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Alminstone PE 3.2.23

This week Alminstone increased the difficulty of the warm up by added in gears for an instruction rather than me just saying ‘jog, jump’ etc, this meant they were developing their cognitive learning aswell as their physical side of the activity. We talked about the importance of warming up before exercise.Some of the children’s responses. […]

Ashmansworthy swimming 3.2.23

It’s so lovely to see all of Ashmansworthy class progressing so much with their swimming lessons each week. This week aswell as perfecting particular strokes, alot of the children were taken out of their comfort zone. Some of the children swam for the first time without a pool noodle/woggle & some were jumping in from […]

Girls Football tournament

Well done to all the girls who played in the Girls football tournament at Kingsley yesterday. Due to the teacher strikes some teams were unable to come. Our U9 team played against St Helen’s twice drawing the first game 0-0 and winning the second 2-1.   Our U11 team were undefeated beating Hartland 4-0 and […]


Ashmansworthy thoroughly enjoyed their swimming lessons today and are doing incredibly well. Quite a lot of the children have managed to over come some fears over the last few weeks, whether that’s swimming on their back, jumping in, putting their face in the water and being out of their depth or comfort zone. Ms Richardson […]

Inside out + Scatterball PE 27.1.23

Alminstone had a new warm up and game for their real PE lesson today. Inside out was the warm up. The children took turns to go round a cone in different ways e.g. Walking, jumping, skipping etc. The class had different instructions to follow, for example ‘around the clock’ all groups moved one place around […]

Physical Play on the Playground

It is great fun spending time on the playground with a range of wheeled resources to balance, sit or ride on. We are good at taking turns to ride the two-wheeled, balance bikes and pedal bikes. These activities all help to develop our body strength.

Ashmansworthy Swimming

Ashmansworthy had a great swimming session on Friday.  Thankfully the coach turned up at the right time this week.  The children were assessed at their swimming and then placed into groups that they will work in until Easter.

20.1.23 Throlf part 3

Today was our third lesson for throlf. The children were really challenging themselves  by making harder courses, using their non-dominant hand/foot to throw or to strike the ball and making the courses further away. They were all very creative and imaginative in creating their holes/courses. They seemed to all really enjoy themselves with a review […]

Stroxworthy Handball

On Tuesday we began to explore the game of handball. We started with our warm up and then we practised throwing and catching. We are getting rather good!

Real PE filming

Today, Real PE came to Woolsery and worked with children from every year group. Well done to all the children who took part, you were all an absolute credit to the school demonstrating your excellent physical skills along with great team work. The filming took place as our school was selected to demonstrate how the […]


Despite a hick up with transport Ashmansworthy class had a great first swimming lesson at Torridge pool. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and had lots of fun in the pool.

Health and fitness Real PE 13.1.23

Today for Alminstone’s PE lesson we were covering more aspects of our health and fitness unit from Real PE. We continued with the warm up ‘Team juggle’ this involved the children moving in and out of each other in a set game play area, while throwing a ball to each other. The game got harder […]

Flight in Real Gym

Yesterday, Melbury class were working hard developing their gymnastics skills. We were working on flight, learning about taking off on one or two feet and landing with bent knees for a soft balanced landing.  We tried challenging ourselves with star, tuck, straddle, pike and straight jumps including half and full turns.

Real Gym

Yesterday, Goldworthy class showed great trust, balance and strength in their partner work. They demonstrated good communication discussing how they would perform each balance safely thinking about body tension and shape.

Archery Club at Parkham

This morning before school, was the first session for the amazing archers at Parkham. We learnt how to stand, hold the bow, set the arrows and how to shoot. We all helped each other and got better and better as the session went on. The highest score with 3 arrows was 16. This will be […]

Partner work in Real Gym

On Monday morning, Alminstone class used their strength, balance, trust, communication and skill to perform a range of challenging balances thinking about their own safety and the safety of their partners. As you can see they performed some amazing balances.  


This week we have two groups braving the wet and windy conditions to practise their cycling skills in the playground and the roads around the school and gain their level 1 and 2 Bikeability. This is Group 1 on Monday.    

Working together in Real Gym

In gymnastics today, we developed our strength, balance, communication, teamwork and trust. Working together we tried a range of balances and adapted them to make them more challenging.  As you can see, they performed some amazing balances.  

Real PE 6/1/23

Alminstone had lots of fun this afternoon during PE. We started with the warm up, with a game called team juggle. This involved lots of hand eye co-ordination, skill and team work. Next came the skills part. The children were practising sending and receiving a ball. We then played throlf (Golf but with no clubs) […]

PE and games with two classes

This morning, not many children made it in to Buckland Brewer because of the snow and ice. We had a PE and games session with Tythecott and Gorwood classes joining and demonstrating great teamwork and sportsmanship.  

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