It’s P5’s Turn

This term Sciennes has put on cycling activities for most of the younger children.

One reason was to find any that couldn’t cycle – or at least without stabilisers.

The School’s new ‘balance’ bikes have made the process much easier!

We’ve lost count of the number who can now cycle – but it would need several hands.

Today the first of the three P5 classes got their turn. In the morning the children had their bikes checked for general safety and also comfort – making sure the tyres were blown up hard, the saddles were the right height and the brake levers were in easy reach.

Then they tried the obstacle course in the playground. 

In the afternoon a trip to The Meadows. 
All good fun of course, but also great preparation for next term when they become P6s and do Bikeability 2 training. 

Primary 3 Cycle Skills Sessions

What an amazing experience for our P3 classes! It was a focused approach to developing cycling skills in small groups with an experienced trainer. Now the children understand the need to move at a slower pace and still keep their balance. By gaining better control they can put their hand out to signal a turn. When their bike is kept straight they have greater control. They discovered that toes on the pedals gives more power.

In addition it was lovely to see one or two children make the transition from using stabilisers to cycling independently.

Many thanks to Angela Christie for her knowledgeable input and for organising this remarkable event and the rest of the team.         

Linda Young P3A Class Teacher