Our Students - Fundamental Movement Skills

In F.M.S this term the children have all carried on practising  different locomotive skills, bringing in a few new moves like duck walking, and lame dog (which is walking with two hands on the floor and one leg. They always warm up with running, skipping, hopping, side galloping and other ways of travelling from one spot to another.

In Kindy the children have focused on following an obstacle course, with lots of climbing and balancing. They have had exposure to many types of balls for throwing and catching and kicking.

In Pre Primary the children have focused on balance and underarm throws to a target, we have been talking about how physical activity keeps you healthy.

In Year 1 the children have been practising pencil rolls. They have been running around obstacles trying to change direction whilst maintaining pace with some weight transfer from one side of the body to the other. The children have been focusing on basketball dribbling and lots of other fun physical activities.

In Year 2 the children have been practising forward rolls. They have been focusing on striking a ball with a bat and playing small games where they can incorporate their running, throwing, catching and striking skills.

 

 My Teaching and Learning Philosophy

 Each of our students has the potential to bring something unique and special to the world. Teaching is an important and honorable occupation that demands commitment.  A teacher has the opportunity to impact on students’ lives in a positive way; this is a huge privilege that shouldn’t be taken lightly. 

As a dedicated teacher, I will endeavour to uphold the following. 

  • Ensure that student learning needs are the primary focus of attention.
  • Create a learning environment that is  welcoming, positive and fair, where all students learn from one another through play based activities and feel safe and comfortable to share their thoughts and ideas.
  • Establish achievable standards and provide support to students to reach those standards.
  • Provide specific and meaningful positive feedback and encouragement to my students as it is important to me that my students build up their confidence and develop intrinsic motivation.
  • Monitor individual student learning and plan according to the needs of individuals, groups and the whole class.
  • Continually reflect on my practice and demonstrate my commitment to lifelong learning by seeking out appropriate collegial support and furthering my own professional development.
  • Make a difference in my school community by working as part of a team with my colleagues and sharing my knowledge and skills whenever I can.