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Physical Education Overview


The Physical Education (PE) programme helps students discover the capabilities of their bodies and the variety of ways in which they are able to use their bodies to solve problems, address physical challenges, function as part of a group, manipulate equipment or apparatus and express themselves kinesthetically in a range of situations. Students will be exposed to a number of activities, which will develop motor skills that may later be applied to various sports. They will become aware of a number of positive leisure time pursuits. Students will be introduced to a healthy and active lifestyle and the ways exercise affect their bodies and overall fitness or well-being.
Students will develop skills, which they may apply in a variety of contexts within and beyond the school setting. These skills include the use of proper safety precautions when engaging in physical activities, recognition of the importance of fair play, use of cooperative behaviours and the ability to function as part of a team.

The following expectations are arranged into seven strands: body control and spatial awareness, adventure activities, athletics, movement to music, games, gymnastics and health-related activities.

The PE Curriculum consists of the following units:

 

Early childhood

Hoops in the Pregny Gym

Adventure challenge Explore and develop the ability to solve tasks individually
Explore and develop the ability to solve tasks in pairs or in small groups
Body control and spatial awareness Develop spatial awareness
Develop gross motor skills
Develop creative skills through movement
Games Explore coordination, manipulation and balance
Travel in different ways maintaining body control
Change speed and direction of movement maintaining body control
Handle small equipment using various body parts
Participate in, and follow instructions for, simple games requiring little or no equipment
Gymnastics Learn a variety of movements to form a basic movement vocabulary, for example jump, hop, slide, rock
Explore different ways of moving on the floor and on apparatus
Create small movement patterns
Hold their body weight in stillness using various body parts as bases
Be introduced to one or two basic skills
Explore different ways of moving with small equipment
Health-related activities Be aware of some of the elements of a healthy lifestyle
Be aware that it is important to be physically active
Recognize some basic changes that occur to their bodies when exercising
Be made aware of safety aspects when exercising
Movement to music

Explore locomotor skills using music as a stimulus
Explore non-locomotor skills using music as a stimulus
Use imagination and original ideas to respond to a range of stimuli to express feelings and moods
Be introduced to short sequences using basic step patterns

Years 1 - 2

 

Playing in the Pregny Gym

Adventure challenge

By the end of Year 2 students will:
Solve challenging problems, individually, in pairs or in small groups
Participate in small group activities to accomplish a common goal

Body control and spatial awareness Develop an awareness of space, direction and levels in relation to others and to their working environment
Hold their body weight various body parts as bases (balance and stability)
Games Develop coordination, manipulation and balance
Travel in different ways, changing speed and direction while maintaining body control
Explore small equipment using various body parts
Participate in, and follow instructions for, simple games requiring little or no equipment
Gymnastics Develop the traditional gymnastic skills, involving physical agility, flexibility, strength and coordination
Interpret and answer movement tasks in their own way, and at their own ability level, on the floor and using apparatus
Health-related activities Recognize the elements and the benefits of a healthy lifestyle
Become aware of the importance of physical activities in daily life
Recognize basic changes that occur to their bodies when exercising
Demonstrate safety
Movement to music Combine locomotor and non/locomotor skills in order to develop rhythmic responses
Respond through movement to a range of stimuli
Express feelings and moods using imagination and original ideas
Master a dance containing basic step patterns, which has a beginning, middle and end

 

Years 3 - 4

 

Invasion Games*
Movement and Dance
Gymnastics
Athletics
Being Healthy
(participation in Ski Days)

Year 6 ski day

Years 5 - 6

Year 6 playing in the Gym at Saconnex

Invasion Games*
Gymnastics
Dance
Health and Fitness
Athletics (track & field)
(participation in Ski Days)

 

Invasion Games* involves a team working together to attack a goal or target which is defended by another team; for example: soccer, basketball, handball, hockey and touch rugby.
  It is advised that all children also attend swimming lessons when they are offered.

At Pregny: PE is taught indoors in the gym at Pregny or outdoors on the field or small all-weather surface court.

At Saconnex:

All students should be prepared for both indoor and outdoor lessons. For safety reasons, we ask children to remove all jewelry, including watches before doing PE - please ensure your child is able to do this (or remove it before arriving at school).
All students need the following PE kit that needs to be labeled with your family name and your child’s class, e.g. Sanchez Class 2
• A PE bag
• Blue shorts
• ISG logo t-shirt
• Dark blue tracksuit (sweat pants and sweatshirt)
• Indoor gym shoes
• Outdoor sports shoes

children playing

5concepts

Demonstrations of deeper learning in responsible behaviour through positive action and service; a manifestation in practice of the other essential elements

Powerful ideas which have relevance within and across the disciplines and which students must explore and re-explore in order to develop understanding

Significant, relevant, subject matter which students are expected to explore and know about

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Those things which the students need to be able to do to succeed in a changing, challenging world

Dispositions which are expressions of fundamental values, beliefs and feelings about learning, the environment and people

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updated 25 March 2007