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Welcome back everybody!!!

Welcome back everybody!!!

This week has seen us continue with our battery of fitness tests.

We have also introduced the movement and vault assignment for the next 6 weeks – Please see the documents attached.

As we move closer to sports day (March 29th) all students will be looking at Run/Jump/Throw activities also. So please talk to your students about their vault and movement assignments and keep March 29th free!

 

Regards Kit Murray and Karen Zheng

PE Update and Welcome Back!

PE Update and Welcome Back!

Hi Everyone,

Karen and I hope that you have enjoyed your holiday. This week we have once again looked at the 6 fitness tests as part of our year-long unit and assessment on health related fitness. We have enclosed a pdf of the actual test sheet that your child has worked through this week – talk to them about whether or not they are warm, warmer, hot or on FIRE!

Our next unit is Movement Composition and students will use the terminology of ROTATIONS, TRAVEL, BALANCE, and JUMP to describe and label their movements. This unit covers a mixture of gymnastic type movements such as rolls, balances, leaps, and gallops etc; and then adapting/modifying them into a small routine. Within Grade 4 we will be focusing on the aesthetics and function of each movement as well as connecting between different movement – which in child-speak is about making our moves and transitions clean, tidy, and smooth. We will also be focusing on extending our capabilities within movement; For Example taking forward rolls into dive rolls for those capable, experimenting with beginner vault work, and gaining more control in complex balances such handstands etc.

Just a reminder that students from G3-G5 are required to the PE uniform during these sessions. Time will be given before and after each session in order to get changed. After Chinese New Year students who do not have PE uniform will be lent an old sports uniform for the PE session and an email will be sent home informing you of this. PE uniforms are available at DragonWear in the school foyer. We have attached the letter sent last year in English, Korean, and Chinese addressing this matter.

As always both Karen and I encourage families to talk about PE at home and we welcome any feedback, questions, clarifications that you may have as a result of your child’s PE sessions.

Regards Kit Murray and Karen Zheng

Our Summative Assessment

Our Summative Assessment

This photo shows the expectations for their summative assessment next week which will be loaded onto their blogfolios. We encourage you to have a discussion with them about their preparation for the next session – feel free to post a comment on how this went.

Easy Blog Photo

Inquiry Into A Skill!

Inquiry Into A Skill!

Within Short Tennis, Badminton, and Table Tennis we have identified 3 common Fundamental Movement Skills and 1 common Concept and explored the similarities and differences between them.

FMS – Serving, The Ready Position, Hit (forehand, backhand, overhead)

Concept – getting the ball/shuttle over the net and preventing the opponent from returning it.

Using the Key Concept of CHANGE, the students have been encouraged to ensure, manage, monitor their level of improvements along the way. They have done this by focusing on their TECHNIQUE using the Key Concepts of FORM and FUNCTION.

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