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Physical Education and Holistic Health

“The school’s physical education programme is a primary contributor to building a strong foundation for the development of broad-based physical competencies and opportunities for recreational participation. Building upon the physical education programme, the sports Co-Curricular Activities (CCA) programme provides opportunities for specialisation in a sport, as well as broad-based development within the specialised sport and across other sports. Together with other school programmes, physical education and sports CCA contribute to Preamble Physical Education & Sports Development Framework Preamble v holistic education and the development of 21st Century Competencies to better prepare each individual to thrive in a fast-changing and highly-connected world.” (Adapted from the PE and Sports Development Framework)

The PE programme is an integral component of Singapore’s school curriculum. In North View Primary School, the learning areas addressed during PE are:

Athletics

Dance

Games and Sports

Gymnastics

Swimming (P3)

Outdoor Education

Physical Health and Fitness


Desired Student Outcomes:

1. Acquire a range of motor skills to participate in a variety of physical activities.
2. Understand and apply movement concepts, principles and strategies in a range of physical activities.
3. Demonstrate safe practices during physical and daily activities with respect to themselves, others and the environment.
4. Display positive personal and social behaviour across different experiences.
5. Acquire and maintain health-enhancing fitness through regular participation in physical activities.
6. Enjoy and value the benefits of living a physically active and healthy life.

The aim for PE in NVPS is to facilitate the confidence and positive attitude necessary for a successful transition from the physical education setting to participation in physical activity during adulthood.

Key Programmes / Events

We believe every pupil should be given the opportunity to access the knowledge, develop the skills and attitudes to live healthily. To do so, we educate pupils using the Holistic Health Framework on the importance of living a healthy lifestyle and how to do so (e.g., being active, having a healthy mind, eating right). 

To strengthen our Holistic Health Programme, we infuse these elements through a whole-school approach. First, in our Physical Education lessons – besides focusing on movement competencies which are fundamental towards equipping pupils to be proficient in sports and games – also include components of food and nutrition. Second, we also participate in the Healthy Meals in Schools Programme to ensure our pupils eat right and learn the importance of maintaining a healthy diet. Third, we also work with parents so that they can help provide a healthy diet for their children outside of school. 


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Parents were invited to have “Chat Over Breakfast” with their children so that they can bond and interact with their children and form teachers over a healthy breakfast.

Other key programmes include:

·         NAPFA Test for P4 and P6 pupils

·         Games Carnival

·         ACES Day

·         Active Kids Programme

·         Primary 4 and 6 Outdoor Adventure Camp


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 Games Carnival – Inter class games where students pit their skills learnt during PE lessons, to the test, against other classes.

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Children’s Day Celebrations – P5 students came up with their own game stations as part of their PE project. During children’s day, they open up their own Game stations for other students to enjoy!


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P3 students going through their Swimsafer module.


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Students doing their NAPFA Trial Test using the EZNapfa iPad Application. The instant feedback and analysis of their scores helps students to track their performance for them to identify weak areas and improve on their results.


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P1 & P2 students were guided on the safe use of the Playfit Area during PE lessons.

gym.jpgStudents making use of video analysis technology in PE lessons, during their Gymnastics Module. PE teacher reviews and discuss on learning points on the mobile TV trolley to consolidate learning.


Physical Education for Primary 1 to Primary 6

Learning Areas

Levels

Athletics

Primary 3 to Primary 6

Dance

Primary 1 to Primary 6

Games and Sports

Primary 1 to Primary 6

Gymnastics

Primary 1 to Primary 6

Physical Health and Fitness

Primary 1 to Primary 6

Outdoor Education

Primary 1 to Primary 6

Swimming (Swimsafer)

Primary 3

 

 

Department Members

Mr Mohd Hafeez Bin Md Kassim (PE Coordinator)

Mdm Wong Oi Lai

Mr Ismail Bin Jemaah 

Mr Too Thiam Siew