Category Archives: PE

Basketball Skills

For the last two weeks, the Bluebirds have been doing basketball skills in PE.
We have been learning how to throw and catch the ball, how to throw it to someone else in our group with a bounce and starting to bounce and dribble the ball. All these skills will be extremely useful when we play a game!

Sports Day

The Bluebirds had an amazing morning on Monday at Sports Day!
After a quick warm up, we were ready and rearing to go. We participated in the sprint race, javelin, long jump, sack race and the cone collect to name a few. Lots of children came in first, second and third place but overall, we supported each other and enjoyed ourselves.
Well done everyone!

We all had a wonderful time!


Last week, the Bluebirds went to a multiskills session with all different sports activities. We tried tennis skills, basket ball, balancing, throwing and catching skills and running – very fast! We had a brilliant morning and showed great sportsmanship – well done Bluebirds!


Bluebirds, like all of our school community, have taken part in a dance workshop today. The visiting dance teacher taught us an Egyptian dance. It was really exciting and fun to be part of. We have learned some fun ways to warm up as well as a fantastic dance. Take a look at us in action!


Swimming lessons

University of Birmingham swimming pool

Bluebirds are really enjoying their Wednesday morning swimming lessons at the fantastic University of Birmingham swimming pool.

Over the next six weeks, children will participate in activities and games to build water confidence besides being taught the correct swimming strokes. Obviously, we are unable to take photos but rest assured, the children are having fun and more importantly, are learning a valuable skill, which is part of the National Curriculum.

Amber – It’s good as the water is the right temperature.
Ruby L – Its great that we can all learn to swim.
Kennie – It’s exciting to do and helpful to be close by so we can go.
Sophie – Helpfully, they provide arm bands and teach you new strokes.
Rubi D – I want to learn something new every week.
Melissa – Its a fantastic opportunity. We are lucky to go.

Warming up in PE


Bluebirds in PE today learned how to warm up and stretch properly. The children learned that warming is an important part before exercising. ‘It helps the muscles to function better’ Kyron. Stretching the muscle will help the muscle not to tear. They had several obstacles where the children could test their abilities and some hidden challenges.