Students use their enthusiasm for physical activity and curiosity about how the human body works,
relationships and feelings to explore their health and wellbeing. They develop an understanding that health
is influenced by simple everyday actions of people, and by environments.
They see the place of health, physical activity and personal development in people’s work and community lives.
Focus: Fundamental movement skills are foundations of physical activity.
The P.E. curriculum for Years Prep to 2 is concerned with the development of…
- Body and spatial awareness improves movement and confidence in a variety of physical activities e.g. using simple movements
to “make a triangle” or “crouch low and then spin to the sky” involves knowing how, where and at what level and which body parts to move.
- Locomotor and non-locomotor movements and manipulative skills can improve the quality of physical performance and support participation
in physical activities e.g. experiencing movement and manipulative skills such as twisting and turning, throwing a bean bag up and catching it,
kicking a ball at a target or striking a balloon to keep it afloat, enables movement from place to place, and makes activity fun.
Years 3 to 5
Focus: Fundamental and simple specialised movement skills are elements of physical activity.
In these years the boys learn…
- To apply appropriate techniques for fundamental and simple specialised movement skills to enhance physical
performance and participation in physical activities e.g. running efficiently, throwing competently,
gripping a bat or racquet correctly and landing safely after jumping facilitates active inclusion in games.
- To work cooperatively, and to become aware of others and fair play, to enhance the experience of physical activities for individuals and groups e.g.
demonstrating respect for others, being inclusive and playing by the agreed rules make games and recreational activities enjoyable.
Years 6 and 7
Focus: Fundamental and specialised movement skills, movement concepts, tactics and strategies are elements of physical activity.
In Years 6 and 7 P.E. activities focus on…
- Modifying techniques and selectively applying movement concepts to enhance physical performance and increase enjoyment in physical activities
e.g. transferring weight appropriately when batting enables the batter to hit the ball with greater force.
- Refining teamwork, tactics and strategies in a variety of contexts to improve movement capacities, and physical performance,
and to enhance participation in physical activity e.g. coordinating timing when paddling a canoe or dancing,
in team defence in touch football or water polo, and in offensive passing in tag ball, makes the activity more enjoyable.(6)
(6)Reference: QSA (Queensland Studies Authority),