Teaching Team

From left- Kale, Ben, and Mark

Mark Quinn

Ben Lepore

Kale Vagnoni

Term 1 Curriculum Overview

Prep

During Term 1, Prep students will be involved in a range of movement and physical activities that assist in  developing basic motor skills. Students will specifically focus on various movement patterns, including; skipping, galloping, jumping, dodging and weaving, changing direction and hopping. They will play games where they will learn to implement these movement patterns, but also work as a team to develop cooperation and communication skills. This will also allow students to develop higher level coordination skills when manoeuvring around other students. 

The lessons that the Physical Education staff have programmed for the children in the Prep level are designed to allow students to develop skills and awareness that will give them the basis for future PE movement and learning. 

Years 1 & 2

Our unit around Traffic Safety will be designed to introduce students to various elements of the wider community when it comes to being an active road user. We will explore various signs and lights we see when using a road and discuss objects and things around us that we need to be aware of to ensure our safety and the safety of others. Students will learn what we should do in various situations when walking, riding or scooting on the footpath and what to do when we need to cross a road. During the unit, we will use our school set of skateboards and scooter boards to create mock situations where students learn to respond to stimulus and other road users to make a decision to ensure the safety of all.

This term, Year 1 and 2 students will specifically focus on improving their ball handling development and technique as they focus on throwing and catching. Students will learn how to track a highball and ground ball and will learn to place themselves and their bodies in a position where they will best catch or trap a moving ball. They will continue developing the skills required to play in small and larger groups and also develop the ability to adapt their movement amongst a changing and moving environment, as the students themselves and objects around them move. 

Rules specific to sports will be introduced and students will be reminded to follow instructions at all times to best help the flow of the games played. The lessons the Physical Education staff have programmed for the children in Level 1 and 2 are designed to allow students to develop and expand on the skills learnt in previous years.

Years 3 – 6

During Bicycle Education, individuals will learn various riding skills and manoeuvres to make them more safe and competent road users. Road rules will also start to be introduced and consolidated in readiness for students to ride safely on the road. Road riding scenarios will be created so students gain exposure to making traffic decisions from a cyclists perspective. The program is designed to be accessible for all skill levels and will run using our wonderful fleet of NMPS bikes and helmets. Students do not need to bring their own cycling gear, but may bring their own helmet if they wish. 

Athletics lessons will see students focus on all aspects of track and field (relays, high, long and triple jump, shot put, discus, sprints, hurdles and long distance), where they will put in place previous learnings around movement and coordination to learn the fundamental techniques of each event. Student results will be recorded during Physical Education lessons, with the District squad being selected from these results.