This is our second home learning Gymnastics session! Again, take you shoes off, make some space in your bedroom or your living room and get ready for some fun.
Each Gymnastics session is organised in two parts: one part where you are learning or practicing movements and skills and the other part about discovering some of the types of Gymnastics.
The learning intention we are covering with this topic are the following:
2-21a – As I encounter new challenges and contexts for learning, I am encouraged and supported to demonstrate my ability to select, adapt and apply movement skills creatively, accurately and with control
2-24a – By reflecting on my own and others’ work and evaluating it against shared criteria, I can recognise improvement and achievement and use this to progress further.
Part One – Creating a sequence of shapes (routine)
Last week, we discovered twelve shapes. This week, we will keep on focusing on the control of our body, the accuracy of our postures and we will add an element of creativity as we will are going to create or own shape routine.
Warm up – Put on your favourite tune, turn the volume on and show off your best dance move! Make sure you move all parts of your body and that you increase your heart rate!
How many shapes can you remember from last week? How many can you name? Can you still perform them accurately? Ask a member of your family to check if you remember at least 5 of them.
Take the time to go over each of the shapes and practice each of them a couple of times, holding the pose for 5 to 10 seconds each time.
- Straight – Think about: lifting your heels from the ground, point your fingers to the ceiling.
- Pike – Think about: Straight legs, toes pointing up, straight arms.
- Tuck – Think about: Knees to your chest, ankles together.
- Straddle – Think about: Straight back, straight arms and legs, looking straight ahead.
- Star – Think about: Straight back, straight arms and legs, looking straight ahead.
- Dish – Think about: Straight arms, straight legs, ankles together, lift your feet and open your hands.
- Arch – Think about: Straight arms, straight legs, ankles together, lift your heels and open your hands.
- Front Support – Think about: Straight arms, straight legs, ankles together, flat hands, look at your fingers.
- Back Support – Think about: Straight arms, straight legs, ankles together, big toes together, flat hands, look ahead.
- L Shape – Think about: Straight back, straight arms, straight legs, ankles together, big toes together, look ahead.
- T Shape – Think about: Straight back, straight arms, straight legs, one foot in front of the other, feet flat on the ground, look ahead.
- T Shape – Think about: Straight back, straight arms, hands above your head, straight legs, feet together, look ahead.
Choose 3 to 7 shapes and create a routine. Memorise them and perform them in order.
To show that you are in control of your body, make sure you can hold each shape for 5 seconds before the next shape.
Ask a member of your family for some feedback: are your shapes accurate? Did you manage to perform them in the order you planned them? Talk about what you could improve and give it another go!
Can you memorise your routine and perform it again the next day?
Part Two – Trampoline, DMT and Tumble
Step One – Discover
Last week we learnt about Artistic Gymnastics. This week, we will learn about 3 new gymnastics disciplines; Trampoline, Double Mini Trampoline and Tumbling.
Trampoline – This discipline is in the Olympics. The gymnast does ten skills on the trampoline.
Double Mini Trampoline (DMT) – This discipline is not in the Olympics. The gymnast does two skills and tries to land in the red area without moving.
Tumbling – This discipline is not in the Olympics. The gymnast does eight skills on the tumble track and tries to land in the landing zone without moving.
Step Two – Watch
Here are is video of each discipline. Which one do you think you would enjoy the most? Why?
Trampoline – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlh-fQ1Nt7s