Teaching Team

Mark Quinn: Mark.Quinn@education.vic.gov.au

Ben Lepore: Benjamin.Lepore@education.vic.gov.au

Term 4 Curriculum

Sun Smart Requirements

PE Department requires all students to wear broad-brimmed or legionnaires hats to every PE session in Term 1 and Term 4. Students without hats may have limited opportunities to be involved in PE lessons during these terms. During Terms 2 and 3, hats are encouraged to be worn during outside play times.

Prep Level

Our students will specifically focus on various movements, with the skill of kicking being a major focus as we embark on a unit of Soccer. Students will play games where they will begin to include their skills in small game situations, whilst continuing to work on developing their coordination skills when maneuvering around other students and objects.

Our new unit around Traffic Safety is 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 PE 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,

Later in the term, students will focus on group play, where the skills of turn taking, sharing and cooperation will be explicitly outlined before, during and after movement sessions.

Years 1 & 2

Our students will continue to explore and experiment with their kicking skills during Term 4 as they start to explore the rules and style of kicks that are used in the sport of Soccer. Students will play games where they will begin to include their skills in small game situations, whilst continuing to work on developing their coordination skills when maneuvering around other students and objects.

Our new 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 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,

Later in the term, students will focus on group play, where the skills of turn taking, sharing and cooperation will be explicitly outlined before, during and after movement sessions.

Years 3 & 4

To begin the term, students will specifically focus on Soccer, with the skill of kicking being a major focus as they embark on a unit. Students will complete activities and drills whilst continuing to work on developing their coordination skills when maneuvering around other students and objects. They will explore teamwork in a sense of attacking and defending an opponent or space and will discuss how involving each other allows for greater success within their team.

During Bike Ed, individuals will learn various riding skills and maneuvers 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 on-bike traffic decisions. 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.

Students will then move on to the skill of striking, where they will explore using a range of handheld equipment to hit a stationary and moving object. Skill development and technique will be a key area of improvement for students as they aim to hit the object in the ‘sweet spot’ of their swing, whilst hitting in the direction in which they are aiming.

Years 5 & 6

To begin the term, students will specifically focus on Soccer, with the skill of kicking being a major focus as they embark on a unit. Students will complete activities and drills whilst continuing to work on developing their coordination skills when maneuvering around other students and objects. They will explore teamwork in a sense of attacking and defending an opponent or space and will discuss how involving each other allows for greater success within their team.

During Bike Ed, individuals will learn various riding skills and maneuvers to make them more safe and more 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 on-bike traffic decisions. 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 helmets if they wish.

Students will then move on to the skill of striking, where they will explore using a range of handheld equipment to hit a stationary and moving object. Skill development and technique will be a key area of improvement for students as they aim to hit the object in the ‘sweet spot’ of their swing, whilst hitting in the direction in which they are aiming.