Mr. Colin Munro - Physical Education

Grade P, 1, 2 have been practicing introductory Baseball basics such as base running, proper hand grip, stance at home plate, watching the ball, and following through. Students started with the Tee from T- Ball and played a modified game using only 2 bases before we moved to full base running. Students have shown lots of improvement so far.

Grade 3, 4, 5, 6  have also been practicing Baseball. Students have practiced some modified striking games before going out and playing a full game. Students have learned about proper positioning, proper hand grip on the bat, where to stand at home plate, when to run if the ball is hit, and fair and foul balls. Students have shown great improvement thus far.



Grade P, 1, 2  Students have been practicing previously learned movement, striking, passing, accuracy, and teamwork skills ; all of which have shown great improvement since September. Students have been introduced to games where teamwork and communication is needed and have developed skills needed to deal with winning and losing and trying your best at every activity. We are focusing on persistance both when learning a new skill and how its important even when the skill is mastered. Students will spend the next few weeks learning basic rope jumping skills, both individual and in groups, rhythmical activities and movement concepts within Dance, and performing movements that combine multiple skill combinations both with and without movements.

Grade 3,4,5,6  Students have continued to work on persistant behaviour and effort towards mastery of differnt types of physical activities. The use of striking with both hand and foot has been practiced through such games as soccer baseball, baseball, and Badminton. In Badminton, students learned the basic aspects of the game; including scoring, where and how to serve, two different types of serve, footwork, overhand and underhand shots, finding open spaces, ready position, and grip. Upcoming, students will be introduced to skills relating to Golf and Volleyball. 


P, 1, 2 - have been working on fundamental movement skills and concepts within Educational gymnastics. Students can move throughout space while dodging others, can jump and land on both feet or one foot. They have shown the ability to maintain balance using different body parts alone and with a partner. They have practiced weight transfer from one foot to the other and have used a partner for counter balance. Students have successfully demonstrated balancing obects like beanbags on different body parts while being stationary and while traveling. Students have performed a variety of rolls such as log rolls, egg rolls, partner rolls, forward rolls an dbackward rolls.

3, 4, 5, 6 - Students in these grades have been working on fundamental movement skills and movement concepts within Educational Gymnastics. Students have created and performed a variety of balances and supports alone and with partners doing such things as pyramids and counter balances. They have practiced different tyupes of rolls such as log rolls, forward rolls, and backward rolls. Students will demonstrate fundamental movement skills using two or more movement patterns in a sequence with small apparatus, balance beams, and mats alone or with a group. Students will continue to work on balance activities while transferring weight from hands to feet and perform such skills as cartwheels and roundoffs.

Primary, 1, 2 - Students will demonstrate persistent behaviours and effort towards improving and mastering learned skills and different types of physical activities. Students have really improved in using verbal and non-verbal cues from teacher and peers to improve motor skills and movement patterns. I often notice students helping each other in class!! Students will continue and engage in new activities using balls, beanbags, and other manipulatives to throw underhand, overhand, pass, roll, and strike different ways. Students have also started leading stretches at the beginning of class with pairs of students making up stretches and leading their classmates through the motions.

Grades 3, 4, 5, 6-  Like younger students, the upper elementary grades will choose, develop, and safely perform specific warm up and cool down activities and explain how these can help performance. Students will continue to engage consistently and constructively within a variety of games, focusing on applying learned movement skills and concepts relevant to the particular activity. Students will communicate the terminology, basic rules, and guidelines associated with selected team activities, this Month, particuarly Basketball. Students will learn and practice the skills of dribbling, passing, shooting, offence, and defense.

Welcome back to 2018!! We will continue to be super physically active during the rest of school year. We will be integrating some outdoor activities into  our Physical Education program so its important to dress properly and be prepared for cold weather. If dressed properly, outoor activities can be fun and enjoyable. 

Tips for cold weather activities:

-Always check the weather before heading out

-Dress in layers, it's easier to take something off than put it on

-Keep safety in mind; let someone know where you are heading or better yet bring a friend, have a plan and leave your plan with someone.

-Don't take unnecessary risks

-Have fun!!!

P, 1, 2 - Students have continued working on low level organized games and relays. Students have also been concentrating on throwing and receiving skills using different size balls, scoops, and beanbags and thinking about keeping eyes on target, body lined up to target, follow through, and moving to meet the ball. Students will continue to work on cooperative games, teamwork, and leadership skills.

3,4,5,6- Students are spending the month of December wrapping up throwing and receiving skills and will be playing organized games that include different movement patterns, changing speed and directions, including levels. Students will use cues independently and from others to improve and refine motor skills and movement patterns. They will also demonstrate that persistance and discipline are required to refine existing skills.

Jayme, Alden, Jake, Ethan, and Lucas participated in the MK Hockey Tournament at the Pictou County Wellness Center on November 15. 


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