Guess What ECC…. It’s SWIMMING TIME!

Starting on Monday May 14th  all students in Discovery, K1, K2, and Grade 1 will be swimming during their PE lessons. Swimming will continue until the end of the school year.

Our swimming program is overseen by our new aquatics coordinator Mr. Hamilton. He brings with him an amazing swim system that focuses on skill progressions and water confidence, while maintaining a safe and fun environment. You can read more details on the program here.

Please make sure your child(ren) is ready to swim by sending to school:

  • swimming costume (not bikinis, swim-suits with hoods, rash vests- see this blog post on why rash vests hinder rather than help: Rash Vests 
  • goggles
  • swim cap (if hair is below shoulders)
  • towel
    For more details on Swimming Expectations please read the Aquatics blog.  

If there are any special requirements for, or exclusions from, swimming over the next 5 weeks please inform Martin Hamilton as well as your PE teacher.

We are one with the Force and the Force is with Us!

“Do or do not, there is no try”
– Yoda

K2’s have been channeling their inner Luke Skywalker during our Jedi Gymnastics Unit. Throughout the unit students were challenged to master basic skills and shapes. As we learned and mastered these skills more difficult and complex skills were introduced.  We have finished our Jedi Gymnastic’s Training and have become masters in jumping, landing, hanging, balancing and rolling. This week the Force was strong with us as we spent time working together videoing the many different skills we have become Jedi Masters in. Make sure to check out our Blogs to see the Jedi Master Skills in action!

Look What We Can Do!

Discovery children are having a blast in gymnastics! We are learning that with practice we can improve our skills and get better. This means we have to practice something lots of times. Each day we find that we are are a little better and a little stronger.

Check out all the fun we are having learning to jump, roll, balance, swing and climb on different equipment!

 

Super Duper FUN!

In the morning of March 30th our Discovery and K1 students had their very own Super Duper Hero Themed Fun Sports Day. They spent the morning playing their favourite Superhero Games. Thank you to everyone who came out supported us, cheered us on and even played with us!

Here is a small glimpse of all the fun we had this morning!

Have an awesome break Superheroes! See you in April for our Gymnastics Unit.

Elementary Sports Day 2018

Next Friday March 30th all students from Discovery to Grade 5 will be participating in Sports day! We have all been working very hard at learning the different games and activities.

Parents are encouraged and welcome to come watch and cheer us on!

Students must have: 
Hats
Big Water Bottles
Sunscreen
Shoes appropriate for running
House Shirt (Tiger, Lion, Eagle, Buffalo)

Please carefully read below to find the correct timings and locations for your child(ren)’s Sports Day!

Discovery- K1 Super Duper Sports Day
Date: Friday March 30th
Time: 9:00-10:30am
Location: Covered Courts (in front of the Sports Centre)

K2 Sports Day
Time: 8:30-10:30
Location: Sports Field (behind the Sports Centre)

Grade 1- Grade 5 Sports Day
Time: 8:30-11:30
Location: Sports Field (behind the Sports Centre)

We are Dancing…Yes we’re Dancing! Oh We Are Dancing in K1!

K1s have been learning how dance allows us to express ourselves in creative and fun ways. We began our unit by learning the Bunny Hop Dance (which is a classic by the way). Next we read the story Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae. We were so excited to help Gerald the Giraffe create his very own dance! Each class spent time collaborating on what we thought would be the best dance moves for a Giraffe and practiced them. We then were given the time to choose our favourite animal and create our own dance for that animal. Afterwards we started to have even more fun making dances using different rhythmic equipment.

Check out all our amazing dancing we have been doing!

K1 are so excited about dance that we would like to invite you to come watch and learn our dances! Below are the dates and times for each class’s Interactive Performance:

K1B- Thursday March 15th from 10:55-11:35
K1C- Monday March 19th from 8:25-9:05
K1A- Monday March 19th 9:10-9:50

If you are unable to attend that’s ok! Just ask us to perform it at home for you or check out our blogs in the coming weeks!

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.