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“Physical education develops a pupil’s, physical competence, confidence and their ability to use these and perform in a wide range of activities. It promotes physical skillfulness, physical development and knowledge of the body in action. Physical education provides children with the opportunity to be creative, competitive and to face up to different challenges as individuals, in groups and in teams. It also promotes a positive attitude towards living an active healthy lifestyle.”                                                                                                 ~ Department for Education and Employment UK

Welcome back to a new and exciting school year!

I would like to take this opportunity to give everyone a few reminders for Physical Education (PE) class:

  • Please ensure that your child’s hair is pulled back off his/her face and swept of his/her neck.
  • All children must wear appropriate footwear, clothing, hat and also bring a water bottle on PE days.
  • Jewelry is not to be worn for PE.
  • An extra shirt is also recommended on PE days to help make the transition between outdoor and indoor, air-conditioned environments more comfortable.
  • Students who cannot participate in PE classes for health or other reasons are asked to submit a signed note from their parent or guardian, or have their parent or guardian send an e-mail directly to me at ms.karen@mbts.ky.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation in ensuring that your child is prepared for class.  By doing so, it will help everyone participate in a safe and productive PE environment.

This month all students will be participating in a “Games” unit.  They will be developing fundamental skills essential for a happy school year in the playground.  They will take part in tag, relay, team and co-operative games which, once learned, they can play before and after school and during lunch.
They will develop movement skills and will use both general and person space. They will practice playing fair and learn about the importance of good sportsmanship. They will learn how to organize a game, choose teams fairly and follow the rules of game. They will work on sharing and teamwork, how to self – motivate, how to motivate others and the ability to give positive feedback to one another. They will work on the skills needed to listen to each other, take turns and respond to direction. The children will learn that a positive attitude and a willingness to take part is essential for any game to be fun and fun is the aim of every game.

My goal is to provide skills, activities and information that will equip your children with the tools to live a healthy lifestyle now and for life.

I place a huge emphasis in sportsmanship and fair play in my classes, they are vital life skills for all sports and activities at all age levels. Each child will be taught to respect themselves and others in all forms of play and to follow rules correctly. Children learn the basics of sportsmanship from all of the adults in their lives. Children who see adults behaving in a sportsmanlike way gradually come to understand that the real winners in sports are those who know how to persevere and to behave with dignity — whether they win or lose a game.

Here are Ten Top Tips to teach your kids about good sportsmanship:

Top 10 tips for being a good sport:
1. Show respect to yourself by treating others the way you want to be treated.
2. Respect not only your teammates, but also your opponents.
3. Respect your coaches and the officials of the game.
4. Respect the rules of the game.
5. Always play fair.
6. Accept the judgment calls of the coaches and the officials without argument.
7. Offer encouragement to teammates, especially when they make mistakes.
8. Forgive yourself when you make a mistake and get right back into the game.
9. Lose without pouting.
10. Win without gloating or rubbing it in.

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