PE and Health


Reception to Year 2

Overview

H & PE at Garden College attempts to provide students with knowledge, understanding and skills to allow them to enhance their own and others’ health and wellbeing in varied and changing contexts. Integral to H & PE is the acquisition of movement skills, concepts and strategies that enable students to confidently and competently participate in a range of physical activities.

 

The curriculum in Reception/Foundation to Year 2 focuses on developing the knowledge, understanding, and skills that support students to be healthy, safe, and active individuals who can move competently and confidently in a range of physical spaces and on diverse surfaces.

The health contexts explored in the Reception/Foundation to Year 2 curriculum include, but are not limited to:

  • Safe use of medicines
  • Food and nutrition
  • Health benefits of physical activity

The movement and physical activity contexts that students will experience in the Reception/Foundation to Year 2 curriculum include, but are not limited to :

  • Active play and minor games
  • Fundamental movement skills
  • Rhythmic and expressive movement.

Lesson Structure

H & PE lessons are conducted in both indoor and outdoor settings with an emphasis on teamwork and control over body movements. Students are taught specific movements as a powerful medium for a range of personal, interpersonal, behavioural, social and cognitive skills. Students gain expertise in movement skills, physical activities and physical fitness through a range of games and activities.

Scope and Sequence

A Perceptual Motor Skills Program is to be implemented during Reception PE lessons and aims to develop students’ motor skills that are foundational skills for many activities in the classroom. The PMP aims to allow students to practice these skills in a fun, holistic and organized way through movement awareness, bean bag and rope play, ball handling activities, basic athletics and basic gymnastics throughout the year.

 

Staff when appointed will select the topics for study for each term.

Reception to Year 2 – Health & Physical Education Scope and Sequence
  Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4
Health Contexts

 

Movement and Physical Activity

 

Assessment

Assessment includes:

  • Checklists
  • Anecdotal notes

Resources

A range of equipment including soft and hard balls, skipping ropes, hoops, bean bags, bats, athletic equipment are used regularly during H & PE lessons, depending on the nature and focus of each lesson.

Benchmarks and Recommendations

Due to Occupational Health and Safety (OH & S) requirements, students are required to wear sports shoes and the appropriate uniform during H & PE lessons. It is also recommended that students have their water bottles with them during H & PE lessons, especially during terms 1 and 4. Garden College’s has a Sun Smart Policy, students are required to wear their hats or visors during outdoor H & PE lessons.

Reception/Foundation achievement standard

By the end of Reception/Foundation Year, students recognise how their body is growing and changing. They also recognise the important people in their lives who help them be healthy, safe, and physically active every day. They identify how to move and play safely, and are able to describe how their body responds to movement. 
Students demonstrate how to express different emotions, and the personal and social skills to include others in a range of activities. With guidance, they demonstrate healthy and safe practices in classroom and movement situations, and are able to demonstrate help-seeking strategies. They perform a range of fundamental movement skills with increasing confidence and competence in physical play, modified games, and rhythmic and expressive activities.

Years 1 and 2 Achievement Standard

By the end of Year 2, students identify their personal strengths and achievements, and describe the different changes that occur as they grow older. They explore the differences and diversity of individuals and groups, and are able to ask for help if they need it. They describe how the body reacts to physical activity and explain how healthy eating and being active keeps them well. 
Students demonstrate positive ways to interact with others, and select and apply strategies to keep them healthy and safe. They demonstrate a broad range of fundamental movement skills including sequencing and using equipment in play, games and in response to a variety of stimuli.


 

Years 3 – 6

Overview

H & PE at Garden College attempts to provide students with knowledge, understanding and skills to allow them to enhance their own and others’ health and wellbeing in varied and changing contexts. Integral to H & PE is the acquisition of movement skills, concepts and strategies that enable students to confidently and competently participate in a range of physical activities.

As students move through primary school, the focus broadens also to include the knowledge, understanding, and skills necessary to support and enhance their own health and wellbeing and that of their family and friends. Students are increasingly connected to their world and their peers. Personal and social skills take on an increasing importance, and students become more aware of gender expectations and stereotypes. They look to family, peers, the media, the Internet, and the community for role models. Students in Years 3–6 further develop and refine their fundamental movement skills, learn about the common features of games and expand their understanding of movement strategies and different tactical solutions to increase their sense of success in physical activities.

The Health and Physical Education curriculum in Year 3 to Year 6 provides explicit learning opportunities to develop the communication skills, social skills and behaviours needed to work effectively with others in a range of environments and contexts. The health contexts explored in Years 3 to 6 include, but are not limited to:

  • alcohol and drugs
  • Food and nutrition
  • Health benefits of physical activity
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Relationships and sexuality (from Year 5)

The curriculum allows students to experience a range of movement activities, to develop further movement competence and confidence. It also supports and encourages lifelong physical activity participation. The movement and physical activity contexts that students will experience in Years 3 to 6 include, but are not limited to:

  • Active play and minor games
  • Challenge and adventure activities
  • Fundamental movement skills
  • Games and sports
  • Health-related physical activities
  • Rhythmic and expressive movement activities.

Lesson Structure

H & PE lessons are conducted in both indoor and outdoor settings with an emphasis on teamwork and control over body movements. Students are taught specific movements as a powerful medium for a range of personal, interpersonal, behavioural, social and cognitive skills. Students gain expertise in movement skills, physical activities and physical fitness through a range of games and activities.

Scope and Sequence

In Years 3 to 6, students perform a broad range of complex motor skills. They demonstrate a wide variety of motor skills and apply them to basic, sport-specific situations. They create and perform coordinated movement sequences that contain a variety of motor skills and movement patterns. They participate regularly in physical activities for the purpose of improving skill and health, and identify and describe the components of health-related fitness as well as healthy eating choices that contribute to well being.

