Physical Education Policy

 

GENERAL AIM

As a statutory subject within the NIC, PE aims to give all children opportunities to develop their skills and understanding, and develop a positive attitude to physical activity and to an active and healthy lifestyle. The children should experience

 

It is the aim of St. Brigid’s Primary school to provide all the children from years 1 – 7, including the A.S.D and L.S.C.  classes, with a sense of fun and enjoyment and allow them to develop confidence in physical activity both as individuals and as part of a group. It is the belief of all the staff that all children should develop an understanding of safe practices, the relationship between physical activity and good health in every day life, and of the importance of participation in physical activity after they leave school.

 

The staff of St. Brigid’s feel that Physical Education can:

  • Help all children to develop a positive self-image and enhance their

self-confidence.

  • Help children to develop qualities of perseverance, fairness and self-discipline.
  • Provide pupils with a sense of achievement.
  • Promote a positive attitude to exercise and personal well being.
  • Provide children with the opportunities to develop leadership skills.
  • Equip children with the ability to co-operate with others.
  • Provide a means of enjoyment.
  • Contribute to the development of skills required in other curricular areas.
  • Allow children with Special Educational needs to participate and develop.
  • Make the children aware of the importance of general exercise as one of the key components to a healthy lifestyle.

 

In order to achieve these aims a programme will be devised which will allow the pupils to experience personal challenges through a range of learning experiences. This plan will allow children to practise, review and refine their performance when required.

The programme will be broad and balanced and will be delivered through a variety of teaching and learning approaches to help the children become competent across a range of physical activities.

 

KEY STAGE 1

 

The KS1 programme will include units of work from the areas of Games, Athletics, Dance and Gymnastics.

 

Primary 1 will have15 –20 minutes of activity daily, in addition to their P.E.

lessons.

Primaries 2, 3 and 4 will have two periods of 30 mins weekly.

 

KEY STAGE 2

 

The areas of study will be the same as in Key Stage 1 with the inclusion of

Swimming . Children in Primary 7 will receive a full term of swimming coaching at William Street swimming pool.

Primaries 5, 6 and 7 will have at least 1 hour session of P.E. per week.

 

Key Stage 1 will also follow the following radio programmes as a means of

enhancing their dance programmes

  • “Let’s Move”
  • “Time to Move”

Key Stage 2

  • “Dance Workshop”

 

FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT

The school facilities include a hall with adjoining stores for easy access to all equipment. Outdoor facilities include a large all weather pitch and a large playground with 3 demarcated general purpose courts as well as a small play park with several items of climbing and balancing apparatus. The small equipment is reviewed annually and replaced when necessary. This includes balls of various sizes, hoops, ropes, beanbags, quoits, bats, training bibs, hurls and helmets, cones, hemispheres and markers.

Soft mats and crash mats as well as balancing and general gymnastics equipment is also available for use.

When the opportunities arise, the Cross Curricular Themes of Cultural Heritage and Education for Mutual Understanding will be delivered through the P.E. programme. Links between Science, Health Education and P.E. are encouraged and discussed during lessons throughout the year.

EMU will be delivered through P.E. by promoting aspects of co-operation, teamwork and respect for themselves and each other. The school sports teams will participate in the various leagues and competitions available including local and cross community tournaments.

 

LINKS WITH OUTSIDE AGENCIES AND EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

 

Throughout the year the school will link with appropriately certified clubs, agencies and community organisations to enhance the skill level of all staff members and provide the children with a broad range of sporting experiences.

The staff recognises the value and importance of and support St. Brigid’s Primary School’s involvement in the leagues and tournaments provided by the Irish Football Association, Schools Football Association, Gaelic Athletic Association, Irish Rugby Football Union and Derry City Council Grassroots development office.

 

The schools involvement in these activities will include practice sessions throughout the year.

 

SCHOOL SPORTS

 

Sports Day will comprise of 2 separate days. Nursery, Primary 1, 2 and 3 as well as the A.S.D. class will take place on a suitable day with Primary 4, 5, 6 and 7 as well as the KS2 L.S.C. taking place on a separate day. Activities will take place in the morning and prize giving will take place soon after.

Emphasis is placed on the participation of all pupils.

