Both Year 1 classes had a brilliant time during our PE sessions with Dan the Skipping Man. Dan is an expert skipper who was keen to help the children to learn some new tricks with their skipping ropes.
We started with some basic techniques using individual skipping ropes. The children listened to the instructions and then copied the patterns that Dan was demonstrating.
This built up to the ‘rodeo’ move. This involved the children using the skipping rope like a lasso and stepping around it.
Our session with Dan the Skipping Man ended with some group activities. The pupils built up their confidence to be able to skip through a large skipping rope being turned by a couple of adults.
It was plenty of fun as you can see from the photos below!