St Martins Academy Chester

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UOC Sport

A new half term means a new set of sports to learn and enjoy. In games all of the children are learning games in the net/wall category.

In reception up to year 2, the children are starting to learn and develop their volleyball skills and AJ has been introducing the different types of shots including the dig and the set shot. In key stage 2, the classes have started badminton, recapping their skills from previous years. The children start by using balloons as they help to introduce the grip on the racket and the wrist action used, but with a bigger target of a balloon it is easier to pick up these skills.

gymnastics collage

In their second lesson of the PE, key stage and 1 have started their gymnastics unit, all of them learning different shapes and creating sequences to link them together. In Northgate, the children have started a unit of dance, linking in with their unit of enquiry the dance lessons are based around traditional dances from different cultures. This week the children were focussing on aboriginal dancing; they started off by looking at videos and then developed their own routines using musical instruments for their own beat and the dance steps they had taken from the stimulus. Next week the children will be looking at Bollywood dancing.


Eastgate were invited to the University of Chester for a morning of sport with some of the students from the university. The class were split into groups with a focus on different athletics activities, all of the children loved the activities and we look forward to next week where they will have the opportunity to try the other activities.

Upcoming Sports Fixtures

Saturday 3rd March- West Cheshire Cross Country @ EPSV year 3 & 4

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

Monday 12th March- Year 3/4 Waterpolo @ Chester City Baths

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

Thursday 15th March- Netball Vs Delamere

Friday 16th March- Year 3/4 Schools Cross Country @ EPSV

Thursday 22nd March- Key stage 1 Tag rugby tournament @ Oak View

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