 

SAFETY

All teachers are aware of the importance of safety with regard to activities and the use of equipment.

Children will be encouraged to change for P.E. and must have appropriate attire and footwear for the planned activities.

 

SPECIAL NEEDS

Children with disabilities or Special Educational Needs will participate in the P.E. programme as fully as their disability will allow, taking account of parental and medical advice. Children from the ASD class will also follow a sensory programme with the aim of improving pupils’ fine motor skills as well as developing their thinking skills.

The progress of all pupils will be monitored and commented on in the child’s general annual report.



Athletics Module

PRIMARY ONE        LEVEL 1-(2)

LEARING OBJECTIVE

ACTIVITIES

RESOURCES

Children will be able to:

  • Walk, jog, run, skip, hop, and jump over short distances.
  • Move in different directions
  • Play chasing games.
  • Bounce / jump on the spot.
  • Jump from standing start over ropes or marked lines.
  • Throw a variety of equipment increasing distance and throwing over an obstacle
  • Running between a starting point and finishing point
  • Varying speeds between jogging and sprinting.
  • Relay races involving running, picking up and returning.
  • Jumping from behind a marker with both feet together.
  • Running to a marker, take-off and landing.
  • Practising jumping over a raised bar.
  • Underarm throwing using a beanbag into a hoop or over a rope.
  • Underarm throwing a ball to knock over skittles or hit an object.
  • Measurement of distance or time using non-standard units of measurement  e.g. distance using footsteps / children counting.

 

  • Hoops
  • Benches
  • Cones
  • Skittles / Batons
  • Ropes
  • Quoits / Beanbags
  • Playground
  • Various sizes of playing ball

 

 

PRIMARY TWO       LEVEL 1-(2)

LEARING OBJECTIVE

ACTIVITIES

RESOURCES

Children will be able to:

  • Travelling at various speeds and over various distances – run, sprint, hop, skip, jump, jog and walk
  • Develop co-ordination.
  • Move in different directions at varying speeds.
  • Run in pairs.
  • Play chasing games.
  • Jump over low obstacles.
  • Practise jumping in different ways.
  • Practise safe landings.
  • Throw a variety of equipment.
  • Aim at a target.
  • Running between a starting point and finishing point
  • Varying speeds between jogging and sprinting.
  • Relay races involving running, picking up and returning.
  • Jumping from behind a marker with both feet together.
  • Running to a marker, take-off and landing.
  • Practising jumping over a raised bar.
  • Underarm throwing using a beanbag into a hoop or over a rope.
  • Underarm throwing a ball to knock over skittles or hit an object.
  • Measurement of distance or time using non-standard units of measurement e.g. distances using footsteps / children counting.

 

  • Hoops
  • Benches
  • Cones
  • Skittles / Batons
  • Ropes
  • Quoits / Beanbags
  • Playground
  • Various sizes of playing ball

 

 

PRIMARY THREE                LEVEL 1-2-(3)

LEARING OBJECTIVE

ACTIVITIES

RESOURCES

Children will be able to:

  • Travel at different speeds and in different directions
  • Become aware of space – personal space and space available on the field.
  • Run in formation or shadowing a partner.
  • Play chasing games.
  • Develop skills of throwing and striking.
  • Jump from standing or running positions.
  • Running between a starting point and finishing point
  • Varying speeds between jogging and sprinting.
  • Relay races involving running, picking up and returning, running end to end, e.g. potato and spoon, beanbags.
  • Relay involving 3 or four in a team.
  • Jumping from a standing or running position with both feet off the ground
  • Jumping from standing or running to land inside a hoop or rope shape.
  • Jumping on / off / over low benches
  • Jumping over low barriers / obstacles
  • Performing Hop, Step, Jump.
  • Throwing activities using a variety of equipment:

Under-arm throw forward of Various sizes of playing ball

Under-arm throw of bean-bags across

a)     Benches or ropes.

b)    Into a hoop.

c)     To knock over an object.

Side throw of Quoits e.g.: discus style.

 

 

 

  • Hoops
  • Benches
  • Cones
  • Skittles / Batons
  • Ropes
  • Quoits / Beanbags
  • Playground
  • Various sizes of playing ball
  • Benches
  • Crash mats.

