Swimming in PE for half of UES

Dear Parents:

It is now time for the other half of the UES to swim in PE from May 3- June 5. The classes involved and details on what to bring are listed below. Those classes not swimming will be involved in a Health and Fitness unit during their PE time.

 

May 3- June 5 Swimming
Grade 3 3AM

3KD

3AC

Grade 4 4PR

4RB

4MW

Grade 5 5HD

5ML

5JP


Please read the following guidelines below so as to have your child ready to begin his or her swimming lessons:

 

BATHING SUITS:

Girls should wear a one-piece bathing suit. Boys may wear Speedos, trunks or knee length Lycra suits; however, it is not convenient to wear bathing suits that are below their knees. Please check the condition of your child’s suit. To ensure that the children do not forget their bathing suits for their swim lessons, all children will leave their suits hanging in a designated place at the pool. When they arrive for their next lesson, their suits will be there, dry and waiting for them. Please clearly write your child’s name on their bathing suit.

GOGGLES & CAPS:

Students can make do with basic, inexpensive goggles that are comfortable for them. Swimming Caps should be worn by all students with long hair as it makes swimming comfortable and is much more practical. At the very least, long hair should be tied back. Again, the students will leave their goggles here at the pool until the swimming unit is complete. Please clearly write your child’s name on the cap and goggles.

TOWELS:

Each class, a clean towel is provided for all students participating in swimming.

SICKNESS:

It is our belief in the PE department that if a child is attending school, then they are generally well enough to participate in all classes including Physical Education/Swimming. If your child is sick, please keep them at home. If they are well enough to be at school, then they are expected to participate.

This is a great opportunity for your child to receive professional and high quality instruction from qualified and experienced aquatic staff. Students will experience a safe and friendly environment that allows them to develop their confidence in a variety of aquatic activities. Support your child in this program. Swimming is a life skill!!

For inquiries regarding this unit, feel free to contact the Aquatics Program Coordinator, Coach Nic Wilson   Email: nwilson@isb.bj.edu.cn     Phone: 81492345 ext. 1601, or alternatively contact Josie O’Reilly in ESPE Email: joreilly@isb.bj.edu.cn Phone: 8149 2345 ext: 2639

 

 

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ISAC Table Tennis U11 (Grade 5)

Dear Parents,

We are super excited for the upcoming U11 (Grade 5) ISAC Table Tennis Tournament. It will be held at WAB on Saturday November 25th from approximately 8:20am-1:00pm.

If your child is interested in playing, please email Miss Josie at joreilly@isb.bj.edu.cn by Monday November 20th  to confirm your child’s entry.

We will send out more information once our entries are confirmed.

Go ISB Dragons!!

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Swimming and Lost and Found

Dear Parents,

we have a large amount of lost and found items left over from swimming. During Parent Teacher conferences next week (Monday and Tuesday), we will have all the lost and found items on display outside the MS/HS cafeteria.

Thanks,

ESPE Team

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Dragon Olympics Biathlon

Dear Parents

The ESPE team is super excited to announce that the Dragon Olympics Biathlon for UES will be happening next week. It will consist of a swim and a run, and will take place at lunchtime: 12:40-1:10pm. It is an optional event for all students.

Monday, September 25 – Grade 5

Tuesday September 26 – Grade 4

Thursday September 28 – Grade 3

 

Grade 5 – 1200m Run and Swim 10, 8 or 6 widths of the pool

Grade 4 – 800m Run and Swim 10, 8 or 6 widths of the pool

Grade 3 – 600m Run and Swim 8, 6 or 4 widths of the pool

Students will not be timed, and there will be no winners.  For students with less experience they can use floating devices, or shorten their distance while in the pool.  The pool staff will be on deck as lifeguards to help kids out as much as possible.  They can choose the stroke they would like to use during the swim.  We’d like as many students as possible to experience and enjoy this event. All students who participate in the Biathlon will be awarded one of the 6 colored Dragon Olympics bands.

The Biathlon will happen, rain or shine.  If all goes well, we will run on the new track.  If it is an indoor day, we will run in Gym 3.  Followed by the swim in the pool.

To help your child get ready for the event on the day of their race, please send them with an extra t-shirt and pair of shorts in addition to their swim suit, cap and goggles. Please send all of these items in a clear Ziploc bag with their name printed clearly on it.  If your child is currently swimming in PE class, they can retrieve their swimsuit from the pool.

