Physical Education

Ms Tilbrook and Ms McKinlay’s class practising chest passes.

R-2 P.E lessons in Term 2 this year will focus on Manipulation skills.

Moving and controlling a ball in many different ways.


Reception skill focus:-

Underhand throw, ball rolling, catching large balls, kicking stationary big balls, trapping, bouncing (2 handed), chest throw, underhand and underarm throw.

Year One skill focus:-

Ball rolling, catching large balls, kicking stationary big balls, bouncing (2 handed), chest throw, underarm throw, over arm throw, catching medium balls and kicking.

Year Two skill focus:-

Ball Rolling, catching large balls, kicking stationary big balls, bouncing (2 handed), chest throw, underarm throw, over arm throw, catching medium balls, kicking, catching small balls, punt kick, lofted soccer kick, one handed strike, hand dribble and foot dribble.


What does a PE lesson look like at EMPS?

Warm Up Activity

Below the Year 3’s are playing Line Chasey for a warm up. Three students are ‘it’ wearing sashes chasing the rest of the class. All students need to run only along the lines on the floor. If they are caught the student needs to complete star jumps before joining back into the game.

Main Activity – Invasion Games with observations

Below the Year 4’s are playing two invasion games (hoop ball which leads into netball) each with an observing team. Observers are watching one person each and drawing a ‘heat map’ to show where on the court they run. This provides the student with feedback of their running patterns and if they are ‘moving to space’ to receive the ball or not.


Chris Taylor teaches Physical Education to Years 3-7 on Monday – Wednesday while Julie McGrane teaches PE to Reception-Year 2 on Thursday and Friday.

Our PE program will help students to develop Physical Literacy (See video below that explains what it is and its importance).

In term 1 Primary Students (3-7) will be learning how to play Invasion Games with a focus on team work.

Junior Primary Students (R-2) will be learning and developing their Fundamental Movement Skills in games.

What do students need for PE lessons?

Parents please ask your child or teacher what day they have PE and ensure that they are prepared with the following.

Running shoes or very supportive footwear is important.

Children should bring a labelled drink bottle of water.

All students are required to wear their school hat when participating in outdoor PE lessons and for all other outdoor  activities.

Children need to wear appropriate school dress code for active participation: running, rolling, bending, jumping etc.

Long hair needs to be tied back and out of children’s eyes for safety when playing games.

What are Fundamental Movement Skills?

FMS are patterns of movement that are the foundation of more specialised and complex patterns of movement used to play sport. Without these skills, the  foundation upon which sport and recreation skills are developed is missing.

FMS competency is the ability to consistently perform basic movements, such as throwing, kicking, catching, running and dodging, in a functionally competent   manner. They are functionally proficient in so far that the movements enable  competent and confident participation in age appropriate movement settings, such as yard and backyard games and as appropriate, modified sport.

FMS establishes learning in and about movement from Foundation (Reception) to Year 4 and forms the basis upon which the more sophisticated movement skills of sport and other activities are developed (Pill 2013).

What is Game Sense?

Game Sense is an approach to teaching physical education that uses games as the focus of development. By concentrating on game-based activities, children are able to:

  • develop skills in a realistic and enjoyable context, rather than practicing them in isolation and from a technical perspective
  • engage in dynamic game-based activities that use a fun approach to developing a range of motor skills.