 


PRIMARY FOUR                  LEVEL (1)-2-3

LEARING OBJECTIVE

ACTIVITIES

RESOURCES

Children will be able to:

  • Experience running activities – into spaces, at different speeds and in different directions in pairs and in chasing games.
  • Jumping activities – from standing, from running, on to and off low apparatus.
  • Throwing activities at a target or to strike a target using different hands.
  • Improve individual performance.
  • Compete against others
  • Running between a starting point and finishing point
  • Varying speeds between jogging and sprinting.
  • Relay races involving running, picking up and returning, running end to end, e.g. potato and spoon, beanbags.
  • Relay involving 3 or four in a team.
  • Jumping from a standing or running position with both feet off the ground
  • Jumping from standing or running to land inside a hoop or rope shape.
  • Jumping on / off / over low benches
  • Jumping over low barriers / obstacles
  • Performing Hop, Step, Jump.
  • Throwing activities using a variety of equipment:

Under-arm throw forward of Various sizes of playing ball

Under-arm throw of bean-bags across

d)    Benches or ropes.

e)     Into a hoop.

f)     To knock over an object.

Side throw of Quoits e.g.: discus style.

 

  • Hoops
  • Benches
  • Cones
  • Skittles / Batons
  • Ropes
  • Quoits / Beanbags
  • Playground
  • Various sizes of playing ball
  • Benches
  • Crash mats.

 

 

PRIMARY FIVE                    LEVELS 2-3-(4)

LEARING OBJECTIVE

ACTIVITIES

RESOURCES

Pupils will have opportunities to:

  • Experience activities individually, in small groups or as a class.
  • Sprint over marked courses.
  • Run as far as they can in a set time e.g.: 1 minute / 2 minutes.
  • Run in relays exchanging batons.
  • Jump from a standing start.
  • Two footed jumps working on safe landings
  • Jumping over obstacles.
  • Throwing for accuracy and distance.
  • Competing against themselves and others.
  • Recognise and follow relevant rules and safety procedures for different activities.
  • Building up stamina and improving performance by conditioning.
  • Participating in all forms of athletic activity setting personal challenges.
  • Measuring, comparing and improving techniques.
  • Conserving energy and understanding the effects of exercise on the body e.g.: Pulse and recovery rate.
  • Practising and developing throwing techniques e.g.: Discus throw
  • Practising and developing jumping techniques with particular attention to take off.
  • Participating as an athlete combining skills e.g.: Class or school Triathlon.
  • Participating as a team member in shuttle and relay races.
  • Compete, when possible, as an ambassador for the school in inter-school competitions.
  • Observing and reporting on athletic performances.

 

  • Cones
  • Batons
  • Ropes
  • Canes
  • Balls
  • Quoits
  • Crash mats
  • Long jump mats
  • Foam Javelins?
  • Shot put

 

 

PRIMARY SIX                      LEVELS (2)-3-4

LEARING OBJECTIVE

ACTIVITIES

RESOURCES

Pupils will have opportunities to:

  • Experience activities individually, in small groups or as a class.
  • Develop speed, strength and stamina.
  • Be encouraged to go further faster and higher.
  • Practise and develop basic actions in running over short and long distances, running in relays, jumping for height, length and accuracy.
  • Throw for accuracy, distance or at a target using a variety of equipment.
  • Follow relevant rules and safety procedures.
  • Participate as an individual, as a partner and as a team member.
  • Building up stamina and improving performance by conditioning.
  • Participating in all forms of athletic activity setting personal challenges.
  • Measuring, comparing and improving techniques.
  • Conserving energy and understanding the effects of exercise on the body e.g.: Pulse and recovery rate.
  • Practising and developing throwing techniques e.g.: Discus throw
  • Practising and developing jumping techniques with particular attention to take off.
  • Participating as an athlete combining skills e.g.: Class or school Triathlon
  • Participating as a team member in shuttle and relay races.
  • Compete, when possible, as an ambassador for the school in inter-school competitions.
  • Observing and reporting on athletic performances.

