Caution: Scientists at Work!

In K2 we are learning how we can measure and record our performances so we can set goals to improve. K2s have become PE scientists, inquiring into the different ways they can throw, jump and run. Since everybody is different we wanted to figure out what ways worked best for ourselves. K2s recorded what ways they felt worked the best for them and then, like a scientist does they tested their methods and hypotheses.

Once we learned what was the best way for us to throw, jump and run we went onto step 2: Measuring our performance. We have now begun to figure out the different ways we can measure our performances. How far did we throw? How high did we jump? How fast did we run? We are working as a class to decide what way we want to measure our results. Next we will learn that we can use these results to help us set targets and goals for improving our skills and getting better.

Skating update

After such a successful skateboard unit for G2, we are looking to introduce it into G4 and also encourage all students to give a it a go outside of school.

We have partnered with Hanoi’s original skate shop who will be stocking more and more junior boards and gear, including padding. Their quality is the important factor, particularly when safety is a concern.

Linh of LB’s Skateshop has been skating in Hanoi for years and is more than happy to offer help and guidance.

G3 Decision-Making in Invasion Games

We have been learning how to make the right decision at the right time in an invasion game. The students started off playing ultimate ball working on their passing and catching. They then progressed to matball where they were concentrating on moving into space and then things got even, when they needed to be more accurate in the game of benchball. Ask them about the difference between the games.

Next week we will increase complexity by moving to handball where there will be more decisions to make and students will need to speed up their processing. Finally, we will be working on basketball to put all of the invasion games skills and decisions to the test.

 

They shoot, they score!!!

The Grade 5’s have just started a new unit looking at the different attacking and defending strategies in Hockey. As the students explore different strategies they create they get to also practice their hockey skills in order to compete in “The great Hockey Hustle” tournament at the end of the unit. Here are some pictures of our first lesson.

The Beginner’s Guide to PE

We have been having an awesome time in PE this semester. Discovery children have been having a blast exploring all the ways that they can move their bodies. Our main focus this semester has been on developing our balance and gross motor skills. The children have shown tremendous growth in their independence and confidence in their skill levels.

Grade 2 Skateboarding

The Grade 2’s are half way through their skateboarding unit and loving it – this is the first time UNIS has seen skateboards at school!
They have all learnt some very impressive tricks like the push and glide, mellow turn, sharp turn, stopping, tick tac, and manuals.

This week we put the skills we have been learning in the gym to test outside and as you can see from the video’s below we had a lot of success. We have realised that skateboarding is a great way to exercise and super fun!!!

There is a snapshot below of some of the lessons. Also…check out the easyblog for more videos.

K1’s Get the Job Done RIGHT!

K1 students have been learning that working together can be fun and productive during our Adventure Challenges Unit. Throughout the unit we learned what it means to be a good communicator. K1 students have decided that a good communicator does more than just talk. They share ideas, listen to others and use kind words.

We have spent the last 4 weeks playing games that required lots of cooperation and thinking skills. The Unit ended with parachute and obstacle course challenges requiring us to put our cooperation skills to the test.

G3 Gymnastic performances

All of the hard work that G3 have been putting into their gymnastic movement sequences was finally made into action last Friday when they performed to a number of parents. Their movements all showed strength, control and balance and proved that they had been serious collaborators to create and master their routines.

Even some of the parents got in on the action

New Athletics Unit in PE-What Students Need To Be Ready!

We are starting our new Athletics Unit in PE this week and we will be outside.  In order to keep the students safe, it is important that all students are prepared for class.  Please be sure that your child has their PE uniform, water bottle, hat and proper running shoes. Please no sandals, flip flops or crocs. Grades 4 and 5 will also need to have a change of clothes.  It is also a good idea for the students to put sunscreen on in the morning.