In PE, we have been working on creating a class book about the ways we move. We each contributed and demonstrated one movement idea, recording our voices over our movement photo. This book is now available in our classroom library for reading.
As we walked through the park to the playground, we used our observation skills to notice how other people were moving. We saw runners, cyclists and people "exercising" by doing stretching and push-ups. These observations helped us to express some of our initial theories about why people choose to move in different ways.
On the playground, it was amazing to see how the children used their thinking skills to analyze and evaluate. These are two of the PYP Approaches to Learning that we are focusing on during this Unit of Inquiry. The children carefully analyzed and evaluated how best to move their bodies and how to navigate the challenging structures safely. They observed their peers carefully to support their thinking.
As our movement inquiry continues, we will be reflecting on our Adventure Playground experience by reviewing the photographs and videos and discussing our memories. We will be representing our movement through different language including visual art and writing.
After our time in the MPR, we reviewed the documentation (photos, videos, and teacher notes). We created drawings and wrote words in our journals to represent the favourite way we moved. We learned how to write "I am" and practiced applying our alphabet knowledge to sound out and record other words.
We showed our work to our classmates and discussed as a group all the different ways we moved. We have started recording our ideas about movement on a Golden Circle chart. Here are some of the movement words we used and discussed:
First up was our big race! We ran down the track as fast as we could from start to finish line.
Then it was time for our activity rotations:
Back at school the following week, we reflected on our experience by viewing the photographs and creating drawings and writing of our favourite activities.
Some of us carried our reflections into our free play by building a representation of the Sports Day stadium. These children re-enacted Sports Day events and added labels like "PE", "Orchard", and "Newton".