 

  • Cones
  • Batons
  • Ropes
  • Canes
  • Balls
  • Quoits
  • Crash mats
  • Long jump mats
  • Foam Javelins?
  • Shot put
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PRIMARY SEVEN                LEVELS 3-4-(5)

LEARING OBJECTIVE

ACTIVITIES

RESOURCES

Pupils will have opportunities to:

  • Experience activities individually, in small groups or as a class.
  • Move with increased speed, strength and co-ordination.
  • Undertake simple warm-up and cool-down exercises related to athletics and to understand their purpose.
  • Practise and develop basic actions in running over short and long distances, running in relays, jumping for height, length and accuracy.
  • Throw for accuracy, distance or at a target using a variety of equipment.
  • Monitor and improve their performance.
  • Become aware of and learn more about local organisations and clubs involved with sport and Athletics.
  • Become aware of contemporary issues in Athletics e.g.: Use of drugs.
  • Stretching exercises specific to different activities e.g.: stretching legs for jumping, stretching arms for throwing.
  • Building up stamina and improving performance by conditioning.
  • Participating in all forms of athletic activity setting personal challenges.
  • Measuring, comparing and improving techniques.
  • Conserving energy and understanding the effects of exercise on the body e.g.: Pulse and recovery rate.
  • Practising and developing throwing techniques e.g.: Discus throw
  • Practising and developing jumping techniques with particular attention to take off.
  • Participating as an athlete combining skills e.g.: Class or school Triathlon
  • Participating as a team member in shuttle and relay races.
  • Compete, when possible, as an ambassador for the school in inter-school competitions.
  • Observing and reporting on athletic performances.

 

  • Cones
  • Batons
  • Ropes
  • Canes
  • Balls
  • Quoits
  • Crash mats
  • Long jump mats
  • Foam Javelins?
  • Shot put

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Games Module

PRIMARY ONE        LEVEL 1-(2)

LEARING OBJECTIVE

ACTIVITIES

RESOURCES

Children will be able to:

  • Perform simple movements.
  • Explore ways of moving.
  • Show an awareness of space.
  • Share space and equipment safely.
  • Use apparatus safely.
  • Begin to control and manipulate apparatus through handling/striking/kicking/throwing.
  • Begin to develop hand-eye co-ordination.
  • Listen and respond to instructions
  • Moving around the hall in various ways eg: running/hopping/crawling/walking – following instructions, stop/go, slowly/quickly, forwards/backwards/sideways.
  • Moving a ball with hand rolling/pushing.
  • Moving a ball with foot kicking.
  • Holding a ball/quoit/baton/bean bag.  Picking up from one point- putting down in another specified point.
  • Kicking ball from one child to another.
  • Striking ball with hand or bat on ground.
  • Using bat to strike ball.
  • Combining movement with control of equipment – walking and bouncing / walking and kicking/ running and kicking.
  • Moving to another, rolling from one person to another/pushing/bouncing.
  • Balancing beanbag on a bat/head while moving in various ways.
  • Moving to music. Stopping at specified times/signals.
  • Catching a ball. Receiving with both hands when thrown/bounced/rolled.
  • Stopping a ball with hands and feet.
  • Quoits.
  • Bats.
  • Various sized balls – hoops bean bags/batons.
  • Whistle.
  • Music.
  • Marker Cones.

 

PRIMARY TWO       LEVEL 1-(2)

LEARING OBJECTIVE

ACTIVITIES

RESOURCES

Children will be able to:

  • Perform simple movements.
  • Explore ways of moving.
  • Understand need for space.
  • Share space and equipment safely.
  • Use apparatus safely.
  • Show increasing control and manipulation of apparatus through handling/striking/kicking/throwing.
  • Begin to develop balance and co-ordination.
  • Continue to develop hand-eye co-ordination.
  • Understand the need for rest after exercise.
  • Play games with simple rules.
  • Make their own games with simple rules.
  • Working with a partner.
  • Working in a team.
  • Co-operate with others.
  • Finding space.
  • Moving around the hall in various ways, running/walking/hopping/crawling.
  • Listen to instructions involving movement. Forward/backwards/stop/start/sideways.
  • Moving large balls by throwing with two hands against wall.
  • Catching large balls with both hands opening fingers to retain grip.
  • Catching bean bags – right hand, left hand.
  • Holding a ball/quoit/bean bag, picking up from one point, putting down in another specified point eg: inside hoop.
  • Kicking a ball.
  • Moving large ball with foot around obstacles.
  • Rolling a ball from one person to partner.
  • Striking ball on ground using a bat.
  • Combining movement with control of equipment – walking and bouncing – walking and throwing/catching – walking and kicking.
  • Moving ropes – wriggling.
  • Stepping over ropes.
  • Balancing beanbag on a bat.
  • Relay games bouncing a ball into a hoop.
  • Tunnel ball. Moving in/around/through objects.
  • Developing their own games as individuals or with partners.
  • Quoits.
  • Bats.
  • Various sized balls.
  • Hoops.
  • Bean bags.
  • Batons.
  • Whistle.
  • Music.
  • Ropes.
  • Marker Cones.