If you have any questions please email Josie O’Reilly on joreilly@isb.bj.edu.cn

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Club Football in PE

For a 6 day cycle, China ClubFootball coaches have been at ISB delivering PE lessons for LES and UES students! All sessions were designed to complement the children’s current PE unit “Co-operative Games” where they are learning about being a coherent team player. We aimed to provide the children not just with new football skills but also with social opportunities to work in teams and come up with their own ideas for success! Strategic games such as ‘Capture The Flag’ have been particularly beneficial in getting the children to engage as a group, and allows the newer members of the class an opportunity to integrate socially. All children also got the chance to improve their football techniques such as ball striking, dribbling and 1v1 moves to beat a defender, as well as applying these in match situations. The early learners got to play fun football games such as Finding Nemo and Crossing the Nile, as well as focusing on developing movement patterns, balance and co-ordination!

 China ClubFootball has after-school classes running at ISB on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday as well as weekend classes on Saturday and Sunday at ISB and in the city-centre. All sessions are coached by their team of 16 full-time FA/UEFA qualified UK coaches. Advanced teams are also available for kids looking to play competitively. If your child would like to sign up for more football this term, please contact ChinaClubFootball by emailingcoaching@clubfootball.com.cn or calling 5130 6893/4/5/6. You can also visit the website for more information atwww.clubfootball.com.cn, or follow WeChat WGQXJuniors.

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Swimming in UES PE

Dear Parents:

The PE and Aquatics Center at ISB are excited to introduce our swimming units for the 2017-18 school year! This is a great opportunity for your child to improve swimming and water safety skills while participating in a safe and enjoyable atmosphere.

Half of the UES will begin swimming in PE the week starting September 7. The other half of the UES will swim May 3- June 5. Please see below for information on when each class will swim and what is required:

September 7- October 17
Grade 3 3TF

3MM

3RC

Grade 4 4AG

4PG

4SM

Grade 5 5AD

5KH

5AT

May 3- June 5
Grade 3 3AM

3KD

3AC

Grade 4 4PR

4RB

4MW

Grade 5 5HD

5ML

5JP

 

Please read the following guidelines below so as to have your child ready to begin his or her swimming lessons:

 

BATHING SUITS:

Girls should wear a one-piece bathing suit. Boys may wear Speedos, trunks or knee length Lycra suits; however, it is not convenient to wear bathing suits that are below their knees. Please check the condition of your child’s suit. To ensure that the children do not forget their bathing suits for their swim lessons, all children will leave their suits hanging in a designated place at the pool. When they arrive for their next lesson, their suits will be there, dry and waiting for them. Please clearly write your child’s name on their bathing suit.

GOGGLES & CAPS:

Students can make do with basic, inexpensive goggles that are comfortable for them. Swimming Caps should be worn by all students with long hair as it makes swimming comfortable and is much more practical. At the very least, long hair should be tied back. Again, the students will leave their goggles here at the pool until the swimming unit is complete. Please clearly write your child’s name on the cap and goggles.

TOWELS:

Each class, a clean towel is provided for all students participating in swimming.

SICKNESS:

It is our belief in the PE department that if a child is attending school, then they are generally well enough to participate in all classes including Physical Education/Swimming. If your child is sick, please keep them at home. If they are well enough to be at school, then they are expected to participate.

This is a great opportunity for your child to receive professional and high quality instruction from qualified and experienced aquatic staff. Students will experience a safe and friendly environment that allows them to develop their confidence in a variety of aquatic activities. Support your child in this program. Swimming is a life skill!!

For inquiries regarding this unit, feel free to contact the Aquatics Program Coordinator, Coach Nic Wilson   Email: nwilson@isb.bj.edu.cn     Phone: 81492345 ext. 1601, or alternatively contact Josie O’Reilly in ESPE Email: joreilly@isb.bj.edu.cn Phone: 8149 2345 ext: 2639

 

 

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Welcome to UES Physical Education

What’s Happening in UES Physical Education…

Dear Parents,

We would like to welcome everyone back to school for another fun filled year of activity. A special welcome goes out to the new families. We hope your transition to ISB has been going well. Also a huge welcome to Leo Liu the newest addition to the ES PE department!

As P.E. teachers, our goal is to promote a healthy and active lifestyle for children, through the skills that they learn and practice in lessons.  In addition, we want children to develop a love for movement that will stay with them throughout their lives.  P.E. should be fun, safe, and challenging.

Throughout the year, your child will participate in units that focus on Co-operative Games, Swimming, Health and Fitness, Striking and Fielding, Target Games, Mission Impossible, Territory Games, and Track and Field.  Some special highlights are Dragon Olympics, Jedi Jugglers, House Color Challenges, Track and Field Day and the Terry Fox Run.

Special Things to Remember…

Please send a note to school with your child if he/she cannot participate in class that day due to injury or illness.

AND

So that your child participates safely, it is important that your child has suitable footwear to play in.  We would really encourage students to wear running shoes to school everyday.  All students have recess on a daily basis and wearing proper shoes to play in provides a safer environment.

Please contact us with any questions or concerns that you have regarding P.E.  We look forward to meeting you over the coming school year.

Josie O’Reilly, Tom Parun, Caleb Hill and Leo Liu

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