Reception and Year 1 have been working with the Cycle Circle team learning to ride a bike. They learnt how to balance and pedal safely avoiding different obstacles on the playground. The parents got involved too at the end of the day and joined in to see the progress their child had made and gain useful tips for how to help them at home.
Sports Day 2018
We had so much fun at sports day competing in activities such as the javelin, sack race, space hopper race and shuttle run. We all tried our best and cheered on our teams.
Congratulations to yellow team who were this year’s winners.
Year 2 showed off their amazing sprinting skills in the traditional running race. Below are the winners from each class.
Oliver, Zoe, Arthur, Evie, Jack and Jessie
The grown-ups also got competitive and had to race with a beanbag balanced on their heads. Well done for being such great sports Mums and Dads!
Reception Climbing Structure
Some of our sports premium money has been spent on the following in the EYFS area. This was to build greater upper body strength. There has been a remarkable improvement for many children.
Infant Agility Competition – February 2018
10 children from year 2 attended an infant agility competition at Towers school where they competed against other schools from the Ashford area in a variety of active challenges. These included chest throws, stepper, balancing, javelin, bowling, long jump and speed bounce. The children gave each challenge all of their efforts and energy and they worked really well as a team. Overall Downs View came 5th out of 15 teams. Well-done guys!
The children that took part were Teddie, Tegen, Oliver, Sienna, Lacey, Skye, Tristan, Harvey, Jack and Evie.
Multi-Sports Festival – November 2017
Some year 2 children participated in the multi-sports festival at Towers school. They had to compete against 17 other schools from Ashford in the javelin, cricket, tennis, beanbag throwing, long jump and football.
All the children worked really hard and tried their best. Overall Downs View came 9th! Everyone had so much fun and the children were really proud of themselves.
The children that took part were Ayiri, William, Lexie, James, Daniel and Felicity.
Well done team!
Boogie Bounce Workshops
All of the children at Downs View were lucky enough to have a workshop with Claire from Boogie Bounce who taught us how to jump and boogie at the same time. Each of us had our own mini trampoline where we bounced and danced to some catchy songs. We worked every part of our body and were exhausted by the end but we had so much fun! Take a look at us in action.
Claire is starting Boogie Bounce classes for families after Christmas. Contact her on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Year 2 PE – Term 1
Year 2’s topic for Term 1 was ‘It’s Good to be Me’ so in PE we got creative and choreographed our own fitness routine to keep us healthy. We performed it to the song ‘I like to move it move it’ from Madagascar which was very exciting.
We made sure the routines got our hearts racing.
We know that when we exercise oxygen is pumped quickly around the body by our heart.
We tried to use lots of different parts of our body.
We even came up with a starting pose!
We included some slow movements in our routines so that our bodies could cool down and stretch.
We worked really well as a team and had so much fun!