 

PRIMARY THREE                LEVEL 1-2-(3)

LEARING OBJECTIVE

ACTIVITIES

RESOURCES

Children will be able to:

  • Understand need for and awareness of space.
  • Share equipment and space safely.
  • Co-operate as part of a team.
  • Develop control of and handle apparatus safely.
  • Develop and begin to move with increasing confidence and control. Running/jumping/stopping/starting slowly/quickly/sideways.
  • Begin to develop balance and co-ordination of movement.
  • Begin to develop balance and co-ordination using apparatus.
  • Developing throwing/catching/kicking skills with various sized balls.
  • Begin to develop aiming (hand-eye co-ordination).Throw objectives at targets e.g.: bean bags into hoops, bouncing balls into hoops (throwing ball with right hand then left hand).
  • Use bats to strike balls against walls.
  • Working in pairs to strike ball to each other.
  • Playing in teams for relay games – moving between, around, under/over obstacles. (Gaelic football).
  • Retrieving and placing objects in games.
  • Passing the ball from one team member to another – using underarm throw/passing – around the side, over head and under legs in teams.
  • Throwing to hit a target.
  • Begin to develop skills in marking an opponent (awareness of space and position). Indoor soccer/netball/Gaelic football.
  • Playing simple games – piggy in the middle/bench ball
  • Begin to develop simple tactics to outwit an opponent (piggy in the middle/Gaelic football/net ball/soccer/bench ball.
  • Quoits.
  • Bats.
  • Various sized balls.
  • Hoops.
  • Bean bags.
  • Batons.
  • Whistle.
  • Music.
  • Ropes.
  • Marker Cones.

 

PRIMARY FOUR                  LEVEL (1)-2-3

LEARING OBJECTIVE

ACTIVITIES

RESOURCES

Children will be able to:

  • Use space effectively.
  • Share equipment and develop a sense of fair play.
  • Display a developing sense of co-ordination and balance in movement. Jumping/dodging/sprinting.
  • Develop strategies/tactics to outwit opponents (feinting/dodging).
  • Develop skills in handling equipment – bouncing/throwing (underarm/over arm)/kicking.
  • Develop skills in aiming – rolling – hitting – kicking.
  • Continue to move with confidence and control (as P.3).
  • Understand relationships between exercise and personal health and fitness.
  • Improving co-ordination and movement (skipping).
  • Beginning to use established team games to develop use of space – netball/benchball/unihoc.
  • Playing with various sized balls to develop throwing/catching/kicking.
  • Develop aiming (co-ordination) throw objects at targets – bouncing ball in hoop, kicking ball between cones to partner – scoring in netball, soccer – throw to hit target.
  • Use bats to strike balls against walls.
  • Working in pairs to strike ball to each other.
  • Placing in teams (throwing ball with right hand then left) moving between/around/under/over obstacles (Gaelic football, soccer, relay race).
  • Passing the ball from one team member to another – underarm/over arm/bounce/around side in relay games overhead and under legs.
  • Further develop skill in marking an opponent. Soccer/Gaelic football/netball/bench ball.
  • Playing simple games – piggy in the middle/cat and mouse.
  • Further develop tactics to outwit an opponent (evasion games). Soccer/Gaelic football/netball – below the knee, dodge ball/cat and mouse/piggy in the middle.
  • Running/jumping in order to warm up or cool down.
  • Balls
  • Bats
  • Sticks
  • Racquets
  • Skittles
  • Cones
  • Netball
  • Basketball posts
  • Bean bags
  • Quoits
  • Ropes
  • Stop watches
  • Parachute

