Specialists Learning Space


Physical Education

In Physical Education in 2019 our Foundation students will continue to be involved in a Perceptual Motor Program (PMP). PMP is a movement-based program which helps younger students improve their eye/hand and eye/foot coordination, fitness, balance, locomotion and eye-tracking skills. Based at the school, the program uses a variety of equipment and focuses on engaging the students in semi-intensive activities.We rely on the assistance of volunteer parents for these sessions.

Foundation students will also experience participating in Fundamental Motor Skills of Catch, Run, Leap and Ball Bounce activities.

 

Students from Year 1 to Year 6 will focus on the Fundamental Motor Skills of Catch, Overarm Throw, Two Hand Side Arm Strike, Run, Kick, Punt, Leap, Jump, Dodge and Forehand Strike.

 

Our 5-6 students will participate in Summer and Winter Interschool Sports, Cross Country and Athletics.

 

All students will be offered the opportunity to participate in the Swimming Program.

In Physical Education in 2019 our Foundation students will continue to be involved in a Perceptual Motor Program (PMP). PMP is a movement-based program which helps younger students improve their eye/hand and eye/foot coordination, fitness, balance, locomotion and eye-tracking skills. Based at the school, the program uses a variety of equipment and focuses on engaging the students in semi-intensive activities.We rely on the assistance of volunteer parents for these sessions.

Foundation students will also experience participating in Fundamental Motor Skills of Catch, Run, Leap and Ball Bounce activities.

Students from Year 1 to Year 6 will focus on the Fundamental Motor Skills of Catch, Overarm Throw, Two Hand Side Arm Strike, Run, Kick, Punt, Leap, Jump, Dodge and Forehand Strike.

Our 5-6 students will participate in Summer and Winter Interschool Sports, Cross Country and Athletics.

All students will be offered the opportunity to participate in the Swimming Program.

The Arts

Semester 1 The Arts: Dance.

Foundation will be exploring movement and spatial awareness, with various body sequences.

1/2 Learning Space: exploring movement and dances with various body sequences.

3/4 Learning Space: discussing choreographing dances and understanding Traditional Vs Contemporary Dances.

5/6 Learning Space: understanding each dance element in depth by exploring Traditional Vs Contemporary Dances.

 

Semester 2: The Arts: Visual Arts

Foundation will engage in experimenting with art mediums, such as paint, drawing, sculpture,and collage.

1/2 Learning Space: exploring art elements by discussing different creative ides using various art mediums, such as paint, drawing, sculpture,and collage.

3/4 Learning Space: Investigating various contemporary and traditional artists to inspire the creative process

5/6 Learning Space: Comparing and contrasting historical, contemporary and cultural artworks to inspire their creative practice.

Science

Welcome to the world of STEM at Glengala Primary School.

STEM is based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics — in an interdisciplinary and applied approach allowing students to apply their problem solving skills to real life scenarios.

In semester 1, 2019, the year 1 / 2s and 5 / 6s have been embracing STEM with the passion and critical thinking of engineers, mathematicians and scientists of the future. Students have explored how and where we use science in our everyday lives and how this helps us and our community.

Students have been investigating the wonderful world of physical science, with a focus on forces and light. Students are exploring how things move with push and pull forces, thinking about the effects of gravity and friction, and how one object can impact the movement of other objects. Students will apply their understanding of these forces by sketching engineering designs and creating model playgrounds and marble runs.

Digital Technologies

Students in Foundation learn about the basic skills needed to operate digital devices. Foundation students learn about logging onto devices and navigate themselves around basic programs and applications. Our 1/2 Learning Space develop their word processing skills and begin to access applications such as Reading Eggs to support their learning. Foundation and 1/2 Learning Space students are supported through our school’s ‘Buddies Program’. Students from Years 3-6 work collaboratively with students in Foundation and Years 1 and 2, focussing on creating presentations using applications on iPads.    

 

Students in the 3-6 Learning Space all receive an iPad to support their learning. We see iPads as a tool for learning, helping to build student knowledge and creative skills using online platforms and applications. Some of the apps students will be using this year include; BookCreator, Keynote, Tynker and pic-collage.

 

Students are encouraged to uphold our school values of Respect, Responsibility and Safety when working online and using any form of digital technology. It is important that students follow teacher instructions and use technology in safe, positive and productive ways.

 

Internet SMARTS

Here are some helpful tips that you can use at home to encourage your children to use the internet in a safe and positive way.

 

  1. Devices should be used out in the open!
  2. Parents/Guardians should know what their children are doing online!
  3. Limit your child/children’s time on digital devices!

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