SUMMER HALF TERM 🎾🏏⚽️🏀
This term in PE we have been working hard on improving our underarm and overarm throwing and catching skills and concentrating on always being in the ready position when fielding. We have discussed when each throw should be used and the best ways to catch balls of differing heights.
We have looked at different ways of striking the ball and used a variety of equipment to do so. We looked at what position our bodies should be in to get the best hit possible and have tried hard to improve our sending and receiving skills.
KS1 have worked on mastering their fundamental movement skills and started to use their skills with lots of equipment and have even explored the use of tennis rackets and balls. They have been working super hard on their throwing and catching and have made massive improvements.
They are using different equipment to practice sending a ball and have been encouraged to practice every day with balls or even socks at home and use their dominant hand as the bat.
EMERGING SPORTS AND A LIFELONG LOVE OF SPORT AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY ❤️🏓
We have lots of new equipment including table tennis tables, quidditch, four square, volleyball nets, strikeball nets and pickle ball bats.
The children are loving trying out all the new skills and last week and from KS1 have started to explore the different skills needed to progress through the stages of STRIKEBALL. This is our new exciting game that involves speed, acceleration, agility and coordination.
ACTIVE MATHS INTERVENTION
Some of our Year 1 pupils have been taking part in maths intervention and what better way to do than ACTIVELY 🎾🏃♂️🏃♀️🏏🏓⚽️
We have been working on addition, subtraction and number bonds and using all our PE equipment in a fun and exciting way.
We have had so much fun 🌟
ORIENTEERING 🗺 🧭
This term our Year 5 children have been orienteering. They have learnt lots of new skills as well as working hard to get the blood pumping and push themselves physically.
They have worked together as a team brilliantly and shown lots of competitiveness and drive to win when completing the course.
Well done Year 5 👍🏻
Some of our Reception, Year 1 and Year 3 have been working so hard to improve their motor skills.
They have been having weekly sessions to improve their shoulder strength, their fundamental skills and their understanding of games and rules. We have had so much fun and the children have learnt so much.
We are really proud of them!
INTRA - HOUSE COMPETITION
We have completed our October Dodgeball & Benchball Intra - House Competition and the results are in....
4th Place - Emerald
3rd Place - Diamond
2nd Place -Ruby
1st place WINNERS
This term Year 5 & 6 have been orienteering. They have learnt all about compass points, teamwork, map reading and how to navigate their way around the school.
They have really impressed us with their competitive spirit and their willingness to learn new skills.
PE Extracurricular Activities
8:15am – Dance & Sports club
3:10-4pm- Dance Troupe Practice
8:15am - Dance & Sports Club
3:10-4pm- Year 3 & 4 Sports Club
8:15am – Dance & Sports Club
3:10-4pm – Tag Rugby Year 5 & 6
WOW!! We have exciting news!!
Due to the success of our dance last year at OLSJ's 'Evening of Dance' we have been asked to open and close the Lancashire School Games BwD Dance Competion at OLSJ on Wednesday 3th April.
This is a huge honour as we will be representing all the Primary schools in Blackburn with Darwen. Our pupils have been practicing since December and we are so excited to show off our talents, our costumes and our brilliant dance!!
Good Luck everyone!
We are so proud of you!!
Blackburn with Darwen Gymnastics Competition
On Wednesday 13th February, 3 of our Year 3 & 4 children went down to St Bede's High School to take part in the Gymnastics Key Steps competition.
The children performed exciting Vault jumps and a floor and body management routine. The children had worked very hard for weeks practicing their sequences and did brilliantly on the day.
We were very proud of them!!
We have been very fortunate again for the 4th Year running to have professional dancer Dominique Boyle come in to our school to work with every class. The children absolutely love the sessions with her and its so nice to see everyone dancing and having fun. Dominique also came into school in February to work with our Dance Troupe and give them lots of tips and advice ready for our show at OLSJ in March.
Dominique studied at the Creative Academy in London for three years and has a dance degree.
Dominique reached the semi-finals of Got to Dance with her dance troupe ‘Academy of Base’.
Worked as backing dancer on Britains Got Talent.
Worked with Karlsruhe Weinhact Circus in Germany.
Danced at Iberostar Hotels Mallorca for 3 seasons.
Has worked in Bollywood in India for 6 months working with the most famous starts over there in films and music videos.
Danced in ‘Shaandar’ Bollywood Movie
Danced with the London Cheer leaders squad
Performed with the Angel dancers Bollywood Company
“I live to dance and want to travel the world doing what I love”. Dominique Boyle
On Tuesday 2nd April, 11 of our year 5 & 6 pupils will travel to Blackburn Rugby Club to take part in the BwD Tag Rugby Festival.
Good Luck Everyone.
In November 18, 6 of our pupils travelled to St Bedes High School with Miss Boyle and Mrs Crossland to compete in the BOCCIA league. All the children had a fantastic 2 days and made everyone here at SMSJ very proud. They played 10 games in total and won lots of them. Their behaviour was exceptional and they had lots and lots of fun. .
Well done everyone.
Change For Life
We loved having our parents & siblings into school to join our 'Family Change for life club'
We had so much fun working on our fitness & our skills & techniques and loved playing competitive games.
Well done to everyone!!