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Fitness and Fun in Physical Education!

P.E. is off to a great year so far.

TODDLER-PEToddler students have had a wonderful transition into school life. As such, they have already started attending PE classes. Our main focus for September was to get the children comfortable leaving their classroom teachers to come to the multi-purpose court to get to know and play with us. At this time we bring lots of equipment such as bean bags, hoops, balls, balance beams and wobble boards into the court. We encourage the children to play freely, and we interact with them as well. Once we feel they are ready, we will slowly introduce more structure into the class in the form of a quick circle time at first, some stretching through song, and eventually a circuit that will develop balance, climbing and jumping.

PE-CASAOur focus for the Casa and Kindergarten program this September has been establishing a routine; promptly getting from their classroom to the multi-purpose court with their water bottles while staying in line can be quiet a big task for three and four-year-olds. Listening skills, the ability to freeze immediately on command (for safety reasons), and space awareness have been the focus of their fun games. Once these skills are mastered, we will have a safe class and the children will be ready for all the fun work we have planned for the year ahead.
PE-UPPERLower Elementary, Upper Elementary & Middle Years Program students spent the first two weeks enjoying a games unit wherein children learned how to interact, communicate, problem-solve and play nicely together after the long summer break. They did this by participating in tag, relay, team and co-operative games in each session. We also discussed how to demonstrate sportsmanship and fair play in each class.

PE-LOWERWe have now moved on to our next unit for the school year: Movement. Movement is a combination of sports acrobatics, artistic and rhythmic gymnastics, inclusive of dance. The children will learn gymnastic tumbling, jumps turns and leaps, individual balances, and basic partner acrobatic balances. They will be given the opportunity to express themselves through dance while demonstrating an understanding of levels, tempo and pathways. Students will also have the opportunity to manipulate ribbons and hoops while incorporating other aspects of class. Older children will work individually on putting a mini routine together to demonstrate the skills learned in the unit, and will also spend time working on manipulative skills such as kicking, throwing, bouncing etc.

Should you have any questions about MBTS’ Physical Education program, please email Ms. Michelle at pe@mbts.ky or ms.karen@mbts.ky. Kindly note that Ms. Karen will begin her maternity leave on Friday, September 29th. 

 

 

Summer is here!

As the school year comes to an end, I would like to say thank you to all the parents for your help and support in keeping your child active and healthy. I hope that they continue to be active over the summer months.

The children and I have had an energetic fun year, from football to sailing to kayaking and everything in between. I already cannot wait for next year. It has been my pleasure to teach all your children Physical Education and I wish you all a wonderful summer that will be filled with special memories for years to come.

PE – Positively Energetic

The students have been very busy over the last two months!

In October, K-8 faced the challenges of field hockey with a smile on their faces and were mastering the skills needed to play games by the end of the month.

Ks & G1s played many fun small games using hockey sticks and balls which thought them correct grip, worked on control of the ball and basic rules of field hockey.

The older children learned different types of dribbling, stopping ball stick side and reverse side, passing and receiving moving balls and played both 2v2 and small sided games.

November came along, and we moved onto our next unit- Tag Rugby. Tag Rugby is probably one of the children’s favorite units. It is a wonderful fast-moving, non-contact invasion game suitable for boys and girls

The fast nature of the game leads to rapid switching from attack to defence. This in turn means a wide range of skills are developed as well as teamwork  and communication.

Toddler Students

These little ones brighten up my Tuesday and Thursday every week. We spend time on stretching through song, jumping, throwing, catching and kicking to mention just a few. They are progressing each week and most importantly having a lot of fun.

Casa Year 1s & 2s now have grasped the concept of tag games and we are having a great time playing them. Some children are even using their imagination and  coming up with new ways to play and share and teaching myself and the other children. These tag games help with speed, agility, balance and coordination.  In each class they also work on skills such as throwing, catching, jumping, hopping, etc.