 

PRIMARY FIVE                    LEVELS 2-3-(4)

LEARING OBJECTIVE

ACTIVITIES

RESOURCES

Children will be able to:

  • Develop co-operation and teamwork in small groups.
  • Recognise and use space effectively.
  • Develop a sense of fair play.
  • Display co-ordination in handling equipment – catching/bouncing/throwing/kicking.
  • Further develop skills in aiming (rolling, hitting, kicking).
  • Move with control in various ways responding to signals to stop/go, left/right, backwards/forwards.
  • Show awareness of the need to warm up/cool down.
  • Demonstrate poise/control and co-ordination of movement in games and races.
  • Continue to develop strategies (feinting/dodging).
  • Demonstrate an understanding of relationship between exercise and personal health and fitness.

These games will provide the children with ability to:

  • Play small-sided games. Making up rules to their own adapted games.
  • Developing control in running/jumping/changing speed/direction (netball, soccer, Gaelic football, hurling) uni-hoc.
  • Improving skills of handling/passing/catching/throwing/shooting/aiming with hand – head.
  • Rounders – swinging striking ball with bat (balance ball on a cone) or bowl under arm.
  • Recognise purpose of warming up activities (to increase breathing and heart rate).
  • Develop strategies to attack/defend (marking), evading – standard sports games (crossing hall avoiding danger zone) tackle.
  • Balls
  • Bats
  • Sticks
  • Racquets
  • Skittles
  • Cones
  • Netball
  • Basketball posts
  • Bean bags
  • Quoits
  • Ropes
  • Stop watches
  • Parachute

 

PRIMARY SIX                      LEVELS (2)-3-4

LEARING OBJECTIVE

ACTIVITIES

RESOURCES

Pupils will be able to:

  • Develop co-operation and teamwork in small groups.
  • Recognise and use space effectively.
  • Display a sense of fair play.
  • Display poise, control and co-ordination when moving and handling equipment. Catching, bouncing, throwing, kicking, striking, running.
  • Respond to signals relating to instructions.
  • Display an awareness of the need to warm up/cool down.
  • Display co-ordination of movement in races and games.
  • Observing and improving their performance.
  • Develop strategies and tactics to outwit opponents (feinting/dodging).
  • Explain simple rules to small-sided games.

Games: Soccer, Gaelic football, netball, basketball, uni-hoc, hurling, camogie, bench ball, rounders, skipping.

All these games can provide opportunities for:

  • Development of control in running/jumping/stopping and starting with equipment.
  • Improve handling skills- passing, catching, throwing, shooting, and aiming.
  • Improve skills of hitting, striking with parts of the body or equipment.
  • Develop strategies for attacking/defending/marking/evading/dispossessing/tackling.
  • Making up their own games involving equipment and creating their own rules.
  • Adapting games on their own.
  • Balls
  • Bats
  • Sticks
  • Racquets
  • Skittles
  • Cones
  • Netball
  • Basketball posts
  • Bean bags
  • Quoits
  • Ropes
  • Stop watches
  • Parachute

 

PRIMARY SEVEN                LEVELS 3-4-(5)

LEARING OBJECTIVE

ACTIVITIES

RESOURCES

  • Improving their own performance.
  • Measure performance in distance and time.
  • Measuring distance thrown/time taken during games.
  • Begin to anticipate movements of opponents or ball during games.
  • Listening to and responding to instructions.
  • Display co-operation and team work in small groups.
  • Recognise and use space effectively.
  • Display a sense of fair play.
  • Display poise/control/co-ordination when moving and handling equipment. Catching, bouncing, throwing, kicking, striking, running.
  • Respond to signals relating to instructions.
  • Display an understanding of the need to warm up/cool down.
  • Display co-ordination of movement in games and races.
  • Observing and commenting on performances.
  • Developing strategies and tactics to outwit opponents (feinting/dodging).
  • Explain rules to small-sided and adapted games.
  • Identify a link between exercise, heart rate and breathing.
  • Show an awareness of effects of exercise on the body.

