Ryefield Primary School is part of the South Hillingdon School Sport Network (SHSSN). As a result, we are lucky enough to give students the opportunity to participate in taster days in sports they might not usually get the opportunity to play.
Do you ever wonder what it would have been like to be part of the film ‘Footloose’? On Friday 5th February, year 5 and 6 got to experience just that. A professional dance teacher came in and taught each class some street dance moves to some fun and upbeat music. The children even had an opportunity to get into groups and choreograph a small sequence by themselves. They had a fantastic time and were dripping in sweat afterwards. The highlight of the session was when the children showed each other the dance sequences they had created.
This was a unique and exciting experience for year 5 and 6 children. They were taught specific skills by a professional BMX instructor and put these techniques into action by playing and competing against each other in various fun games. It is safe to say the students had a blast. Hawking 6 class said “We had so much fun. We are sad that we won’t be here next year to do it again”. A few students even rode a bike for the first time! Very exciting!
On Friday 27th November 2015 year 3 and 4 took part in a Taekwondo taster session. “We learnt to punch, kick and balance and say some funny words in another language”. A year 3 student said her favourite part was “when we were in pairs and held up mats and we had to kick and punch the mat that our partner was holding”.
Year 3 and 4 had a great day on Monday 14th March, playing a mash up of golf and football- ‘foot-golf’. The aim of the game is to kick a football and get it as close as possible to the cone in the middle of the game zone. It definitely was a big challenge for a lot of children having to use their aim and accurately kick the ball. They also had to assess how much force they should kick the football with.
“The kids were engaged and had a lot of fun. I loved watching them try and kick the ball towards the ‘hole’. I know that they would enjoy doing more it.” –Miss Langill