During the physical education program, students at Foundation level participated in games with and without equipment and learnt to cooperate with others when participating in physical activities. They were introduced to rules and identified actions that promote health, safety and wellbeing. Students practised fundamental movement skills and movement sequences using different parts of the body in different environments.
Students in Year 1/2 continued to identify rules and fair play when participating in physical activities. They focused on developing movement patterns and body control through various games and activities. Fundamental motor skills were introduced and consolidated; these included throwing, catching, kicking and running. Students participated in the house swimming carnival and house cross country event, and completed the athletics unit in preparation for the house athletics carnival.
Students in Year 3/4 practised and refined fundamental movement skills in different movement situations both indoors and outdoors. They focused on working cooperatively and applying rules fairly. Fundamental movement skills such as throwing, catching, kicking and running were consolidated, and new complex movements were introduced. Students were given the opportunity to represent their house in the annual swimming, cross country and athletics events.
During Physical Education lessons this semester the year 5/6 students have focussed on various physical activities and tasks required in various games including hockey, cross country, athletics, soccer, netball and AFL. The main objective was refining basic and complex motor skills and applying these skills in increasingly complex games and activities. The use of tactics and strategies were encouraged as well as team work and sportsmanship. Students were given the opportunity to represent their house in the annual swimming, cross country and athletics events.
Term 4 has flown by. The Grade 5/6’s have been very busy in PE!
We started the term with some fitness testing. Each student completed the Beep Test and 20m Sprint test. It was wonderful seeing so many students beat their personal best score from Term 3. Next we learnt the game of Lacrosse. This was challenging but enjoyable. Our final unit of work for the term was cricket. The students enjoyed learning the skills required for the game of cricket, followed by some modified games and culminating in a T20 Blast game! To finish the year we will be playing games that require teamwork and strategy.
From Sunday 21st October – Friday 26th October I was given the opportunity to travel to remote communities of the Northern Territory with the Collingwood Football Club.
We visited 7 different communities were we ran 3 different programs in each school.
For the F-2 children I was in charge of running the “Maggie and Swoop” program – a story about Maggie who loves netball and Swoop a young boy who dreams of being an AFL player. They cross paths and teach eachother all about their chosen sport and become great friends. The main theme of the story is friendship and what being a friend looks like.
For the Grade 3/4 students in the schools my team mate Ash Brazill (AFLW player and Magpies Netballer) took the students through a “side by side” clinic teaching the students the skills of netball and football.
The Grade 5/6 students participated in some AFL testing including the beep test, vertical jump, 20m sprint and agility.
At the end of each session we would all come together and play some games and finish the day with handing out some giveaways (posters, netballs, footballs) and a signing session.
We also partook in some cultural activities in Tennant Creek.
It was an experience of a lifetime and the smiles and gratitude of the students will stay with me for a very long time to come.
Thanks to Fiona who took over the PE program for the week!
On Tuesday 16th October 3/4D, 3/4B, 5/6A & 5/6C participated in a Badminton Clinic run by Pauline from the Western Suburbs Badminton Association.
During the clinic the students were given the opportunity to learn the skills required for the game of badminton including the correct way to hold the racquet, basic footwork, how to serve, different ways to return the serve and the smash.
The students played mini games against one another and finished with a game of King/Queen of the court.