G2, 3, 4 & 5 swimming AND a sneak preview into our next units…..

Grades 2-5 have had a successful 5 weeks of swimming. Check out the ES Swimming Blog for an update on the program and what they have been learning, practicing and refining over the course of the unit.

Coming up next week…

Grade 2 & Grade 4 will begin their Trampolining unit. What we ask students to be ready for this is: socks, long sleeved top and tracksuit pants/tights. Olympic trampolines have an abrasive surface so your child will get injured without this clothing. Please put them in a bag and leave them at school for the next 5 weeks. Your child will change into them before and after PE.

Grade 3 – Trick Shot. Central Idea: With persistence and practice we can become an expert at something. Watch this space for some Grade 3 Dude Perfects in the making!

 

Grade 5 – Parkour. We can travel efficiently from one point to another using creativity and a variety of different movements.

 

 

Starring….”The Grade 1 Gymnasts!”

The Grade 1 classes have been busy practicing the shapes, jumps, rolls, and balances they learnt during their floor routine unit, but this time onto different gymnastics apparatus. They put together incredible routines on the balance beam, bar, rings, vault and mini-trampoline, with a massive focus on having a tight body and control. Here is a sneak peak of what’s been happening behind the scenes! Make sure to check out your child’s Easyblog to see the full routines they created and performed.

 

 

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.

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.