Games: Soccer, Gaelic football, netball, basketball, uni-hoc, hurling, camogie, bench ball, rounders, skipping.

All these games can provide opportunities for:

  • Development of control in running/jumping/stopping and starting with equipment.
  • Improve handling skills- passing, catching, throwing, shooting, and aiming.
  • Improve skills of hitting, striking with parts of the body or equipment.
  • Develop strategies for attacking/defending/marking/evading/dispossessing/tackling.
  • Making up their own games involving equipment and creating their own rules.
  • Adapting games on their own.
  • Balls
  • Bats
  • Sticks
  • Racquets
  • Skittles
  • Cones
  • Netball
  • Basketball posts
  • Bean bags
  • Quoits
  • Ropes
  • Stop watches
  • Parachute

 


Gymnastics Module

PRIMARY ONE        LEVEL 1-(2)

LEARING OBJECTIVE

ACTIVITIES

RESOURCES

Children will have opportunities to:

  • Develop body management skills
  • Develop body awareness through movement variations
  • Develop ability to

a)     Absorb shock when landing

b)    Link movements to produce a short sequence

c)     Work individually and in pairs

  • Develop movement using space in high and low areas (supporting body weight)
  • Develop movement considering travelling and body shape, curling and stretching.
  • Moving about in space maintaining personal space.
  • Responding to instructions such as change direction or change foot pattern.
  • Travelling tall using

a)     Different foot patterns in all directions

b)    Varying speeds

  • Travelling small using both hands and feet
  • Alternating between levels using linking jumps and landing
  • Transferring weight between hands and feet
  • Transferring weight by rolling 3 sideways rolls

a)     Log roll

b)    Egg roll (curled up)

c)     Spider roll (raised up)

  • Balancing on large body parts – Back, shoulders, bottom, Side and tummy.
  • Balancing on small body parts – hands and feet 4, 3, 2
  • Performing all activities on the floor engaging small apparatus to move over, around, towards and away from.
  • Performing activities over and along mats and benches
  • Benches
  • Mats
  • Hoops
  • Beanbags
  • Skittles
  • Cones


PRIMARY TWO       LEVEL 1-(2)

LEARING OBJECTIVE

ACTIVITIES

RESOURCES

Children will be able to:

  • Develop basic movement skills and perform basic movement tasks.
  • Develop ability to

a)     absorb shock when landing

b)    link movements to produce a short sequence

c)     work individually and in pairs

  • Develop movement through the themes of - transference of weight, weight bearing and linking movements together.
  • Moving about in space maintaining personal space.
  • Responding to instructions such as change direction or change foot pattern.
  • Travelling tall using

c)     Different foot patterns in all directions

d)    Varying speeds

  • Travelling small using both hands and feet
  • Alternating between levels using linking jumps and landing
  • Transferring weight between hands and feet
  • Transferring weight by rolling 3 sideways rolls

d)    Log roll

e)     Egg roll (curled up)

f)     Spider roll (raised up)

  • Balancing on large body parts – Back, shoulders, bottom, Side and tummy.
  • Balancing on small body parts – hands and feet 4, 3, 2
  • Performing all activities on the floor engaging small apparatus to move over, around, towards and away from.
  • Performing activities over and along mats and benches
  • Benches
  • Mats
  • Hoops
  • Beanbags
  • Skittles
  • Cones

 

PRIMARY THREE                LEVEL 1-2-(3)

LEARING OBJECTIVE

ACTIVITIES

RESOURCES

Children will be able to:

  • Develop basic movement tasks in a range of physical activities.
  • Develop body awareness through movement variations – stretched / curled
  • Explore and develop linking skills to produce sequences of movement
  • Travel using movement in a creative way to include a variety of directions, levels and speeds
  • Develop the ability to absorb energy in order to avoid shock when landing
  • Sequencing individually and in pairs
  • Develop movement through the themes of – body shape, pathways and partner work

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Moving about space with an awareness of others
  • Exploring a range of movement skills with variations of directions, speeds, levels and pathways.
  • Alternating between levels with connecting links of fold and roll, jump, land and roll, rock and stand.
  • Performing all activities on the floor engaging small apparatus to move towards, away from, across, along, in and out, through progressing to off the floor activity using large apparatus.
  • Developing body tension through the execution of balances on small and large body parts supporting weight with strength, poise and control.
  • Developing grace, poise and agility in flight and landing from different take off levels.
  • Developing sequencing skills with and without apparatus as well as with and without a partner.
  • Benches
  • Mats
  • Hoops
  • Beanbags
  • Skittles
  • Cones

