Monthly Archives: September 2017

Last Week In Phys. Ed. (Sept 18-22)

A good week of team building activities in PE classes.  We worked our way through a variety of activities last week. “Pathways” a game that M. Koester found online was a class favourite.  This game have students trying to uncover the secret pathway to get across the maze.  Each mistake resulted with the students running a lap to earn another turn at the secret path.  We also worked on some basic hand-to-hand circus instruction (aka pyramid building and group balancing).  Students really needed to communicate and work as a group to have success in those balance positions.  Some of our younger students also played some games to work on their fundamental movement skills.  We played Rodeo, Semis and Race Cars as well as a few others.  These games got students running, skipping, galloping, hopping and moving safely around the gym.

We participated in our first cross country race on Thursday last week.  All of our runners looked strong and put in good efforts.  Well done everyone!  Our next race is on Thursday at 4:05pm and will be held at ÉRB.

Next week we will continue to work on fundamental movement skills.  We are focusing on the transport skills for the remainder of September and October.  We will be playing a variety of games and activities to teach, learn and practice ways to transport the body in space.  Keep following along with us over the coming weeks.


Last Week In Phys. Ed. (The first full week!)

Our first full week back at school!  A busy week in the gym.  Students have been hard at work getting back into the swing of things.  We worked on some warm-up routines, proper change room etiquette and played a few simple games to get our bodies moving.

Students also spent a few minutes trying out some of the circus arts equipment available to them.  Grade 4 and 5 students will be tracking their progress throughout the year to try and complete the entire circus arts checklist.

We also held our first cross country running practice.  We had 30 students out for a jog on Wednesday.  We will be practicing on Mondays and Wednesdays and we have our first race on Thursday after school.  Best of luck to all our runners.

Let the good times roll!

September 5th!  We are back in the saddle!  M. Koester and I are excited to get the 2017-18 school year rolling.

This year we will be continuing with our Circus Infused Physical Education program.  Students will have the chance to try out many different circus arts during their time in PE classes.

We will also be running various intramural activities including soccer and floor hockey! Don’t forget that winning teams in each grade level get to face off against the teachers team at the end of the season.

For extra curricular activities we will be starting up with Cross Country Running for students in grade 4 and 5.  All students that are interested should come out to practices, regardless of previous long distance running ability.  Our divisional race is in early October so we need to get training ASAP!

In terms of our day to day classes, students will be exposed to a variety of activities that will help promote physically literacy and increase students understanding of what it means to be a physically literate individual.  We hope to instil competence and confidence in our students so they are able to leave École Robert Browning with the skills and knowledge to carry on a healthy and active life!

One new initiative that we are trying for the 2017-18 school year is Don’t Walk In The Hallway.  Stay tuned in the coming weeks for more information.  Can’t wait to give it a try!

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