Advanced Trends in our P.E. Programme
In our work with the physical education expert Mr. Andy Vasily, we learned about the progression of physical development across childhood. With our youngest learners, we have looked at the complexities of play and understand that it is crucial for motor, social and emotional development. An extension of play in Grade 1 is Active Learning. These are activities that combine critical thinking and motor skills.
In order to put into practice our philosophy statement and our understanding of physical literacy, we improved our curriculum. We developed our five units to be a combination of all three strands - identity, interactions and active living.
Our units include teamwork, sports adaptations, handball, Olympics, cultural movement, invasion and strategy games, individual pursuit and team sports.
In developing physical literacy, a big shift has been towards student-centered and student-driven learning. In this type of learning, teachers lay the foundation and provoke students to take control of their learning, make choices, and plan for their participation.