 

PRIMARY FOUR                  LEVEL (1)-2-3

LEARING OBJECTIVE

ACTIVITIES

RESOURCES

Children will be able to:

  • Use space with confidence showing an awareness of other children
  • Jump and land safely
  • Show a combination of movements
  • Be still on a variety of small and large body parts.
  • Explore the themes of body shape, supporting body weight, stretching and curling.
  • Develop body tension through sustained gymnastic positions and movements.
  • Participate in whole class, group, partner and individual activities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Moving about space with an awareness of others
  • Exploring a range of movement skills with variations of directions, speeds, levels and pathways.
  • Alternating between levels with connecting links of fold and roll, jump, land and roll, rock and stand.
  • Performing all activities on the floor engaging small apparatus to move towards, away from, across, along, in and out, through progressing to off the floor activity using large apparatus.
  • Developing body tension through the execution of balances on small and large body parts supporting weight with strength, poise and control.
  • Developing grace, poise and agility in flight and landing from different take off levels.
  • Developing sequencing skills with and without apparatus as well as with and without a partner.
  • Benches
  • Mats
  • Hoops
  • Beanbags
  • Skittles
  • Cones

 

PRIMARY FIVE                    LEVELS 2-3-(4)

LEARING OBJECTIVE

ACTIVITIES

RESOURCES

Children will be able to:

  • Develop, practise, refine and repeat sequences of movement in response to set tasks both on the floor and apparatus.
  • Explore the themes of travelling, balancing, springing and landing.
  • Link movements to show changes in speed, direction and shape.
  • Work individually, with a partner or in a group.
  • Support and assist a partner in some gymnastic movements.
  • Being safe and careful in sharing, lifting, carrying, placing and using apparatus.
  • Exploring, practising and refining a range of movement skills including travelling, flight, rolling, balancing, transferring weight, including weight on hands, twisting, turning and stretching.
  • Exploring and selecting movements to develop a sequence of movement to demonstrate fluidity, vigour, grace and poise.
  • Contrasting speeds, directions, levels, rotation and balance to improve and refine the quality of response to set tasks.
  • Developing through sustained activity an understanding of the beneficial effects on the body of stamina, strength and suppleness.
  • Linking movements to produce on floor and using apparatus individual and group sequences recalling and rehearsing previous actions and phrases.
  • Developing rhythmical movement with or without music using a variety of equipment such as hoops, ropes, balls and ribbons.
  • Mats
  • Benches
  • Balance beam
  • Wooden horse.

  

PRIMARY SIX / SEVEN                  LEVELS (2)-3-4

LEARING OBJECTIVE

ACTIVITIES

RESOURCES

Pupils will be able to:

  • Develop and understanding of how their bodies move and how this movement can be managed.
  • Develop strength, fitness, flexibility and control.
  • Explore the themes of body shape, supporting and receiving body weight.
  • Link movements to show changes in speed, effort, direction and levels.
  • Work individually, with a partner or in a group.
  • Approach and leave apparatus in a variety of ways.
  • Show control in take off and flight, paying particular attention to landing correctly to absorb the shock.
  • Handle apparatus safely.
  • Exploring, practising and refining a range of movement skills including travelling, flight, rolling, balancing, transferring weight, including weight on hands, twisting, turning and stretching.
  • Exploring and selecting movements to develop a sequence of movement to demonstrate fluidity, vigour, grace and poise.
  • Contrasting speeds, directions, levels, rotation and balance to improve and refine the quality of response to set tasks.
  • Developing through sustained activity an understanding of the beneficial effects on the body of stamina, strength and suppleness.
  • Linking movements to produce on floor and using apparatus individual and group sequences recalling and rehearsing previous actions and phrases.
  • Developing rhythmical movement with or without music using a variety of equipment such as hoops, ropes, balls and ribbons.
  • Mats
  • Benches
  • Balance beam
  • Wooden horse.