Physical Education

Welcome to PE @ MHPS with Mr Yasunaga



SEMESTER 2, 2022


Prep (Foundation)

Prep students in Term 3 & 4 are familiar of the Phys Ed setting and expectations in a classroom without tables and chairs.  Throughout these terms, the idea of personal spacing is reenforced in almost all activities.  This time of the year the students revisit gross and fundamental motor skills covered in semester 1 to give them another opportunity to consolidate initial learnings and the chance gain further growth.  The lesson include more Phys Ed games that require boundaries and game rules.  The Prep students were also given the opportunity to participate in the Water Safety Program at Broadmeadows Aquatic Centre.


Grade 1/2

The students in Grade 1/2 begin using the fundamental motors skills in games, not just practice drills but then begin to apply in basic sporting format such as Target/Striking, Court/Net and Invasion games. This semester also was an opportunity for students to be active in the Water Safety program at Broadmeadows Aquatic Centre.



Grade 3/4

Some Grade 3/4 students who were selected to represent Meadow Heights, competed in the Athletics Track & Field event at Meadowglen International Athletics Track in term 3.  At the end of the same term, the 3/4s were able to join the Water Safety Program to learn vital life saving skills at Broadmeadows Aquatic Centre.

This semester the Phys Ed games begin to take shape more like Sports or play a modified version of the sport.  Students are required to apply the fundamental motors skills with teamwork.


Grade 5/6

Term 3 and 4 have the Grade 5/6 students 2 opportunities to learn about water safety.  Term 3 was conducted in an indoor pool where term 4 gives student to learn in an open water setting, in the bay of Port Phillip with Professional Life Savers.

Students who were selected to participate in Athletics Track & Field represented our school at the Greenvale District Athletics at Meadowglen International Athletics Track in Epping.

Term 4 saw the return of Fitness/Skills stations where students track the progress to gain their fitness and skills. 



Greenvale District Athletics Competition

 Friday 12th Aug, selected students have been given the opportunity to represent the school and Track field events at Meadowglen Athletics track in Epping.  Student were chosen from Phys Ed lessons that were completed in Term 1 for all Grade 3/4 & 5/6.  Athletics have been cancelled through COVID years so it is very exciting to have the competition back running.  The winners and runners up of events will qualify to the Woodlands Division Track and Field Finals held in September.  Best of luck to those participating.


Term 3 Swimming Program

 Meadow Heights Primary School is so happy to announce the return of the 2 week Water Safety Program at the end of term 3.  All students are eligible to participate in the program at Broadmeadows Aquatic Centre.  There are limited spaces and so be sure to ask your child if they have received the notes that will come out around the middle of the term.  



Overall Curriculum Focus for Physical Education 


Prep (Foundation) 

Students are eased into Physical Education setting beginning with Perceptual Motion Program giving students the opportunity to consolidate and refine their gross motor and locomotive movements (running, walking, balancing and hand/foot coordination), as well as learn and practice fundamental motor skills (skipping, galloping, leaping, rolling, etc).  It is also important to get familiar with learning outside the classroom setting, a large indoor space (Gymnasium) and the outdoor spaces (Courts).  Spatial awareness and distancing from each other is another focus area during the beginning of the year. 


Grade 1/2 

Students revisit fundamental motor skills (skipping, galloping, leaping, hopping etc.) with the inclusion of object control skills (bouncing, catching, throwing and kicking).  These skills are also introduced in practice drills like scenario and at times gameplay application.   



Grade 3/4 

Students now use their knowledge of Fundamental motor skills and apply them in sporting like gameplay.  They are now introduced to different types of Sporting games; Invasion or territory, Target, Net/Court or Strike and fielding sports.   

These students have the first chance to represent their school in sports competition with Cross Country. 

Gymnastics will also be a unit of work students get involved with during this semester.   


Grade 5/6 

Students develop further or consolidate their skills in the different types of Sporting games; Invasion or territory, Target, Net/Court or Strike and fielding sports.  They get the opportunity to participate in school sport competition.  Interschool School Sports Competition try outs are held for summer sports.  Meadow Heights PS play against other schools in the Greenvale area.  The Summer sports offered for our students are Volleyball, Cricket, Teeball and Basketball.   




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