We all really enjoyed our inter-house ball skills competition a few weeks ago. It was a huge success.
The Year 5 and 6 children who ran each station were very supportive as well as professional when recording and demonstrating what the children had to do. It is a big responsibility and one they meant with grace and ease.
We completed this competition last year so it was interesting to see the children challenging themselves and how they have improved since last year. There were four point-scoring stations:
- Wall ball throw – The children had to throw the ball at the wall and simply catch it for the younger children. The older children had to throw a tennis ball with one hand at the wall but catch it with the other. They had 30 seconds to catch as many times as they could.
- Around the legs – The children had to complete a figure of 8 between their legs while holding onto a ball as many times as they could in 30 seconds.
- Throw and clap – The children had to throw the ball into the air and clap the amount of their year group. So Year 1 needed to clap once, Year 2 twice and so on. They scored a point if they caught the ball after their claps – for Year 6 this was a lot! The children had 30 seconds to do this in.
- And finally Hockey – The children had to control a ball around cones earning a point for each cone they past in 30 seconds.
The children had lots of fun. Here are some of their comments-
‘It’s fun because I am doing it with the big children’ Mia Yr R
‘It’s fun because I get to teach them new things but they are having fun too’ Isobel H Yr 6
‘Wall ball throw was fun and tricky at the same time’ Emily Yr 4
‘I think it’s really fun and I enjoy the responsibility’ Lewis Yr 6
‘It is really exciting’ Ruby V Yr 1
So for the all important results.
In 4th place Raleigh
3rd place Columbus
and this year, for the first time, we have a joint 1st place – Shackleton and Livingstone.
The house captains for Shackleton and Livingstone came up in the celebration assembly to collect their cup and certificate.
Well done to all the children for trying so hard and enjoying working as a team to win points for their team. A big thank you to the Year 5 and 6 children who supported and ran the stations amazingly and also to the teachers for encouraging and supporting all the children.