Over the last 3 weeks the Year 5/6 children have been developing their understanding of the rules and necessary skills associated with softball. They have found striking the ball very difficult to master. However through lots of practice, many began to feel more confident when attempting to strike the ball. General ball-handling skills improved during the 3 weeks such as throwing(both overhead and underarm), catching and fielding, as well as general game sense.
During the same period the rest of the school have participated in a unit of work covering Gymnastics. The Preps started off learning how to perform a straddle roll and forward roll from a crouch position. After that they learnt how to perform a running forward roll. Most of the Preps really enjoyed rolling about on the large gym mats.
The Years 1/2s and 3/4s were engaged in refining their running forward and dive rolls. They enjoyed the challenge of performing these skills and worked with enthusiasm to complete set tasks.
On display was a wide range of abilities with children working hard developing basic skills, extending themselves by diving through and over objects, as well as performing synchronized rolls with partners. Some of the children were diving in groups of 4 or 5. What fantastic teamwork.
It has been a busy 3 weeks with report writing, but we have had a lot of fun, kept safe and worked hard with many successes.