This week we celebrated School Sports Week in St Joseph’s and what a week it was! Year 4 began the week by getting involved in the sponsored ‘Walk to School’ challenge. This was a five-day walking challenge in which the children had to walk or wheel to school. Each day we calculated the number of active journeys and found out about the different advantages of walking to school.
On Tuesday, we were joined by coaches from the London Mets Baseball club, who introduced the children to Baseball. They set out a range of activities that enabled the children to learn new skills and the basic rules of baseball. This was a great success and many of our children were keen to join the Finsbury Park squad as a result.
On Wednesday, Year 4 took part in an ultimate frisbee session. The children learnt how to do a range of passes using the disc, as well as developing their catching skills to include the crocodile and rim catch. They worked in pairs, thinking about how they could change direction and speed to make the game more challenging.
On Thursday, the children had the opportunity to take part in a range of athletics circuits. This included a zig zag run, javelin throw, long jump, chest throw, hurdle race and speed hop. The children were tasked with recording their own results using stopwatches and measuring tape.
Today Year 4 had their final sporting activity – the skipping challenge. They had to try skipping as many times as they could for the duration of one song. The skipping rope recorded how many skips they did and they were all very pleased with their results.
Then, we finished the afternoon by going to watch the much-anticipated sporting event; ‘The Teachers vs Year 6 Football Tournament’. The excitement mirrored that of the World Cup final!
This has been a very active week in Year 4 and the children have loved it, despite their exhaustion! We hope they continue to try walking to school and keeping active as we move into the summer days ahead.