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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.