It's been a busy winter session for PE at Aidan and we are looking forward to returning outside now that the spring weather has arrived. Here's what been happening over the last couple months for our Elementary and Primary students in PE.
Our Primary PE students took full advantage of having some indoor PE classes this Winter! We've been mastering throwing and catching, while still having time to focus on our running and balance. Our throwing unit was highlighted by different challenges, including knocking bowling pins down with bean bags. By learning the importance of putting their opposite foot forward and also on aiming their hands directly towards their targets, students were able to generate more power and accuracy in their throws. We ended our indoor PE time with a few different obstacle courses, which stood out as a favorite activity for the entire group! The obstacle courses tied together many of the skills that we've learned this year including running, jumping, balancing, and throwing.
Our Elementary students also had a throwing and catching unit this Winter. Focusing on both short and long distances, the students developed accuracy behind their throws. We were able to put these skills to the test through different challenges and some dodgeball games like "Dr. Dodge." We ended the Winter with floor hockey, which provided the students with a challenge to further develop their abilities in sportsmanship, strategizing, and being positive teammates.
With warmer weather around the corner, PE will be back outside on a more consistent basis. We're looking forward to the new selection of outdoor games and challenges, while finding time to explore the neighborhood during our nature walks!