Reminder to return your child’s Gymnastics Achievement Booklet

Dear K1 and K2 Parents,

Hopefully you all had time over the Spring Break to check out your child’s Gymnastic Achievement Booklet, and that your child was able to spend some time working on the skills they are still striving to achieve. Over the next 5 weeks we will be concluding our Gymanstics unit. Therefore, please send the Achievement Booklet back to school so that we can keep track of progress over this time.

 

Yours In Movement!

 

Andy Dutton

 

 

 

Gymnastics Booklets coming home today

Please find your child’s gymnastics booklet coming home in their bag today. The idea is for you and your child to sit down and look at which skills they still need to work on for the rest of the gymnastics unit, then work on those skills together during the Spring Break. Please send the booklets back to school with your child on the first day back after Spring Break.

Happy Gymnastics!

 

 

 

Reminder to check out your child’s PE Google Drive folders

To All PE Parents,

Just a reminder that we are regularly updating your child’s PE folder on their Google Drive. Please check it regularly to catch up with all the sensational movement action from PE classes. If you have not accessed your child’s page before please email me adutton@unishanoi.org and I will send you the direct link to your child’s folder.

 

Yours in Movement,

 

Andy Dutton

 

Grade 1 Floor Gymnastics Routines

The Grade 1 students were very excited today to perform their gymnastics sequence that they have been learning and practicing over the past 4 weeks.

Thanks to all the parents who could make it, we even had some time to teach them what we have been learning, here are some photos we captured.

Enjoy!

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Discovery PE at UNIS

Welcome to the Discovery PE blog! This year Discovery classes are having PE lessons with a specialist teacher for the first time at UNIS Hanoi. Since the beginning of the year, we have been having two units running at the same tim, each for one lessons a week. They are:

Central Idea: We can explore and develop our body’s capacity for movement.

During this unit students are engaged in activities which are aimed at improving their overall muscular strength and coordination. The ECC gym is set up with climbing, jumping and crawling equipment. Students are given freedom to explore this environment at their own pace, while being encouraged to try new things and improve their performance.

Central Idea: Playing games can help us to improve our skills.

During this unit students are experimenting with different equipment, individually, in partners and in small and large groups. Students then apply these skills to games and activities which also involve concepts such as sharing, responsibility, and being principled.

Later in the year (May-June) we will also be having a aquatics and water safety unit over at the UNIS pool.

In the coming days you will be receiving an email giving you access to your child’s Google Drive Folder which features media of your child in action in PE lessons so far this year. Please check it regularly for updates and view it together with your child.

 

All the best!

Mr. Andy and Mr Quang

 

 

 

Grade 4 Athletics Unit Finished/Health Related Fitness Unit begins

Grade 4 classes recently completed their Athletics Unit. It was great to see students really trying to get the best performances out of themselves while exploring the Central Idea: Measuring and recording data gives us information about our performances. 

 

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We have now begun our fitness unit. The Central Idea for this unit is: Our body systems are affected by our choices. We are sharing the Central Idea for this unit with the classroom units, and will be building on the knowledge and understandings that we are learning in class. Students are working towards making their own fitness circuits, which will specifically train them for a sport or activity of their choice.

 

 

 

 

K2 Yoga unit finishing / K2’s Athletics Unit Begins!

K2’s fascinating yoga unit will end this week. During this time the students have mindfully explored what yoga is,  different yoga poses that target different parts of the body and had meaningful discussions about how important controlled breathing is to yoga. They have also independently created a balanced sequence of poses that is a whole body workout.

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We will start our Athletics Unit later this week. The central idea of this unit is, “Measuring and recording athletic performance can help to set targets to improve future performance.” The enduring understanding that we aim for the children to have through this unit will be that:

  • There are a number of ways to measure athletic performance
  • Motivation can be improved if we have a specific improvement target
  • Practicing good technique can improve performance

The PYP attitude we will focus on during this unit is Integrity and the learner profile we will focus on is Inquirers.

We encourage parents to talk to the children about what it means to be Inquirers and to have Integrity in their native language at home as it facilitates the understanding of these concepts.

As it is an outdoor activity students will be required to wear shoes. These shoes should be suitable for outdoor physical activity, that do not hinder students’ ability to run or jump. The toes and heel area should be covered. Crocs are not a suitable for outdoor physical activity so please ensure that your child wears appropriate shoes on their day of PE. We appreciate your cooperation in ensuring your child’s safety and positive learning experience.

These type of shoes are considered ideal.

 

Please, no CROCS!!

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K1 Ball Games finished today/Athletics Unit outdoors next week

K1 classes have been exploring ball games over the past though weeks through the question: What can I do with a ball? Each lesson we had lots of time to explore the different things we could do with a ball. We then tried applying some of this skills to a game situation.

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K1 will start their  Athletics unit this week. The central idea of this unit is,“Running, Jumping and Throwing form the basis of all athletic activities.” The enduring understandings that we aim for the children to have through this unit will be that:

    • There is an ideal way to run, throw and jump
    • There are multiple ways to perform different athletic activities
    • Observing and reflecting on performance can lead to improvement

The PYP attitude we will focus on during this unit is Reflective and the learner profile we will focus on is Confidence.

We encourage parents to talk to the children about what it means to be Knowledgeable and to have Integrity in their native language at home as it facilitates the understanding of these concepts.

As it is an outdoor activity students will be required to wear shoes. These shoes should be suitable for outdoor physical activity, that do not hinder students’ ability to run or jump. The toes and heel area should be covered. Crocs are not a suitable for outdoor physical activity so please ensure that your child wears appropriate shoes on their day of PE. We appreciate your cooperation in ensuring your child’s safety and positive learning experience.

These type of shoes are considered ideal.

 

Please, no CROCS!!

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G3-5 Athletics Afternoon

Next Tuesday the 15th of November we will be our 4th annual Athletics afternoon where we will be celebrating of the efforts these grades have putting in to improve their athletics skills. All students will compete as a team to get points for their house in each of the disciplines of run (sprint, middle distance) jump (high jump, long jump) and throw (discus, javelin, shot put, tennis ball).

The morning will finish with an exciting round of relays followed by a surprise event involving some of our more nimble teachers. It is a great morning of fun and each student will be pushing themselves for their house so parents are encouraged to come down and cheer everyone on.

The opening will be at 12:20 and the event will be done by 3:20. Bring sunscreen and a hat as it could be hot.