Catch up with latest PE classes at HD Qingdao school by these following QuickBites videos.
HD PE Class
Author | James Mcallister ＆ Ross Kay-Hards
The HD primary students have been busy with benchball and have recently competed in a house benchball competition. Students have been learning the correct passing and catching techniques, general attack and defense patterns as well as general play and competitive team spirit during this sport. Many benchball related drills and smaller games have been taught and played to better the students skill in the sport. The focus has also been on ensuring students play and understand the sports that they are busy with during PE classes. All the Grade 2-5 students competed in a benchball house competition last week. This was tremendous for team spirit as well as developing the students ability to compete and play within a group. It is truly magnificent to see how these students develop and grow in the sports we have the privilege of teaching them.
The HD primary students have been playing tennis during their PE classes. They have been performing basic ball skill activities while they become comfortable with the general bounce of the ball and motions of the strokes. They have developed into performing the forehand and backhand strokes. The tennis curriculum aims to develop and nurture the beginners while it gives opportunity to those who are more advanced to flourish in this sport. Tennis plays a vital role in developing fine motor and ball skills for young future sporting stars. We look forward to seeing some of our tennis students represent us as a school in the near future on a much bigger stage.
Students have started learning the fundamentals of gymnastics. Gymnastics is a sport that improves physical agility, balance, strength, flexibility and coordination. The movements involved in gymnastics develops the arms, legs, shoulders, back, chest and abdominal muscle groups. During physical education gymnastics lessons, students have performed the 9-fundamental shapes; ‘Star / Straight / Tuck / Pike / Straddle / Dish / Superman-superwoman / Front support and back support’. These shapes are used in all gymnastics movements. The movements that students have performed are: ‘Tuck roll / Half Back roll / Side roll / Teddy bear roll / Cartwheel and Front roll’. We look forward to seeing our HD students flourish in gymnastics in the near future.