The Year 4 and 5 students participated in Bike Education this term. It was great to see so many students riding their bikes confidently despite the many downpours. The Year 4 and 5 students rode their bikes in a variety of situations involving road rules as well as controlling their balance. Over the three sessions students really improved their riding skills.
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On Wednesday Week 7 the Years 1-3 will have Scooter Day and on Thursday Week 7 the Years 4-6 will have a Scooter Day. This is where you bring your scooter to school and ride around the school during lunchtime! There will be markers to ride around and Year 6 helpers. All you need to bring is your scooter, to make sure you have a fun and an active lunch.
This is our new Silver award!
From The Prefects Milly, Annalisa and Sanko
Congratulations, Kyilla! At our last assembly we celebrated earning a silver accreditation for The Your Move program. The Your Move program is encouraging kids to get to school by walking, riding and by not taking the car. Also in addition to the silver accreditation, the school earned a scooter rack last year and students can bring a padlock and lock up their scooter. Keep up the good work Kyilla!
From The Prefects Milly, Sanko and Annalisa
Thank you Your Move because over the last four weeks, Years 4 and 5 participated in Bike ED at Kyilla and Your Move has helped the funding of this program.
Each week lanes were set up on the basketball court along with cones, traffic lights, road signs and chalk was used to show the direction to ride in. Bike Ed’s aim is to teach students how to check and ride their bikes safely on foot paths, bike lanes and roads. The team from Bike Education showed students how to do the ABC check, emergency stop, indicate before turning or stopping and obeying road signs. Students appreciated these lessons as it taught us the skills and confidence to ride safely while still having lots of fun.
By Amelia Taylor and Ben Hofmann (Year 4)
Today we got a new scooter rack at our school! It is so awesome! The scooter rack allows students to lock their scooters up without worrying they will be stolen. Lewis Wilmot in Year 4 was the first person to put his scooter in the rack because he could not wait to do so! We would like to thank Your Move for giving our school such a great scooter rack. So now it’s Your Move! Scoot to school! By Lewis Wilmot (Year4) and Noah Hugo (Year 5)
Yesterday in Bike Education we reviewed helmet safety and we talked about how to correctly turn a corner. Our instructors reminded us to raise the foot on the inside of the corner.
When we got on our bikes we did the ABC check again to make sure they were okay to ride on. We practiced riding in a figure of 8 in pairs to help us with our slow riding skills and communication. After we did the figure of 8 we did emergency brakes to help if we need to use/do an emergency brake in real life. To do an emergency brake you must quickly put both hands on the brakes and lean back on your bike at the same time.
Overall we all enjoyed our second Bike Education lesson and cannot wait to do another lesson.
Annalisa (Year 5)
Today Year 4 and 5 students started Bike Education. Our instructors were national bike riders and have had lots of experience. We started with checking our helmets to make sure they were tight enough then we did the ABC check on our bikes to make sure they were safe to ride on.
Once we got started everyone had to line up in rows of eight and we started off with simple drills and then they gradually got harder. We then rode on the basketball court trying to go as slow as possible without falling off. To finish off we all had to line up on the sideline of the basketball court and were given a number one, two or three. When one of the instructors called our number out, we would have a slow race. The slow race helped us to keep our balance and control our bike. After each number was called out we did a whole slow race. The winner was awarded with a fidget spinner. Overall all of us enjoyed bike education and cannot wait to go back for our next lesson.
By Annalisa Diekmann
Once again we had a great lunchtime on the scooter track we marked out in the playground. Luckily, nobody got hurt! All the year 1s and 2s had lots of fun! We hope to continue this fun activity for the rest of the year as everyone enjoyed the track. Next week we will set up stop signs and give way signs to help the kids learn road safety rules.
By Marcus(Year 6)
Today we had a Ride Your Scooter at School Day. It was a great success. Everybody had so much fun and no one got hurt! The Year 6 students monitored the riding track to ensure everyone was safe and students travelled in the right direction. We all think we should continue having a set day where students can ride their scooters. We were all wearing our PJs because today was also Pyjama Day!
We are in the process of designing a map of safe routes to school in conjunction with the City of Vincent. Our pamphlet is designed and we are nearly ready to mark out the routes on the pavement.
We had a great time learning skills about riding safely.
I timed myself to see how many minutes it took to get from home to school.I planned the route taking a safe path to school. This information is going to be used for signs around our school and in a map promoting riding and walking safely to school. by Dash
We created maps that show the safest routes around North Perth to get to our school, Kyilla Primary School. We kept in mind to avoid busy roads, roundabouts and roads with no paths. We looked for quiet streets with paths. This information will help us to get to school safely. by Chelsea and Ayesha
As a class we designed the safest routes to take to school. When we were planning the route we avoided dangerous roads and busy traffic. We looked for paths, quiet streets, traffic lights and school crossings. Using all these ideas we mapped out different paths to take to school to ensure they were the safest route! by Imogen
We did Bike Ed and learnt about the ABC bike check. We also learnt lots of ways to stay safe on your bike. We learnt how to mount, and dismount safely and properly. It was a great experience! By Imogen, Chelsea, Ayesha and Dash
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