G2, 3, 4 & 5 swimming AND a sneak preview into our next units…..

Grades 2-5 have had a successful 5 weeks of swimming. Check out the ES Swimming Blog for an update on the program and what they have been learning, practicing and refining over the course of the unit.

Coming up next week…

Grade 2 & Grade 4 will begin their Trampolining unit. What we ask students to be ready for this is: socks, long sleeved top and tracksuit pants/tights. Olympic trampolines have an abrasive surface so your child will get injured without this clothing. Please put them in a bag and leave them at school for the next 5 weeks. Your child will change into them before and after PE.

Grade 3 – Trick Shot. Central Idea: With persistence and practice we can become an expert at something. Watch this space for some Grade 3 Dude Perfects in the making!

 

Grade 5 – Parkour. We can travel efficiently from one point to another using creativity and a variety of different movements.

 

 

Starring….”The Grade 1 Gymnasts!”

The Grade 1 classes have been busy practicing the shapes, jumps, rolls, and balances they learnt during their floor routine unit, but this time onto different gymnastics apparatus. They put together incredible routines on the balance beam, bar, rings, vault and mini-trampoline, with a massive focus on having a tight body and control. Here is a sneak peak of what’s been happening behind the scenes! Make sure to check out your child’s Easyblog to see the full routines they created and performed.

 

 

Guess What ECC…. It’s SWIMMING TIME!

Starting on Monday May 14th  all students in Discovery, K1, K2, and Grade 1 will be swimming during their PE lessons. Swimming will continue until the end of the school year.

Our swimming program is overseen by our new aquatics coordinator Mr. Hamilton. He brings with him an amazing swim system that focuses on skill progressions and water confidence, while maintaining a safe and fun environment. You can read more details on the program here.

Please make sure your child(ren) is ready to swim by sending to school:

  • swimming costume (not bikinis, swim-suits with hoods, rash vests- see this blog post on why rash vests hinder rather than help: Rash Vests 
  • goggles
  • swim cap (if hair is below shoulders)
  • towel
    For more details on Swimming Expectations please read the Aquatics blog.  

If there are any special requirements for, or exclusions from, swimming over the next 5 weeks please inform Martin Hamilton as well as your PE teacher.

We are one with the Force and the Force is with Us!

“Do or do not, there is no try”
– Yoda

K2’s have been channeling their inner Luke Skywalker during our Jedi Gymnastics Unit. Throughout the unit students were challenged to master basic skills and shapes. As we learned and mastered these skills more difficult and complex skills were introduced.  We have finished our Jedi Gymnastic’s Training and have become masters in jumping, landing, hanging, balancing and rolling. This week the Force was strong with us as we spent time working together videoing the many different skills we have become Jedi Masters in. Make sure to check out our Blogs to see the Jedi Master Skills in action!

Look What We Can Do!

Discovery children are having a blast in gymnastics! We are learning that with practice we can improve our skills and get better. This means we have to practice something lots of times. Each day we find that we are are a little better and a little stronger.

Check out all the fun we are having learning to jump, roll, balance, swing and climb on different equipment!

 

Super Duper FUN!

In the morning of March 30th our Discovery and K1 students had their very own Super Duper Hero Themed Fun Sports Day. They spent the morning playing their favourite Superhero Games. Thank you to everyone who came out supported us, cheered us on and even played with us!

Here is a small glimpse of all the fun we had this morning!

Have an awesome break Superheroes! See you in April for our Gymnastics Unit.

Elementary Sports Day 2018

Next Friday March 30th all students from Discovery to Grade 5 will be participating in Sports day! We have all been working very hard at learning the different games and activities.

Parents are encouraged and welcome to come watch and cheer us on!

Students must have: 
Hats
Big Water Bottles
Sunscreen
Shoes appropriate for running
House Shirt (Tiger, Lion, Eagle, Buffalo)

Please carefully read below to find the correct timings and locations for your child(ren)’s Sports Day!

Discovery- K1 Super Duper Sports Day
Date: Friday March 30th
Time: 9:00-10:30am
Location: Covered Courts (in front of the Sports Centre)

K2 Sports Day
Time: 8:30-10:30
Location: Sports Field (behind the Sports Centre)

Grade 1- Grade 5 Sports Day
Time: 8:30-11:30
Location: Sports Field (behind the Sports Centre)

G2-5 swimming

G2-5 begin their new swimming unit starting this coming Monday the 26th.

We have a new swimming system masterminded by our new aquatics coordinator, Mr Hamilton. It is an exciting approach to teaching skills and we are looking forward pushing all students forward.

Please ensure that you are ready to swim with

  • swimming costume (not bikinis, swim-suits with hoods)
  • goggles
  • swim cap (if hair below shoulders)
  • towel

Grade 2/3 Adventure Challengers

The grade 2 and 3’s have recently finished their epic adventures in team-building and problem solving.

G2 managed to navigate their way around the ‘Island of the Monkey King’, working on their teamwork skills to negotiate all of the challenges. They successfully discovered and transported the skull of the monkey king and now have the ability to eat as many bananas as they want. They can also listen to each others ideas

G3 used their problem-solving skills to infiltrate a robot gang’s Bomb Factory and work their way up each level. They needed to utilize their problem-solving loop by Identifying the problem, creating ideas, choosing and experimenting with the ideas and then establish whether there were any new problems that arose. Of course, there were always new problems but they tackled each one with vigour and managed to save Hanoi from the gang, you can all feel safer tonight from their efforts.

Right now G2/3 are doing different versions of small ball games. Ask them about them and throw some balls around outside of school to practice everyones hand-eye coordination.