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!

Happy New Year and Welcome Back!

Happy New Year and Welcome Back! We hope everyone had a wonderful December break wherever in the world you travelled. We hope your holiday was fun, full of laughter and exercise!

We would like to take this time to remind you of PE Uniforms. Below is a list of what your child needs to wear/bring to school on PE days.

PE Uniforms in Discovery, K1, K2 is:
UNIS PE shirt/ UNIS House Team Shirt
Shorts or pants (please do not send your child to school in a dress or skirt on PE days)
Reusable water bottle

All students in Discovery, K1, K2 participate in PE in their bare feet. They need to be able to remove their socks as well as their shoes. Please do not send your child to school wearing footed leggings or tights on PE days as this is a large safety concern.

PE Uniforms in Grades 1-5 is:
UNIS PE shirt/ UNIS House Team Shirt
UNIS PE shorts or pants
Reusable water bottle

All students in Grades 1- 5 need to wear appropriate footwear for PE. This means students should come to school in trainers/sneakers. As well we ask that you do not send your child to school wearing footed leggings or tights on PE days as there may be occasions we ask them to remove their socks and shoes.

We understand that the colder weather is upon us and students need to wear pants, sweaters and jackets. We simply ask that you layer your child’s PE Uniform underneath their warmer clothes. This allows them to remove clothing as they get hot in PE.

If you have any further concerns or questions please feel free to talk to your child(ren)’s PE teacher.

G1 Gymnastic floor routine

After several weeks of practicing individual, partner, group and class balances and then linking them with rolls, jumps and creative movements, the Grade 1’s have put together some fantastic performances, full of tight bodies and strong control.

 

Here are some shots of parents in action too. Way to role-model strength and balance!

G4 Gamesense Volleyball

The G4 students have been working on their footwork and positioning when playing net games. We have been following a gamesense model where games are modified depending on where the students are at. They make decisions depending on their capabilities, while still enjoying all the fun elements of a match.

This is a game of King/Queen of the court in action. Ask your child what happened when things got competitive!

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.