Prep sport has a high focus on developing Fundamental Motor Skills such as running, hopping, jumping, skipping, kicking, rolling, balancing, twisting and turning, through participation in a wide variety of games and activities. Students learn to control their movements in both general and personal space as well as developing a basic understanding of sharing space and equipment safely. Students begin to understand the concept of ‘fair play’.
The Prep students participate in the Perceptual Motor Programme (PMP). PMP is a programme which aims to develop the child's perceptual skills through movement/motor experiences. Students develop skills such as hand-eye coordination, balance, body control and most importantly confidence.
Year 1/2 Sport is based around consolidation of the Fundamental Motor Skills introduced in Prep. The students engage in new and more complex skills such as one-handed and two-handed strike. They learn to adapt their movement and skills to changing environmental conditions; for example, adapting the technique of bouncing a ball to cater for different surfaces such as asphalt, grass or within the gymnasium.
In Year 3/4, the students develop and practise competency in a range of complex motor skills. The development of these sports specific skills are incorporated into sports such as Hockey, Soccer, Basketball, Softball, Golf, Kanga Cricket, T-Ball and Rounders. The students develop their knowledge of the necessary rules and strategies to ensure ‘fair play’.
The Level 3 students participate in Intra-school sport for one hour a week where the skills taught in Physical Education are reinforced through both competitive and non-competitive games.
In Year 5/6 sport, students continue to develop their knowledge and skills in the sports introduced in Year 3/4 and are introduced to less common sports such as Handball, Gymnastics, Rugby League and Tennis. Within these sports, the students develop their use of strategic thinking, communication and cooperation to enhance performance and participation in order to improve game performance. An example is encouraging tactical awareness of space, force, time, self and others when making games-based decisions.
All students in years 3-6 are allocated a House group and participate in many House Sports Days and House Carnivals. Students will develop skills such as teamwork as well as having fun by participating in House based activities.
The House Groups at Dingley Primary School are as follows:
Additional Sporting Events
· House Swimming Carnival
· District Swimming Carnival
· House Cross Country
· District Cross Country Carnival
· House Athletics Carnival
· District Athletics Carnival
· Interschool Sport
· District Basketball Competition
· Girls Football
· District Kanga Cricket Competition
Our Physical Education Program has a proud history of linking with its local community and beyond. Below is a list of some of the community organisations that come to our school to run clinics for our students.
· Dingley Tennis Club
· Melbourne Storm Development
· Golf Victoria
· Sandringham Sabres Basketball Club
· Dandenong Rangers Basketball Club
· Gymnastics In Schools
· Cricket Australia