Health & Physical Education

Physical Education

During semester one, foundation students will be introduced to rules and procedures in physical education that will involve following instructions, taking turns, sharing equipment, moving safely and practicing spatial awareness. Students will be introduced to a Perceptual Motor Program that will have a focus on developing students balance, hand-eye and foot-eye coordination, fitness, ball handling skills and underarm throwing skills. In Term 2, students will begin practicing their Fundamental Motor Skills of the vertical jump, overarm throw and catch.

Grade 1/2’s will begin the year refining their Fundamental Motor Skills of the overarm throw and catch before being introduced to the skills of passing, shooting and dribbling in Basketball. During Term 2, students will continue to practice their Fundamental Motor Skills of the vertical jump, run and dodge before beginning a fitness unit.

Grade 3/4‘s will be introduced to striking and fielding sports and invasion sports during Term 1 such as Cricket and Basketball. Students will continue to practice and refine skills for these sports as well as rules, strategies and tactics. During Term 2, grade 3/4’s will continue to further practice Invasion sports such as Australian Rules and Soccer as well as beginning a fitness unit.

Grade 5/6 students will be introduced to game sense for a range of striking and fielding sports and invasion sports during semester one. Students will learn rules, strategies, tactics and game play for sports such as Softball, Hockey and Touch Rugby. During Term 2 students will also have the opportunity to participate in a fitness unit.