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.

G3 gymnastics performance

G3 has been working hard since the start of the year building up their gymnastics skills on the floor. They improved their rolls, balances and leaps and worked on how to link them all together. Then, in groups, they needed to use their collaboration skills to be able to put them all into an quality sequence.

We would like to invite parents to watch the final products of this work this Friday the 30th. The performances will take place in the sportscentre and will start promptly at the following times.

3A/D – 2:10

3B/C – 2:50

We hope to see you there.

G4/5 Swim Gala

The G4/5 swimming units are now coming to a conclusion with all the students having practiced their strokes for the past 6 weeks. It is now time to put all that learning together in a fun and exciting swim gala. Each student will be swimming in 3/4 events as well as a relay and will be earning points for their house in doing so.
The gala will take place on Monday the 23rd of May with the individual events starting at 12:30 and the meet finishing at 3:15.
It is a great atmosphere and this years G2/3 gala was the biggest yet, with a huge parent turn-out. Let’s see if we can make the G/5 even bigger!

ES Fun Sports Day

This years Sports day was a huge success. We could not have had better weather and the enthusiasm was amazing. Everyone was positive, being great sportspeople and most importantly, having fun!

The final scores were particularly close and everybody should be proud of their efforts.

1st place 4721 Tigers
2nd place 4635 Lions
3rd place 4111 Buffaloes
4th place 3889 Eagles

A big thank you to all the supporters who came along to cheer everyone on, all the teachers who helped to make the day run so smoothly and the PE department for the efforts in organising and preparing the event.

Mr Mac

G3-5 Athletics Morning

On Tuesday the 10th of November we will be having our 4th annual Athletics morning 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 8:20 and the event will be done by 11:30. Bring sunscreen and a hat as it could be hot.

Athletics Morning modified

G3 Rhythmic Gymnastics Performance

Since the beginning of the school year, G3 students have been preparing a rhythmic gymnastics routine that focused on the need for collaboration to produce a quality routine. They have been practicing their rolls, balances, leaps and have come up with some ingenious ways to use apparatus such as ribbons, balls and hoops.

For the first time ever we would like to invite parents for a private viewing of their final performance. This would take place during their normal PE lesson this Friday the 2nd.

When and Who – 

3TS/3CG -12:25-1:05

3VdC/ 3BM – 1:10-1:50

Where –

Auditorium

We can assure you that it will be very worthwhile. We hope to see you there.

PE Agreements

Over the first few days the students have been brainstorming to try and come up with some things that would make them be happy in their PE classes. We all felt that a set of agreements would mean everyone was able to take part and learn to the best of their abilities.

Once these ideas had been collated every student got to vote and so we have collected those votes together to create the guiding agreements for PE.

Be kind – think about how others feel

Be respectful – to each other, the teacher and the equipment

Work together – paddle in the same direction

Try your best – at all times

Communicate – listen and share with your whole body and mind

Think before you do – Be creative when solving problems

Be principled – follow the rules and be honest

These agreements will be posted around the sportscenter so that everyone is aware of how to behave to create a positive learning environment.

Welcome to PE

Welcome back to another fantastic year of Physical Education.

With the departure of Mr Dave and Mr Mike we have two new members to our team this year. Let me introduce Miss Clare Albertson and Mr Imran Bashar. Follow this link to find a little more About the team

There are a few important things you need to consider for the upcoming year.

COMPULSORY PE UNIFORM

The full correct PE kit is UNIS PE shirt (any dry-weave shirt with the UNIS logo on it), shorts (new dry-weave shorts are available), closed toe sports shoes and hat. Having the correct kit for PE is important for health and safety reasons.

As everyone needs to have time to buy them we are giving until the 25th of August before we start following up on incorrect kit.

G4-G5 CHANGING AFTER PE
Grade 4 and 5 students are required to bring a spare change of clothes with them so that they can change out of their sweaty PE uniform into fresh clothes. The reasons for this are for hygiene, to prepare them for the same practices at middle-school and to make their classrooms smell nicer!

UNIT ORDER
For all you keen beans who are always asking us what is coming up next, this is the unit order for the year. Print it off and stick it on the fridge so you know what we are doing when.

ESPE Unit plan for 2015/16

Have a great year and please check out the Elementary PE Blog as it will have a whole lot of cool stuff for you to interact with.

Mr Mac

G2 & 4 Trampolining

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Grades 2 and 4 are beginning their trampoline units next week and will be seeing out the year working on creating sequences of movements. They will be working on, controlling their bouncing, making shapes in the air and then linking them together.

The trampolines are of olympic standard and are therefore made out of different material that the typical home trampoline is constructed from. This means that students must wear –

Long trousers/tights

Long sleeve shirts

Socks.

These can be brought to PE and put on as it quite hot to be wearing them all day. We would suggest leaving these clothes at school for the duration of the unit so that students do not miss any lessons because they have forgotten their kit.

Its going to be fun!