Electives

3In Years 5 & 6 students participate in an Electives program which offers a whole range of subjects to choose from each term including fitness, cooking, dance, art, science, ICT and Wood Technology. Students choose 2 subjects a term and participate in each subject for 2 hours a week.


TERM 3 2017 ELECTIVES


VISUAL ARTS

Woodwork – Miss Coutts, Mrs Foot and Handy Andy

Students will learn how to design and build different wood works using the skills of hammering, painting, sawing, engraving and assembling. They will have the opportunity to design and construct individual pieces to take home and enjoy.

Cartoon Drawing –

Students will explore ways to present people, animals, superheroes and anime using a range of media including pencil, textas, pastel and paint. iPads will be used to research ideas and students will be required to invent their own character. Their best work will be mounted on card for display.  We will be investigating the history of cartoon characters and their purpose in society today.

Craft for Fete/Charity – Mrs Jones

Students will participate in a range of craft activities that can be sold at the fete or take home. Students will help decide which projects they would like to complete. Choices will include projects like paintings, plaster wall hangings, pottery bowls, glass gem magnets, pen holders, sewn wall hangings and gift cards. Media used includes clay, magiclay, papers, gems, paints, hessian, wool and fabrics.

 

PERFORMING ARTS

Hip Hop – Mr Davy

This elective will be exploring the dance style of Hip Hop. Students will learn individual and team choreography and different unique dance moves to go towards a group performance later in the term.

PCS News – Miss Astridge

In the PCS news elective, students will be using cameras and iPads to create videos for the school news. They can interview staff and students, create challenges, review books or games and use their imaginations to create new programs. Students will be using MovieMaker on the computer to edit the videos and create a short clip.

Victorian State School Spectacular – Mrs Taylor

Students involved in the VSSS elective will have the opportunity to learn various choreographed dances both within our school setting and from professional dances at other schools. Students will be a part of the ‘Mass Dance’ during the spectacular to be held in September this year at Hisense Arena. Students will need to be motivated and willing to give up their own spare time to practice the dance steps for each routine.

Rap Battles – Mr Davy

Students will be exploring the music genre of Rapping. They will research ‘clean’ lyrics of famous songs and artists to inspire them to come up with their own. They will have the opportunity to ‘rap battle’ other students with both planned raps and on-the-spot raps. Students will be able to create PCS themed raps that can be presented to the school later in the term.

 

 

SCIENCE

Masterchef – Mrs Woodberry and Mr Dainty

During this elective students are introduced to cooking a variety of foods in a safe, fun environment. Students follow recipes and instructions to create a variety of sweet and savoury dishes. Each week students will have food that they have personally cooked to consume on their own or share with the family. Each week students are required to provide an air tight container to safely transport their delicious creations.

MineCraft – Miss Astridge and Mrs Taylor

In this elective students will be using Minecraft to explore the world and learn about problem solving, abstract and creative thinking. They will design a world and work through challenges to achieve self-set goals. Students will use the Minecraft Education edition on the computers.

Chemical Experiments – Miss Coutts

Students will explore the solar system and how each planet plays a role. Students will also be exploring how sudden geological changes or extreme weather conditions can affect the Earth's surface (i.e. earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis).


 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

 

Basketball – Mrs Foot

In this elective students will learn the basic skills needed to play basketball. They will focus on concepts such as defence, ball handling, shooting and fitness. They will learn the importance of teamwork and participate in various activities that work on their communication and cooperation when working within a team.

Soccer – Miss Gardiner

Throughout the Soccer Elective with Mrs Gardiner, students will focus on learning the basic fundamental skills used in soccer such as kicking, trapping, dodging, weaving and how to be a goalie. Students will also learn the rules and tactics used in Soccer and work on defensive and attacking tactical plays.

Gymnastics – Miss Gardiner

Throughout the Gymnastics Elective with Mrs Gardiner, students will have the opportunity to perform basic movement and body awareness through our gymnastics unit. Students will learn skills using the vault, trampoline and floor mat routines. A focus on safe stretching activities to enhance flexibility will be included in each lesson. They will also design and perform a simple gymnastics routine which will include a variety of different movement sequences and transitioning from one skill to another.

Football/Floorball – Mr Burnside 

During this elective students will be learning the basic skills needed to play Australian Rules Football. They will participate in a variety of activities that will develop their ball handling, kicking, fitness and agility. They will explore the importance of teamwork and take part in weekly team building activities that aim to strengthen their communication when working with others.