Physical Education

The Physical Education program at Glenroy West provides students with an opportunity to develop their:

  • physical capabilities (fine, gross and loco motor skills)
  • cooperation and resilience (teamwork)
  • game sense
  • roles and responsibilities in sport

 

Foundation year students work individually and in small groups, being able to react to stop and start activities such as, listening to the whistle and following instructions. They develop their gross motor skills, spatial awareness, balance and hand-eye co-ordination through PMP activities. Throughout the year they will develop their gross motor skills, learning the techniques for catching, throwing, kicking which will be applied to group and class games.

 

Grades 1 and 2 develop their fundamental movement skills of running, catching, throwing, kicking and striking. Throughout the year they will apply different skills to a variety of games and activities designed to challenge their abilities. Students in Grade 1 and 2 will also have an opportunity to develop their gross motor skills further when taking part in the school athletics program later in the year.

 

Grades 3 and 4 practise and consolidate their fundamental movement skills of running, catching, kicking throwing and striking. The skills area applied to games and activities, where they began to learn the basic rules. Students are encouraged and challenged to learn about game sense and play, learning positions, scoring systems and histories about various sports. In grades 3 and 4, students participate in school cross country and athletic events, from these events students have the opportunity to represent our school at the district and regional levels.

 

Grades 5 and 6 develop their skills and knowledge for softball, cricket and bat tennis during summer inter-school sport, and soccer, football and netball during winter interschool sport. Interschool develops students’ knowledge of the sport, how to work together in teams and builds confidence and independence in sport. In grades 5 and 6, students participate in school cross country and athletic events, from these events students have the opportunity to represent our school at the district and regional levels.

 

In Physical Education lessons, students apply specific skills to different sports and take on roles and responsibilities within a small group. The SEPEP model, or sport education program is an approach towards teaching physical education that aims to maximise involvement and deepen understanding of sports by giving students dedicated roles outside of just participation. It seeks to develop leadership and other interpersonal skills valuable to all aspects of life. Throughout the year students will study their own personal fitness, and develop and implement their own game.

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