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.
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.
In PE the grade 5 classes have been researching and creating a cultural dance. In their research they learnt the history of their dance and why it was important and where and when it originated. They also learnt that a sequence of movements can have physical, social, mental and spiritual benefits.After lot’s of preparation, the students performed and taught their dance to the class this week. It was fantastic to see the students step out of their comfort zone and be real Risk-Takers performing in front of an audience. There were a lot of impressive dance moves happening in the Sports Center. Here are a few for you to check out!
Here is an example of Duc Vinh teaching his classmates his dance.
K2 students have jumped right into their first Aquatics Unit for this year. The students have loved getting wet and swimming this week. Here is what some of our K2C students thought about the first week of swimming: “I really … Continue reading →
G3 have been creating a gymnastics floor routine during their movement composition unit. Each student has learned different individual and partner balances, rolls and how to transition to make their movements exciting for an audience. The students are now in small groups working together to create an quality routine that has strength, control and balance and then perform it to you!
We would like to invite you all to come and be part of our audience, watching your child and his/her group perform their sequence. If you are available during these times we would love your support.
In our current Adventure Challenge unit, the G4 students are trying to establish a a base camp on Mars. They have to work together as a team and are focusing on their communication skills, using positive and clear, verbal and non-verbal language and be active listeners to help solve the problems encountered.
In our grade 2 classes, we have been learning about Invasion and Evasion games. Our focus last week was sportsmanship and how that can affect a game negatively or positively. This week we have been looking at the components of different games and how to make games FAIR and FUN! See if your child can tell you the different components that make a game. Ask your child what Invasion and Evasion games are their favourite. Next week the students will have the chance to be creative and create their own games that are fair and fun.
This year in Elementary PE we are trying out a new house points system. Students can earn Phoenix Points for their house when they demonstrate outstanding perseverance, respect, teamwork, sportsmanship, and organization in PE.
To start the competition we have focused on being organized for PE. This means students come to PE wearing their uniform and with a water bottle. If an entire house was able to do this, they won a point.
It’s been a tight competition so far. The standings as of Thursday were:
A huge shout out goes out to G1 this week who were the most organized grade level! They have shown how principled and organized they are. Students remembered to bring their water bottle and wear their PE uniform to classes this week. Way to to go G1!
We would like to welcome everyone back to PE at UNIS elementary. We would also like to introduce you to our new ECC PE teacher, Miss Nikki Carey.
We have started the year with a burst of activity as all students have made PE agreements, learnt a whole raft of Active Starts (ask them about their favourite one) and have been screened for their Fundamental Movement Skills. See one of the Active Starts below.
The plan for the year can be seen below. Please print this off and stick it on your fridge so everyone knows what unit is coming up when? Download ESPE Unit Plan
Please ask your children what they are doing to be active and healthy in PE and school.