Monday, 17 September 2018

G1 Healthy Lifestyle

Last Friday we wrapped up our "Healthy Lifestyle" UOI

During this unit, G1 learners became aware of the importance of physical activity in their daily life.

Throughout a variety of physical activities such as running, playing tag games, wall climbing and practicing yoga, G1 students started to recognize basic changes that occurred in their bodies.

Hopefully, you have been able to watch and listen to your child in Seesaw as they shared what they learned during this unit.

The unit is now over and we would like to ask you to keep inspiring your child to be active and practice different physical activities as well as maintain a balanced and healthy lifestyle.

Thank you!

Grade 2 Invasion Games

Grade 2 students have just started an invasion games unit in PE. We are introducing invasion games by playing some beanbag slide, however, the lessons will focus on more than just playing the game. We will be looking at the concepts of  teamwork, fair play (being a good winner and a good loser) and dealing with conflict that can arise in these types of games. Over the next few weeks, we will be applying these concepts to a variety of different invasion games, as well at practicing the motor skills needed to be successful in these games.

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Teamwork and Leadership in PE

Grade 4 students have been focusing on leadership in the first PE unit of the year. Students have been undertaking a variety of challenges in groups, with them taking it in turns to be the leader. So far in this inquiry we have found out that the leader does not need to know all the answers to the problems and that they should get their team to share ideas. We have also discovered it is much easier to be a good leader if everyone in your team is being a good team member.

As part of this unit, all the students also got to go on an overnight trip. The trip focused on teamwork and leadership, but also looked at developing the students independence, which was for many their first experience away from home without parents.

More photos from the trip can be found by clicking this link.

Monday, 27 August 2018

G5 Adventure Challenge: Human Hungry Hippos

G5 learners are doing an Adventure Challenge unit (Cooperation games) in PE.

Our central idea is: Working together results in change.

One of the key concepts we are studying this year is "perspective." Students understand that others might have different ideas to solve a problem.

We have been playing several cooperative games where students had to choose between different jobs or roles.

Last week we played Human Hungry Hippos.

For this game, learners got together in small groups and everyone had a role. They had to choose a different role than the one they chose before in a previous session and game. Roles/jobs were: reader, cheerleader, video recorder, and helper/getter.

The idea of choosing a new role was to be able to see things from a different perspective and have learners reflecting on how they worked with others and supported their team in each challenge.

Learners had written instructions and the reader had to read it out loud for their team. Once they knew what to do, they could get started. The video recorder had to make a short clip and add it to their Seesaw to build their portfolio. Everyone had to be featured in the video, also the video recorder being in action ( playing the game) and reflecting on their game and role at the end.

Below you can see some pictures and videos of G5 learners in action:

In addition, we worked on co-creating success criteria. Below you can see what we came up with:

G5 Cooperative Games Success Criteria

I can be open-minded to work with anyone

I can be principled, respect others
I can communicate with the team effectively
I can give it a go, participate!
I can be safe
I can think positively
I can share the equipment
I can share the workload, choose a role: leader, cheerleader, helper, mediator, reader…
I can have fun!

Friday, 3 August 2018

Welcome Back to New School Year

We are excited to welcome all our students back for another fun packed year of PE and Swimming in the Elementary School.

This year's teachers are:

Ms Leticia  EY, G1, G3, G5
Mr Ben       EY, KG, G2, G4

Mr Tom      EY to G5

Students from KG to G5 are expected to wear their school PE Kit, hat and sport shoes to each PE class. They should also bring their water bottle with them. For swimming students need swimsuit, googles, hat and a towel.

We advise that students apply suncream before they come to school each day, and especially on PE and Swimming days.

This semester will be organising the G4 overnight trip in August and the Angkor Wat Bike Race and Fun Run Trip for G4 and G5 students in December.

For students in G3-5 will be taking part in YAPP Sports events with other schools. Details can be found on the YAPP page of the blog.

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Gymnastics Assembly

Yesterday G2 and G5 learners showcased their learning in artistic and rhythmic gymnastics in the Elementary School Assembly.

Below you can see some clips of the different performances.

Hope you enjoy them.

Friday, 1 June 2018

G3 Gymnastics Performances

As the culmination of their UOI, "How We Express Ourselves", G3 learners performed a floor gymnastics routine inviting their classroom teacher and TA as their audience.

Our central idea was: " Performance is influenced by purpose and audience"

Below you can see the videos of the students by clicking on the classroom link

Ms. Anita's class
Mr. James' class
Ms. Lisa's class