Last Week In Phys. Ed. (Nov. 5th-9th)

A great week of curling in PE this past week.  We’ve been working on our rolling/sliding through the sport of curling.  We’ve got the divisional floor curling sets booked for the next two weeks and will continue to play throughout the week.  In addition to curling students have been participating in other rolling activities including bowling, knockout ball, beanbag tag, just to name a few.  Rolling in one of the manipulation skills that we will be assessing in term two PE.

Just a friendly reminder that both of our team handball teams will be having their first games next week.  Best of luck to all our participants!


Last Week In Phys. Ed. (Oct. 29th – Nov. 2)

Halloween fun this week in PE!  Lots of Halloween themed games and trips through the haunted basement.  Students played graveyard, zombie tag, zombies, ghostbusters, magic shake, and many more.  The haunted basement was a lot of fun!  We also hosted the Halloween costume parade in the gym on the afternoon of Halloween.  Everyone had a chance to show off their costumes, and we even fit in a dance while we were in the gym.  Everyone’s costumes looked great.

Next week we will be starting up rolling activities.  Lots of bowling, curling and other rolling/sliding games are in the works.

Last Week In Phys. Ed. (Oct. 9th-26th)

This is a 3 for 1 special!  It’s been a busy couple of weeks.  Sorry for the lack of posts.  Over the past 3 weeks in Phys. Ed. we’ve been focusing on transport skills.  Students have been playing all types of games and activities to work on these skills.  As a wrap up students were also asked to perform the skills (run, jump, hop, skip, gallop) in isolation as part of their movement evaluation for the fall report cards.  M. Koester and I also spent a fair bit of time setting up this years Haunted House/Basement for all the students.  This past week and the coming week students will have the chance to go through the haunted house as part of our Halloween celebrations at ÉRB.

We also spent some time trying out a few of the new activities that M. Koester and I picked up at MTS PD Day this year.  We’ve been trying some HIIT circuits with all grade levels and they’ve really enjoyed them.  It’s a quick way to get everyone’s heart rate up and get a good sweat on!

Once our Halloween celebrations wrap up we will be moving onto a sliding, curling, rolling unit.  We’ve got the divisional gym curling sets booked for the first few weeks on November!

Last Week In Phys. Ed. (Oct. 1st-5th)

A full week of running, jumping, hopping, skipping and galloping in PE!  Our students have been busy working on their transport movement skills over the past week.  We will continue to work on these skills in the coming week as well.  We’ve been playing games such as Rodeo, Sharks & Pirates, Yoshi, Mario Kart and many others.  These 5 movement skills will be the main focus of our assessment and evaluation on term 1 report cards later in November.

We also finished off the cross country running season this week.  Our students took part in the divisional race held at Assiniboine Park on Oct. 4th.  Everyone put in a great effort, especially under such extreme conditions.  Well done everyone!

Congratulations to Jack R. for finishing 1st overall in the school division in the grade 5 boys category!

Last Week In Phys. Ed. (Sept. 24th-28th)

Last week in Phys. Ed. our focus was on fitness.  All classes played various games to get their hearts pumping.  With some of our older groups we discussed the meaning of “moderate to vigorous exercise” and how that it is important to get 60 minutes of exercise a day.

Students also had the chance to participate in some fitness circuits set up around the gym.  Equipment included: Battle Ropes, Bosu Balls, Medicine Balls, Agility Ladders, and much more.

This week we move from fitness on to transport skills.  Students will be working at perfecting their running, jumping, hopping, skipping and galloping.

Featured Article in WAVE Magazine

Check out this featured article in Winnipeg Regional Health Authority’s WAVE magazine.  It features interviews with a few ÉRB alumni and showcases our Circus Arts program that we are running in Physical Education.  Definitely worth a read!

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Last Week In Phys. Ed. (Sept. 17-21)

Things are starting to roll now in Phys. Ed.  We’ve got all of our routines established and all classes have had a handful of PE classes now.  We’ve been working on some cooperative games as well as some team building activities over the course of the week.  Some of the younger groups have been playing some simple locomotor games to get them up and moving safely in the gym.  In the coming weeks we are going to look more into the transport skills as well as some fitness activities.

Next week we will also be starting up Circus Club.  It’s open to grade 4 and 5 students and runs over the lunch hour on Day 6. Hope to see you there!

Last week we had our first Cross Country race.  Students did a great job!  We even had a couple of first place finishers (congrats Knox and Jack)!  This week we will have our second race on Wednesday (weather permitting) at ÉRB starting at 4:05pm. Good luck to all our participants.

Once we roll over into October we will also be starting up intramurals.  Intramurals run on days 3,4 and 5 and are open to students in grades 3,4 and 5.  Students will be notified of which intramural sport will be played, will need to sign up with M. Vermeylen or M. Koester and will be placed on a team.  We will do a round robin style tournament with the top placing team at each grade having a chance to face off against the teachers.  Stay tuned for more info.

Welcome Back!

Welcome back everyone!  Hope that you all had a great summer.  I’m sure everyone is excited to be back…I know M. Koester and I are!  We’ve got lots in the works for the upcoming school year and cannot wait to get going.  Looking forward to catching up with all parents and students over the coming weeks.

To start off in September we will be working on some team building and cooperation games, as well as getting organized with our classroom routines and procedures.  A few housekeeping reminders for everyone.  Please make sure that you bring appropriate footwear to the gym for PE classes.  Skateboarding shoes aren’t great for running in!  Students is grades 4 and 5 need a change of clothes for class.  Something comfortable to wear and be active in is perfect!  A gym bag is also a must! (a plastic bag works too!)

September will also be the start of our grade 4/5 Cross Country season.  Students should be bringing home information regarding practices and meets in the first few days of school.

See you all Friday!

M. Vermeylen

One more to wrap up the year!

Another fantastic year in Physical Education this year!  Lots of great activities, team sports, games and circus arts.  Thanks to everyone at École Robert Browning for making this year a ton of fun.

As we look forward to next year we are already excited about some of the new equipment, activities and games we will be playing.  We hope to look into getting some more circus equipment for the 2018-19 school year (maybe an aerial hoop).

We will again host the 5th annual High 5 Community 5km in May of 2019.  It’s never too early to start training!

Wishing all our Super Run and 10km runners good luck in the Manitoba Marathon this weekend.  Run hard!

Have a great, safe, healthy and active summer!  See you all in September of 2018!

Last Week In Phys. Ed. (May 22nd-25th)

Another full week in PE.  Seems like they are all full weeks these days.  Also a busy start to the week this week.  Last week we spent time working on our striking skills.  Students played some cricket and baseball, as well as some activities to improve their striking, throwing and catching skills.  We also spent a bit of working on track and field preparations.  We spent a bit of time working on relay exchanges and discussing the upcoming track and field day with is slated for May 31st.

This week started with a bang.  The 4th annual High 5 Community 5km Run was a huge success.  We had about 130 runners come out to run after school.  The weather definitely cooperated and made for a very memorable event.  Thanks to everyone that came out this year.  Hope to see you again next spring!