Throughout this year Prep students will students will recognise how they are growing and changing. They will identify and describe the different emotions people experience. The students will recognise actions that help them be healthy, safe and physically active. They will identify different settings where they can be active and how to move and play safely. They will describe how their body responds to movement.
Students will use personal and social skills to include others in a range of activities. They will demonstrate, with guidance, practices and protective behaviours to keep themselves safe and healthy in different activities. They will perform fundamental movement skills and solve movement challenges.
Year 1 and Year 2
The curriculum for Year 1 and 2 builds on the learning from Foundation and supports students to make decisions to enhance their health, safety and participation in physical activity. The content enables students to explore their own sense of self and the factors that contribute to and influence their identities. Students learn about emotions, how to enhance their interactions with others, and the physical and social changes they go through as they grow older.
The content explores health messages and how they relate to health decisions and behaviours, and examines strategies students can use when they need help. The content also provides opportunities for students to learn through movement. It supports them in broadening the range and complexity of fundamental movement skills they are able to perform. They learn how to select, transfer and apply simple movement skills and sequences individually, in groups and in teams.
Students also further develop their knowledge, understanding and skills in relation to movement by exploring simple rule systems and safe use of equipment in a variety of physical activities and games. Through active participation, they investigate the body’s response to different types of physical activities. In addition, students develop personal and social skills such as cooperation, decision making, problem-solving and persistence through movement settings.
The focus areas to be addressed in Years 1 and 2 include, but are not limited to:
· safe use of medicines (AD)
· food and nutrition (FN)
· relationships (RS)
· safety (S)
rhythmic and expressive movement activities (RE).
Year 3 and Year 4
The focus for this semester has been to learn and practise a variety of manipulative skills required when playing team sports of Touch Football and Soccer. These sports involve catching, throwing, passing, kicking, defending and being able to move with the ball. Students also worked on bat and ball coordination. Students also learnt and played traditional playground games. Students were also given opportunities to demonstrate their understanding of what it means to being healthy and making the right food choices.
Year 5 and Year 6
The focus for this semester has been to learn and practise a variety of manipulative skills required when playing team sports including soff-crosse and touch football. These sports involve catching, throwing, passing, kicking, defending and being able to move with the ball. Students also took part in a skipping unit, discussing both the skill and fitness components. Students were also given opportunities to demonstrate their understanding of what it means to being healthy and making the right food choices.