An essential part of a holistic education
At Spensley Street Primary School, we believe physical education is an essential part of a holistic education. Every week, our students participate in 50-minute physical education sessions, during which they learn important fundamentals of movement and physical activity. Our curriculum focuses on developing their knowledge and understanding of the body, as well as movement concepts, strategies and techniques to enhance their performance.
Our students also gain personal and social skills such as communication, decision-making, problem-solving, critical and creative thinking, and cooperation. These skills can be developed through participation in movement tasks and challenges.
They also learn the varied roles within organised sports and recreation. We are committed to helping our students become physically active individuals by providing them with the tools and knowledge to take part in physical activities, outdoor recreation and sport. We strive to make physical education an enjoyable and rewarding experience for all, ensuring our students develop the essential skills and knowledge to live healthy and balanced lives.
Learning In Physical Education includes:
Moving the body
The curriculum lays the important early foundations of play and fundamental movement skills. It focuses on the acquisition and refinement of a broad range of movement skills. Students apply movement concepts and strategies to enhance performance and move with competence and confidence. Students develop skills and dispositions necessary for lifelong participation in physical activities.
The curriculum focuses on developing knowledge and understanding about how and why the body moves and what happens to bodies when they move. While participating in physical activities, students analyse and evaluate theories, techniques and strategies that can be used to understand and enhance the quality of movement and physical activity performance. They explore the place and meaning of physical activity, outdoor recreation and sport in their own lives, and across time and cultures.
Learning through movement
The curriculum focuses on personal and social skills that can be developed through participation in movement and physical activities. These skills include communication, decision-making, problem-solving, critical and creative thinking, and cooperation. The skills can be developed as students work individually and in small groups or teams to perform movement tasks or solve movement challenges. Through movement experiences, students develop other important personal and social skills such as self-awareness, self-management, persisting with challenges and striving for enhanced performance. They also experience the varied roles within organised sport and recreation.