St Martins Academy Chester

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This week has been another week filled with a variety of different sports.

The more artistic sports have been at the forefront of the children’s learning this week with dance and gymnastics lessons, a breakdancing master class and a trip to watch the British Gymnastics Championships.

The week began with some badminton and volleyball lessons where the children have been developing their skills in readiness for learning how to score points in matches. The children are demonstrating a really good understanding of the game so far and are able explain how their positioning, grip and shots change depending on where the ball or shuttlecock is placed.

On Wednesday some of our year 3 children were lucky enough to take part in a breakdancing master class with Leon. They were joined by children from both Ellesmere and Delamere, taking part in a 2-hour intensive session, learning and developing different moves and combos. Leon went through the different stages of each move and then the children could adapt them into their own order adding their own personalised floor work.

Nathan Breakdancing

On Thursday we travelled to Liverpool with 15 children to watch the British Gymnastics Championship. The competition involved the u12 boys all round and the girls all round; our children were really inspired watching the gymnasts, not much older than themselves, compete to such a high standard. They were very inquisitive about the scoring procedure and why they were deducted points etc. It was a great experience for everyone that went on the visit and we hope to go and immerse ourselves in more sporting action soon.

Upcoming Sports Fixtures

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

Thursday 22nd March- Year 3/4 football Vs J H Godwin (Away)

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