Year 3 have been improving their handling skills during recent PE sessions. We started off feeling confident in handling and balancing a beanbag. This was then advanced to use a tennis ball.
Throwing and catching were the two main skills that were focussed upon. Our session started with pupils bouncing a ball around the gym and caching it close to their chest.
Pairs of pupils then partnered up for a throwing and catching exercise. The instructions were for the ball to bounce once in-between partners, and then a clean catch to the chest.
Year 3 were asked to think about how they could improve their techniques. Answers included anticipating the catch with our hands held together and ready. These skills will be worked on in future weeks.