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Cricket 21.4.23

Alminstone thoroughly enjoyed their cricket during PE. For the warm we were throwing a ball in the air and catching it. We made this more challenging by using one hand, then changing our hands,moving around and by throwing it higher. The skill we looked at was batting the ball from a tee. We then played […]

Rootnotes Folk workshop

Monday afternoon was spent in the company of Becky Driscoll from RootNotes and the year 5 children from throughout the Village Partnership, exploring the wonderful world of folk music. In less than an hour we were all playing a musical instrument and playing a piece together. We also created our own verse for our song […]

Ashmansworthy and Alminstone History Day 30/3/23

We had a fantastic time on our World War II History Day. We learnt how to dance the Lambeth Walk and the Lindy Hop, tried out a recipe for cookies using only rationed ingredients, constructed model Anderson shelters and enjoyed learning some Make Do and Mend techniques. It was a fabulous end to our topic […]

Real dance

This week for our dance lesson we looked at partner work, which included lifts and leans. The children worked together safely to then incorporate these moves into their dances. They also included circles, turns, jumps, different levels and silk like moves (we have been working on these moves for the past few weeks.)  

Athletic finals

Today, Louise and I had the pleasure of taking 12 Yr 5/6 children to the Athletic finals (At Bideford College sports hall.) against 13 other schools from across North Devon. The children all competed in a variety of track and field events consisting of standing high jump, standing long jump, speed bounce and chest throw. […]

Real PE in the rain

Today, we continued to develop our personal skills by challenging ourselves, persevering and reacting positively when things became difficult. After working on a range of skills, we put these into practise in a game. 

Dance 17.3.2023

Today Alminstone class were continuing with their dance and sequences. We had a different warm up this week ‘follow the leader’. The class got into groups and had to copy their leader’s movements. They changed leaders, changed movement, changed their speed and height. It was lovely to see the groups get quite creative with their […]

Picture wise (scarf 17.3.2023)

Toady in Alminstone we were looking at how we take photos, who we share them with and whether a picture was safe or unsafe to post on social media. The children we very good at deciding if the pictures were safe or unsafe.

Real dance 10.3 2023

This week during our dance lesson we continued to focus on incorporating circles, turns and jumps into our dance sequence . We also looked at moving like a piece of silk and how we could include these moves into the sequences aswell. The children are really get the hang of changing their dance tempo/moves to […]

Real PE

This half term, we are improving our ball skills. We are developing our sending and receiving skills using different sized balls and using these skills in different games. This week we also challenged our reaction times with a partner.

Alminstone real Dance 3.3.23

The children in Alminstone have been working on a new set of skills this week during dance. We have been looking at how we can  incorporate circles and circles with jumps. All of the children tried to challenge themselves with these moves and tried to vary their height levels to make their dance more interesting. […]

How dare you! Scarf 24.2.23

This week Alminstone discussed what the word ‘dare meant.’ “It can mean that you dare someone to do something or if you are having an argument you may say how dare you.” We looked at different scenarios and discussed whether they were a dare or not and how if you were the person being dared […]

Real dance 24.2.23

Alminstone started their new PE topic this half term of dance. The children moved to different tempos of music for their warm up. This made them think about how their moves needed to fit the beat of the music.We talked about moving fluently between shapes and how we could differentiate the levels and incorporate this […]

Ashmansworthy and Alminstone Art 8/2/23

Our two classes joined together to learn about batik, to investigate different types of wax resist techniques, and to practise repeating patterns. We also tried using a flour and water paste with paint but it was quite tricky to control the paste! We are looking forward to trying some batik later this term.

Alminstone PE 10.2.2023

Friday was our last session on the real PE unit health and fitness. We started the session with our warm up inside out. Then we progressed onto the game scatterball and Throlf. Half the class played Scatterball and half the children played Throlf. There were lots of encouraging comments between the children, which was lovely […]

Ice!!! 07/02

It was a frosty start today. Some children discovered some ice sculptures that had been hidden around the forest school area to freeze over night. They had fun den building and exploring different ways to make shelters. Some also helped me move some wood up to the allotment area. We also joined in the RSPB […]

Cooking!!! 02/02

Today Alminstone had a fun day chopping, cooking and eating. They learnt how to make a tomato soup on the fire, we also had damper bread to dip in our soup. They all tried it I was so proud of them for trying something new. The next soup will be nettle soup in the spring!!! […]

Alminstone PE 3.2.23

This week Alminstone increased the difficulty of the warm up, by adding 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. […]

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 […]

Islands (scarf 27.1.23)

For this week’s scarf in Alminstone we talked about personal body space.We started the session with a game called ‘Islands’ (musical chairs but with bits of paper for islands). The class thoroughly enjoyed this game despite it becoming harder for the children to gather on one island. They got very creative and even gave other […]

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