At Woodville Primary School, all students participate in weekly Physical Education classes taught by Mr Digby. Physical Education classes place an emphasis on supporting the development of physical skills and knowledge through a variety of fun, high energy and engaging activities.
Our Physical Education program is structured to develop students fundamental movement skills, then build into the more specific skills required for all forms of sport.
Students are provided with opportunities to develop their problem-solving knowledge and strategic decision making through gameplay scenarios and analysing the performance of themselves and their peers.
Through learning about the positive impact of physical activity, we also enable students to understand the benefits of life-long physical activity, so they can be healthy and active individuals at all stages of life.
This term the students will be practising their listening skills in Physical Education by responding to the whistle. The students will be learning about and practising their fundamental motor skills. These skills include running, jumping, agility, balancing and skipping. The students will also learn about the importance of fair play, encouragement and working in a team.
Year 1 and 2
This term the students will be learning about two-handed striking. The two-handed strike is a manipulative skill in which force is applied to an object using an implement, in this case a bat and a racquet. The students will learn to strike a stationary ball as well as a ball in motion. Throughout this term students will participate in a variety of cricket and tennis activities aimed at developing and improving their two-handed strike.
Year 3 and 4
This term the students will be learning about striking and fielding. Striking and Fielding sports involve activities in which players score points by striking an object and running to designated playing areas or prevent opponents from scoring by retrieving the object and returning it to stop the play. By playing these games, participants will learn the key skills and tactics for games such as cricket. Students will also practise their fielding skills by participating in a range of throwing and catching activities. This term has a focus on Cricket, Tennis and Tee Ball.
Year 5 and 6
This term the students will be learning about striking and fielding. Striking and Fielding sports involve activities in which players score points by striking an object and running to designated playing areas or prevent opponents from scoring by retrieving the object and returning it to stop the play. The key sport students will be focusing on are Tee-Ball and Softball. When striking a ball, the students will learn about key features such as technique, placement, positioning of body and power. When fielding, the students will practise their underarm and overarm throwing as well as learning to use a glove to catch a ball.
Interschool sport provides opportunities for students to develop skills through competitive experiences, connecting students to the wider community and promoting teamwork. Students will select a sport to participate in, train and compete against primary schools in the Hoppers Crossing District. During the summer season the sports include Cricket, Softball, Basketball, Volleyball and Tennis. During the winter season the sports include Soccer, AFL, Tee Ball, Netball and Volleyball. Good luck Woodville!
Sports at Home
During the most recent school lockdowns in 2021, Mr Digby created a YouTube channel to engage students in Physical Activity whilst at home behind their devices. These video's have been a great way to connect with students through a variety of fun activities and challenges whilst keeping them active. Feel free to give these a try and play along at home!
Sports Calendar 2022
Keep up to date with sports at Woodville Primary School.