Physical Education


​HPE TERM 1 OVERVIEWS 2021

Prep

Playing Safe

In this unit, there will be a focus on learning and developing fundamental movement skills with technique and in a safe manner.  Students will perform a range of fundamental movement skills including running, hopping, jumping and galloping. They will use these skills to solve movement challenges in partner, small group and whole class games.  Students will also:

  • identify different settings where they can play safely

    describe actions that help keep them safe

    identify different settings where they can be active

    practice using strategies to support trying and success when faced with challenges

    identify how to interact with others and explore interactions that are positive and

     negative, and the effects these have on others.

    participate in activities in preparation for the school's athletics carnival in Term 2.

     

 

Year 1

Playing Safely and Fairly – Catch Me if You Can

Children will participate in simple tagging and dodging games which incorporate fundamental movement skills.  They will propose a range of alternatives and test their effectiveness to solve movement challenges.

Children will:

  • demonstrate positive ways to interact with a partner.
  • apply rules required to participate fairly in physical activities.
  • apply rules in simple games.
  • perform loco-motor movements to test and solve movement challenges and games.
  • explain why rules are needed in games and physical activities.
  • explain how rules contribute to fair play and applying them in group activities.

 

 

Year 2

How our body reacts: Tag and Dodge

Children will participate in simple and complex tagging games which incorporate fundamental movement skills, with a specific focus on investigating how our body reacts to participating in these activities. Students will learn and use the Six-Step Checklist to see how their body reacts to participating in physical activity. They will propose a range of alternatives and test their effectiveness to solve movement challenges.

Children will:

  • demonstrate positive ways to interact with a partner.
  • apply rules required to participate fairly in physical activities.
  • apply rules in simple games.
  • perform loco-motor movements to test and solve movement challenges and games.
  • explain why rules are needed in games and physical activities.
  • explaining how rules contribute to fair play and applying them in group activities.

 

 

 

Year 3

Red Ball Tennis

In this unit, students will refine and perform movement sequences using the fundamental movement skill of striking (red ball tennis) and solve movement challenges through gameplay and modified activities. Movement skills that will be developed include: stability (balance skills, keeping balance whilst moving and changing direction) and manipulative (how to perform groundstrokes- forehand and backhand catch and forehand and backhand strokes with recovery position).  Students will also gain a deeper understanding of tactical skills and accuracy including accuracy, space, force, time and movement. 

 

 

Year 4

Fundamental Movement Skills - Invasion Games

In this unit, students will participate in various invasion games, where the aim is to attack an opponent's territory and score a goal or point. There will be a strong focus on teamwork, keeping possession, scoring and defending. They will perform the refined fundamental movement skills of dribbling, throwing (overarm shoulder pass and chest pass) and catching and use them to solve movement challenges. 

 

Year 5 and 6

Gymnastics

In this teaching unit, students will undertake gymnastics, combining skills of balance, core strength and coordination.  They will master a variety of skills for each learning stage on all apparatus and on the floor. Skills are based on rotation, locomotion, spring and landing, swing, static poses and composition.  Students will propose, perform and combine specialised movement skills and apply them to solve movement challenges. Students design and perform a variety of movement sequences. Students manipulate and modify the elements of effort, space, time, objects and people to perform movement sequences. Students apply the elements of movement when composing and creating movement sequences.



​House Names

Nagle house is named after Nano Nagle who was born in Ireland and became the founder of the Presentation Sisters of the Blessed Virgin Mary who established St Agatha's school in 1925. 

 

Carmel's house is named after Our Lady of Mt Carmel who's title was given to the Blessed Virgin Mary in her role as Patroness of the Carmelites. With her mind we feel supported, connected and value our community as we live, grow and in faith.

 

Lourdes house is named after Our Lady of Lourdes who appeared to St Bernadette in Lourdes France. Our Lady asked Bernadette to pray for World Peace.  Today, many people make a pilgrimage to Lourdes to pray for a cure of their sickness or disability. 

 
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