P5-P7 have started level 1 Bikeability training in our playground on Monday mornings. The children understand that this is a key life skill. We have been learning how to check that our helmets are on properly and how to carry out the “M check” on our bikes to ensure they are safe to use on the roads. We start with the front wheel, move up to the handlebars, down to the pedals and chainset, up the saddle and seatpost and then down to the rear wheel. We have also been learning about mounting and starting off on our bikes, braking, emergency stops and cornering. We know the importance of a final look over our right shoulders before starting off (the “life saver check”) and were tested on this by having to say the colour of the marker that was flashed behind us!