Physical & Health Education
Holistic Health @ Wellington!
In line with the school’s vision, “Becoming an excellent institution that grows future-ready leaders”, the department seeks to empower every student to demonstrate individually and with others, as a leader, the physical skills, practices and values to enjoy a lifetime of active and healthy living.
Physical Education is
an important aspect of a student’s educational experience and when taught in a
safe and supportive environment, will contribute to the development of the
emotional, intellectual, physical and social domains. It seeks to lay the
foundation for students to lead a lifelong physically active and healthy
lifestyle by building a strong foundation in fundamental movement skills (FMS)
and broad-based development. FMS will be taught across the activity areas of
Athletics, Dance, Games & Sports, Gymnastics, Outdoor Education, and Swimming.
In the activity area, Physical Health Fitness (PHF), students will learn to make connections between health concepts and elements of sports sciences and pick up good habits in nutrition, exercise, safety and hygiene. Through the teaching of Outdoor Education (OE) in PE, students will understand more about the environment as they develop skills to navigate, assess risks and make decisions about their own safety, while enjoying the outdoors. In Primary 5, students attend a 3-day camp at a venue outside of school. Lastly, the teaching of ‘RICE2’ values will also be integrated into the physical education curriculum. Reflective and facilitative questioning and guided discovery will help them to understand and apply the core values.
The Scheme of Work (SOW) is
based on progressive learning objectives and aims to cater for the individual
student’s needs and abilities. A balance of individual, team and competitive
activities is integrated into the curriculum to cater to students’ needs and
abilities. Coupled with varied and flexible teaching styles, the school hopes
to provide appropriate, stimulating and enjoyable learning situations for all
A strong, meaningful curriculum is essential in providing a variety of activities to develop students’ gross motor skills in physical education classes. Gross motor skills include the command over major muscle groups. For example, kicking or catching a ball. Assessing students periodically is necessary not only to ascertain that they have understood the purpose of physical education, measure improvements in their motor skills and physical activity but also that they will learn Communicative, Collaborative & Interpersonal, Thinking & Organisation skills as part of the journey in becoming well-rounded individuals.
Students are assessed in various ways:
- Teacher observation: students’ progress is monitored as learning takes place during PE lessons
- Teacher-designed tasks: the wide range of tasks which the teacher sets for the students to complete and be assessed
- Student observation: Peer assessment the use of checklists and technology
In Wellington Primary
School, students are divided into four houses, Blue, Green, Red and Yellow. As
the activities in the Physical Education Curriculum require students to be attired
in clothing which allows them to move quickly and freely, all students must
wear the PE attire for PE lessons, T-shirts tucked in at all times. Students
who are unfit for PE lessons have to produce either a medical certificate or a
letter of excuse provided by their parents.
Students will adopt the five practices of exemplary leadership; Role Model the way, Inspire a shared vision, Challenge the process, Enable others to act and Encourage the heart. They will also adopt a positive growth mindset of ‘Yes, I can’ and ‘Yes, I will’ in and exhibit a minimum of Level 2 behaviour during PE lessons.
Primary 3 SwimSafer 2.0 Programme
As part of the school’s Physical Education Curriculum, the SwimSafer 2.0 Programme is conducted for all Primary 3 students. This programme aims to impart swimming proficiency and reinforce the importance of water safety to all our students. It is compulsory and conducted on Friday, CCA Day. To obtain a stage certification, a student is required to pass a practical assessment and an online theory quiz which is accessed through Active SG portal. The quiz has to be taken within two months after completing the practical assessment. Students are allowed multiple attempts.
(i) Log into the ActiveSG Portal(ii) Enter the Assessment Code, BC/NRIC and Date of Birth(iii) Click LOGIN(iv) Click ‘Start Theory Quiz’ to begin(v) Click ‘Submit’ to complete the quiz