Teaching Team

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

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

Term 2 Curriculum

Prep

During Term 2, students will continue to develop their range of movement through various physical activities to develop their basic motor skills. Students will specifically focus on various movements including balancing, dodging and weaving, changing direction and hopping. Students will play games where they will begin to include these skills in small game situations, whilst continuing to work on developing their coordination skills when maneuvering around other students and objects.

Later in the term, lessons will shift to have a focus on the basic stages of throwing and catching, introducing students to various objects and equipment that they will use to develop their throwing and catching technique. 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 give them a base for future learning.

Years 1 & 2

The students, through a range of movement and physical activities, will continue to develop and expand on their basic motor skills, specifically with a focus on bouncing and kicking a ball. They will continue developing the skills required to play in small and larger groups and also develop the ability to adapt their movement in a changing environment. They will be exposed to rules, procedures and how to follow instructions so they can effectively participate in physical education activities. The lessons the Physical Education staff have programmed for the children in Years 1 and 2 are designed to allow students to develop and expand on the skills learned in previous years.

Years 3 & 4

In our basketball unit, students will explore basic games tactics such as attack and defense. They will take skill acquisition from drills and activities and apply that to a game setting. Students will also begin to work as a group to set and achieve goals in both cooperative and competitive games. The PE Department will be working in partnership with the Collingwood Basketball Association to deliver this program.

Our Athletics 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. Students will also showcase their learnings at the House Athletics Day in Term 3.

Years 5 & 6

In our basketball unit, students will explore complex movements, sequences, and games. They will group these skills together so they can effectively participate in basketball games. Through a supportive environment, the students will provide positive feedback, both as a team and individually, which will further support skill acquisition. They will also start to discuss and demonstrate more complex strategic thinking that is required to be an effective team member. Lastly, the students will take on associated sports roles such as umpiring, coaching, and selecting teams and be encouraged to demonstrate fair play. The PE Department will be working in partnership with the Collingwood Basketball Association to deliver this program.

Students will also participate in a unit on Athletics. Students will 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. Students will also showcase their learnings at the House Athletics Day in Term 3.

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.