It’s all about Strategy! Strategy! Strategy!

K2’s have been busy in PE lately. We have been trying to figure out how we can become better players in games.

We learned that to be a better player we need to be a thinker. Making a strategy or plan to use helps us. At first we thought our strategies were all about being fast and strong. But as we kept playing games we realized we needed more than that! Now we have so many strategies, and with each new game we play we learn more strategies!


Some of our strategies so far:
“Run when they aren’t looking at you!” – Sebastian (Game: Monster Invasion)
“Pretend you are going to go one way then go another!” – Flynn (Game: Zookeeper)
“First run straight, then a zigzag, then a circle and then straight again!” -Julian (Game: Who Let the Dogs Out)
“Wait until the Monster ball is coming towards me and then throw the ball!” – Eimear (Game: Monster Ball)
“Don’t run until after the people have thrown their ball, then run really really fast!”- Sarah (Game: Temple of Doom)
“I got all the balls and then throw them all at once!”- Ella P. (Game: Monster Ball)
“When someone comes towards me I turn around so they can’t take them (clothespeg)” -Andy (Game: Clothespeg Tag)
“Move my sushi up and down so they can’t get it” – Liam (Game: Sushi Ninja)

For more K2 Cool Awesome Strategies check out the windows of the ECC Gym!

Next time you see us ask us what our favourite strategy to use is! Even better- have us teach you the game and show you our strategy in action!


Movement Composition

Grade 5 have been researching cultural dances from around the world, determining their physical, mental, social and spiritual benefits. Through their research they have identified movement sequences that excite and inspire them, which they are starting to practice and adapt to create their own unique sequence.


PE in the ECC!

Children in Discovery to K2 have just completed their first full week of PE this year! Lots of fun and learning was had by all! Discovery students enjoyed learning about all the fun ways they could move their bodies and manipulate different equipment. K1’s were busy learning about how to be safe in our shared space when playing games and K2’s began to question “What makes a game a game?”

Grade 2’s creating games

Grade 2’s have started off the year learning about sportsmanship and the components of a game. This week they have been playing evasion games and using their creativity to modify the rules, equipment, and boundaries. Keeping in mind the two most important ingredients of a game is to be FUN and FAIR!

All of these games can be played at home, in the park or playground so have a go together and see what new games you can create!


Welcome Back PE Superstars!

We would like to welcome everyone back to PE at UNIS elementary. We would also like to introduce you to the newest member of our PE team, Mr. Matt Magowan.

We have started the year with a burst of activity as all students from Gr. 2-5 have made PE agreements, and learnt a whole raft of Active Starts (ask them about their favourite one). Discovery to Grade 1 are having a smooth transition into PE and are full of excitement for the year ahead.

On PE days please make sure your child(ren) come to school with the following:

  • Reusable water bottle marked with their name
  • PE Uniform (UNIS or House Shirt, UNIS shorts/skorts/pants)
  • Grade 4 and 5: A change of clothes

The plan for this year can be seen below. Feel free to print this off and stick it on your fridge so everyone knows what unit is coming up.  More information for specific grades and units will be sent out closer to the starting of that unit. ESPE Unit Plan 2018/2019

Make sure to stay tuned to this space throughout the year for more information, announcements, and to see what fun we having!

Yours in Health

The ESPE team