Physical Education at Narre Warren North Primary School is linked to the Victorian Curriculum and aims to provide students with the knowledge, skills and behaviours to enable them to improve and maintain their physical health now and into the future. Students from Foundation through to Year 6 attend weekly Physical Education and Sport lessons and build on the Fundamental Motor Skills. Students focus on the acquisition of movement skills, concepts and strategies to enable confident, competent and creative participation in a range of physical activities. All Prep to Year 6 students participate in a series of ‘Commit to being Fit’ and Huff’n’Puff units during Term 4. Students engage in a variety of warm-up and partner challenges, vigorous games, relays and group fitness activities that promote health related fitness. Students develop their understanding about movement as they learn to monitor how their body responds to different types of physical activity. Additionally, all Prep to Year 4 students participate in the Swimming and Water Safety Program.
In Term 4, Prep students continue to build the fundamental skills through exploration, practice, instruction and modelling. Students are given many opportunities to develop their locomotor and manipulative skills such as running, jumping, underarm throwing, kicking, catching, leaping and dodging. The students in Years 1 and 2 participate in units of work focusing on specific observable Fundamental Motor Skill patterns in a variety of modified games. Students will focus on kicking, catching and throwing using the correct technique for distance and accuracy. Students in Years 3 and 4 will learn about the common features of games and participate in a variety of modified Target, Striking/Fielding, Net/Wall and Invasion games whilst developing sport specific skills in the areas of Volleystars, Sof-Crosse and Softball. Students will also cooperate in a small group to create a game that meets performance criteria. The Year 5 and 6 curriculum allows students to refine and further develop a wide range of fundamental movement skills in more complex movement patterns in games and sport. Students engage in a range of Games Sense and SEPEP units, discussing the strategies and tactics on how to improve game performance. They will consider the different roles undertaken by officials to ensure a game can run smoothly and discuss the components of effective teams. Physical Education at Narre Warren North Primary School provides opportunity for students to have fun, develop physical literacy skills and learn the importance of teamwork, fair play, communication, cooperation and getting in there and having a go!