Health & Physical Education

Physical Education

During semester two, prep students will continue to focus on fundamental movement skills of hopping, skipping, galloping and side-stepping. Students will be introduced to sports such as basketball and soccer with a focus on learning to bounce and control a basketball and passing and trapping a soccer ball. Students will also revisit their throwing and catching skills at the end of the semester.

During semester two, grade 1/2 students will have a focus on improving and further developing their skills related to sports such as AFL and Soccer. Students will focus on fundamental skills of handballing, marking and kicking in AFL as well as dribbling, passing and shooting in soccer. Students in grade 1/2 will also have the opportunity to practice and develop their skills and knowledge in sports of T-ball and Cricket.

During semester two, grade 3/4 students will begin an athletics unit. Students will practice and further develop their skills for events such as discus, shot put, long jump, triple jump, high jump and a number of running events. Students will have the opportunity to try out for the athletics team and represent Moreland Primary School at the athletics carnival. Students are lucky enough to have a coach from Melbourne City FC attend PE lessons and run soccer drills and will also refine skills and begin strategic and tactical thinking for sports such as cricket and tennis.

During semester two, grade 5/6 students will focus on athletics events such as discus, shot put, long jump, triple jump, high jump and a number of running events. They will be involved in sports such as touch rugby and hockey and continue to develop strategic and tactical thinking. Students are lucky enough to have a coach from Spikezone Australia attend PE lessons and assist students in developing skills and strategies and tactics in volleyball. Students will also be involved in sports such as cricket and tennis during Term 4.