October 28, 2016
Today we were very lucky to have some students from Kyneton Secondary College come to our school and coach us playing basketball. We started with some warm up games, then the KSC students ran some basketball relays. We split up into two groups and had some small games.
We had lots of fun working with the high school students, learning more about basketball and working on our motor skills. We think the KSC students did a great job coaching us and hope they do well in their assessment.
What is a sport that you haven’t played before but would like to learn?
October 20, 2016
The last two weeks in 5/6 have flown by! We have been very busy with swimming and learning lots of new things about how to be safe in the water.
On the last day we had our own Swimming Sports. We had events such as freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly. The younger students participated in some other races such as noodle races and kickboard races. We all participated in some really fun house activities too and displayed excellent sportsmanship for Freeman, Chisholm and Hollows.
Both parents and the lifeguards commented on how lovely the Grade 5/6’s are with the younger students. We are very proud to be leaders of the school and help our buddies when we can!
What is your favourite swimming style?
September 14, 2016
This term we had a very successful day at the Athletics whether we came back with a ribbon or not. Everyone tried their best and we had some beautiful weather to make it even better!
We recently participated in the Gymnastics program at school. Here are the boys showing off some of their new skills.
Did you watch the Olympic Games? What were your favourite events?
May 8, 2015
Grade 5/6’s and 3/4’s have been practising for the Cross Country competition at Hanging Rock. We practised on Friday, Monday and Tuesday last week. We had the trials to qualify for the team on Wednesday. Everyone did seven laps around the school to try and qualify for the Cross Country team. 20 students are selected to make up the Malmsbury Cross Country team. Tomorrow (Tuesday 5/5) Tara and our team of 20 students will compete against other schools at Hanging Rock, for the chance to move onto regionals (Top 10 from each age group). Well done to everyone who tried out for the team and Go team Malmsbury!
By Isabel and Tess (Written Monday 4/5)
Have you ever competed in a Marathon or fun run?
October 30, 2014
Today, Grade 5/6 played their first lacrosse game. It was fun and everyone participated. I would like to play it again.
What is your favorite sport?
July 20, 2014
This week Grade 5/6 have been getting active. The weather hasn’t been that good. We still went out and did sport. In the middle of sport the rain started to come. So we went inside and played the web game. We had to wrap the string around us then chuck it to someone. At the end we untied the web and said something nice about the person that threw the rope to us.
Have you played a game like Web?
Have you played Web before?
February 18, 2014
Today in P.E. Grade 5/6 worked on improving the accuracy of our catching skills. We reflected on the components of the catch (track the object, move into a position to catch, catch with hands only, elbows bent, cushion the catch to prevent ‘bounce-outs’). Students had a try at catching while deliberately not doing one of the above to create an impairment.
The bottom left photo shows a group playing ‘Catches Count’ and bottom right is the whole class playing ‘Kings and Queens’.
How did you feel trying to catch the ball with a handicap?
Which handicap gave you the most difficulty? E.g. reduced vision, elbow locked out or other?
November 15, 2013
On Thursday we had our first practical Bike Ed session.
Before heading out to the basketball court we watched a video called ‘Ed’s Excellent Bike Ed’ adventure. It focussed on the important skills of safety while riding, such as giving way, signalling, eye contact, braking safely and generally being aware of the surroundings while riding.
Those students who didn’t have their bikes at school assisted in the lesson by holding different signs and yelling at the riders ‘Brake!!’ and other such commands.
Have you participated in a Bike Ed or Driver Ed program? What was the most important thing you learnt?
What do you do to make sure you stay safe when riding your bike?
November 8, 2013
Today Erin, Shay, Miles, Connor, Jude, Jake E, Coby, Jeremy, Percy and Joshua travelled to Gisborne to compete in the T20 Milo Cricket competition. We played 3 matches.
Our first match was against Mt Macedon. All our players played well which gave us a good start to the day. One of the highlights in the first match was the batting from Coby and Jake, both hitting some big sixes straight down the ground. Final scores were Malmsbury 190 – Mt Macedon P.S. 63.
In the second round we came up against Kismet Primary School, a tougher challenge. It was a very close contest with some excellent fielding by both sides – a highlight being Shay’s marvellous catch. Connor bowled particularly well, taking 2 wickets. The batting was a good team effort. Final scores were Malmsbury 110 – Kismet 101.
Our third and final match was our toughest challenge, coming up against Sunbury No. 3 team. They were really good fielders and excellent hitters off the tee. Many times they hit sixes straight down the ground. Miles bowled a very tight over, with the opposition scoring off just one delivery. Many of our players wished we had wooden bats similar to our opponents as it seemed to be an advantage, particularly with free hits off the tee. Final scores were Malmsbury 71 – Sunbury 183.
It was a fun day with all our players trying their best. Thanks to Sue for helping with the transport. We look forward to beating our aggregate score of 371 at next year’s competition.
Do you have a favourite cricket story?
Please share your cricket highlights with us
May 10, 2013
Today six Malmsbury Primary School students competed at the Interschool Cross Country at Hanging Rock. The 9-10 year old competitors had to race 2 kilometres and the 11-13 year old competitors had to race 3 kilometres.
The people that went to the Cross Country were Percy, Charlie, Ethan, Dom, Francis and Jude.
In the 9 year old boys race Francis came first and Charlie came eighth. In the 10 year old boys race Dom came fifteenth. In the 11 year old boys race Percy came tenth and Ethan came forty first. Jude came tenth in the 12- 13 year old boys race.
There were about 80 people in each race. Everybody from our school ran a time under 20 minutes. That was a great effort!
Congratulations to Francis as he has made it to the next round – the State Cross Country at St. Arnaud.
Have you ever competited in a Cross Country race?
What is the longest distance you’ve ever run?