 

Staff when appointed will select the topics for study for each term.

Year 3 to Year 4 – Health & Physical Education Scope and Sequence
  Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4
Health Contexts

 

Movement and Physical Activity

Assessment

Assessment includes:

  • Checklists
  • Anecdotal notes

Resources

A range of equipment including soft and hard balls, skipping ropes, hoops, bean bags, bats, athletic equipment are used regularly during H & PE lessons, depending on the nature and focus of each lesson.

Benchmarks and Recommendations

Due to Occupational Health and Safety (OH & S) requirements, students are required to wear sports shoes and the appropriate uniform during H & PE lessons. It is also recommended that students have their water bottles with them during H & PE lessons, especially during terms 1 and 4. Garden College’s has a Sun Smart Policy and students are required to wear their hats or visors during outdoor H & PE lessons.

Years 3 and 4 Achievement Standard

By the end of Year 4, students describe the connections they have to their community and identify resources available locally to support their health, physical activity, and wellbeing. They examine factors that shape identity and beliefs, and are able to discuss the influences on healthy and safe choices. They understand the benefits of physical activity and are able to apply rules fairly in a range of situations. 
Students demonstrate decision-making and problem-solving skills when finding solutions to health and movement challenges. They suggest and apply a range of strategies for working cooperatively with others to achieve a goal, and for staying safe and healthy in a range of situations. They create and perform movement sequences using a variety of movement skills and patterns.

Years 5 and 6 Achievement Standard

By the end of Year 6, students investigate the perspectives of others and discuss how a range of factors influences how people co-exist. They describe their own and others’ contributions to health, physical activity and wellbeing and identify a range of appropriate ways to respond to successes and challenges. They access and interpret health and physical activity information from a variety of sources and identify a range of places where they can seek help to enhance their health and wellbeing. They understand and apply movement concepts and elements of movement to a variety of physical activities, and describe the key features of health related fitness. 
Students demonstrate strategies that enable diverse groups to work together. They apply effective decision making and problem solving skills in health and movement contexts. They demonstrate and refine a range of movement skills and perform them with increasing accuracy and control in a variety of physical activities. They apply and refine movement concepts and strategies in more complex games, sports, and activities.

 

 

Year 6

Overview

H & PE at Garden College attempts to provide students with knowledge, understanding and skills to allow them to enhance their own and others’ health and wellbeing in varied and changing contexts. Integral to H & PE is the acquisition of movement skills, concepts and strategies that enable students to confidently and competently participate in a range of physical activities.

Lesson Structure

H & PE lessons are conducted in both indoor and outdoor settings with an emphasis on teamwork and control over body movements. Students are taught specific movements as a powerful medium for a range of personal, interpersonal, behavioural, social and cognitive skills. Students gain expertise in movement skills, physical activities and physical fitness through a range of games and activities.

Scope and Sequence

In Year 6, students refine and expand their range of skills, and perform them with increasing precision, accuracy and control in more complex movements, sequences and games. Students begin to observe, and give constructive feedback on, the skill performance of their peers.

As students continue to participate in regular periods of moderate to vigorous physical activity, they explore the training principles for improving components of health related fitness and ways to monitor exercise intensity.

 

Table to be developed by staff in 2014.

Assessment

Assessment includes:

  • Checklists
  • Anecdotal notes

Resources

A range of equipment including soft and hard balls, skipping ropes, hoops, bean bags, bats, athletic equipment are used regularly during H & PE lessons, depending on the nature and focus of each lesson.

Benchmarks and Recommendations

Due to Occupational Health and Safety (OH & S) requirements, students are required to wear sports shoes and the appropriate uniform during H & PE lessons. It is also recommended that students have their water bottles with them during H & PE lessons, especially during terms 1 and 4. Garden College’s has Sun Smart Policy and students are required to wear their hats or visors during outdoor H & PE lessons.

 

SACSA framework Health and PE Standard 3

Physical Activity and Participation

  • Demonstrates a range of specialised and individual and team movement skills that enhance their sense of personal and group identity
  • Develops, through participation in health-related fitness activities, an understanding of those activities appropriateness and effectiveness

Personal and Social Development

  • Explains how different ways of describing people influences the way people value and treat themselves and others
  • Identifies physical, social and emotional changes associated with their growth and development, and appreciates differences between people of the same age
  • Assumes different roles when working as part of a cooperative group or team to achieve a shared goal and understands the effects on relationships

Health of Individuals and Communities

  • Analyses a variety of community health issues that affect the and investigates community programs to address them
  • Identifies skills to deal with situations that pose a risk to their health and safety
  • Researches and shares findings about issues related to why individuals and groups have different eating patterns

 

See – ACARA Health and Physical Education draft curriculum for national consultation – Dec 2012

http://www.achpersa.com.au/

Some other useful information I found

Here are the motor skills, movement patterns, and movement concepts our program stresses:

  • Locomotor Skills:
  • Running, Shuffling, Skipping, Hopping, Leaping, Crawling, Chasing, Fleeing
  • Body Management:
  • Balance, Jumping/Landing, Weight Transfer
  • Manipulatives:
    • Throwing, Catching, Rolling, Hand Dribbling, Foot Dribbling, Foot Passing
    • Rhythm:
    • Jumping Rope (Individual and Double Dutch), Hula Hoop
  • Cooperatives:
    • Pairs, Small group activities
  • Fitness:
    • Strength Training, Cardiovascular Fitness, Flexibility (Stretching)
  • Spatial Awareness:
    • Personal Space, General Space, Boundaries, Levels of Movement
  • Concepts:
    • Agility, Uses feedback to improve performance, correct form for motor skills