Bike to School Week 2015
To celebrate Bike to School Week the children enjoyed riding to school on their bike or scooter! They all participated in a Bike Safety Workshop from the Barnet Safer Transport Team and a whole school assembly where they discussed and acted out how to stay safe whilst riding to and from school.
In Nursery the children brought in their own bikes and scooters from home and took part in a variety of games. We played the 'Red Light, Green Light' game where they had to recall the purpose of various cones dotted about the playground, with each cone having a road safety aspect (e.g. car driving, traffic light, pedestrians crossing). We practised riding our bikes and scooters at different speeds and learnt to look for dangers. We used our brakes to help us stop smoothly and also suddenly when we needed to. We enjoyed playing games with tyres, rolling them across the playground, piling them on top of each other (they are quite heavy!) We also explored wheels in our art area, making tracks in paint.
Reception enjoyed practising riding safely on their scooter, thinking about their space and speed. They used helmets and knew not to go too fast. As part of their weekly continuous provision, the children role played crossing the road safely on bikes or scooters.
Year 1 had a special P.E lesson, the children brought their bikes and scooters in to take part in some activities on the playground. They discussed the important rules to ensure they stay safe and thoroughly enjoyed riding around. They then practised crossing our mapped out road by looking carefully to avoid the cars and walking alongside their mode of transport.
The children applied what they had learnt to create a set of rules for others to follow to stay safe whilst riding a bike or scooter. They each created a clear set of rules with drawings to reiterate each safety tip.
In Year 2 the children read a non-fiction text about Bike Safety and learnt why it is important to wear a helmet and reflective jackets when on their bikes or scooters. The children thoroughly enjoyed bringing in their own bikes and scooters for their PE lesson where they took part in obstacle races whilst understanding what they need to consider when riding their bike or scooter to and from school. They have also created their own bike safety posters to inform others what to consider!
Year 3 enjoyed their bike and scooter P.E. lesson. They began by discussing safety rules and the importance of watching who is in front of you and the use of the breaks. The children cycled or scooted around the playground doing circuits and did this very sensibly, being aware of others. The circuits then became increasingly more difficult with the use of cones to move around. They read safety leaflets and thought about the most important ways to keep safe. The children designed eye-catching posters to persuade others to ride their bikes safely.