Outdoor and Adventurous Activities (OAA)

Monday is the start of the Outdoor and Adventurous Activities part of the PE curriculum.

The learning objectives are all about working together in groups and teams to solve problems, taking turns, cooperating listening to ideas from friends and using mapping skills.

Here is a video from Heath School in Wakefield who showed some of their activities.

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On Monday, we are going to start with Cup and Domes.

 Sets up a court with half the cones pointing upwards like a cup and half the cones pointing downwards like a dome. With two teams, one team must turn the cups over to make them domes and the other team must turn the domes over to make cups.

Crossing the Stream.

A stream is marked out by using ropes. Small groups of children are to use the hoops provided as stepping stones in order to cross the stream. If a child steps out of the hoop the group begins again. Only four feet are allowed in any one hoop at any one time. Take hoops away or allow only three feet in a hoop to make the challenge more difficult.

Finally, Snakes.

Divide the children into two groups and spread them evenly along

the length of each of the long ropes before picking them up. Without letting go, switching position or allowing the rope to touch the ground, each group should follow a basic course of manoeuvring around cones or through hoops.

Back in the classroom, as we will be using maps of the school grounds in our OAA,  we will making a seating plan of the classroom.

Good luck!