Physical Education & Sport @Elwood PS

Physical Education & Sport @Elwood PS - Term 1 Overview

Check out the PE website for more information on all things Sport and PE, including key dates and detailed information about upcoming events for the year - 

This term the Prep students will be taking part in different tasks and games to develop their spatial awareness, boundaries and knowledge different rules. We will also have a major focus on explicitly teaching Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS). These are the skills which provide the foundation for human movement. When learnt, they allow students to be competent and confident in the participation of a range of physical activities, games, sports etc.
The list of fundamental movement skills include;
Locomotor and Non-Locomotor Skills – rolling, balancing, sliding, jogging, running, leaping, jumping, hopping, dodging, galloping and skipping
Object Control Skills – bouncing, throwing, catching, kicking, striking.

Grade 1 & 2’s
We will begin by completing tasks and problem solving activities to develop our ability to work as a team in a cooperative way. We will also continue exploring and practising the Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) of throwing, catching and kicking. This will be done through fun activity stations and using the Game Sense Approach.

Grade 3 & 4’s
Team building and problem solving will be a focus to improve co-operation and communication. We will also be further developing our Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) using a game sense approach to further develop the skills and knowledge we need for minor games in T-Ball and Ultimate Frisbee.

Grade 5 & 6’s
A major focus will be taking part in team building and problem solving activities to explore the different roles that we use to develop our ability to communicate and work together. The senior school students will then move onto striking and fielding games such as Softball and Cricket through a modified games sense approach to help develop our skills in preparation for Friday Sport.

Grade 5 & 6 Summer Sports & Round Robin
The sports for this term are Softball, Basketball, Hockey, Volley Stars and Cricket.
After several practise sessions we compete in the the Summer Round Robin against other schools in the Balaclava District on Monday 19 March.
For more information and to learn more about our Team Selection guidelines please refer to the PE website -

Thanks and we are looking forward to a wonderful term 1 in PE and Sport!

Sam Casey