Sunday, 20 May 2018

Fit for Life

Fit for Life
The Year Ones have been learning about why we need to be active, what happens to our body when we are physically active, the different activities we can do and the equal importance of rest and sleep.
Gavin from the Drama Toolbox visited our school to teach us what happens to our body when we are active and why it’s important to be active and stay healthy. The children learnt about the different parts of the human body; the brain (neurons), lungs, red and white blood cells and the digestive system. The children dressed up as the different body parts, and were instructed on how to act when the body is functioning well compared to when they don't get much sleep and have a poor diet.
In class we have learned more about how resting and getting enough sleep affects our health and well- being.  We learned that children need 10 hours or more sleep a night to grow and thrive!
To reinforce the key understandings of rest and relaxation, the children experienced 4 sessions with ‘Chief’ Paul from Yoganauts. These sessions taught the children about focus, balance, teamwork, positive growth and breathing techniques through a fun and integrated mind and movement program.
As part of this unit we also investigated how to stay Sunsmart. The children undertook a range of experiments to show the importance of being vigilant while enjoying their time outdoors. They thoroughly enjoyed learning the Sunsmart slogan of ‘Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek and Slide’!

To reflect on this unit, the children created a personal pledge and also designed a holiday exercise and relaxation routine to empower them to act on what they have learnt.