St Martins Academy Chester

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Gruffalo Dance!


This week the school sports fixture calendar has been filling up quickly giving the children lots of exciting sporting opportunities to look forward to.


Not all of the sports covered in PE will have sporting fixtures arranged for them, but all play a part in giving the children the skills and the right attitude to sport. In Key Stage 1, their current games unit is based around dodgeball; this game improves throwing skills, dodging, aim and team work, all of which can be transferred into many different sports. Dodgeball is very inclusive and gives the children the exercise they need to maintain a healthy active lifestyle. St Martin’s host a Dodgeball Club on a Tuesday evening 6.15-7pm, all school children welcome to come along and give it ago if they have enjoyed it in PE.


In Key Stage 2 the children have been developing their tag rugby skills. Similarly to dodgeball, the game focuses on throwing skills and improving agility. During the other PE lesson of the week the focus has been on the more creative side of sport developing sequences in gymnastics, with a focus on refining core strength to improve the quality of the movements including rocking and rolling.


In dance, both Newgate and Bridgegate were looking at the story of the Gruffalo and creating dance movements for each of the animals in the story. In Eastgate the class have continued to choreograph their Ancient Egyptian routine adding in gestures to set the scene. Newgate were lucky enough to have a sneak peek at the unfinished routine and were a fantastic audience.

Upcoming Sports Fixtures

Wednesday 24th January- Netball Away @ Waverton

Tuesday 6th February- Year 4 Handball competition @ Tarporley High School

Wednesday 7th February- NWAT Key Stage 1 Orienteering competition @ Delamere Forest

Friday 9th February- Year 3/4 football fixture Vs Dee Point (away)

Thursday 1st March- Year 4 sports morning @ University of Chester

Thursday 8th March- Year 4 sports morning @ University of Chester

Thursday 15th March- Year 4 sports morning @ University of Chester


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