We are exploring different gymnastic skills as part of our PE sessions in Class 3J. This theme is related to our earlier focus upon different jumping techniques using the school trampoline. The pupils are all now familiar with tuck jumps, star jumps and half-turn jumps after our trampoline sessions. The next stage for this progression was to try these out using different types of Turney School PE equipment.
We started this exercise using a gym bench. A safety mat was placed for the pupils to land upon. We encouraged Class 3J to remember the actions that they used on the trampoline, and then to repeat these moves on the bench. We will progress in future PE sessions with the other gymnastic equipment that we are fortunate to have at Turney School. This includes springboards and vaulting frames. You can watch some examples of our jumping techniques in the video above.