Current Curriculum Focus
Physical education (PE) offers students the opportunity to discover the capabilities of their bodies and the variety of ways in which they are able to use their bodies to solve problems, address physical challenges, function as part of a group, manipulate equipment or apparatus, and express themselves in a range of situations. Students will be exposed to a number of activities that will develop gross motor skills that may later be applied in various sports. They will become aware of a number of positive leisure time pursuits. Students will develop skills that they may apply in a variety of contexts within and beyond the school setting. These skills include the use of proper safety precautions when engaging in physical activities, recognition of the importance of fair play, use of cooperative behaviors and the ability to function as part of a group or team. Students will be introduced to a healthy and active lifestyle and the ways exercise affects their bodies and overall fitness or well-being.
Swimming offers students basic to proficient knowledge about swimming. They will begin from being taught how to prepare themselves for swimming, swimming safety by being able to make a safe entry and exit into/out of the water. They will establish water confidence. As they progress they will learn to keep afloat and propel themselves through water efficiently. Students will swim using different strokes, swimming on their front and back; controlling their breathing; swimming confidently and fluently on the surface and under water. They will work in groups to solve problems and challenges, recognize how swimming affects their body and pace their efforts to meet different challenges. They will learn to take part in games and a range of water-based activities such as Polo, Snorkeling, Diving, Life Saving, to name a few.
Students will have the opportunity to identify and reflect upon “big ideas” by making connections between the questions asked and the concepts that drive the inquiry. They will become aware of the relevance these concepts have to all of their learning.
During P.E. this year we will cover these P.E. strands
1 Adventure Challenges
3 Health -related fitness
4 Individual Pursuits
5 Movement Composition
Homework, Activities & Games
P.E. Activities and Games
Look at the following questions and give brief answers in your own
- WHY DO YOU HAVE TO LEARN HOW TO SWIM?
- HOW OFTEN DO YOU HAVE SWIMMING?
- WHAT DO YOU NEED FOR SWIMMING?
- ARE YOU PERMITTED TO WEAR JEWELRY DURING CLASS?
- WHAT IF YOU FORGET YOUR SWIM SUIT?
- WHAT IF YOU ARE NOT FEELING WELL?
- WHAT IF YOU HAVE AN EXCUSE?
- DO YOU NEED TO TAKE A SHOWER AFTER CLASS?
- WILL YOUR BELONGINGS BE SAFE DURING CLASS?
Additional Information & Resources
G3A Tuesday 9-20am-10-00am
G3B Monday 10-20am-11-00am
Please ensure your child has the correct P.E uniform for P.E lessons.
This includes the K.I.S. P.E. shirt, shorts and suitable footwear for outdoor play.
Additional gear would include a sunhat, drink bottle and face cloth.
The students must wear swimming outfit and swimming cap at all times during swimming.
Please label your child’s P.E uniform and equipment with their name and grade.This will prevent the loss of any belongings.
P.E. Lost Property Box
There is a P.E. lost property box located just outside the P.Y.P. gym.
Please check the box if your child has either lost or misplaced any of their P.E. uniform.
Study the below freestyle techniques and as much as possible practice
them when you can.
FREESTYLE OR FRONT CRAWL
- Good body position is what makes a good swimmer.
- Three key points about the body position:
- waterline is above the eyebrows
- hips are at the surface
- kick is at the surface
1. body is straight in the water
2.long and narrow as possible from fingers to toes
A. Is called the Flutter Kick
1. the kick should be a steady beat or rhythm
B. Leg position
1. legs are straight and close together
2. knees are flexible
3. Toes are pointed
Part 1 of the Arm Stroke Cycle:
1. The elbow should be high before entering the water
2. The catch starts the power phase
3. Catch is done after the hand enters the water
4. Fingers are together
5. Hand is cupped
This part of the stroke is done before the mid-pull and after the finish.
Part 2 of the Arm Stroke Cycle:
1.Your arm should be bent when entering the mid-pull
2.Your arm should be on the outside of your body
3.Most of your power comes from the mid-pull
This part of the stroke is done right after the catch and is done before the mid-pull
Part 3 of the Arm Stroke Cycle:
1.Hand should be the entire way to your hips
2.Palm should come out of the water first
3.Hand should be as far back as it can go with out bending your body
This part of the stroke is done when the hand recovers from the end of the Mid-pull and right before the catch.
A.The correct way to breathe from the streamline position is to turn the chin to your shoulder, then after taking air in the chin goes back to the streamline position with your face inthe water.
1. your head does not leave the water
2. if turning to the right to breathe, the left ear stays in the water
3. if turning to the left to breathe, the right ear stays in the water
4. inhale air when half of your face is out of the water.
B. Breathing tips
1. exhale all your air out under water
2. breathe in through the mouth only and not the nose
3. breathe with a rhythm every 4 strokes
- Do not enter the pool area or swim unless a lifeguard or another adult is present.
- Do not run on the pool deck.
- Do not fool around in the pool or pool area.
- Diving into the pool from the deck is prohibited.
- No food, drinks or containers allowed on the pool deck.
- The pool must be vacated prior to and during an electrical storm.
- If the student is sick or not able to join the swimming class there must be a note from the parents.
Throughout the year trials will be held for places in K.I.S. sports teams to participate in inter-school competitions. ( T.I.S.A.C ).
Notices will be placed around the school notifying students’ where and when the trials will be held.