Term 4: Grade 5/6

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.

Walk 2 School Results

Walk to School in October 2018 – well done to all the students who participated in the Walk 2 School program!!

Challenge card prizes have been drawn, the overall school results will be announced in the next few weeks.
Congratulations to all
§  17 schools involved
§  6213 children participated
§  450 challenge cards completed and received
Walk to School in October – Challenge card prizes
Congratulations to all 6213 students across the municipality for participating in the Walk to School Challenge
Aokriti Sha
Aberfeldie Primary
Henry Firman
St Marys Primary
Hamish Cutler
Moonee Ponds Primary
Seamus Buggy
St Therese’s Primary
Elina Liang
Moonee Ponds Primary
Bella Stephenson
Essendon North Primary
Alice Hayes
St Marys Primary
Asel Bayce
Strathmore Primary
Georgie Wilson
Essendon North Primary
Sreenidihi Policepatel
Essendon North Primary
Jessica Watson
Essendon North Primary
Xavier Hardy
Essendon North Primary
Charlotte Farrugia
St Monica’s Primary
Emilia Graccotta
St Marys Primary
Luca Krypuy
Avondale Primary
Oscar Brumbley
St Vincent’s De Paul Primary
Arianna Burns
Ascot Vale West Primary
Kian Dara
Essendon Primary
Leandro Monoghan
Essendon Primary
Finn Culitt
Strathmore North Primary
Henry Bentley
Flemington Primary
Michael Cogo
Our Lady’s of Nativity Primary


New Touch Screen TV


A very exciting addition has been added to the PE program at MPPS!

An amazing interactive touch screen TV was purchased through the parents association to assist me in delivering my PE lessons.

Each and every child will benefit from this amazing addition with some students already reaping the benefits.

Some examples of how I will integrate this into my PE lessons are;

  • allowing the students to watch interactive videos and demonstrations of fundamental motor skills and sports at the start of a unit
  • displaying pictures and videos I take during the lesson to gain immediate feedback
  • using it as a scoreboard during team games
  • displaying pictures and words to encourage discussion

I would like to thank the parents association for their support of the PE program and I hope all the students enjoy the use of it in the PE lessons!!

Students if you have any great ideas on how we can utilise the TV in PE lessons please leave me a comment!!

Emma’s trip to the Northern Territory

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!

Badminton Clinic with Grade 3/4 and Grade 5/6

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.

Walk 2 School

Walk, ride or scoot this October!

Walk to School 2018 runs from the 8th of October through to 2nd November.

Active schools make for active learners

Healthy travel means healthy kids

There are so many reasons to join Walk to School in 2018. Walking, riding or scooting to and from school is a great way to work towards the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity, every day. Plus, kids who are active are more likely to develop healthy habits that lead to lifelong health benefits. Last year, more than 140,000 Victorian primary school kids got involved, and you can too!

Challenge cards will be available from Emma during PE.

Classroom calender’s will be displayed in each classroom – don’t forget to let your teacher know if you walked, scooted and rode to school!

Check out this website for more information:



Grade 5/6 PE

Term 3


The students in Grade 5/6 have been focusing on the unit of “fitness” and understanding the benefits of being physically fit and healthy.  The students completed the beep test and 20m sprint test as pre assessment and will complete these tests again in Term 4 as a post assessment. They students completed exercise journals to help them understand how much physical activity they are currently completing and we discussed ways we can increase this activity. The students also developed new exercises to add to our fitness circuit we completed at the start of each lesson.

 Exercise Journal Example



Fitness circuit exercise example











Grade 3/4 PE

Term 3
In Term 3 the students have been focusing on the fundamental movement skill of “punt” through the AFL unit.

The students have also been working on the skills of “throwing, catching and bouncing” through the basketball unit.

Developing our throwing and catching skills
Nicoli working on his bouncing skills