Junior Physical Education
My Physical Education philosophy aims at adopting 'Play with Purpose' strategies in lessons, based upon a game sense approach to developing and improving Fundamental Movement Skills for Pre-Primary, Years 1, 2 and 3. My lessons assist students to have a socio-cultural understanding of sport, beginning with movement skills and using the Game Sense pedagogy to connect games of a different nature. Students in the physical education lesson learn about how their body moves and the benefits of physical activity to themselves. They are challenged to think and ask questions and how to approach and resolve challenges when learning and participating in small sided games. Through movement in a variety of contexts and settings, students acquire, practise, manage and refine interpersonal and social skills. My teaching program also assists in building on the strong values program at Burrendah Primary School.
Janine Bain - Junior Physical Education Specialist
Senior Physical Education
The specialist program forms part of the Health and Physical Education Australian Curriculum and focuses on the Movement and Physical Activity strands.
I aim to provide a supportive environment where all students are able to develop their skills, experience success and progress to the next level of their development. Lessons are based on a warm up fitness activity, explicit teaching and practice of skills progressing to the application of game strategies.
The Year 3 and 4 curriculum further develops students’ knowledge, understanding and skills in relation to their health, wellbeing, safety and participation in physical activity. Students develop a greater proficiency across a range of fundamental movement skills, minor games and sports.
Opportunities are provided for students to develop a range of personal and social skills through movement, such as leadership, communication, collaboration, problem solving, persistence and decision making.
The students in Year 5 and 6 further develop a wide range of fundamental movement skills in more complex movement patterns and situations. They apply their understanding of movement strategies and concepts when participating in games and sport at a school and interschool level.
They learn to apply rules fairly and behave ethically when participating in a range of physical activities. Students learn to effectively communicate and problem solve in teams in movement settings.
They refine their fundamental movement skills based on explicit teaching of correct technique, learn about the common features of games and expand their understanding of movement concepts and strategies to increase their sense of success in physical activities. Students apply movement concepts and strategies to enhance performance and move with competence and confidence. They develop the skills, knowledge and understanding for lifelong participation in physical activity.
Brian Crouch - Senior Physical Education Specialist