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.

We are Dancing…Yes we’re Dancing! Oh We Are Dancing in K1!

K1s have been learning how dance allows us to express ourselves in creative and fun ways. We began our unit by learning the Bunny Hop Dance (which is a classic by the way). Next we read the story Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae. We were so excited to help Gerald the Giraffe create his very own dance! Each class spent time collaborating on what we thought would be the best dance moves for a Giraffe and practiced them. We then were given the time to choose our favourite animal and create our own dance for that animal. Afterwards we started to have even more fun making dances using different rhythmic equipment.

Check out all our amazing dancing we have been doing!

K1 are so excited about dance that we would like to invite you to come watch and learn our dances! Below are the dates and times for each class’s Interactive Performance:

K1B- Thursday March 15th from 10:55-11:35
K1C- Monday March 19th from 8:25-9:05
K1A- Monday March 19th 9:10-9:50

If you are unable to attend that’s ok! Just ask us to perform it at home for you or check out our blogs in the coming weeks!

Discovery knows Rules are Cool!

Discovery students have been learning all about rules. What do different rules do? Why do games have rules? What happens when we follow the rules? That one’s easy… WE HAVE FUN!

We have been having so much fun learning rules to different games. We are so excited when we get to learn a new game! Make sure to ask us to teach you our favourite PE game!

K1s Are Game Changers!

K1 students have been learning all about Games and Rules. Why are rules important in a game, what happens in a game if we change the rules, how can we make our own rules to create a fun game for everyone?

Students have begun to create their very own tag games for the class to try out and play. We are having so much fun playing each other’s tag games! We can’t wait to start creating different kinds of games.

Bear Hunting 101!

Bear Hunting training has begun in K2 as they dive into their Adventure Challenge Unit. The students were put to the test on day 1 as they were asked to go on a Bear Hunt for the BIGGEST, SCARIEST, MEANEST Bear!  After we decided that we needed some training in special skills before hunting again.

Students have been put to the test in various adventure challenges and cooperation games. We have learned why taking turns is important, cooperation is key, and what it means to be a good communicator. We can’t wait to go on a bear hunt again because… WE’RE NOT SCARED!