As most of you have already seen me round school I am the new sports coach from Funda joining Mr Neil. I have already taught the vast majority of classes doing lots of different skills. I have been very impressed with how the children and teachers have welcomed me and I am really looking forward to having my own after school club and I’m also excited to be the coach that can help the children in school achieve the highest outcome possible in sport.
Today, the School Sports Crew were very lucky to have a visit from Beth Tweddle! Beth is a retired British artistic gymnast. She was the first female gymnast from Great Britain to win a medal at the European Championships, World Championships, and Olympic Games. Beth has represented Great Britain at three Olympic Games.
We got to ask questions and find out what it was like to be an Olympic Gymnast.
Each term a selection of children take part in my multi skills club, learning and practising many different skills and most importantly having lots of fun!
This term both reception and year 2 classes have had the opportunity to join the club, and so far we have learnt various throwing techniques and the methods as to why we use them. The children have already shown a huge improvement from the first week and it’s been great to see.
Over the next couple of weeks, we will be discussing the importance of team work and the values needed to become a good team mate. The group will be playing various games in which they have to work together to achieve the best possible outcome. With what I’ve seen so far I’m sure they will be up for the challenge.
I hope the children all the children are enjoying the multi skills club and I look forward to seeing many more of you in the near future.
As most of you may have seen me in and around school now, I thought it would be a good opportunity to share what I get up to on a daily basis at Oxford Groves breakfast club.
My day always starts at 8am with breakfast club, which no doubt gets me ready for the day ahead. It’s my responsibility to sign the children in when they first arrive. Then we always play a game of some sort to wake them up ready for when the children head to class. The children’s favourite game is defiantly dodgeball. Of course with my competitive edge I enjoy joining in and as you can imagine I normally become the main target for all the children.
Here are a few pictures of the children in action.
Today, Mr Vickers and I have taken a group of Year 5 and 6 children to our very first Frisbee competition. It was a great afternoon where we learnt how to play in a Frisbee tournament.
First of all, we gathered our belonging and set off on the minibus to Gaskell School. Once we had arrived, we had a short amount of time to practise throwing and catching the Frisbee which we found a little difficult at first!!
As other school arrived, we all sat down and listened to the rules of the game which we got the hang of as the afternoon went on. During the tournament, the children learnt techniques for throwing and catching the Frisbee successfully and we ended up coming 2nd!
Well done to everyone who took part and thank you to Mr Vickers for taking the children to Gaskell School.