So, my plan for PE yesterday said ‘practice throwing technique. Measure distances’. I don’t need much more that that, I know what I mean! This was written over the holidays, so by chance, there was enough snow on the ground that the pupils managed to make a large snowman at lunchtime.
We put on our wellies and wrapped up warm and trudged over to the far side of the field so that we wouldn’t disturb any lessons. Pupils made snowballs and threw them – first towards a member of staff a distance away – they couldn’t reach her. Then, they turned on each other and were marginally more successful.
They had fun, we’ve found out that most pupils can’t throw very far, and can’t aim very well, but they all have quite a good technique that we can work on inside over the next few weeks.