K2 Aquatics unit ends and Movement Composition (Yoga) begins!

K2 has had a fantastic time in the pool last 4 weeks! They have enjoyed learning about water safety, floating on the front and back, treading water, free style and breast stroke. They are becoming more independent and confident around water. They have inquired about how pushing and pulling water influences their movement through it.

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K2 will start their Movement Composition (Yoga) unit this week. The central idea of this unit is, “A balanced sequence of movements involves different body parts” The enduring understanding that we aim for the children to have through this unit will be that:

  • Different yoga poses concentrate on different body parts
  • Yoga poses can be put into a sequence for a whole body workout
  • Controlled breathing is an important part of yoga

The PYP attitude we will focus on during this unit is creative and the learner profile we will focus on is balanced.

We encourage parents to talk to the children about the ideas of empathy and communicator in their native language at home as it facilitates the understanding of these concepts.

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.

Grade 4 Adventure Challenge finished/Athletics begins this week

Grade 4 classes completed their first unit in PE last week: Adventure Challenge. Students showed excellent communication and problem solving skills throughout the unit. We were working in particular to improve our ACTIVE LISTENING skills.

Enjoy some pictures of the students in action:

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ATHLETICS STARTING THIS WEEK

This week Grade 4 classes will begin their athletics unit. For this unit the CENTRAL IDEA is:

Measuring and recording data gives us information about our performance.

The students will be learning about different athletics events and practice taking precise recordings of results. We will then analyse the data to make judgements about how we can make improvements.

The KEY CONCEPT for this unit is CONNECTION.

We will be asking the students: How is data connected to performance?

The LEARNER PROFILE that we will be trying to develop is: INQUIRER.

Students will INQUIRE into how they can use data to make judgements about their performance.

The ATTITUDE that we will be trying to develop is: INDEPENDENCE.

We will expect students to work towards being able to record and analyse their data INDEPENDENTLY.

This unit will take place outside on the lower field. Conditions will be hot. To be prepared, students will need to bring each lesson:

  • a change of clothes
  • UNIS PE uniform
  • a hat
  • a water bottle

We look forward to a great athletics unit, which will culminate on Athletics Morning on the 15th of November.

 

Yours in Movement,

 

Mr. Mac, Mr. Pho and Mr. Andy

 

 

 

 

K1 Spatial Awareness Unit ends and Ball Games Unit begins!

K1 has had a brilliant start to the year during the last 4 weeks learning about spatial awareness. Enjoy the pictures below of the children involved in different activities which were designed to make them aware of how space affects us and others:

 

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K1 will start their Ball Games unit from this week. The central idea of this unit is, “We can manipulate a ball in a variety of ways.” The enduring understanding that we aim for the children to have through this unit will be that:

  • Different games require us to do different things with balls
  • We can manipulate balls using different objects
  • There are things we can do with our body that help us to hit a target with power and consistency

The PYP attitude we will focus on during this unit is Curiosity and the learner profile we will focus on is Knowledgeable.

We encourage parents to talk to the children about what it means to have curiosity and be knowledgeable  in their native language at home as it facilitates the understanding of these concepts.

We also look forward to welcoming our new PE teaching assistant, Mr. Quang, to the ES PE next week. I have included a photo below. Please make him feel welcome if you see him walking around the ECC!

 

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Warm Regards,

Mr. Andy

K2 Adventure Challenge Unit finishing/K2 Swimming Unit beginning this week

K2 has had a fantastic start to the year learning about cooperation and communication in teams. Enjoy the pictures of the children demonstrating their learning.

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K2 classes will start their Swimming unit this week. The central idea of this unit is,“Different forces move us in water.” The enduring understandings that we aim for the children to have through this unit will be that:

  • There are different ways to start movement in water
  • Pushing water can produce movement
  • Pulling through water can produce movement

The PYP attitude we will focus on during this unit is Independence and the learner profile we will focus on is Inquirer.

We encourage parents to talk to the children about the ideas of Independence and Inquirer in their native language at home as it facilitates the understanding of these concepts.

We also look forward to welcoming our new PE teaching assistant, Mr. Quang, to the ES PE next week. I have included a photo below. Please make him feel welcome if you see him walking around the ECC!

Quang Vu

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yours in Movement,

Mr. Andy

 

Welcome to the new school year from the ES PE team

Dear ES Parents,

We would like to warmly welcome you all to the new school year. We hope that you have had a refreshing (yet active) summer vacation and are excited to get the new school year underway. As always we have been working hard over the summer to make this year’s program a more enjoyable, inclusive and powerful learning experience for all our students.

To start with we would briefly like to introduce ourselves.

All K1, K2, Discovery and G4 PE classes will be taught by Andy Dutton  and  Vu Anh Quang. All grade 1-5 classes will be taught by Cameron McHale, Clare Albertson and Nguyen Van Pho.

Please go here for more information about our PE teachers

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We would like to remind all parents of the COMPULSORY PE UNIFORM for the school year which has already been blogged about here.

Finally, we would like to make you aware that we will be regularly using this blog to post to inform you of activities that are happening in our classroom along with important updates and events. Therefore we strongly advise that you check the blog regularly or sign up to our blog newsletter so that you stay in the know and don’t miss out on any photos or videos which involve your child.

Please print off this D-5 Unit plan 2016-17 schedule so you know what unit is when

Looking forward to the year ahead,

THE ES PE TEAM!

 

Aquatics unit finishes this week!

Kindergarten 1, Kindergarten 2 and Grade 1 will end another year of excellent learning in PE with the conclusion of the Aquatics unit. All 3 grades have been following the American Red Cross ‘Learn to Swim’ program’s recommended skills at various levels. The children have had a fantastic time having lots of fun in the pool! Depending on their age and skill level they have been learning fundamental water safety skills, front float, back float, treading water, elementary back stroke, front crawl, breast stroke, butterfly, dives, open turns etc. Enjoy the pictures and videos:

We would like to thank everyone for helping us have a great year and wish everyone a safe and fun summer break.

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Grade 1 Swimming Unit Starts This Week!

Grade 1 have had a fantastic time in Adventure Challenge unit last few weeks exploring how active listening can help us achieve our goals. As they completed different challenges, they reflected about the different elements of active listening (giving full attention, withholding judgement, asking clarifying questions) and how to communicate ideas clearly and effectively. Ask your child about how they collected dinosaur DNA at the Jurassic Park! Enjoy the pictures and videos:

Grade 1 Swimming Unit starts this Wednesday (18th May). We would really appreciate it if the children had the following:

  1. Appropriate swimming clothes (named)
  2. Goggles
  3. Towel (named)
  4. Hair bands and swim caps for long hair

K2 Movement Composition (Gymnastics) Unit Finishes This Week!

K2 children have had a fantastic time last few weeks during the gymnastics unit inquiring about the idea of how our muscles can become stronger through training. We finished with 3 weeks on the trampolines! The children explored the different apparatus in gymnastics as well as key shapes. Thank you very much to the parents who volunteered when we were on the trampolines. Enjoy the videos:

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We will start our Aquatics unit next week. Please remember to send:

  • Swimming clothes
  • Swimming goggles
  • Towel
  • Swim cap if necessary

Grade 3 – Feel Good Fitness

Grade 3 are now onto their last unit of the year – Feel Good Fitness. We are playing lots of fitness games, learning about the different components of fitness with a huge focus on how fitness makes us feel good.

Please remind your child to bring their water bottle to school and have it ready for PE lessons. This video below is of a game we played today – Code Breaker.