For PE this term, children have been playing Handball. As Handball is a team sport we have focused on teamwork and communication. Children have been practising to communicate verbally and non-verbally with their team by means such as eye contact and calling out the name of who they pass the ball to.
We have also used focuses such as “we can encourage and coach each other when mistakes are made”. This was embedded into our lessons to help promote the idea of helping each other and not to blame teammates when the team is losing or not playing well.
Children learnt the difference between encouraging and coaching and as lessons have progressed we have started to offer coaching tips to our teammates rather than simply offering words of encouragement.
Also, our Y6 girls football team won their first match against Marish and Willow 4-0!