Put on a gymnastics display for another class!
We are very excited about this challenge, especially since some of the girls in the class go to a gymnastics club and can share lots of their skills with us!
The first thing we did was to watch a short film to show us what gymnastics is all about. (Please note… we will not be attempting most of what is in the film!)
We thought we could put some balances into our display, so today we worked with a partner to make these imaginative pieces of work!
Today, some of the children who go to gymnastics club showed us how to make a bridge! We are going to use this move in our display.
In the video, we saw some of the gymnasts making rolls and summersaults. We decided that some of these moves might be a little dangerous for us to try, so Lesley showed us a “pencil roll” that the children in motor group do. We all had a go!
More fun in gym today! Molly and Oakleigh showed the rest of the class the safe way to make a forward roll today. We got lots of soft mats out and had great fun learning how to roll in two different ways – a forward roll and a pencil roll.
We copied the gymnasts in the video, and stretched tall to show that we were about to start a movement, then again at the end to show we were finished.
We also danced like real gymnasts using colourful ribbons. We will definitely use all our new skills in our display!
At last…time for us to perform our Gymnastics Display! We have been very excited all day and were SO pleased to see so many grown-ups coming to school to watch.
The children performed brilliantly and I felt very, very proud of them all. Well done everyone!
( I am still trying to figure out how to put the video onto the website…watch this space!)