Physical Education

Physical Education is taught across all levels from Prep to Yr 6, with a weekly 45 minute lesson in either the Gymnasium or out on the synthetic Oval.

 

The children will cover the following in PE lessons throughout the year:

 

LEVEL 1:               

Prep students will be introduced to the Physical Education program. Learning safety and working as a team through sharing, encouraging and participating in all activities. They will develop motor skills in the areas of eye-hand, movement and balancing skills. At this early age the children also learn the importance and role that rules and procedures play in the safe conduct of games and activities. They will also be actively involved in the PMP program each week.

 

LEVEL 2: 

Students in Level 2 will focus on developing body movement patterns and body control through games and gymnastic routines. Ball skills are introduced and consolidated which include throwing, catching, dribbling, kicking and bouncing. Modified games of football, soccer, basketball and tennis are introduced. Water safety and skills are developed during a program at the Kings pool.

 

LEVEL 3:

Students in Level 3 increase their range of motor skills to practise hitting, throwing, catching, jumping and striking.  Participation in activities and games are used to refine motor skills such as running, hopping, dodging and jumping. A major focus for the year is the introduction of Winter sports such as volleyball, soccer, teeball, football and netball and Summer sports such as Athletics, basketball and Rugby.

 

The ‘Shuttle Run Beep Test,’ which is a simple fitness test designed to assess general fitness is a component of the Physical Education Program. Students in Level 3 also participate in the School Swimming Sports, Cross Country and Athletics. Selected students represent Mt. Martha at the District Carnival.

 

Students in Year 4 take part in the Bike Education Program. This program was an intensive Bike Education  and road safety program designed to give students an opportunity to learn about road rules and develop an appreciation for the local community.

 

LEVEL 4

Students in Level 4 focus on refining basic and complex motor skills and applying these skills in increasingly complex games and activities. They regularly participate in moderate to vigorous physical activity and monitored exercise intensity. The major focus is on Winter sports such as volleyball, netball, soccer and T-ball and Summer sports such as Bat Tennis, kanga cricket, athletics, softball and Rugby.

 

The students participate in the School Swimming Sports, Cross Country, Athletics and in a Winter sport of their choice.  Selected students represent the School at District, Zone, Regional and State levels in these carnivals.

 

Level 4 students participate in an intensive Water Safety and Survival Program at Mt. Martha Lifesaving Club and at the end of the program are given the opportunity to compete in a mini Lifesaving Carnival.

 

The ‘Shuttle Run Beep Test,’ which is a simple fitness test designed to assess general fitness is a component of the Physical Education Program.

 

Students in Level 4 continue with the Bike Education Program. This program is an intensive Bike Education and road safety program designed to give students an opportunity to learn about road rules and develop an appreciation for their local community. They will continue to build up to finishing the program with a road ride, using all of the skills and knowledge built up over the past three years.

  

FOOTWEAR DURING PHYSICAL EDUCATION SESSIONS

Please accept this friendly reminder for all parents to ensure students are wearing the correct footwear during Physical Education sessions.

 

Cameron Sweatman

 

PE Teacher