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?
April 24, 2013
The first activity we did at camp was canoeing. It was at the river and there was a lot of islands and bridges. We wore PFDs (personal flotation device), helmets and used paddles.
First we went past a reedy point and we rafted up. Rafting up is when the first canoe grabs onto something solid then the other canoes grab onto the first canoe. We then went up a bit further and rafted up again.
Next we went under a bridge. We had to lay down in the canoe so as not to hit our heads. Then we played a game. It was tiggy. The front person tagged other canoes with their paddle, which made them “it’”. When it ended we all paddled back. Canoeing was really fun.
Have you ever been canoeing or kayaking?
What is your favourite water sport?
February 10, 2013
We discussed the following after learning about how geese work together when migrating:
- challenge each other
- shared goal
- goal setting
- everyone has a job
- support each other
- provide feedback
- the leader works hard for the group
- sometimes the group comes under attack
- share the leadership
- encourage each other
- when others are having difficulty we look after them
- going it alone requires a lot more effort/energy
What other creatures can teach us about teamwork?
Do you have special knowledge about how animals work together?