Kingsford School

Kingsford Road, Sheddocksley, Aberdeen, AB16 6PQ


Jumping Beans!

P2 have been extremely busy in PE measuring how high they can jump!

Before we could start measuring how high the boys and girls could jump, we had to find out which foot was their take off foot by running towards equipment from the left and right hand-sides, marked out by lime green cones for the left and red cones for the right (lefty limes and righty reds). Pupils tried running and jumping from both sides before deciding which side/colour more comfortable for them.

With their take off foot established, the measuring could begin. Jumping started at 50cm and, initially increased by 5cm each time. However, when it was getting more tricky we began only putting the rope up by 2cm at time.

The children were encouraged to land on their feet for as long as possible. Eventually, when the height of the rope is increased they had to start landing on their bottoms.

P2 were taught to High Jump using the Scissor Kich technique which is the one of the more simple techniques. However, the Fosbury Flop, generally a more tricky way of jumping, was naturally used by one or two.

When we had to stop for lunch, some boys and girls were still measuring how high they could jump! They were managing to clear rope when it was at 80cm!!!

The photos are of Room Six. Hopefully, some photos of Room Three will be added at the end of the week.