The HPE program at Eatons Hill State School has been designed to build upon foundations established in the early years of schooling. The Foundation Movement Skills should be established during Prep to Year 3 and then utilised to progressively form what can be described as more ‘formal’ adult like sporting activities. This objective is to be achieved by teaching rudimentary Locomotor, Non-Locomotor, Manipulation (Fundamental Movement Patterns), Perceptual Abilities, Quality of Movement and Mechanical Principals (Principals of Movement).
Further development then continues as Physical Skills are introduced in the forms of throwing, stopping, catching, kicking, hitting and bouncing. The skills of evasion, balancing, locomotion and safety are also further developed.
Building upon this base, Minor Games are introduced and the development and application of effective and efficient skilled sequential movements along with the notion of “strategy” is taught. Refinement and extension of sport specific skills and strategies occurs as Modified Sports are introduced and developed.
The final product of the program is Recognised Sport where the combined knowledge and skill development of physical pursuits allows the child the ability to apply principles to a variety of adult sporting activities.
As children are individuals with their own set of life experiences each child within a class may be placed in a different position within the developmental pyramid. Physical, cognitive and social skill development and the rate of their development is dependent on each child and the range of experiences that they are subjected to and the resulting interaction with that experience.
Children will be encouraged to develop their skills and interact in all games and fundamental activities to the best of their ability. We try to provide a range of experiences and opportunities for all children to excel. Most importantly, Physical Education lessons at Eatons Hill State School are fun and interactive.