2020
Arctic Yoga Year 1 - February 2020
Year one tried out Yoga with an Arctic storyline. The children listened very carefully and made body positions to represent different animals and parts of the story. The walrus, Arctic hare and iceberg proved very popular as did the snow geese flying overhead. Everyone felt very calm and relaxed at the end.
Gymnastics Year 1 - February 2020
The children explored the apparatus stations by travelling along in different ways. They also explored different ways of jumping off the equipment. We talked about landing safely and how it was important to bend our knees. All of the children enjoyed helping to pack the equipment away safely.
Gymnastics Year 3 - December 2019
Year 3 worked their way around a circuit of apparatus during their gymnastics lessons. They explored different ways of travelling, created and held different positions as well as safely dismounting from the apparatus.
Tag Rugby Year 5 - December 2019
This half term, Year 5 have been doing tag rugby in their outdoor PE sessions. We began by looking at the basic rules of tag rugby, before practising the skills necessary to be successful.
Our first skill was tagging. We worked in pairs to try and take our partner's tag, thinking about how we could defend ourselves to try and prevent our tags from being taken. This progressed into games whereby children had to travel along certain routes, avoiding being tagged. Also, we looked at the optimum technique for tagging and the importance of shouting, "Tag!"
Next, we looked at passing. We began passing in partners, making sure that we made eye contact before we threw the ball to help make our passing successful. Once we had got used to passing backwards, we applied the skill to team games. One game involved the children passing the ball along their team's line, widening the gap between them as they became more confident. To challenge some teams, they began to move as a line while passing the ball. Another game involved the chilldren collecting a ball, returning to their team and completing a successful pass to try and be the team to collect the most balls. We talked about the importance of being ready to receive the ball, as well as making sure we were considerate and supportive to other team members who were perhaps not so confident with catching, for example, by decreasing the distance between themselves and their team member before passing.
Next lesson, we hope to get into some games now that we have practised the necessary skills to be successful.