We are lucky in Willow and Maple to have George, a cricket coach working with us this term. On Thursday he started with an assembly telling us all about how the Ashes came into being and focusing on the spirit of cricket. We talked about the respect players needed to have for each other before staging our own England V Australia competition!
After this each class had a Maths lesson which tested our mental maths skills. We learnt how to score in cricket and the signs that are used for the different scores – then scores were signed and we had to work out how much was scored overall.
During the afternoon we then went outside and practised both our ball and bat skills working towards playing games of cricket. We are looking forward to improving our skills as George works with us each Thursday afternoon.